I'm going there Someday

I'm going there Someday

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"She is so beautiful!"

Hadley looks like such a "big girl" in this picture! I can't believe she is already a year (well 13 months) old!

She loves sitting and playing in this basket. She climbs in everyday.

Hadley also  likes to play under this chair. I don't get it. She always bumps her head a million times. I guess she just likes the challenge.
Walking. No big deal! : )

Today I had to car  get our cars registered. The lady behind me loved Hadley. She went on and on about how beautiful and smart she was. "She has beautiful big blues eyes, and the most perfect lips. "

I love my beautiful baby! She has been so fun this month. Maybe its because she can walk and move around more or maybe just because I've had a break from school.
Hadley is so funny and happy. She loves her Daddy! She gets so upset if he doesn't pick her up right away after her gets home from work and doesn't want him to put her down.
Hadley makes the best faces! I want to do a post dedicated to all of the faces she makes. But it is kind of hard to catch them on camera so it might take awhile.

Friday, December 2, 2011

At one year Hadley...

  • can walk... she stills crawls, but is definitely walking a lot these days
  • waves goodbye/hello... it is so cute!
  • likes to feed mom Cheerios... I didn't even prompt this. She just started putting them in my mouth.
  • still very attached to mom and dad... we need to work on this.
  • loves her new toys
  • dances(bounces) to music
  • likes to ride on Dad's shoulders
  • likes to be chased( we will crawl on the floor with her, she just laughs and laughs!)
  • weighs 21 lbs 4 ounces

    I just love her so much! She is so fun to play with and is such a happy girl. I couldn't imagine my life without her!

    Hadley helped Dad make homemade rootbeer
    Hadley with Her Grandma and Papa McDonald
    Taking pictures after church
    Hadley has just enough hair to put a hair clip in

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hadley is ONE!!

I can not believe Hadley is already one year old! Time has gone by so fast. On her birthday Hadley had her one year check up. The poor girl got 4 shots. (I'm so mean to schedule that on her birthday.) Then we met Drew at work and went to lunch at a little Mexican restaurant. In the evening Hadley opened one present from us.
We waited to finish celebrating until thanksgiving so that Drew's parents could be there. I made a HOMEMADE chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. (my first time making it completely homemade, it was good!) Hadley enjoyed her cake! Then Hadley was spoiled with lots of presents from family!  She got cute clothes, lots of books, and a toy camera, cell phone, blocks, birthday cake...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween we...
1. Carved pumpkins
2. Went to our ward party (Hadley was a Lamb)
3. Passed out candy... to about 5 goups of people
4. Had a little photo shoot... It didn't go too well

Christ with a little girl, happy face with 2 teeth just like Hadley, haunted house

What a cute little lamb!! Grandma B sent he this trick-or-treat bag.
It was her name on the back. So cute!

She did not want to sit still!

She is a little monkey!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hadley is 11 months!

I can't believe Hadley is going to be a year in one month! The time has gone by so fast.
At 11 months Hadley...
  • can take 3 steps
  • prefers table food
  • is ticklish
  • crawls to dad every day when he gets home
  • has become a little bit of a difficult eater; she loves to  block the spoon and wont eat very much these days
  • is always on the move- changing diapers/clothes can be challenging
  • will play with her pacifier- puts it on the side of her mouth and chews on it
  • babbles a lot
  • makes some really funny noises with her mouth
  • can go up one step on the stairs- she doesn't dare go higher
  • likes to give "low 5's"
  • likes to bend over and look between her legs
  • does not like the bath anymore... i dont know what happened.
  • Going down the slide with Mom
    Whenever our bedroom door is open Hadley goes straight for Dad's water cups.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our new bed!

This summer I went to visit my family in California for a few weeks. Drew was complaining that he was going to be sooo bored. So, I gave him a project. Build me a bed!
After a couple of months it has finally made its way into our room.
I love it!
Thanks Sweetheart!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A little story...

Hadley got her flu shot today. She did so great; didn't even shed a tear! When we got home Hadley was off playing behind the couch. She was pretty quiet so I turned around to check on her. She had taken of her band aid and was eating it! Gross! This girl is just too funny. I love her so much. I'm so grateful I have been blessed with the opportunity to be her mother. She has brought so much joy and excitement into our home!

How can you not LOVE this cute face?

Watching conference with Dad. This was just about the only time
she was quiet during conference. The rest of the time she was playing and screaming!

I had to wake her up from her nap today to go to the doctors.
 I hate doing that! She is just so cute and peaceful!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I failed to mention in the previous post that Hadley now has two teeth! This is the best picture I could get.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hadley is 10 months!

At 10 months Hadley...
  • walks around holding on to furniture
  • crawls everywhere
  • can stand up by herself
  • attached to mom
  • loves table food
  • sometimes cries when I take away something she shouldn't have
  • likes to play with the door stoppers and blinds
  • has started putting everything in her mouth... especially vey small things that she finds on the floor
  • tries to climb on everything
  • Hadley loves crawling over to the front door and looking out the window!
    Eating a pancake. Yum!
    She can stand all by herself... for a while.
    Playing with dad : )

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hadley is 9 months, Family Vacay, and lots of pictures!

At 9 months Hadley...
  • Can crawl!
  • has started getting into things she shouldn't
  • always tries to get the computer and computer cords
  • babbles a lot
  • sadly did not gain any weight... we have to up the calories
  • got a little taller -27 3/4 inches
  • pulls herself to standing using furniture
  • got to go the the beach... she loved the sand... not the ice cold water

Hadley and I had a 3 weeks vacation. Drew joined us for the last week. We were able to go the California to visit with the Steffen's and then went to Lake Arrowhead for a family vacation with the McDonald's. We had a great time! Hadley got to see all her aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
    Hadley's first trip to the beach!
    Nap time
    Can you see her face? The water was very cold!
    Lunch with Grandma B
    Sand, so exciting!
    A little hike
    Grandma McDonald
    Hadley loved her aunth Chloe. She was good at making her laugh!
    Just relaxing on the beach
    Hadley has the best facial expressions!
    got into the magazines