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Girls, Girls, Girls

The girls and I followed Jason into our bedroom while he was doing his little rituals after coming home from work. He snapped this picture and I love it so much. Do not let Jason ever tell you otherwise, he loves every second of being surrounded by the three of us.

One Year Ago Today: 13 Week Ultrasound


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Cady and Hadley have been interacting more and more lately. It is easily my favorite thing in the world. I want nothing more than for them to be the best of friends as they grow up. I was able to catch them earlier this week playing together. It is actually more like Cady was playing WITH Hadley. She is like her own living, breathing baby doll.

Hadley was a good sport, but soon the make over became tiring.

I’m not sure she was a fan of the final outcome.

One Year Ago Today: Empty Playroom


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6 Months

Happy 6 Months Hadley Elizabeth!

I cannot believe it has been 6 months already. I have really been trying to slow down and just soak in every single second of baby time I am going to get with her since I know how fast this is going to go. And I swear this it is all going faster this time around.

As you can see from the picture, Hadley is sitting up very well all on her own. She doesn’t go from lying down to sitting yet, but she is close. She is also very close to getting on all fours. Don’t let any of that fool you though. The girl is mobile. She is a little rolling porkchop and gets all over the house. It works for now, but she does get so frustrated. She wants to crawl and keep up with her big sister.

I will say that looking back at Cady’s 6 month post makes Hadley seem more like a little baby. She is not as close to crawling or anything like that as Cady was at this age. So for that I can be thankful. I am not rushing her in the least. She can be my rolling porkchop for as long as she wants.

She doesn’t have her 6 month appointment until next week, so I won’t know weight for sure until then. I do know she has gained well. We went to the dr about 2 weeks ago for a possible ear infection and she was 16 lbs and 7 oz then. That is the 77th percentile. And I am pretty sure she just had a growth spurt last week. So she is a growing girl. Interestingly, Cady at 6 months was exactly 16 lbs 7 oz. Is that crazy to anyone else? I will post both the stats after I get Hadley’s official 6 months stats. I am pretty sure Hadley is taller than Cady was (26 and 1/8 inches). She is still in size 4 diapers. And yesterday, I actually took the baby carrier out of the car and installed the big girl convertible seat for her. The carrier was just getting to be too much for me to lug around. Plus, she is sitting in carts and high chairs now.

We started solid food a couple of weeks ago. She is really getting the hang of it. I am making all her baby food this time around. I didn’t do it with Cady because it was awfully intimidating and really the whole first time mom bit was about all I could handle. But it really isn’t hard. And it is so cost effective. So far she has only tried veggies. She really likes zucchini and carrots. She is lukewarm on peas and green beans. I am going make a big batch of fruits and veggies this weekend, so she will have tons of new stuff to try out.

Now for comparison pics:

We love you Hadley Elizabeth!

One Year Ago Today: Zoo Trip with Poppa

Two Years Ago Today: How Do Bees Go?


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Carnival Day

The school year is winding down. I am getting really sad about it. We have been really lucky. Cady has two great teachers who are just so wonderful and so loving to her and the other kids. She also has some really great friends she has met in this class. I am really hoping some of them end up in the same class next year.

While it is sad, the end of school is always really fun too. Cady’s school plans really fun things at the end of the year. Thursday was Carnival Day. They had tons of really fun stuff set up outside for the kids to do.

Hadley’s schedule worked out just perfectly so I could hang out and help corral the kids. Let me tell you, keeping up with 12 three year olds is no easy task. I do not know how many times I counted to 12. Luckily, they are all really good kids and made it as easy as possible.

There was an inflatable slide and a bouncy castle. The kids had so much fun.

It wasn’t too hot since we FINALLY got some rain the night before, but it was H-U-M-I-D. So the kids went inside to get some sno cones and cotton candy. Both were big hits with everyone, but Cady didn’t like the cotton candy. She got her fill of sno cones though.

There was also a clown who was doing really cool arm painting (instead of face painting). She was amazing. She did really cute stuff and she did it quick. Cady chose balloons.

Her best buddy, Logan, chose a shark and they wanted a picture together with their masterpieces.

We went back outside and let them run around and pick between a few different things. They had lots of outdoor toys. Cady, Logan and Jaxon decided to play their own brand of horseshoes.

Ms. Nikki tried to teach Cady and Carter how to use those things (I have no idea what they are)

They sort of got the hang of it.

There were tables set up with Spin Art stations. Ms. Nikki helped Cady make some Spin Art.

After all the outdoor fun, we took the kids back to the classroom and they had a yummy lunch. I love being there for lunch because I get to see her say Grace. So precious. I took a video (sorry it of the back of her head).

What was Hadley doing during all this fun?

Sweet girl.

