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Monday, August 25, 2008

Chatty Cathy

In this post Haley is 8 months and 7 days old:

What a wonderful weekend, and start to the week! Haley has been in such a fun and playful mood lately, it has been so much fun to be around her! Yesterday, I was laying on the floor with her, and she was smiling at Ethan, so he of course got out the camera! This morning, when I got her up, she started talking, and didn't really stop until she went to bed! Wonder where she gets that????

Also yesterday, we got a video of her kissing Grover, and then kissing Mommy. It is funny, not sure if she really "gets it" but it's cute none the less :)

We went for a walk tonight with Grammy and our friends Amy & Chloe. It was so much fun, we hadn't gotten to hang out with Amy & Chloe in a while, so it was good to catch up. Haley had a blast, enjoyed rolling around in the breeze, and got a big kick out of me and Mom. Enjoy the pictures! We'll do our best to keep em coming!

Love,
Susan








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Sunday, August 24, 2008

And now some pictures....

In this post Haley is 8 months and 6 days old:

Here are all the pictures we've been taking. Thanks to our good friend Meredith for showing me how to put more than 5 pictures in a post :) Hope everyone enjoys them:


Playing with mommy

Smiling at the Camera


Look at those beautiful eyes....

My shirt says it all :)

Pulling Mom's hair


Trying to get the camera


Two of my top teeth, the only way Mom and Dad can get a picture is to hang me upside down...which I enjoy anyway :)

Smiling for the camera

What???


C'mon mom, stop taking pictures


My pillow that Mommy & Grammy made out of my recieving blankets...I like it a LOT and can lay on it in the floor :)

Documenting but not posting :)

In this post Haley is 8 months and 6 days old


Hello everyone! I know we have been slacking lately with the posts, but we HAVE been taking pictures and video's so here they are!


Haley is doing great, we have had a wonderful weekend, and are looking forward to our trip to the beach at the end of the week! She is really enjoying her walker, and moving around quite a bit these days. It won't be long I imagine before we are chasing her around the house, having to make sure she stays out of the dogs food :)


Ethan and I are doing well too, both still working a lot, but enjoying our jobs! I hope everyone has a great week, enjoy the videos!


Susan

Playing....

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Playing again....
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playing some more......

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Still playing!

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walking with Daddy!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Long Overdue Update

In this post Haley is 8 months and 1 day old

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been slacking off about updating this blog, but little Miss Haley has been fighting teething, and a fever, and life has just been plain ol busy!

Lets see, last Thursday Ethan and I decided that Haley seemed to be fighting us on the last bottle of the day, rather than really wanting to drink it. After all, she was drinking it less than 2 hours after eating supper and drinking that bottle. So, we decided to see if she would go to bed without it. Well, she adjusted like a champ, and we haven't looked back! As you can tell from the picture below, we are starving her to death, and we should probably be reported! :) But, our baby girl is now 8 months old, eats 3 meals a day, and is growing like a weed :) WAY TOO FAST! Ethan says just about daily that she needs to slow down!

Saturday, Haley and I, along with our neighbor and good friend Meredith, decided we were going to go check out some yard sales. Of course, the morning we get up to do it, it is raining outside! But, have no fear, WE ARE PREPARED!!! We put Haley in her raincoat, and we headed out....
"Mom, are you SURE that we want to go out in this????"

Haley was a trooper though, and we had a great time! She uses a walker at Miss Kim's house during the week, and at the first stop we had quite a find! We got the exact same walker that she is used to for $2!!! Yep, two bucks! I couldn't believe it! I brought it home, cleaned it up, and after her nap she went to town! Cricket and Tater still aren't sure what to think of it, they haven't quite figured out how this "thing" that first stole all of Mom & Dad's attention, is now MOBLE, and they run from her, while she enjoys chasing them :) Fun stuff!!!

Here is a short video of Haley outside last Sunday, showing off her skills....


