Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
At her party we had a mermaid come and take pictures with the kids (Amanda Lake). She did such a wonderful job and the kids all loved her! We had many games...."Go fishing" , "Treasure Chest Hunt", parachutes, play do, coloring and a bunch of toys to play with! It was definitely a great night and I am so happy that Hailee had such a great time! And thanks so much for my Mom, who helped me out soooo much with this party! And also a big thanks to Amanda, the mermaid and Cathy for the wonderful cupcakes!
On December 12th, we went up to my parents house to decorate Christmas cookies and hang out for the evening. Hailee had so much fun! She would have sprinkle shakers in both hands and completely cover the entire cookies with them! She also LOVED my parents Christmas animals. For those of you who are wondering what Christmas animals are...well, I'll explain.
Now that us kids are all grown, we still won't let my parents have a Christmas without them. I know every year they would love to keep them in storage, but to us kids, Christmas at Mom and Dad's wouldn't be the same! And since there are grand-kids now....I guess Grandma and Grandpa will have to continue on the tradition with these animals forever! Woo hoo!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
After dinner, we held hands and went outside and looked at the huge Christmas tree in front of the mall! She absolutely LOVES Christmas lights and everything that has to do with the holiday! I decided to continue on with our shopping since we were having so much fun!
We skipped, ran and laughed all through out the mall. By this point I actually was over the whole shopping thing, but I wasn't over having so much fun with my little girl! We stayed at the mall until close, and then continued out to the car laughing and having so much fun.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It was alot of fun too because Rick was in town! (We missed Gregg on the hike...he worked a graveyard the previous night, so he was home sleeping)We weren't able to push the stroller the entire way of the hike, which was fine because Hailee wanted out so she could hike too! She had so much fun! She would climb on every single rock that she passed and was just so happy to be such a "big" girl hiking with all of us.Once we made it back to the stroller, she was so tired! She hiked almost a full mile (That's alot for a 2 year old!) As soon as she got in her stroller, she closed her eyes and fell asleep until we got back to the car!Once we got home, we showered and then had our wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! We had all of our favorite foods! One funny thing is that the turkey was a little over cooked. Our hike ended up being alot longer then planned. Gregg said that if you dip it in water before each bite then it's not so dry! haha. But we would much rather have a dry turkey and go on an extra long hike then to have a moist turkey with a short hike. However, I still thought the turkey tasted great!
Thanks to Mom and Dad for such a wonderful Thanksgiving! We truly do love them!
Before our hike, Hailee saw all of her birthday presents! She was so excited! Especially for the wagon!She climbed into the wagon and threw all of the presents onto the floor!Then she had Uncle Ricky take her for a ride outside! She was one happy little girl! After our dinner, we sang Happy Birthday to Hailee. She blew both candles out by herself! She was so excited! And she was so excited to have her own cake. The night before when we bought the cake, she kept showing us all where "Her" cake was! It's so fun now that she understands what birthday's and holidays are! Happy Birthday Hailee! Mommy and Daddy love you!
We had such a wonderful day and are truly thankful for all of our blessings; our beautiful daughter, our baby Jake who is his way, for one another, parents, siblings, loved ones and friends!
Hailee's 2 year stats:
Height: 36 inches (95%)
Weight: 28 lbs (60%)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Hailee loved being at "Great Grandma and Grandpa's house!" There were so many new things to play with....like my Grandma's walker! She would crawl up onto it and have us race her around the house! They also have those elevator seats that go up the stairs and Hailee would ride up and down the stairs! She definitely knows how to make things fun!
We also went over to my Aunt Sheri's house to play. They have a huge built in play house in their basement! Hailee loved it! (And aren't her boots just the cutest?? I LOVE them!)
My Grandpas party was Sat. Nov. 21st. So many people showed up! I think there was around 45 people that came. Every chair was taken...
My mom and cousin Shannon
Grandma, Grandpa and my Grandpa's sister
We had a great trip and were so happy to be able to see so much of the family on both sides! We are so thankful for our times with family and for the love and relationships that we have with them!