Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

Hailey and Josh had a nice little tea party.

Chandice made Hailey a cute tutu, but she was a little intimidated by it, so Savannah tried it on just to show her it was ok. Obviously Savannah didn't like me taking her picture!

Walking her new dog Roxy, with Rock looking on.

Reading her new book to Rock.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hailey's First Gingerbread House!

Hailey made her very first gingerbread house with Grandma. She especially loved sticking the candy on the frosting!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wedding Weekend

Ashley's brother got married this past weekend. Here are a few pics from the festivities!

Hailey loves her uncle Tristin - here they are posing by one of the Christmas trees.
This is Ash and Hailey dancing. Ashley's cute uncle was getting down too!

The cake - it was beautiful and so delicious!

Hailey ate two huge brownies piled high with frosting. Loves chocolate just like her mom!

Hailey found a cute friend who gave her one of his necklaces.

The happy couple at the altar. The bride was wearing a third generation wedding dress.

Debbie, Hailey, Tiffany, Emily, and Trisitin at the luncheon at The Point.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sweet Baby Girl

My brother Jody and his wife Lisa had their first baby today. She is a beautiful baby girl, weighing in at 8 lbs. 15 oz. (exactly the same as Hailey weighed). No pictures yet, but she is adorable and mother and baby are doing well!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

This is the three of us pregnant women at Chandice's shower. Lisa is due Dec. 5, Chandice is due Feb. 11, and I am due Mar. 14. We were lucky to all be together for a picture before Lisa has her baby!

Hailey was always asking, "What is Joshua doing?" She pretended to be scared of him but I think she really likes him.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Ash!

We celebrated Ashley's birthday two days ago. It's always fun to have family and friends over and celebrate another year! Hailey loved helping him blow out the candles.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Belly Pics

Here are a couple pics of my expanding belly. The top one is at about 22 weeks and the bottom one is at about 11 weeks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome Winter?

Like many of you, we received our first big snowstorm last week. Hailey loves, loves, loves the snow. I'm not sure I feel the same way, but it's inevitable right?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Diaper Genie

So I need some input from you all. I'm thinking about getting a Diaper Genie, but I have never owned one and I am wondering if it's worth the investment. I have a little diaper pail, but it doesn't have a deodorizer, so it can get pretty stinky. I am constantly spraying Lysol in and around it. So I am wondering if any of you have a Diaper Genie and if it is expensive to buy the refills or if it's worth it. Any input I can get would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a really fun Halloween this year. There is a Trunk-or-Treat every year at our church, and tons of people come. We have soup and scones, then the kids go around and get candy from all the decorated trunks. Hailey was a Steeler's cheerleader, I was a witch, and Ashley was a vampire.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

We are so excited to have a little boy in our family. Yesterday I went out and bought some little boy clothes. I would have posted the ultrasound, but when we tried to watch the DVD it was blank! So hopefully I will have it next week and it will be posted. Yay for little boys!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Family Pics

Here is a sampling of the family pictures we had taken when we were in Idaho this week. Some of them are taken at Ashley's parents' house and others are taken at the Lorenzo bridge near Rexburg, ID.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Show Me the Money!

A couple weeks ago I took Hailey to the bank to open a savings account with some money she had received for her birthday. She was so excited to sit at the desk and give her money to the banker.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Hailey!

Ok, so I'm only two weeks late on posting Hailey's birthday pictures, but better late than never, right? We went to the zoo for her birthday, then had cake and ice cream at our house. Very low-key, but a lot of fun. I can't believe she's two!

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Wonderful World of Potty Training

So we bought Hailey a little potty about six months ago just to see what she would do. She actually liked to sit on it, but didn't understand the "going" part. After a month or so, she went a couple times (I think on accident), which was great, but we still didn't push her. Well last week she told me she wanted to go potty, so she sat on the potty and went! Then she wipes and washes her hands. She did this two days in a row and I was so proud! Then yesterday I put her on the potty and she went #2! I was so ecstatic! She looked embarassed like she had done something wrong, but I clapped for her and told her what a good job she did and what a big girl she was. Then we went to the store and bought her a doll. She was so excited to have it. Believe it or not, this was her first doll. We've just never bought one for her before. She's kind of a little tomboy. Anyway, our goal is to have her potty trained before the new baby comes, so hopefully we can do it, but if not, it's not the end of the world. I'm not going to push her, because all the times she has gone it's been because she wanted to. Anyway, our little girl sure is growing up fast!

Monday, August 18, 2008

No, I don't normally let my child stick Qtips in her ears, but I thought this was so funny when I turned around and she had done this herself! She looks like a little martian or something.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm Still Here

I haven't posted anything for a while. With morning sickness and a lot of fatigue, I haven't had the energy or desire to take any pictures. Yesterday I couldn't even keep water down, and lost count of the number of times I threw up. Hopefully today will be a better day, and hopefully this "stuff" will go away soon. I just want to feel normal again!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July Weekend

We went up to Idaho to visit Ashley's family for the 4th. His parents have an amazingly beautiful back yard with a pond full of koi fish, waterfalls, and gardens. Hailey spent all her time outside, feeding the fish and throwing rocks into the pond. We completed our trip with the fireworks show in Idaho Falls. They have the best fireworks show I have ever seen!