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