Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So I'm Behind....WAY behind...

In this post Haley is 1 year and 2 months old:

Well, saying that I have been a slacker is an understatement these days. I apoligize to those of you who don't get to see Haley often for not doing a better job. Maybe this month will be a better one :)

We have had a crazy past couple of weeks. First, Haley finally started walking, A LOT. She walks just about everywhere and is into everything :) It's great :) Last Sunday (2/8) Ethan left for the State Fire Academy for a week. We had great plans, he rode down with the guys from the station, and Haley and I would pick him up when I got off work on Thursday and we'd head down to the coast to see our best friends, Stuart and Sarah, and their two girls, Pressley (2 1/2) and Paige (3 weeks old). WELL, Ethan left, and I started to get sick. It came on like a ton of bricks, and by the time he called to tell me he was there....I sounded like a frog! Of course, just my luck. Well, I was determined I wasn't getting sick, but it didn't work. I went to the doctor on Monday, then tried to go to work (even though the doctor advised against it) and was home by that afternoon. Rachel, my sweet sister in law, went and picked up Haley that night to keep her away from the crud....but it didn't work. She brought her back to me Tuesday morning, and we both were sick. Long story short, we ended up staying home Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday before going to get Ethan Thursday Evening. We finally started to feel better some time on Wednesday I think. Rest does a lot!

We got to the coast and had a WONDERFUL time! It was so great to see the Carothers family, AND Ethan's dad was in town from Tennessee, and Rachel and Jason came down, so we got to hang out with the family too! It really was an AWESOME trip, and everyone had a wonderful time!

Haley is growing and changing every day. Her favorite things these days include necklaces and her firetruck. Also, she is quite polite...she says "Thank You" when you hand her something, or she hands you something LOL. Of course, it doesn't sound quite like you and I would say it LOL. Fun stuff.

Well, enjoy the pictures below, and I'll try and get back on the blogging wagon :)


Sweet Baby Paige Barrett Carothers
Pressley and Haley in the tub

Pressley going down the slide :)

Pressley and her "sweet" face
Haley going down the slide

Laughing after sliding

Sweet girl :)

A firewoman and her beads
Playing on Chloe's bus :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fun before bed

In this post Haley is 1 year 1 month and 14 days old:

One of Haley's happiest times is right before bed. We get her out of the bath, get her dressed, and let her play a few minutes before bed. Thursday night we snapped a few pictures before we put her down, and you can see how excited she gets when she plays :)

She is really growing and changing every day. She is fully capable of walking, and does so often, but she knows she can get somewhere faster crawling, so she drops down to a crawl most times :) She's talking, though we're not always sure of what she is saying, though "dat" seems to be a favorite. She is a true joy, and we are so thankful to have her in our lives :)

Big Buck Fever

In this post Haley is 1 year 1 month and 14 days old:

Well, hunting season is over, and like all avid hunters, Ethan had "Big Buck Fever" from the day it opened. While he was successful in securing plenty of meat to last us until next year, he had yet to "catch" that Big Buck he was out for....until Friday!

Ethan shot this 8 point on the last day he was able to hunt this year. We are very proud of him, and can't wait for ole Bucky to grace our walls :)