March 31, 2007

Mommy & Hayden......

Daddy & Hayden

Easter Dress Photo Shoot
Well, here it is....the Easter dress that Pappy bought Hayden while he was in town last weekend. The flowers are from mommy's good friend, Whitney, who came over to visit last night. Whitney bought the white tulips especially for Miss Priss! She is going to be the most beautiful baby in the nursery on Easter Sunday, actually she will probably be the most beautiful person in church, maybe even in the whole world!

She just can't resist the urge to put the dress into her mouth.

Now that's more like it!

Newest Trick
Hayden's newest trick is to "talk" while she has peas in her mouth. She just thinks it's so funny to hear herself speak with food in her mouth. And of course, when she does this the peas spray everywhere! Look at how innocent she looks. It's as if she's saying, "Did I make that mess?"

And then she realizes that she can't keep a straight face any longer because she knows that she is the one who made the mess. Busted!

Who's Ready for Florida!?

Hayden just had to try on the bathing suit that Grandma and Grandpa Ross got her yesterday. Grandma Ross took Hayden and I out on a little shopping trip. Mommy got a dress, daddy got a pair of pants, and baby got a swim suit. It's a size 12 month....hopefully it will still fit in 4 months! Then again, a girl can't have too many swim suits!

Look What We Found!

We found another bathing suit in the drawer today! It was given to Hayden before she was even born. Like I said....a girl can never have too many bathing suits!

What a little princess!

March 29, 2007

What the?......Ponyhawk!?
Sorry, I just couldn't resist! For all you non-American Idol watchers out there the one on the left is Sanjaya and yes his hair style is for real! He seems like a nice kid, but singing is just not his greatest talent (hula dancing is though). He has remained on the show because of a website, strongly supported by Howard Stern, called Vote For The Worst. I don't know about you, but I would back anything that Howard Stern says is a good thing! Anyway, on Tuesday night Sanjaya came out with his hair in a ponyhawk.....weird. But then last night Ryan Seacrest (the host of the show) came out with a ponyhawk wig on. It was great! Maybe you had to be there...well not be there, but be watching the show. We enjoyed it.

Do I Look Comfortable?
Here she is all strapped up and ready to go for our run. It's a lot harder trying to run while pushing a stroller! Most of the time daddy stays home with Hayden while I go for a run in the morning. But, sometimes he has to be at the office early so Hayden gets to come. She absolutely loves it. She just sits here and takes it all in. We make sure to cover her feet since it's a little chilly (65 degrees) in the mornings.

Something is Different in my Mouth

Her new thing is to chew on her tongue or bite her lower lip. I think she likes feeling her new teeth. It looks like they are about 1/4 of the way up.

March 28, 2007

Pass The Peas Please
Today was the first time that Hayden tasted peas! I started feeding her and then realized that I NEEDED to get the camera. You will see why once you watch the video. She just cracks me up!

Learning How To Read

Now that Hayden can sit up, the Leap Pad is such a different experience for her. She can bang on the pages to hear different noises and she can even kiss the books(thank goodness the pages are drool proof).


I tried all day yesterday to get a picture of her teeth coming in. This is the best picture I got! If you click on it the picture will enlarge and you may be able to see those little buggers.

Just Peekin'......

Yesterday I was hanging some clothes up in Hayden's closet and when I turned around I saw this! She was just peeking over the railing to see what I was doing. She is just so cute!

Putting Weight on Those Legs

Hayden has started to put weight on her feet when you hold her up! In this picture Jerm is just holding her so that she won't fall down, but she is making herself stand! What a big girlie girl.

March 27, 2007

Spring is Here!
We are so happy that spring is finally here. Hayden and I just love to be outside in the nice weather. Here she is sitting up like a big girl playing on her blanket. This is one of the new outfits that Pappy bought her. I wish they made it in my's just so darn cute!

Cracking Up....Again

As you can see, Hayden loves to smile and laugh. She laughs at just about anything, I guess she gets that quality from her mommy. It makes life so much fun that way!

March 26, 2007

Showing Off the Newest Hat
It's rare that we find a hat that fits Hayden (since we are dealing with the huge head thing) but this one fits perfectly. Today we went shopping with Pappy for an Easter dress. Pappy managed to find a few other outfits that the little princess just had to have. This hat came with one of the outfits.

Story Time with Pappy

Hayden was in the mood to hear a good story tonight. So, Pappy read her a few of his favorite. She really enjoyed hearing him read to her. She was very attentive.....well as attentive as a 6 month old can be!

