TODAY HALEY IS: TODAY MACKENSY IS:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some Pictures for Your Veiwing Pleasure

In this post Haley is 10 months and 12 days old:

Here are some pictures from this past weekend :) Haley had a great time at the pumpkin patch, and we had a great visit with Ethan's family for Anne's birthday :)

Big weekend this weekend, expect more pictures to come :)

Susan

Haley in the Pumpkin Patch

Haley & Pepaw (Ethan's Dad)

Memaw & Aunt Rah on the way to the Race


Haley blowing Rasberries with her Memaw



Jason, Rachel, Anne, Pop, Me & Ethan at the Nascar Nationwide Series Race


Haley & Memaw playing with the Horse


Haley & Pappaw on the front porch of Grammy & Pappaw's house (my parents)



Mommy & Haley on the way to Grammy & Pappaw's


Sweet Haley smiling for the camera

Sunday, October 26, 2008

We've got liftoff!!!

****I wrote this post on Sunday, but I can't get the video to load, but I am going to post it anyway. Haley is doing great, and I'll try and post some more pictures soon :)****

In this post Haley is 10 months 8 days old:



We had a wonderful weekend with Ethan's family. Yesterday was his mom's 29th birthday, not sure how many of those she has had...but we heard that the AARP was accepting her for membership this year :) Didn't know they allowed in 29 year olds!!!



Yesterday, Anne, Paul, Rachel, Jason, Ethan & I all loaded up and went to the Nascar Nationwide Series Race in Memphis. Haley stayed with my parents and was apparently very busy all day! When we got home, we put Haley on the ground, and bam, she was off. She still needs to work on her speed, but she is definately crawling now. Memaw was very excited that Haley decided to crawl on her birthday!



I have lots of pictures that we took, and I'll sort through them tomorrow and post some for your veiwing pleasure :) Until then, enjoy the video!



I think back to when Haley was first born, and can't believe that time flies so fast. She is growing and so much fun, what a life we have ahead :)



Love,



Susan



Friday, October 24, 2008

Movin...but not quite Groovin :)

In this post Haley is 10 months 6 days old:

We have been saying for quite some time now that Haley would be crawling "any day now". Well, it seems that day is upon us. My mom picked up Haley this afternoon and took her to their house since Ethan was at the Firestation and I had to run to Walmart. When I got there I asked what they'd been doing, and they smiled and replied "watching your daughter crawl"! I was shocked, and excited, and so we put her down, whipped out the camera, and this is what we saw. Be patient, it takes a minute, but there are a few crawling steps in there :) I am sure by this time next week she'll be all over the place. What were we wishing for???

Love,

Susan

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Update without Photos

In this post Haley is 10 months 5 days old:

Hello everyone. Sorry I don't have any pictures to put up, but the past week and 1/2 have been busy, and seems like we haven't really stopped.

Haley now has 7 teeth, and we are pretty sure about 100 more on the way :) No, seriously, she has cut her bottom left tooth, and we think we have 2 or 3 more right behind that one. If history repeats itself, we can be sure to have lots of other teeth on thier way. She is on total table food now, and very into feeding herself. That is both a blessing and a curse, becuase it can be frustrating to try and get her to eat when she wants to hold the spoon. The dogs are BIG fans though, as they get to clean up the mess :)

I went to Memphis this past weekend to meet some great friends of mine, Barbara, Meg & Tyler. We all 4 had our babies at the same time, and have become great friends as a result. The world wide web is an awesome thing! We had a great time, it was like we had known each other forever. I hate that we all live so far apart, but the good thing is that we have phones and email, and can keep in touch :)

Haley is trying VERY hard to crawl. She is popping up on all fours, but just hasn't quite figured out how to move forward. It gets comical as she gets tired, and will bury her face in the carpet and yell. I hope we get that on video before too long! She does get where she wants to go, be it an army crawl, body drag, or just plain rolling. I imagine she will be off and running before we know what hit us!

Ethan's parents are coming this weekend for Memaw's birthday and we are ALL very excited! They'll be up on Friday, Saturday we are going to a race in Memphis, and Sunday we'll get some good quality time in before they have to go home. We can't wait to spend the weekend with them, and know they'll be amazed at how much Haley has grown!

Hope everyone is doing well, I should have lots of new pictures after this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Love,
Susan

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fun weekend with the Family!

In this post Haley is 9 months and 26 days old:

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of a visit from my brother Rocky, his wife Debbie and their son, Elijah. It was a very much anticipated visit (Debbie had a countdown going at 100 days) and unfortunately it passed two fast!!!

Saturday morning, we got up and all went to breakfast at Emileigh's Table in Taylor, MS. It was good but I reccomend going early if you want a lot of food! We were late and almost missed breakfast. We then toured the Southern Living Idea House and looked around the Taylor Farmers Market. It was really neat, and I FORGOT MY CAMERA!!!

