Thursday, November 13, 2008

Smiles & Sleep....Horray!

she managed to break her hand free from the swaddle
Hayden and Daddy sporting "I voted today" stickers!!
Hayden all dressed up for her Aunt Lin's Birthday Party!!
(she wasnt all that excited about the hat)
tummy time!
more tummy time!

We have recently discovered that Hayden has inherited a giant mixture of both mine & Patrick’s sarcastic sense of humor. She has taught herself how to “fake cry” for attention. It’s pretty hilarious. She’ll start this totally fake whimper, and stick her lip out. We will call her out on it… and start laughing. All of a sudden, she’ll bust out in a HUGE grin, and laugh. It’s great. I love it. She’s also recently begun using her hands a lot. She helps us put her paci back in her mouth using her fists. She will also hug her toys up close to her chest. She’s been sleeping SO great through the night. She’ll go down around 8:00pm, and usually sleep until 5am. Sometimes she’ll go back to sleep again, until around 8am. YAY. She’s getting so big.
My sister and Brother-in-law are in Vietnam. They’ll be returning next Saturday as a family of 4!! She called us tonight and let us knows that they officially adopted Nathan yesterday. We could hear him in the background making cute baby noises. Apparently, Rachel is not all that impressed with hearing a baby crying in the middle of the night. Haha. Jen says he laughs at her, and finds her quite entertaining, as Hayden does. We can’t wait for them to get home!
Patrick and I are going to be in a wedding in two weeks. Our dear friends, Josh and Crystal are tying the knot after dating for a little over 6 years! Patrick is a Groomsman, and I am a Bridesmaid. We haven’t been in one together in over 6 years… yes, I’m referring to ours. We are looking forward to walking down the aisle again, and sharing in this special day with our friends. I’ll be sure to post some pictures.
Okay, well.. Kath & Kim is on… its one of our new favorite shows. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. The humor is similar to that on The Office. Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Haydens First Halloween!!

Our first Halloween as a family of three!!
The cow and the goldfish... BFF.

A fish in a bucket. look at that smile.

my family, minus brian who was taking the picture! Rachel as tinkerbell, and my mom as a cavewoman. haha.

Patrick teaching Hayden how to make a propper fishy face.

Mommy & her sweet goldfish

I think we enjoyed Haydens first Halloween a little more than she did, but I do believe she'll enjoy looking back at the pictures some day. She looked pretty stinkin cute in her Goldfish costume; helping us hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters. My mom and dad stopped by, along with my sister and brother in law and my niece. We enjoyed hanging out on the front porch, while watching all the little ones in their costumes. Our friends Todd and Linda stopped by with their son, Carter. He was a cow for Halloween. We got a picture of the Cow and the Goldfish together. It was super cute. Hayden weighs a little over 11 pounds now... and is slowly growing out of the cholic...FINALLY. She is begining to smile a whole lot these days... and it just melts my heart. She tries to put her paci back in her mouth all the time, and the other night she actually succeeded. It was so cute.. she looked so proud of herself! Anyway... things here are good. We're getting really busy with Ogilvy Images. Christmas season is always busy. People want pictures from previous shoots for gifts, and want christmas shoots and christmas cards. busy busy bees are we. OH... and BIG NEWS. My sister and brother in law found out that they will be leaving on Monday evening to go get their son, whom they are adopting from Vietnam. They, along with my niece will be over there for 2 weeks. They will return on the 23rd as an official family of 4. We'd all appreciate prayers for smooth travels and safety for all of them while they are over there! I'll, of course, post pictures when they get back! ps: sorry for the slacking, Melinda... I'll try to keep up better!! hehe. ;)