Little Basket of Goodies

When Hayden woke up this morning she decided that she wanted to play in her little basket of toys. It's nice for her because she never can decide which toy she wants to play with.

March 25, 2007

Say What?!
We decided that we were going to take some family pictures today out in our front yard. We had another 85 degree day today and the sun was shining bright! I wanted to put a picture of Hayden in her hat on the blog, but this was the only 1/2 decent one. Just focus on the baby, not my face!

Feedin' Time

Caution: Feeding a Baby Can Cause a Vein to Pop Out in Your Neck! It is kind of tough because she bites down so hard on the spoon with her nifty little new teeth....but is it really THAT tough Pappy?!

March 24, 2007

Cart Cover Update

Well, we went to the store yesterday and used the cart cover. It worked out just fine. I was a little nervous about her falling over, but she did a great job. She looked so tiny in the cart with all the toys and fabric around her. It was really cute!

Time with Pappy

(aka: The Close Talker)

Pappy is in town this weekend for a long visit. Today we went to the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was about 85 degrees and sunny. What a perfect day for a festival! Can you believe it.....I forgot to bring the camera. This was taken with Pappy's phone while we were at the festival. We were watching a county line dancing performance. Pappy is all into country now! One of his favorite songs came on so he had to sing and dance with Hayden! Oh geeze, it was something to see!

March 23, 2007

Peas in a Pod
Hayden is just relaxing on her pea pod pillow that attaches to her play 'n shop shopping cart cover.

How the Heck Does This Thing Work!?

Before Hayden was born we bought this shopping cart cover...little did I know she wouldn't be using it until now. She is able to sit up on her own, so I decided that when we go to the store today we will try out the cover. You know me, I had to take it out of the box and figure out how it works before I go to the store. I don't want to look like a total idiot. I think I figured it out, but I am definitely not going to look like I know what I am doing this time around! It also doubles as a little play mat. So, here she is just hangin' out on her new playmat while mommy reads the instructions.

Eat Your Heart Out J-Lo

I don't know why this denim dress reminds me of J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez) but it does. Since the weather is so nice she could be stylin' like J-Lo today.

March 22, 2007

Modified Airplane
Hayden loves to take a ride on the mommy plane. She's not quite old enough for me to balance her on my feet so we have the modified plane ride.

March 21, 2007

Look at My Teeth
(and beautiful eyes)
As I said before, Hayden is teething. I was finally able to get a picture of the culprits that have been waking her up at night. The one on the right (her left) is the one that we can feel. The other one is not too far behind though. Two teeth at once, I couldn't imagine! She's a trooper though. She really has not been fussy at all. If you click on the picture it will enlarge it so you can see her teeth better.

Close, but no Cigar!

Moo(our cat) either sits on the cement wall right underneath the bird feeders or hides in the bushes. She just waits for birds to land on the feeder or ground in order to eat. Then she pounces. We think that this is the closest she has gotten to actually getting a bird. As you can see, she has feathers all over her face!! Crazy cat.

March 20, 2007

All Warm After The Bath
Our new thing is to take bathes together in the big tub. It is such a relaxing time for mommy and Hayden. Here she is all bundled up right after our afternoon bath.

Tooth Update

I have been unsuccessful at taking a picture of the two white swollen spots on Hayden's lower gum....sorry! But, we know that those two teeth are coming in. As a matter of fact, we can feel the little tooth on her left poking through the gum!!! It won't be long now!

March 19, 2007

On Friday, Rebecca came over to take some pictures of the little one. Here is a glimpse of how talented this woman is. Her work is just amazing. If you want to see more of her work you can click the link to the right titled Rebecca Cipolla. Just spend some time exploring her site. God has blessed her with an awesome gift.

March 18, 2007

Harley Do Rag
Grandpa Milko bought Hayden a little outfit so that she would have something to wear when she rides the Harley with him this summer. Just kidding! One of the things that came with the outfit was this do rag. So cute! Shes not wearing the outfit yet because it's a 9-12 monther.

Side view....check out the ties in the back!! She's bad to the bone.
Night Time in My Night Cap

Here's Hayden in one of the pajama outfits that Grandpa and Grandma Ross gave her. Notice how well she is sitting up! She's getting so strong. We can't figure out why the night cap doesn't quite fit.... oh that's right, it's because of her huge head!