Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hailey- 5 months

So Hailey happened to turn 5 months old on Valentine's day. We didn't have a doctors appointment this month, so I don't have any stats, but as you can tell she is getting bigger. She won't fit in her bouncy chair soon. I had some fun in the morning trying to take pictures of both of us to send to Dan for his Valentine's gift. It's hard to get a little baby to look where you want them to (at the camera) but overall I think the picture turned out okay. Hailey has reached the point where EVERYTHING and I mean absolutely everything into her mouth. I do my best to keep the floors clean, but inevitably she will always find the one little crumb that the vacuum was unable to pick up. It's funny to watch her. She is such an absolute joy to be at home with. It's been a big change for me, but one I wouldn't change for the world. I love watching her grow and try to figure things out. She loves to smile, and talk. She loves people. 

Hailey- 4 Months

So yes, like many of my other posts lately I realize that this is very late (about 6 months to be exact), still I wanted to post it.

I can't believe how big my little bug is getting.

Here are the stats from her four month doctors appointment:
  • Weight: 13 lbs 8 oz (50%)
  • Height: 26 3/4 inches (above 95%)

She recently started rice cereal, the first couple times she was a little unsure about the whole experience, but now she is a champ. We are hoping the the rice will hold her over a little longer... she must be growing or something. She loves to play and be outside. We've been going on walks in the morning and she loves to see everything. She is still a fantastic sleeper, which makes life easier on me. She has recently become fascinated with her hands and feet, it's so cute to watch. I love her more and more each day.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Some old pictures...

But they are just too darn cute to not post...
 Enjoying the bumbo chair
Eating rice cereal for the first time... not so sure about it, 
she may have gotten more on her face than in her mouth.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Christmas in California

So this year for Christmas we headed out to my parents house in California. We were excited to be together as a family. Hailey finally got to meet all of her aunts and uncles on my side. (Although I think the only one she hadn't met yet was Julie.) 
Hanging out with her Uncle Rob

Even though she will not remember it we got her a stocking Christmas morning. She was still a little tired, but here she is. 
 The excitement was just too much to handle... passed out Christmas morning with her new toys.

While we were out in California one day we headed up to Los Angeles. We visited the Getty which is probably one of my favorite places in LA. The architecture is amazing. Also there is some wonderful artwork that is there, more than you can ever see in a day. And last but not least, it's free. Seriously doesn't get any better than that. If you are ever in LA you'll have to make it a point to stop by.
While in LA we also made it a point to stop by and see the Los Angeles Temple. They have recently redone the visitors center there and it's pretty amazing.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ugly Sweater

If you ask for an Ugly Sweater that is what you will get. Dan had an 'ugly sweater' day at work. We didn't have one or have time to get one, but I have time to make one. Pretty good handy work if I do say so myself... and really very ugly.

Christmas Treats

So one of my favorite traditions is to make treats at Christmas time to deliver to friends and neighbors. This year I decided to make a couple of the old staples that I know I like, but also to try something new. I made a batch of English Toffee and I also made some Cinnamon Popcorn. These are probably two of my favorite treats and since I always taste test the treats before I give them away, why not make something I like. I also decided to try some Lime Meltaway cookies. They were delicious, but I'm a sucker for anything citrus.

Dan and I also made gingerbread house for our FHE (Family Home Evening) activity one night. It was fun to create them. Dan even a miniature replica of his truck.
And of course a special Christmas treat for you from Hailey.

So Content

Since Hailey is a little baldy I like to but headbands in her hair. I don't get as many people telling me that I have such a cute son that way. Although I'm often surprised at how many people still tell me I have a cute son when SHE is wearing pink and has a headband on. Anyways I realize that I have been greatly blessed with a very content baby. I was getting something ready in the one morning and came back to this...
From the picture you can see that she is just smiling and laughing about the fact that she can't see. She really is such a wonderful baby and has been an amazing blessing in our lives.