November 28, 2007

Elf Yourself!
John and Jessica gave us the idea to do this when they sent a video of themselves. Thanks guys! Click on the link below. Enjoy!!

November 25, 2007

So Sleepy....
At first, Hayden didn't want to go down for her nap. Then, when I peeked in I saw her sitting up swaying back and forth with her eyes closed. This is how I found her a few minutes later! Asleep sitting up-what a crazy girl!

It's Official!

Our house is officially FOR SALE as of yesterday afternoon. We are praying that it will sell quickly so that we can move further out in the country and build a house. Rolling hills, less traffic, peaceful little town here we come!!

November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is Hayden in her Thanksgiving/fall outfit that Uncle Matt and Aunt Jamie bought her for her birthday.

Look at how much Hayden has changed in a year! This was her last Thanksgiving...

We had Jeremy's big family Thanksgiving last night at his grandmother's house. Everything was so good! So today we're cooking a big Thanksgiving meal for the three of us. It's the first time I've done a turkey so I am excited. My mom always cooked a big meal for our immediate family and it's a tradition that I would like to continue for our family. I have a few years to get all of the recipes perfected before the kids actually have an opinion about how the food tastes!
Here is Hayden in one of mommy's aprons (daddy brought it back from Zimbabwe). She is all ready to help out in the kitchen!

November 19, 2007

Yarn Buddy
Hayden found some yarn today....and they became inseparable! She dragged it with her wherever she went!

And off she goes, see the yarn woven between her toes...

November 18, 2007

A Little Closer
Hayden is not walking yet, but she got a little closer today. She has been pulling up and using anything and everything to "walk" for months now but she just won't do it on her own! Today she got brave enough to use the wall to help herself get around. So, maybe we will be walking this week while mommy is home for Thanksgiving break.
Hayden LOVES to untie shoes and run the laces through her fingers. She also calls shoes "toow"s. It's really cute.

November 14, 2007

It's That Time Again!
After a few days of feeling "pregnant" I took a test and sure enough it was positive! Based on dates, it looks like I may be about 6 weeks along.
But I have a doctor's appointment next week so we should know about how far along I am then.

Please keep this little one in your prayers. Pray for a healthy wonderful pregnancy just like I had with Hayden. Pray that this little one will be just as perfect as our first one!
Here is Hayden wearing the shirt that she will have on tomorrow for all of her friends at preschool to see. It's a size 3T, but we made it work! She's going to be a great big sister.

November 12, 2007

Boo Boo
Last night while Hayden was standing up using the coffee table she slipped and fell. She has two little scratches on her chin. So, we put a band aide on it keep the MRSA out! When I first put it on she was chomping up and down because it felt so weird. It was pretty funny.

November 11, 2007

Silly Willy
Today after church Hayden and I went outside to take some pictures. Here is miss silly willy sticking her tongue out.

Mazie decided that she wanted to be in the picture too.

Then Moo jumped it too. Hayden wasn't too happy about that considering Moo was the one that scratched Hayden this morning! I was on the couch holding Hayden this morning and Jeremy went to let Mazie in from outside. Moo was on the couch drinking the leftover milk from Jeremy's cereal bowl. When Mazie came running inside it scared Moo. So, Moo jumped on Hayden's head (claws out) and then jumped on the side table and knocked over a cup of water. Hayden was startled but fine. Jerm grabbed Moo, opened the front door, and tossed her over the front porch railing and into the front yard. Those of you that have been to our house know that that's about a 25 foot drop! Ok, so when Jeremy read this he told me that it really is only a 10 foot drop! So I may have exaggerated a little....

Hayden never did figure out how to stand on the hill!

November 10, 2007

Just Being Cute
Here's a couple pictures of Hayden before we went to Bible study last night. She's just so much fun to dress!

We go to our Sunday school teacher's house every Friday night for Bible study. He has a 13 year old daughter that watches Hayden while we have the discussion. Last night Abby had two friends over so Hayden had a great time just hanging out with the girls....and Aaron-Abby's younger brother.

Hayden is sick for the second time since her first birthday a little over a month ago! I guess she's just not used to being around lots of little kids. Her immune system isn't strong enough yet. Please just keep her in your prayers as her health continues to adjust to the new change.

November 9, 2007

Crazy Underwear Head
Earlier this week while I was folding laundry Hayden decided to help out, which is pretty normal. I give her the socks and underwear to put in the basket while I fold everything else. When I looked over at her she had some of my underwear on her head and arms. She wasn't putting underwear in the basket instead she decided to wear all of the underwear!
Side note: Yes, we have the Fisher Price Laugh 'n Learn Kitchen that was recalled. And yes, we have sent away for the free repair kit. And as you can see-no, we have not put it away until we get the repair kit.
Side note number two: After speaking with Hayden's uncle John he reminded me that he was the only one who was concerned enough about Hayden's well being to notify me about the recall. He also mentioned that he is the only one of Hayden's aunts/uncles on the Howat side of the family that remembered Hayden's birthday! Yikes...someone has a lot of making up to do!

Fridays are catch up days for me. Since I don't work on Friday I am able to clean up the house and put the laundry away that I folded days earlier (I's sad!). Hayden wanted to help me do that too, so she dug right into the underwear! Don't worry, she only does this with clean underwear!

November 8, 2007

Big Girl Coat
We had to get Hayden a winter coat for two reasons. One:it's stinkin' cold outside these days, just as Uncle Johnny-he almost froze to death when he came last weekend! Poor Florida boy! Two:she is out of the house more often now because she is going to the preschool every week. So, we picked up this girlie girl fluffy pink coat tonight. Don't you just love it.....she sure does! Check out the pose in the first picture. One foot propped on the couch. What can I say, she's a natutal.

November 6, 2007

School Girl Outfit
Here's Hayden in her school girl outfit. Grandma Milko bought her this skirt a while ago and she's just now fitting into it. We bought the boots earlier this week. She doesn't like them too much, but she wears them anyway. She did have little pink tights with the outfit when she left for school this morning, but she came home tightless!

November 3, 2007

Uncle John is In Town!
Uncle John drove up from Florida for a visit this weekend. Hayden has been having so much fun with him the past two days.
Here he is wiping her nose after she woke up from her afternoon nap.

Here they are playing with her car. She loves to go for rides on her little car.

November 2, 2007

Wrestling with Mazie
Mazie wasn't very excited about this, but Hayden loved it. She basically tackled Mazie and tried to pin her.

Hayden went through her diaper bag and pulled this outfit out. She took it over to her chair and tried to put it on....unsuccessfully.

I put Hayden in the big chair while I vacuumed her room. She just sat there and "read" one of her books.