Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving- The Hardy/Robinson Way

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did!
I started the morning off with a run that I thought would be pleasant but turned out into being a run full of dry heaving! Nothing like running first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to the smell of turkey and Thanksgiving dinners cooking on every single street! I was amazed at how strong the smell was through out the neighborhood! I was so happy once that run was over!
That afternoon we all went down to Kip and Sarah's house. It was alot of fun. My mom did most of the cooking and put Sarah in charge of cooking the turkey, so Gregg and I had it really easy! Just show up and eat! Thanks you two for the great cooking! Everything turned out so beautiful!
It was such a relaxing and rewarding day to be able to spend it hanging out as a family and talking about everything we are thankful for. The only one who wasn't here was Ricky who we missed alot. But we were thankful that he was able to go to Utah to spend Thanksgiving with our relatives.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is that it makes you realize how much you really do have to be thankful for. A few things that I am so thankful for are my wonderful husband, my beautiful daughter, my family, the Gospel and my health.

And what do you think we all did the very next morning??? You got it right....we were all up early and at an awesome boot camp class taught by my Mom at Fire House Fitness! It was soooooo much fun! Everyone was invited to bring their spouses to class today for a holiday "butt-kickin" class! And let me tell you...it was such an AWESOME and HARD workout! We all felt so much better afterwards knowing that we had burned off all of our Thanksgiving dinners!
At the end of the boot camp class, we ran this KILLER hill! TWICE!

We're all so tough!

And....back down again we go!

We hope you were all able to have an enjoyable Thanksgiving! We love the holidays around here because it always mean we will have a tough/hard/sweat dripping workout!
Happy Thanksgiving!



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One Year Ago...

Our lives changed forever. Hailee Sue Hardy was born at 1:22am. What a blessing she is in our lives and we love her so much. We are so proud of everything she has accomplished. It is so amazing to watch her learn new things everyday. She has taught us so many things-what true love is, patience, to be more gentle and to not worry about the worldly stuff. She has definitely made us become aware of what is most important in life-each other and family. We love her so much and are so excited to see what this next year will have in store for her!
Happy Birthday Hailee! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!

Hailee on 11/26/2007 (Newborn)
3 Months Old (2/2008)
6 Months Old (5/2008)
9 Months Old (8/2008)
One Year Old! (11/2008)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Too Much to Handle!

So, I think Gregg and I are way more excited than Hailee is, but she graduated from her little car seat to the big girls car seat! Yeah! We even decided to go ahead and let her face forward now! Whats a few days early gonna do, right? Well, let me start from the beginning.... Hailee is really tall for her age, and we have been cramming her in her same tiny car seat that she has been in since birth. Her legs would hang out over the edge and when she would be in the car, she had to bend her legs because the seat was in the way to stretch them out. So as you can imagine, the "CAR SEAT" has been not only uncomfortable for her but a battle with us every single time we would try and put her in it!
So today was her lucky day! We got the camera ready, thinking that she would throw her hands up in the air and giggle and laugh once she was put into her forward facing seat, but of course that didn't happen. I think she was just so traumatized from her old car seat that she carried those feelings with her to the new one.
But thankfully after we started driving, she realized that she could see everything, including us! Don't let fool you though, she look as scared as scarecrow the whole time!

The good news is that later tonight, she kept pointing for the front door to go outside and so I took her and she pointed straight to the car and so I opened the car door, stuck her in her seat and went for a drive and it made her so happy! So now I think she has bonded with her seat! Thank goodness!

Also, Hailee is trying to learn how to jump! I discovered that this morning when we were at the park and there was this little cheer team practicing.We went over to watch them and they were jumping and Hailee would squat down and then stand up real quick! My Mom and I started jumping tonight and she started doing the same thing again! It was just too cute! So, here is a clip of what a "Hailee' jump looks like. You should try it! (Sorry this video is sideways, I don't know how to flip it around. Do any of you?)

video

And lastly, here are a couple of pictures of Hailee walking her doggy. So cute!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Princess Hailee's 1st Birthday Party!