Saturday night, Mom and Dad took the Grandkids, and Ethan, Rocky, Debbie & I all went out to supper. It was so much fun, we got to laugh and joke, and not have to worry about our kids. We are SUCH party animals, we were home in bed by 10!!! Guess we really ARE getting old!

Sunday, we got up and all went to church with Mom and Dad in Olive Branch. Their church has moved into a nice new building and we enjoyed getting to see it and say hello to everyone. After Chruch Dad took us all to a nice resturant in Collierville, and we had a great meal. That evening, everyone came to our house, and Ethan prepared a wonderful meal of Pork, Sweet Potatoes, and grilled asparagus. Needless to say we were stuffed! Mom, Debbie, Ethan and I played dominos, while Rocky & Dad watched a movie. It was good ol family fun! OH I almost forgot, we also made a fire in the fire pit and all got to Roast marshmellows. Elijah thought that was pretty cool!

Yesterday, we decided to kind of take it easy. I went and got Rocky and Elijah and took them to get Elijah' hair cut. He and Haley had their pictures made yesterday afternoon, so they wanted to get him a trim :) We then took Rocky home, got Debbie, and then went to get Haley. I would tell you what we did next, but it is top secret, and so you'll just have to be surprised when other who read this blog are suprised :)

Rocky, Dad & Ethan worked on the house yesterday, and Dad cooked some AWESOME ribs for us to eat last night. I finally remembered that I needed "blog pictures" so I got Dad's camera and took these. We had a great time, it is ALWAYS hard to watch them go home, as we miss them dearly. I am just thankful that we can travel and see one another as often as we do :)

Hope everyone is well, Haley is doing great, growing way too fast, but really getting quite a personality. I think she says mamamamama because last night she was on her belly in the living room and she called out "MAAA MAAA MAAA MAAA" and I went to get her and she stopped. Everyone heard it, so i know that is what she was saying :) Hey, can't hurt to dream :)

Enjoy the photos!

Susan

P.S. Don't EVER try and "Move your daughters diaper in case she poops" if she is in the exersaucer. Chances are you are TOO LATE :) Take it from someone who knows :)

Ethan and Mom relaxing after a hard day's work

Grammy Haley & Elijah


Haley & Elijah

My Smiling little Angel

Pappaw relaxing after a long day


Mommy & Haley

Silly Uncle Rocky :)


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pulling up & On the mend :)

In this post Haley is 9 months and 20 days old:

Haley is feeling MUCH better today, and she spent the day with Grammy! She woke up without a fever at all, and as I type this, she has made her way into the computer room with her walker. Man is she growing too fast! Like a WEED I tell you!!!

Last night, before her bath we had stripped her to her diaper becuase she had food on her clothes. We came in here to work on something, and she was playing at her karoke machine. When we walked back into the living room, this is what we found:

Obviously she is trying very hard to become mobile, and I am sure it is just a matter of time before we will be chasing her around. Her cousin Elijah is coming to see her this weekend, escorted by his mom and dad :). We are all looking forward to their visit, and I am sure I will have lots of stories to tell and pictures to share after thier visit. In the meantime, enjoy the following video! We FINALLY caught her talking....ENJOY!


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sick Baby

In this post Haley is 9 months and 19 days old:


Well, it has been an interesting few days around our house. Saturday, Rachel kept Haley all day while Ethan and I went to the Ole Miss football game. They had a great time, and she was a complete angel. Then Sunday, she was home with us, and while her overall mood was ok, she was starting to get kind of clingy. Didn't wan't to be left alone. We went over to our friends Amy and Sanford's house, and played with them and Chloe and had chili and had a great time. Well, yesterday morning, we got Haley up and she was burning up. She had a fever, and when Ethan and I looked in her mouth we could see blisters on her throat. Turns out she has a virus called Herpangina. It is blisters in her mouth, and is very common among toddlers and pre toddlers this time of year. There isn't anything we can do, other than give Tylenol and Motrin, and maker her as happy as possible.


She is starting to get better (we hope) and sleeping a lot. We are thankful for her schedule, because even when she hasn't been feeling 100%, she still sleeps like she needs to. I am going to post some videos from Sunday, that should make you smile. On a good note, she apparently had a growth spurt from 9/22 to yesterday. She is now 29.5 inches long and 23 lbs 6 oz. Our big little girl! Hope everyone is well!


Love, Susan



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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dancing Queen

In this post Haley is 9 months & 13 days old:

This past weekend, Ethan and I were in the spare bedroom and he was uploading music to his ipod. Haley, walking around in her walker, came in to check things out. Apparently, she is a fan of rock and roll. Enjoy!

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