Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Day Out with Thomas

In September, we traveled to Nashville to ride the real Thomas. We kept it a secret from Hayden until we were almost there. He was thrilled! Our family on the train ride
Julie and the sweet girls she's a nanny for...they decided to come along for the ride.

Halle had fun on the train ride, too!

Hayden and Michael checking out the sights

Here's the "Real Thomas!"

Hayden had the most fun playing in the tent with the toy trains. He loved the Lego Thomas train table.

They also had a petting zoo.

Halle was such a good sport...she endured hours in the heat and was still all smiles.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Halle - 6 Months

Halle was 6 months on September 4th. At her check-up, she weighed 16 lbs., 7 oz. and was 25 1/4 inches long. At 6 months, she was working on sitting up and could sit for about a minute on her own. At 6 1/2 months, Halle's first tooth poked through! She also lengthened her nighttime sleep even more, often sleeping up to 12 hours straight. Here are some pictures of her that month.

Check out those rolls! At her 6 month check-up, the pediatrician walked in and said I could take all the rubber bands off of her arms and legs! Ha! I love her sweet little rolls.

Just before turning 6 months, Halle had her first taste of rice cereal. She was not a fan!

Halle sure loves her brother...and he is so great with her!

Hayden's First Day of School 2009

Hayden started a new school year at Central's Parents' Day Out in September. Here he is posing before we left our house.

He's ready! With backpack and lunchbox in tow, Hayden is ready for the day! Notice the change from excitement to apprehension as we made it to the classroom. :) He went in without a tear, so the first day was a victory!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Halle - 5 Months

Here are some not so new pictures of Halle. She was 5 months old on August 4th, so these are a few weeks old! When I took these, she was more interested in eating her clothes than posing for the camera. :)

Halle loves her exersaucer. This was one of her first times trying it out. And the next picture was after a long day! :)
"Miss Smiley" as I call her.

At 5 months, Halle weighed 15 1/2 pounds. Between 4 and 5 months Halle started waking
several times during the night. She apparently went through a growth spurt and was ready to get out of the pack and play. We moved her from our room into hers, and she is much happier in her crib. After a few weeks of waking during the night, she was back to her normal routine, usually sleeping 8-9 hours. I was surely thankful for that! In month 5, Halle also got good at grabbing toys and reaching for anything near her. She is such a happy baby and we are truly blessed to have her and Hayden!

Monday, August 10, 2009

WOW 2009

Hayden had a blast at WOW this year. He looked forward to going every night. Halle had her first WOW experience and stayed in the nursery every night since I was teaching and Michael was helping also. For her first time in the nursery, she did great. We all had a lot of fun, but we were exhausted by Wednesday night! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Halle - 4 Months Old

As usual, I'm late with the updates! At least I'm posting this before she's 5 months old. :) Here are some pictures from the past few weeks. Halle turned 4 months on July 4th. She's started interacting even more and loves to smile and laugh when you talk to her. She still doesn't like to be on her tummy for long, but she will roll from tummy to back once she's tired of it. Halle loves to suck on her fingers or thumb. Her hands are always in her mouth! She sleeps great at night, but her naps are pretty short. I'm thankful for the good night's sleep though! Halle constantly watches Hayden...or tries to. He's always on the go! He has been the best big brother. He's so sweet with her! We are so blessed to have these two little ones!!!

Yummy fingers!

Stylin' in the shades

Uncle Eric was here for almost a week in June. Hayden couldn't get enough of him! They're great buddies!

Halle in her precious dress that Danna made. So sweet!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Halle - Three Months Old

Halle was 3 months on the 4th of June. Here are some pictures of her at 3 months...and here is Hayden when he was 3 months old.
Halle has become quite the talker. She loves to try to carry on a conversation when you talk to her, and she coos at her toys as well. It is too cute! She weighs 12 pounds 13 ounces, and she has lots of cute rolls. She is sleeping great at night, usually about 8 hours before waking up to eat. Naps aren't quite so regular. :) She also started laughing a few weeks ago. Here are some recent pics of our little sweetie!

Last Day of MDO

On their last day before summer break, Hayden's class had a reception for the parents to show what they learned during the year. They counted to 20, said the ABCs, and sang several songs. Then each child served his parents punch and cookies. It was really cute! I am thankful that Hayden had such a great year and such sweet teachers!