January 31, 2008

So Funny...And Yet, So Familiar
You just have to watch this video and see how funny Hayden is....she just cracks me up! Originally, I started taping her because I wanted her to make this funny noise she makes. And she did that. Then I flipped the video screen around so that she could see herself on the screen. As you will see, she keeps getting embarassed but she can't get enough of herself! It's just great.
Sometimes I can't help but think that God gave me a mini Trista in Hayden. As those of you who have seen the infamous "Trista's Funny Tape" know that I fight my way through a pretty embarassing moment while I am lip syncing/playing the air guitar to a Michael Jackson song and my mother walks in the door and busts me. But, my only thought during that moment was...the show must go on!

Walking without the Walker!
Hayden is finally comfortable enough with the whole walking thing to leave her walker alone....a little while at least. As you'll see in this video she walks all the way down the hallway to get to her walker! Then she goes on a mission to find the "kiee ca" kitty cat.

January 30, 2008

All Bundled Up & Ready To Go
We took another trip outside to help Grady get rid of some of his energy. Daddy was telling Hayden that Grady went in the woods to poopoo. So, Hayden said, "poopoo" and grabbed her pants! What a crazy girl.

Here she is clapping her hands so that Grady will bring the bone to her.

Taking a Joy Ride with Some Peeps
Hayden really wanted to take her two friends outside so that she could show off her new car and great driving skills...she only drives in reverse!

They preferred riding in the back seat. We ended up bringing the car inside because it was a little chilly outside.

January 29, 2008

Baby Number 2 Update
We had an ultrasound today and we are pretty sure that we are having another girl. Everything looks good for baby number two.

A New Car!!!

Jeremy's boss gave us a bunch of toys for Hayden!! This car is one of them. She just loves it.

This is her serious driving face...

Hayden loves to go up and down stairs...no matter where they are.


January 28, 2008

I was getting Hayden dinner ready once I finished tutoring tonight and I looked up to see this! Hayden had grabbed the frozen chicken tender and was trying to eat it!

January 27, 2008

Since the weather was so nice outside today, we decided to play on the deck. As soon as we got out there Hayden started looking up in the sky....as if she was searching for her lost purple balloon. Who knows what she was really doing.

Peek a Boo

I was outside trying to turn a refrigerator box into a puppet theater for the Bible lessons that I do for the preschool kiddies each week. In order to keep Hayden entertained I decided to turn some extra cardboard into a little play house for her.

Check out the look!

January 23, 2008

Potty Time
Jeremy and I (mainly Jeremy) are working to potty train Hayden before little sib comes in July. I ordered the Potty Time Elmo since she is in love with Elmo. He comes with a little sippy cup and potty seat. When you turn him on he says that he's thirsty so you feed him using the sippy cup. Then he tells you that he has to use the potty. You sit him on the potty and he goes then celebrates. Sometimes "accidents happen" when he doesn't quite make it in time.
Once Hayden woke up from her afternoon nap today we put her on her potty. Sure enough.....she went! She has gone on the potty 3 times in the last 24 hours!! Here she is talking with Elmo right before she goes to make sure that their in this together.

Once she goes in her "Royal Flush" it plays a celebration song (there are 4 different tunes so she won't get sick of one!). Here she is showing mommy how proud she is of herself.

She has already learned what we do next. She is the one that grabbed the blue bowl out of the potty so that we could poor it down the toilet. Mommy took it from her just to be on the safe side. After that she walked over to the side of the toilet so she could flush it! She wasn't strong enough to flush it on her own, so mommy had to help her. What a quick learning!
*She has only done #1 in the potty, we aren't quite ready to clean up the #2 yet!

Drinking and Driving....
Not to worry, it's water!
Hayden loves to drink using a straw. While she was drinking out of her pumpkin cup last nigh we realized that it would rest right on her walker so that she could drink on the go!

Here she is helping mommy deliver the laundry to the bedrooms. What a wonderful little helper. Mommy is going to need a good helper in about 5 months once the little sib comes along!