Wow, we never thought this day would come so fast. You think that a year is a long time, but once you have a child, it speeds up more than you could ever imagine. It's really sad how fast the year goes by. Even though it fly's by, it is the most amazing, rewarding and exciting year one could ever ask for. We are so proud of Hailee's accomplishments and everything else that she has done. It is so amazing to see them start off as a newborn, where they are 100% dependent on you, needing you for everything to survive, then to see them being able to sit up all by themselves, where they are becoming less dependent on you. Before you know it, you don't have to carry them everywhere because they prefer crawling instead. Then it seems like it takes just one blink before they are feeding themselves, drinking out of sippy cups and walking around everywhere. The first year is definitely such an eye opener at how precious life is and how breath taking children are.
For Hailee's first birthday party (her birthday isn't until 11/26, but because of Thanksgiving , we decided to have her party a few weeks earlier) we decided to go with the "Princess theme". It was so much fun. The kids were invited to wear their "royal attire" and once they arrived, they had their pictures taken with the Princesses. Then they walked through the gate and to the back where the party was! There was a castle, a jumper and tons of toys for the kids to play with!Hailee with the Princesses, Natalie and Stephanie
All of the kids who looked so cute!

While everyone sang Happy Birthday to her, she was more interested in her food then what was going on.Hailee discovering her cake.
Once she found her cake, there was no stopping her!
Hailee with Grandma and Grandpa Robinson
Hailee with her Uncles, Kip and Rick and her Auntie Sarah
Sharing her cake with Uncle Ricky. She decided that she had to have a fork to eat her cake.Opening presents.

Riley ready to go home. Grandpa playing basketball with some of the kids.

The end of the party. Everyone gone, presents all opened, and a whole lot of cleaning to do!

Thank you everyone who came and made this day so special. We really appreciate it!
And thank you so much Sarah for all of the wonderful pictures you took at the party for us. You are such a great sister and photographer! Thanks!
PS. Hailee got so sick that night. I guess cake and frosting doesn't mix well with her little body. She was up all night throwing up! Poor baby!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hailee, Hailee, Hailee...

This week has been pretty quiet.

Hailee and Grandpa


At the park
Playing with play-do, and trying to figure out what it is

And lots of sleeping. She now uses her bunny as a pillow!
She is so precious and we just love her to death! We can't believe our little baby will be turning 1 in just a couple of weeks!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Week

This past week, we went to the ward Trunk or Treat. Gregg came for a little while before he headed for work, and then Hailee, my Mom (Grandma) and I stayed for a while. Hailee and I have both been sick this week, so we didn't stay as long as we wanted to. But, it was pretty fun. Hailee loved walking around swinging her bucket for candy! You would have totally thought that she has done this for years the way she worked the bucket!



After it was over, we came home and had dinner. Since it was her first time trunk or treating, I decided to go ahead and let her try a sucker, and WOW, she LOVED it! She had a total death grip on the sucker for the longest time!
Once she got bored of the sucker, she reached into her bucket and decided it was sharing time. She would take a piece out, hand it to either my Mom, Dad or I and just laugh and laugh! We played this game probably for almost an hour!
On Halloween, Gregg had to work again (Bummer!) but I decided to take Hailee to the neighbors house to go Trick or Treating! At first she was scared seeing a ton of kids all in scary costumes, but after the first couple of houses she let me put her down and she decided it was time to be a big girl and walk and hold her bucket. On our way home, she then decided it was time to sort through all of her candy and she sat down on the side walk and started pulling her candy out! It was so funny! She still has her bucket of candy as a new toy; good thing she doesn't know its edible stuff! Her new game is to put the candy in her toy kitchen cupboards and then take it out, and then put it back in!

Hailee decided to push her tutu around in her car
Lastly, Hailee and I had girl time after her bath that night. We were both wiped out from still not feeling good, so we painted our toe nails. I still have never painted hers because I thought it would be too hard! Surprisingly, she did pretty well! I would paint a couple of toes and then blow on them, and she started busting up laughing! It was so cute! I did choose a really light pink just in case if I did mess up so it wouldn't be too noticeable! (don't look too closely to the picture!) But it was so much fun and I LOVE having a GIRL so much! She seriously just makes me so happy and I honestly don't seem to get enough of her each day! She is my pride and joy!