Friday, December 29, 2006
Hayden looking like a big boy in his "Thomas the Tank Engine" chair
Checking out his new "Learning Home"
Hey guys - Do you like my new shoes!? I should grow into them soon!
Mommy's and Daddy's best Christmas gift ever . . . Hayden and his sweet smile!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
We spent last weekend in Vilonia and celebrated Christmas with Michael's family on the 23rd. Hayden got to see Nanny and PawPaw, Uncle Joey, cousins Cody and Summer, Great-Granny Paul and Great-Granny Shumate, and several great aunts and uncles. Hayden had lots of fun opening presents and really enjoyed trying to eat the paper! We had a great weekend!
Hayden checking out his new toys
Great-Granny Paul and Hayden
Opening a present - The bag's bigger than he is!
More Christmas pictures to come . . .
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Hayden and Daddy watch the penguins spin and play!
Hayden wouldn't look at the camera . . . he was too into the lights and sounds!
We got to see Santa again. This time Hayden wasn't too sure about him.
Hayden's getting bundled up to go outside and watch the parade!
Santa's sleigh looked a lot like a big, red fire truck!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Hayden hanging out with the Girls
Sunday night our church Life Group had a Christmas party. We even got a visit from Santa! All the kids were so excited and didn't want him to leave. It was Hayden's second time to see Santa. Here are some pics from the party. As you may notice, Hayden is surrounded by girls in our Life Group. There are two other boys and tons of girls. But, we also have 3 ladies expecting baby boys (one with twins!), so it won't be long until Hayden has some boys to play with.
Playing ball with Lauren
Rubber Ducks . . . YUM!!
Michael and I enjoyed a date on our anniversary. Gramma and Grampa kept Hayden so we could go out. We went to dinner and then to the movies to see "The Holiday." (Great movie by the way!) We had a lot of fun!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Below is Hayden's monthly picture in his chair. He was trying to reach for the me or the camera in this one. I am amazed how quickly these 7 months with Hayden have gone. It's so weird to think that he's closer to being one than being a newborn. No wonder people always say "They grow up so fast!" Now I understand. These past 7 months have been the happiest for our new little family and I look forward to many more to come! We go back for the 2nd half of the flu vaccine tomorrow, so hopefully we can see how much Hayden now weighs. I'm not sure that I shared his stats after his six month checkup, but he weighed 15.15 (25th%) and was 25 1/2 inches long (25%). I bet he's around 17 pounds now, but we'll see!
Monday, November 27, 2006
On Friday, we went to visit Michael's family. Hayden enjoyed some more time with Nanny and PawPaw and also got to see his great-grandma and Uncle Joey. We did a little shopping on Saturday in Conway, and Hayden was great. He loves riding in his stroller, so he is a great shopper as long as he can see what's going on.
Hayden also got a visit from Julie, who hadn't seen him since he was about 2 months old. He got to show off his new teeth, his sitting up, and his cute little laugh. Needless to say, Hayden had a busy and exciting first Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 06, 2006
Hayden was the cutest little monkey for Halloween last week! He did great in his costume . . . it didn't seem to bother him at all! On Saturday night we went to a friend's Halloween party, then Hayden got dressed up again on Halloween to go to our church's Fall Festival. We had lots of fun! The first pic is of Hayden with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Halloween party. By the way, Hayden turned 6 months 2 days before Halloween, so I posted his 6 month picture in his chair along with this post. The next pic was taken before Hayden's big Halloween night. The last two were taken at the Fall Festival.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Here are a few pics of Hayden's big gummy smile. It won't be gummy for long, because Hayden's already getting 2 teeth! Just last week we felt the first one, and now you can feel and see both of the front 2 bottom teeth coming in! WOW! That was our exciting news for this week. The top pics were taken on his 5 month b-day (2 weeks ago). I got him laughing good for one of them. We are having a blast with the little guy!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Here are some pics of our "Beach Baby." Hayden enjoyed his first trip to the beach last week. We went with Gramma and Grampa. Uncle Eric even got to take a break and come from Tuscaloosa to spend a few days in Destin with us. Although we pretty much kept Hayden under the umbrella most of the time, we did get him out in the ocean for a little while one day when the water was calm and clear. He really liked it, probably because the water was warmer than the pool! The waves were rough the last few days, but Hayden got to dig his feet in the sand and watch the water from the shore. Oh, to be back at the beach . . .
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Hayden enjoyed his first ASU game on September 2nd! He loved all the sights and sounds of the game. The noise didn't bother him a bit. In fact, he took a short nap during the middle of it all! Here he is sporting his new Arkansas State t-shirt . . . it looks like he may be an A-State fan. I guess it's about time since he's already danced to Rocky Top and tried to "Roll Tide!"