January 18, 2008

A Girl and Her Balloon
Hayden got a balloon while we were at Party City today. She LOVES balloons. Here she is taking a stroll on the deck with her lovely purple balloon.

She stops to glance back...

Here are some of the many looks of Hayden.





Oops, we got so into taking pictures that Hayden forgot to hang on to her lovely purple balloon!

My First Pony Tail
This morning I decided to see if I could get Hayden's long locks into a pony tail. It ended up looking pretty cute....from the side and back views. It still has to grow out and thicken up a little more before we will be sporting this look outside the home.

January 16, 2008

I know that those of you up north are going to think that I've lost my mind and forgotten where I came from when you see this video. But we don't really ever get snow down here in Georgia, so it's exciting!
It's confirmed that Hayden had roseola. Basically, it's when a child under 2 has a high spiking fever for a few days and then a couple days after that they develop a red rash. Sure enough, the rash showed up yesterday and never was too bad thankfully. She still has her pesky cough though.

January 14, 2008

Winter Fun
Today we took Hayden and her trusty walker outside while we played with the dogs. She had a great time, as you will see.

Here she is yelling at Grady because he is picking on Mazie....like usual.

She really liked it when daddy helped her get the ball from Mazie so that she could throw it again.

Side Note: That's not the side of our house in the background-it's our neighbors!

Crazy mullet head. We love her long locks though.

Here she is on her way back from chasing Moo away. The whole time she was going towards her she was saying, "moo moo moo moo". I think she's going to have a little confusion when she learns that her cats name is the same sound that a cow makes!

Praise the Lord! Hayden's fever is gone is she is doing well. She had a great night sleep last night-other than the few times that paranoid mommy went in to check her temperature! She went to the doctor today and they gave her some medicine for her cough and were able to determine that she had a virus based on some blood work that they did. Thanks for your prayers!

January 13, 2008

Head Lock
I came into Hayden room this afternoon about found her sleeping like this! I had to take a picture of it.
On a different note-Hayden has been running a fever ranging anywhere from 104 to 101 the past two days. We thought we were in the clear this morning when it drop down to normal, but this afternoon it spiked again. As you will see in the pictures below, she is acting just fine other than a nasty cough and a heated forehead. She's pretty amazing. God has blessed us with such a strong little girl. I'll have to say though that this has been a stressful two days for me. It's just terrible knowing that your baby is sick and there's nothing you can do about it and you don't know what's causing it. I'll be glad when this fever is gone for good. She is going to the doctor's tomorrow and hopefully they can help her get rid of this bug.

Hayden love to walk around with her walker and her back pack dragging beside her.

I finally got a picture of Hayden sitting on the doggie bed with Grady!
I was even quick enough to get a picture of Hayden giving Grady a kiss. She has such a sweet loving spirit.
Here she is coloring in her coloring book. Sorry about the messy table!

January 11, 2008

It's Me Daddy!
Last night Jeremy got a business call so he went back into the office and closed the door. Every time Hayden hears the office door close she is determined to get in and see what's going on. So, she walks back using her walker...even though she doesn't need her walker anymore. She parks her walker and moves in front of the door. She starts by politely knocking on the door so that daddy will hear and let her in.

Next, she decides to try and push the door open herself since daddy is not cooperating. She leans all of her weight into the door and makes a grunting sound. Check out the strain on her face.

Lastly, she knocks on the door with her head....just in case daddy didn't hear her when she knocked with her fist.

January 10, 2008

Hangin' with Daddy
Today, Hayden and Jeremy hung out while I tutored a student. When I was done I walked into the bedroom to find Hayden dressed like this! What a goon!

On a different note: I went to the OB yesterday for my first "official" pregnancy visit!! Everything looked just fine. I even got to hear the little one's heart beat. It was nice and strong. Other than the fact that some of the tests showed I was a little dehydrated things are looked good for mommy and the new baby.

January 7, 2008

Spaghetti Story
About once or twice a week we let Hayden eat spaghetti. You can see why she doesn't get it every day!

She loves it!!