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Well, I think that is about all the news for now. Life is wonderful, we are gearing up for our first real family vacation. We are going to Orange Beach Alabama with our Best Friends Stuart and Sarah, and thier little girl Pressley. We are hoping for nice weather, and a relaxing visit.

Hope everyone is doing well, and if tooth number six ever makes it's appearance, I'll be sure and post something about that! I'll try and get back on track now that my happy little girl is back, I have fun things to take pictures of!

Take care!

Love, Susan

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sick & Fussy Haley

In this post Haley is 7 months 24 days old

Well, I have no pictures to add to this post, becuase little miss Haley hasn't been very photogenic lately. She came down with what we believe was a "fever virus" and was out of commission on Thursday evening, until Saturday about 5 P.M. She stayed at my parents house Friday night so that Ethan and I could sleep in, but at 7 A.M. Mom called to tell me that Haley had thrown up twice. So, Ethan and I got up and went to get her. She spent most of the day Saturday just feeling puny, and then about 5, she woke up from her nap covered in sweat, so we knew the fever had broken. She played happily until bathtime, and we thought we were on the road to recovery.....we thought wrong :)

Yesterday morning, she woke up at her normal time, but she wasn't overly happy. I fed her and for some reason, she threw up her bottle. Seemed to be ok, so we just went on about our day. Well, she would go from happy for a minute, to crying, big ol alligator tears. Turns out tooth number SIX is well on its way to making an appearance, and is being quite a booger bear. SO, I might take some mad pictures tonight, just so you can see we have a normal baby, one that isn't happy ALL the time. Ethan and I are fine too, I would dare say our nerves are thin by the end of the day, but being a parent is by far the HARDEST JOB I'VE EVER LOVED!!!

Love, Susan

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Some pictures

In this post Haley is 7 months and 20 days old

Hey everyone, just wanted to share some pictures that our friend Jody took of Haley not too long ago.

She is doing great, we think her 6th tooth might be coming in. She's been a little fussy the past day or so, and you can see the bump where it is trying to come in. Other than that, not a whole lot going on. She spent the day with her friend Myla yesterday, and they had a blast. Her regular sitter had to take the day off to be at the birth of her Grandson, and so Meredith was kind enough to watch Haley for us. She said Myla brought Haley toys all day, and Haley just watched her with amazement! She is a very SERIOUS little girl. I guess she gets that from Ethan, becuase I am pretty sure I haven't been serious a day in my life!

Hope everyeone is doing well, and we'll keep the pictures and updates coming, so check back often!
Love,
Susan




Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Get Down

In this video, Haley is 7 months 18 days old

As you might can tell, I am really enjoying the ability to upload videos to show you what Haley is doing in "real" time. So, here is a short video right before bath time tonight. We caught a little bit of her signature dance move. Watch out!!!

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On another note, we took haley back to the ENT today to get her 1 month checkup on her ears. They look great, and the tubes appear to have been a success. We also stopped by the Pediatrician's office, just to see how much she weighed, and her length. Well, she hasn't gotten any taller in the last month, but she's packing on the pounds! She now weighs 21 lbs even, and is 27 1/2 inches long :) Happy Healthy Haley!

Love,

Susan

Monday, August 4, 2008

Haley Talking!

In this video Haley is 7 months 17 days old

Haley doing a little jibber jabbering :)

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Haley Tummy Time

In this video Haley is 7 months 17 days old

Haley hasn't much cared to be on her stomach since the day she was born. She loves to kick around on her back, and look at things around her sitting up. We would like for her to crawl someday, so we practice putting her on her stomach. You can see how much she loves it :)

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

More Pictures

In these pictures Haley is 7 months 16 days old

"OOOH BOY! NILLA WAFER!!!"

"What???"
I may be biased...but that is the sweetest smile in the world :)

Another Great weekend

In this post and these pictures Haley is 7 months and 16 days old

We had a great weekend this weekend. Ethan was off both Saturday and Sunday so we got to spend some great time together. Saturday, Haley spent the day with our good friends Toni and Stefano, while Ethan and I went out on the boat with Rachel, Kimberly, Jody, Lori and Adam. We met another boat full of folks out there, and had a great time in the sun!