We have an exciting weekend coming up. Cady’s first dance recital is Saturday. As long as I have a cooperative camera, I will have pics and videos. Also, next week is Water Day at Cady’s school. I will likely be skipping Hadley’s last Kindermusik class this term, so I can be there to help out (and take cute pics).

Two years Ago Today: Now We’re Cooking

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You might remember this video from when Cady was around 5 months old:

Well Hadley is starting to practice her raspberry skills as well

One Year Ago Today: Big girl cups

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Crazy Hand Hadley

Today at Kindermusik I noticed an interesting quirk of Hadley’s. She has a crazy hand. But only when she is holding on to an object. She can’t seem to keep it still when there is something in her hand. I thought it might just be a fluke at Kindermusik, but then I noticed it while she was playing after we got home. So I tested out my theory and sure enough. So, of course, I got a video of it.

Oh and by the way, I don’t just toss my kid anywhere on the floor. She has a perfectly good play mat that she just rolls right off of and then she just hangs out in the middle of the floor.

Two Years Ago Today: Pool Videos

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Cady’s Easter Party

On Tuesday, Cady’s class had a special Easter party and Easter egg hunt. I always love getting to see her in that element. Plus, a room full of 3 year old’s is pretty entertaining.

The kid’s get a special treat of McDonald’s Happy Meals on these days.

Hadley is really into faces and hair right now. If one of these things gets within arm’s reach she is grabbing on. I think I had just removed a handful of Cady hair from one of those chubby little fists.

After lunch, the kiddos headed out of the classroom to hunt some eggs

Two of Cady’s classmates have younger siblings that were there. The Little’s hung out together 😉

We walked out with Logan and his mom and baby brother. Cady and Logan are just so sweet together. They love to hold hands.

Such a cute couple! I just don’t think she could have picked a cuter or sweeter little boy for her first “boyfriend”

2 Years Ago: The Thumbkin Trauma

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Happy Easter

Love Hadley and Cady

One Year Ago Today: Cady’s New Moves

Two Years Ago Today: These Boots Were Made For

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5 Months

Happy 5 Months Hadley Elizabeth!

Aah! 5 months already! This is going way too fast. She is getting to be so big. As you can tell by her pictures she is sitting up really well. I still wouldn’t trust her to sit on the floor by herself, but she is so close. I think she is going to love being able to sit be herself. I know I am going to love not having to haul her around in that crazy baby carrier. We bought Cady a new car seat that will get her through until she is done with car seats and boosters completely. So as soon as Hadley is able to sit in carts and things like that, the baby carrier is out and we will be putting the Britax in the car for her. I’m ready.

I think this sweet girl’s eyes are officially going to be blue. I’ve been giving them time to change (and I know they still could), but I do think they are likely to stay this way. I love that I have a beautiful brown eyed girl and a sweet little blue eyed girl too. It only makes sense that Cady looks so much like Jason and has his brown eyes and Hadley resembles me so much and has my blue eyes (although hers a darker blue).

She is still growing well. She is in size 4 diapers. I want to say that Cady was in size 4 when she was close to 2 years old. So Hadley is still a good sized girl. Her clothes are from 6-12 months. And I actually put something on her a week or so ago that was 18 months. My sweet pork chop.

She is sleeping very well. She is completely out of the sleep sack. She isn’t waking at any point in the night. She does wake up around 5am, but I don’t know I could go 10 hours without eating. I can’t complain at all.

We started Kindermusik this past month and she is loving it. It does happen to fall during her morning nap (like she actually has a schedule. HA!), but one thing that can be said about this girl is that she is adaptable. She really has to be a go-with-the-flow kind of gal because all our schedules pretty much revolved around Cady’s. Hadley catches a nap when and where she can.

Comparison pics:



We love you Hadley Elizabeth!

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Hadley started Kindermusik last week. I feel it was a very integral part of Cady’s development. It helped her with social interaction until she was able to get into Mother’s Day Out. I know that it will be just as wonderful for Hadley.

We are actually in a unit that we have done before with Cady. So it is very neat to have that familiarity with it. It is Hickory Dickory Dock and focuses a lot on nursery rhymes. Hadley and her friend, Grayson, are the youngest in the class. All the other kids are at least 6 months older than them.

It has been a lot different with a child that isn’t sitting upright yet. Cady started Kindermusik around 6 months. Hadley is almost there. She has started doing the tri-pod pose a little bit. She is always trying to sit up and see what is going on around her. Since she isn’t yet though it is difficult to get pictures. Today I had my phone on me and was able to quickly snap a couple of sweet ones.

Under the parachute.

And this was a towel ride with her buddy, Grayson. Sweet boy was getting tired, so he was kind of over it. And though it might not look like it, he loved holding Hadley’s hand. Who wouldn’t?

Two Years Ago Today: Spring Is Here

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