Monday, October 17, 2011


We went and got Haileys pictures done today, and there were so many good pictures, and the studio gave us a rockin good deal on the CD, and are printing off our own pictures for MUCH cheaper.  So heres a sneak peak of some of the best ones!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


There isn't a better sound in all the world than to hear Hailey giggle! And the things that make her giggle are endless and ever-changing.


Okay, okay.  I have really been slacking on the blog updates.  I promised Bobby this video would be up a month ago....better late than never.  Hailey decided to start walking 2 days after her birthday, and she was running by July 24th.  I'm positive she had help from Grandma Dee, who passed away the day before Haileys birthday.  She loved Hailey more than anything, and the feeling was mutual.  We miss her dearly, but she will always with us.


We were incredibly lucky to have 3 other little kids born within a few weeks of Hailey in our ward.  Their parents have become good friends, and we ended up having a birthday party for all of them the week before Hailey's birthday, and they had a great time! Such a great looking bunch of kids!


Hailey wasn't her normal self a few nights ago.  She was super cuddly and wanted nothing more than to crawl up on Xax's lap and just cuddle.  This is a true rarity, and we have learned to treasure every minute she wants to sit still and spend a few minutes with us.  She is so independant, she doesn't even like you to read books to her.  Needless to say, Xax was in heaven with his little girl completely into spending the night on his lap.  My two favorite people in the whole world!



This post has been a while coming, but it's finally here.  For Haileys 1st birthday, we had a party at the park and invited some of our family and some friends.  She wasn't as into the cupcake as I thought she would be, but she loved the wood chips at the park! Go figure.


These pictures might look like Hailey is super sad or angry, but these are the faces she pulls when you pull out the camera and tell her to "say cheese."


I don't know many 13 month olds that can give knuckles, but Hailey thinks its the best thing ever.  The little boy I tend has been trying to teach her for quite some time, but just this week Hailey has decided that it's pretty cool.  She is way too smart for her own good!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


So, last Saturday, Hailey finally decided she wanted to walk.  She walked about 6 feet from a chair to Xax and that was it for the day.  Sunday, she just took off, and just like that she was a pro and it's like she's been walking forever.  She can turn on a dime and bend and pick things up and she has almost started standing up without holding onto anything.  She is already running away from me when I go to stop her from doing something she knows shes not supposed to be doing!  Video to come as soon as our camera battery is charged.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Today is Hailey's first 4th of July, and I think she's a fan!  We started off the day with the world-famous Hyrum parade, followed by a BBQ at my parents house with my sisters and their families, and the day will be wrapped up with the splendid Hyrum fireworks show.  Hailey loved the parade, as any good citizen would, and had a great time playing with her cousins.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Hailey has finally started walking!!  She took seven or eight steps between Xax and I several times today.  Grandma and Grandpa were witnesses.  She is getting more confident with each step, and she is now letting go of things and standing by herself for a couple of minutes at a time.  Its just a matter of time until she makes up her mind to just take off and start running.  Now that its actually happening, I'm slightly dreading it.  Our baby is growing up and that is truely bitter-sweet. 

Today she is officially off of formula and onto real milk.  We have been mixing milk in her bottle for a few weeks, and we ran out of formula last night, and we decided to just stock up on milk! I've actually been looking forward to this day for about 6 months, it just so happened to coinside with her first steps.  Truely a day for the record books!!

Friday, June 24, 2011


I had surgery on my hand last week, and Tuesday I got the big cast-like annoyance off, and I got downgraded to a bandaid and a removable pressure bandage.  Once my stitches come out, I think I will be good to go.  The stitches are quite ugly; Frankenstein-ish even....


A few nights ago Xax and I were in the kitchen cleaning up, and Hailey was playing in our little dining area, entertaining herself.  We had an opened package of toilet paper that hadn't quite made it to our hall closet, and Hailey discovered it and had such a great time, I couldn't do anything but laugh and grab the camera.  Here are the results: