Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Seven Months Old

Today Hayden is seven months old! If you can't tell from these pictures, he wants to reach for and grab everything! We put a little Chrsitmas tree in his room, so I tried to take a picture of him sitting by it. It took several tries, because he was so into grabbing it! I gave up on trying to get him to look at the camera. . . the tree was too enticing! So far he's not as amused with our big Christmas tree. I guess this one's just the right size to get his hands on!
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


Hayden had a big time on Thanksgiving! He was passed around by lots of family and loved it. We spent Thursday with my family . . . my parents, Eric, aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We had a big feast at noon and had to keep with tradition and go to Pizza Hut on Thanksgiving night. We also went to the movies, Hayden's first, to see "Deck the Halls." Hayden did pretty well, but got a little fussy, since it was his bedtime. Thanks to Grampa, who walked Hayden around, Mom and Dad got to enjoy the movie!
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's first Halloween

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.