Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun Bags...

I've been wanting to try this for a while now and have just never gotten around to it. Well, the other day, I decided to go for it. I made this cute bag and it took mmm... half an hour. It was a lot of fun. I'll be making more.. that's for sure.

They are GREAT for scripture bags.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ahhh.. the Dentist.

I hate going to the dentist.. but i'm not sure of anyone who loves it.

Today was Hailey's first trip to the dentist. Yikes! Man, was I nervous. We took her to a pediatric dentist who was great. We were pleasantly surprised at how well she did. The headphones and the TV mounted on the ceiling DID help distract her, but she was amazing. She did just what they asked and thought the vacuum was pretty cool.

At one point, I look over at Nate and he is just laughing at the simple fact that she's doing so well when we both thought FOR SURE she would NOT let any of this happen.

I can't believe my little monkey is big enough to go to the dentist.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Monkey!!

This past Saturday was Hailey's 3rd birthday. You heard me, 3rd! Is anyone else weirded out by this? I can't believe she's 3! Time Flies!

This year, Hailey wanted a Dinosaur Party. So, that's what she got. I know, I know...she's a girl and is in love with Dinosaurs. It's a little strange that she loves dinosaurs and trains and tractors, but for those of you who might be a little worried, she is definitely a princess at heart.

We had a great day spoiling her and preparing for her party which turned out to be so much fun. Her reaction to her cake was the best part of the day and it made all the hard work of making it SO WORTH IT! My parents were here which was a fun treat for her and my mom pretty much took over the kitchen for me so that I could enjoy my little girls exciting day. It was fabulous.

As I look back on this past year, I can't help but see how much joy she has brought to me and my life. Tonight, for example: Addy was walking around aimlessly in the livingroom when she found herself wandering toward Hailey. Hailey said "come here Addy" with her arms outstretched. The two of them stood there hugging for at least 3 minutes. Hugging, then looking at eachother and letting out a little giggle, then hugging more. Hailey helps me cook, helps me with Addy, helps me clean, makes me laugh, makes me cry, keeps my spirits up and so much more. Here's to another great year with my little monkey, Miss H.

And here's to lookin' at this next year to come: Bring it on! I can't wait!

Love you Baby Girl!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

This was such a fun year for Halloween. Hailey was So excited to go trick-or-treating. Addy didn't really know what was going on, but she just knew that she wanted to wear her bumblebee outfit every day.
We usually go to Nate's Parent's neighborhood every year. It's more family-friendly than ours. Of course, Nate was excited to hear from another trick-or-treater that there was a house handing out FULL SIZED candy bars! So we went in search of that house! :-) After doing a little trick-or-treating with our girls, we went back to Nate's parent's to pick up Avery and do more candy hunting. Hailey was so funny. At one house, the door opened and she just said "thank you" instead of trick-or-treat. She was getting the hang of it. Addy was asking for more candy all night and when we would say no, she would get so angry and throw a fit.
After we were done with trick-or-treating, we went back to Nate's Parents where Valerie had made yummy taco salads for us. Great way to end the night.