July 31, 2007

Sag Buster...
Since Hayden has such a small little waste all of her pants fall off. So, I finally decided that I was going to do something about it once and for all! I borrowed Angie's sewing machine and got to work. All the belts are reversible and Hayden just loves to chew on them when they're not holding up her pants. Notice her hand in the bottom left corner of the picture!
We went to the grocery store today and she had the pink flower belt on with her jeans. We could barely even finish our grocery shopping because so many people stopped us to admire her new belt. Well, nobody really stopped us but that's because they didn't see the belt since she was sitting in the cart. But, I'm pretty darn sure they would have stopped us if they would have seen her belt!

July 30, 2007

Spaghetti Anyone?
Lately, we have been smashing up some of the food that we eat to let her have a taste. Today Hayden sampled some of mommy's fruit and daddy's spaghetti! She love to pick it up with her little fingers and put it in her mouth. It's always a pretty messy process.

Blowing Bubbles

She just loves blowing those 4th of July bubbles. I don't have the heart to tell her that the 4th of July is only one day and it's over!

July 29, 2007

We now have to put this gate up so that Hayden won't crawl into the laundry room (that's where we keep the dogs at night and it gets kind of dirty in there). Last night Hayden decided that she was still going to try and get in there!

This is How it Works...

Here's Hayden explaining to Angie how the CD player works. She tried to show Angie how to sing too. Little Mazie has to be the center of attention when we have company. Ok, you're right-Mazie knows that the only way she will get some attention is by begging for it when company is around!

Hayden also wanted to show Angie how to read. I guess we didn't tell Hayden that Angie is a school teacher and took music classes in college!

No reading, singing, or girlie talk for Kenneth. He just got down on the floor with her and wrestled. No, not really, but he did play with her.

July 27, 2007

Hayden was playing peek-a-boo using the laundry basket tonight. She didn't know what she was doing but it looked like peek-a-boo to me!

She then decided to play drums on the laundry basket. She will pull up on anything that will allow her to!

Our church is getting more involved in the community and one of the ways we are doing it is by adopting a school. Our group is called the School Samaritans and we have chosen to adopt Davis Middle School this year. Today we put on our first event for the teachers-a dessert bar. We had some much fun doing it and we think it was a huge success!

So many ladies from our church baked away in order to provide a variety of sweets for the staff members to snack on.

Here are the teachers and other staff members enjoying the sweet treats.

July 26, 2007

An Even Cooler Buddy!
I put Hayden on the bathroom counter while I dried my hair this morning and she had a great time! She took some really cute pictures in the process of playing.
Here she is dancing with her new friend Mirrora.

Patty Cake with Mirrora

Notice the purple thing on my toothpaste. It's awesome! It squeezes all the toothpaste out as you slide it down the tube. No more messy mashed up toothpaste tubes for me!

Oh yeah, Mirrora can even stand just like Hayden!

I Love My Daddy
After I feed Hayden in the morning she crawls over to hang out with daddy before he has to go to work for the day.

Here they are watching our friends on Fox5 News. No cartoons for this one in the morning. She likes to know what's going on in the world. She really is resting her chin on Jeremy's hand!

July 25, 2007

Big Girl Baby Food
We are transitioning Hayden to stage 3 baby food. Some of the meals have little soft pieces of food in them and Hayden isn't too sure about it as you will see.....

July 23, 2007

Super Cute!
I had to take a picture of her outfit today because I think it's super cute! I always try to find shirts in her closet that will match with her fuschia shorts because they are my favorite. This is a shirt that Pappy bought her. It's a racer back tank.

Hayden's favorite way to drink now is through a straw. So, I found this sippy cup that has a silicone straw! It's just perfect and she loves it.

Mmmm Mmmm good!

July 21, 2007

Found a New Friend
Jeremy and I were in the kitchen cooking this afternoon so Hayden was entertaining herself. While she was playing on the kitchen floor she met a new friend. I'm not sure what her name is but I think I heard Hayden call her Suds.

They played together standing up and sitting down. Hayden just loved playing with Suds because she did everything Hayden did!

When it was time to say goodbye Hayden had to give Suds a kiss!

