Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Trying to stay awake...

Lately Hayden has been taking a while to go to sleep. He's not fussing, so we usually let him be. He likes to talk to keep himself awake. Here are some of the funny things we've heard lately...

*** The other night, we hear the following over the monitor : "Pulco, taco, meat, rice" This kid's hungry all the time these days and he LOVES El Acapulco. Every time the waiter comes by he says "rice, beans" and when he gets his food, he cleans his plate!

*** One day at naptime, Hayden's still wide awake after laying down for 45 minutes. I'm thinking, "What's going on???" I decide it's time to "help" him get to sleep, so I get him out and rock him for a minute. Here's our conversation:

Hayden - "Mommy, like it, shirt"

Me - "Thanks, Hayden. That's sweet. Now it's time to go to sleep."

H-"Mommy, like it, Mommy's shirt"

Me - "Thanks, Buddy, now close your eyes and go to sleep."

H- "Hobby Lobby . . . Chuck E. Cheese"

Now, what is going on in that little head of his? I promise I feed him, but he's always talking about food. He woke up the other morning and said "strawberries" the minute I walked in his room!

***Nanny asked him where he wanted to go eat as we were driving. We expected "pulco" (El Acapulco), but without hesitation, Hayden said "Burger King!" He's only been there once before, so I'm not sure where that came from!

***The other day as I was driving, Hayden randomly yelled "Roll Tide!" from his carseat. It's been a while since he's heard that, so it cracked me up that he would think of it. My brother goes to the U of Alabama, so after he said it we started talking about Uncle Eric. Now when he sees Eric's picture, I ask who it is, and he answers "Roll Tide!" Sorry Eric, I guess that's your new name!

Sorry for the long post, I just had to share the conversations we always get a good laugh out of at our I'll leave you with a picture. I asked Hayden to carry his diapers to his room, and this is what I found when I went to check on him. He knows I keep diapers in one of his drawers, so he opened a drawer and got all the packages to fit inside. You're such a great helper, Little Man!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Hayden decorating his hat

Reading Mommy a book about trains

Hayden with his buddy Chase

Chase and Hayden with the "Cat in the Hat"

Yesterday, we went to the library for a special storytime in honor of Dr. Seuss. We actually missed the story, but Hayden got to make a hat and see the "Cat in the Hat." My friend Haley and her little boy Chase were there, too, so we got some cute pictures of the boys with their hats.

A trip to the Zoo

Saturday was a beautiful day! Sunny, 70's, just perfect...however, it's now 30 degrees and has been spitting snow off and on all day. Crazy Arkansas weather! Anyway, since Saturday was so nice, we decided to take Hayden to the Memphis Zoo. My parents got us a Zoo membership for Christmas, so hopefully we'll take many more trips there this year. Hayden and I rode the train, and he sat so still and quiet during the ride. I tried asking him what animals we passed as we rode, but he would only whisper, because he was taking it all in! He really liked the fountain, the elephants, and the farm area, where he got to pet a few animals.