Saturday night, we got a babysitter for Haley, a sweet girl named Hannah who has kept her before, and we met all of our boating friends, along with Toni, Stefano, and her son Riley, and had a fun dinner at the Habatci Resturant here in town.

Today, Ethan, Haley and I took off for Tupelo right after her morning nap. We had lunch at Logan's Roadhouse, where Haley sat in her high chair and acted like an angel (after we fed her, poor thing was probably starving to death!). She sat and played while Ethan and I ate, and then survived a whirl wind shopping trip to Old Navy and Sams Club.

We made it home and spent the rest of the day trying to relax, but the grass called, so Ethan got out and cut it!

I am going to put some pictures in of Haley today! Hope you enjoy!
Love, Susan



Haley just looking at me being cute as usual :)

Eating her Mum Mum cookie, we think she might be a south paw...


Who could resist those big brown eyes???

Isn't she sweet :)


Well most of the time....but if you look real hard you can see her bottom two teeth! She has 3 on top, but won't show them off just yet :)

Swaddle Instructions

In this video Haley is 7 months 16 days old

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This is a video of how to swaddle your baby, using the big baby blankets that I make. This video is dedicated to the newest member of our family, Titus Lin Johnson :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Some Pictures

In these pictures Haley is 7 months and 8 days old

Last Saturday, we heard Haley stirring after her nap, and went in to find her like this....
Obviously she had reached for something and rolled from her back to her belly, her new found trick.

It didn't take her long to start looking around and trying to figure out just how she ended up this way! :)


This is the dress Haley wore for the 4th of July. I put her back in it becuase I was afraid she might grow out of it (she has) and I wanted to get a picture. She sat very nicely so Mommy could play "dress up" :)


We also put her little hair in a ponytail on top of her head, with a cute bow that our friend Elaine made for us. We sure hope that by the time Ole Miss Football starts, we have some more hair to put in this bow :)

Thanks for stopping by, I weighed Haley tonight, and at 7 months 14 days she weighs 20lbs!!! She really is growing up way too fast, but she is such a joy, and we are so thankful to have her in our lives!

Long Over Due

In this post Haley is 7 months and 14 days old.

So I don't have any pictures to post, but I do need to update on how Miss Haley is.

She has been growing like a weed :) and changes every day. She has 5 teeth now, and is quite the "talker". We're not quite sure what she is saying, but she gets pretty serious!

Lets see, last week we had a pretty uneventful week, but at the end of the week, Ethan and I decided to go see Batman, and Haley spent the night with Grammy and Pappaw. She has learned to dance from using her Karaoke Machine that has been on loan from Myla. She LOVES that thing. She sits in front of it, and bangs on the buttons, and when she really gets excited, she starts to dance. She moves and wiggles, and has a grand Ole time. Last Friday when she spent the night with Grammy and Pappaw, she apparently told Pappaw some GREAT stories, and showed him some of her new dance moves. ALSO, she did something exciting for them that she hadn't done before. She FINALLY rolled from her back to her stomach! She is figuring out that in order to get to things that she wants, she is going to have to be on her belly, so she is slowly but surely figuring that out.

Haley had a rough start to this week, as her 5th tooth was breaking through the surface of her gums. She hasn't really complained a lot with her other teeth, but this fifth one must have been a painful on. She spent most of the day Monday grunting and groaning, but by the time she got up Tuesday, the corner was through, and she was in a better mood!

This weekend Haley is going to spend the day with our dear friend Toni. She is very excited to keep Haley, and we sure hope she is still happy when we pick her up. Ethan and I are taking the boat out with some friends, and although we would love to take her, it is just too hot to have a baby out on the water.

Well, I think that is about all there is. Haley is wearing 9-12 month clothes, and just started in a size 4 shoe. She really is such a neat kid, and we are so thankful to have her in our lives. I'll try and get some pictures this weekend, and update the blog. Hope everyone is well. Thanks for reading!

Love,
Susan