July 20, 2007

Neighborhood Website!
Jeremy and I have been making more of an effort to get to know our neighbors recently. We did the cookout in June (pictures were posted), I am putting together a monthly newsletter, and now we are on the web!! I love doing all of this because it keeps me busy and I like getting to know the people we live so close to!
Check out the site and let me know what you think. The craziest thing about Microsoft Office Live is that it's totally free!!!
Airplane Socks!
The poor girl gets little red knees from all the crawling she does. When I was folding laundry yesterday I found these socks that the airline gave Jerm during his flight to London or Zimbabwe. So, I put them on Hayden's legs in order to protect her little knees. She didn't mind them at all and they looked so funny I had to take a few pictures!

July 19, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Today Jeremy and I have been married for 4 years! It has all gone by so fast. Each day though has been confirmation to me that I really did marry my soul mate and the one God intended for me. God has blessed us with such a wonderful marriage and a beautiful baby girl. Happy Anniversary to us!

The New Hole
Yep, I got my nose pierced about two weeks ago! I had it pierced for a little while in college but took it out for teaching. I have always liked the look of it and finally got enough courage to do it again! Hayden hasn't grabbed for it..yet.

Play That Music

Great Grand Marmee gave Hayden a fairy tale book that comes with CD's and a little music player. Hayden's newest thing is pulling the CD's out and playing with them. She ran out of hands to hold them with so she put one in her mouth!

Check out the froggie footed pj's! Don't you just love them?!

July 18, 2007

Pediatrician Appointment
Today, Hayden had her 9 month check up. She is right on track developmentally (sitting on her own, crawling, pulling up, banging toys together, picking things up with her fingers, and babbling). She weighed 16 pounds 10.5 ounces which is fine, but below the weight curve that she was following on her chart. She is 28 1/4 inches tall and her head circumference is 18 1/2 inches. When the doctor came in and looked at her chart she said, "Huge head." No joke! Hayden had to get her toe pricked so that they could do a blood test that turned out fine. She also got a shot and she barely cried for that. All in all Hayden did a wonderful job today at the pediatrician.
Zimbabwe Pictures
Here are pictures that Jeremy's dad took while they were in Zimbabwe, Africa for two weeks.

July 17, 2007

Hello....Is Anyone Out There?!
Today, Hayden crawled to the back door to see if she could let Mazie inside. First, she looked out the window to make sure Mazie was ready to come in.

Then, Mazie popped up and let Hayden know she wanted in. Hayden thought it was pretty funny.

July 15, 2007

Gifts From Africa!
Daddy got home from his 2 week African mission trip yesterday. Boy were we glad to see him! He brought home all kinds of gifts for us: hair clips, pillow cases, stone art, baskets, a dress for Hayden, and this cool xylophone!

They played it this afternoon. She loves the sounds it makes. She's really concentrating hard on creating this melody!

July 13, 2007

Today Hayden and I took a trip to Locust Grove to see our friends Jessica and Hannah. We went to their neighborhood pool and hung out. It was a fun time!
Here are the girls all strapped in their strollers right before we left the pool. Hannah let Hayden borrow her green stroller for the walk to the pool.

This was no ordinary neighborhood pool.....There were two pools (a big pool and a baby pool with little mushroom fountains) and 2 water slides with a little pool!

These are the twisty real deal water slides...you can see the bottom of them in the background. Jessica and I did not go on the water slides this time. Next time we go back for a visit to the pool the daddies will be there to watch the girls while the mommies have some fun on the water slides!

The girls played together for a little bit when we got back from swimming. Hannah just loved Hayden's shirt-she couldn't keep her hands off of it. It looks like she's tickling Hayden in this picture.

Hannah was a great host and she shared all of her toys with Hayden....whether she wanted to or not! Hayden didn't have a problem grabbing things out of Hannah's hands. We're going to have to work on her manners.

Hannah is just so cute! She's very petite and she has beautiful blue eyes. She loves to point at things. Both of her hands stay in the pointing position just in case she sees something she wants to point at.

Hayden pulled herself up using the table and found some magazines. I think that Hannah somehow told Hayden to get them down for her. So, Hayden pulled all the magazines down and put them in front of Hannah so that she could do a little shopping.

July 10, 2007

Irresistible Ritz!
Hayden's new favorite snack is Ritz. She makes a mess on her tray while she eats them but she makes sure to get every crumb in her mouth by the time she's done!

July 9, 2007

More From Pittsburgh
Here are some more pictures that were taken in Pittsburgh while we were in Grove City at the family reunion. My dad's girlfriend took them.
Check out the smirk!

Here is Grand-Marmee, Hayden's Great Grandma.