Sunday, April 21, 2013

tHe biG ONE

I can't believe Hadley is already oNe! Time flies! I can remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. We are so blessed to have such a sweet little girl and LOVE her to death! For her birthday we had a little party and had some friends over. She's a pretty popular gal and we are so grateful for everyone who was able to come and celebrate with us! My mom and Dan drove down just for her birthday and we're glad they were able to come too! She got lots of fun new toys and cute clothes. I'm running out of places to put stuff in our apartment! I made my first cake. Well, I've made cakes before, not often though, so I guess this was my first time actually decorating a cake. All that hard work for her to just completely destroy it (pictures will follow) and not even try it. I know the pictures look like she has it on her mouth, but that was my doing. She seriously wouldn't even put it in her mouth. Typical. But it was fun to watch her play with it. A little update...actually there's not much of an update from last month. I started to make my bullet points and the only one that's really new is that she's walking! She does so good! She still crawls more often then walks, but she's always trying to stand up and walk around. So walking plus everything else in the past:)


Her new kicks. I just really love 'em and wanted to share
Happy Birthday Hadley! We LoVe you!

Friday, March 22, 2013

eLeVEn mOntHs

I don't know how I decide which months I'm going to post about, it seems pretty random. It's more like I plan to do it every month because that would make the most sense, but then I forget and don't ever do it. So here we are...11 months old. I can't believe she'll be ONE next month! Crazy! She's seriously so much fun! She got sick this past month and that was not so much fun. I had moments where I'd think that we're not having any more kids, but she's been better and back on schedule for the past little while so maybe we'll have a few more. And a little update of the babe...

She has 3 teeth now. Her bottom two and a top one, but the other top ones are right there ready to poke through any time now. The joys of teething.

She pulls herself up on everything. Including me at the most inopportune moments.

Still loves to dance

She's really good at our phones. She slides it right open and moves all of our apps around, calls people, takes pictures, etc.

She loves to be around other people

Waves like she's in a pageant. She has lovely wrist action

She can stand by herself briefly before falling over

Spitting is a new favorite past time, for her, not me

She jibber jabbers a lot. When she starts talking, I think she'll have a lot to say.

She can point to our noses

She crawls. Fast. I included a video, but I don't think it depicts how fast she really is. She loves when BJ chases her around the house.

Gives high fives

Sleeps like a champ, for the most part

She's loud. But only at church and in the store. She just kinda likes to yell and hear her voice

Loves to play at the park and go for walks

She's a pro at climbing stairs, especially for us not having any. 

hiding from BJ

Just hanging out, playing on the phone
I know this is a random picture of the back of her head, but I think she looks cute. Doesn't she kinda look like Boo from Monsters, Inc.?

Well the video I previously mentioned won't upload for some reason, so it will not be shown for now:(

Thursday, February 7, 2013

She's an official...

CRAWLER!! This girl has been wanting to crawl for the last little bit, but just hasn't been able to do it and the other day I was working on something on my computer and all of a sudden she's beside me with a big, drooly grin on her face. She doesn't do it a whole lot, she'd prefer for us to help her walk or is still pretty content just rolling around. So here's a little video...(I've had all these videos on my phone and didn't know how to get them to the computer to share them and I finally figured it out, it's quite simple and I feel dumb. Actually I didn't even figure it out myself, BJ had to tell me. I don't know why he didn't just tell me months ago).

We went to the park today. Actually we've gone to the park pretty much everyday this week, the weather is beautiful! We went to a park with swings and Hadley loved it!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Today, Hadley is now officially 9 months old! A quick update on what she's been up to (she's been doing a few of these things for a while, but I'm bad about updating)...
  • She's still clapping like crazy, it's one of the coolest tricks she knows. Now she will clap on cue to "If You're Happy and You Know It"
  • Still dancing to any and every beat she hears, even the sacrament hymns
  • She's shaking her head "yes" and "no", more often "no"
  • Started feeding herself her finger foods
  • Her two bottom teeth came in at the same time, finally. I swear I've thought she was teething for the past 5 months.
  • She loves playing with balls and rolling them back and forth
  • Says "mama" and "dada", to anybody, but still, it's fun
  • I'm working with her on a little bit of sign language. She looks at me like I'm crazy, but hopefully she'll pick some of it up
  • Likes to share her food and toys with BJ and I
  • Reaches and grabs for everything. She has a super strong grip.
  • Plays really well by herself with her toys, but does like to have me in sight. If she notices I'm gone, it's like she forgets how to play and just starts crying.
  • Puts herself to sleep for naps and bedtime
  • Loves to pull her blanket/bear over her face to play "peek-a-boo"
  • She had her first official haircut and it looks so cute, but often people ask "how old is he?" I don't know if it's the haircut or what cause she has pink, purple, or some girly outfit on. I should use headbands and elastics more, but she just pulls them out and then they just sit in the diaper bag.
  • She's started throwing little temper tantrums
  • Not crawling yet, but she gets on all 4's and rocks back and forth
  • She is a little flirt. She see's guys and just peeks at them, gets this shy look on her face, and just keeps trying to get them to play with her.
  • She just started waving. It's more of like a whole arm motion, but she does it to everyone

Her favorite toy right now. If she's not playing with it, she's  staring at it until we take her over to it.
We spend a lot of time at this thing everyday.

She's so fun and I love being able to stay at home and play with her and watch her learn and grow everyday!

In other news, I ran my second half marathon yesterday...I know it's not as cool as a marathon, but whenever I think about doing a whole marathon, it just seems too long. People who do whole marathons do like half marathons every time they train and I just don't think I want to put myself through that. At least not right now. It went surprisingly well though...I did a lot better than I was expecting -- 1:58:14 -- I was thinking I'd get more like 2 and 1/2 hours, so I was pleasantly surprised to get under 2. The race was in St. George, the weather was beautiful and so was the route we ran. 
before the race
Not the most flattering picture, but this was right at the end
Finished!! My friend Calli, who I ran with, and our little babes