Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Polar Express

On Saturday we rode the Polar Express. Hayden had a great time. He enjoyed it more this time because last year when we went he had a bad ear infection and wasn't feeling to good. Landon enjoyed looking at all the lights that were decorated all over the train. When we got to the North Pole, Santa got on the train with all of his elves and gave all the kids a Bell, which is the first gift of Christmas in the movie. He also asked all the kids what they wanted for Christmas. Hayden told him that he wanted a scooter. Landon was just mesmerized by him. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again with the kids next year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year we went to San Antonio. We stayed at a great place called Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch. It was wonderful. We had a one bedroom condo that was wonderful. They had an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a indoor/outdoor slide, lazy river (very cold and we didn't get in) and a huge fire pit that we did smores on one night. On Wednesday we met my mom and Clarence for lunch in San Marcos @ Mamacita's, I sure do miss eating there and the food was so good. Blaine took me around campus, I can't believe how much everthing has changed and grown. I saw the new football stadium and the softball and baseball fields. Then I saw were our house use to be. It was a sad moment for me because our first house is gone along with some of the great trees and now a stip mall is there instead.

On Thanksgiving day we went, along with Alan and Linda, to the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa to have lunch. They served everything that you can imagion. They had a salad and soup bar, pasta bar, seafood bar, your traditional Thanksgiving food, and a breakfast bar. They also had tons of deserts and homemade ice cream that was out of this world. For Hayden, they had a seperate kids buffet that was at his level. They had a movie going for all the kids to watch if they wanted to, a coloring station, and a clown that was making balloon animals or what ever you want...like a sword-that's what Hayden got. We all loved it.

The next day we all went to Sea World. One of our good friend's from college, Kyle Hierholzer, met us there and we got to spend the day with him. We went and saw the Clyde and Semore show, the Shamu show, watched Polar Express in 4-D, the grown-ups rode the roller costers...except for Linda, and Hayden played on the playscape that they have and rode a little shamu roller coster they had for kids. Is was a long day. We were there from 10-6.

Saturday we took it easy. We stayed around the condo and then for an early dinner we went to Market Square and ate at Mi Tierra's. They have to best food and bakery. We were going to go on the River Walk but OMG it was so crowded. It was like everyone from San Anotiono was down there. So we just drove by the lights so Hayden could see them and headed back to the condo.

We had a wonderful time and we want to go back to the Wild Oak Ranch during the summer so we can get in the lazy river. I have two slide shows...couldn't fit them all on to one.









Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Starting to Crawl

This past weekend Landon started getting on all fours and started, sort of crawling. The only thing that he loves right now is my cell phone, the remote to the TV and Hayden's hot wheel cars. So we put those in front of him so he will go after them. Landon is sitting up by himself all the time and he eats really good. He loves his veggies and his fruit and I'm still nursing. He sleeps 10-12 hours a night and takes 2 1.5 - 2 hour naps a day. He is loving daycare and doing really good. He hates it when I leave the room...he starts to cry. If you take anything away from him he gets upset and says DaDa alot. We still don't know what color eyes he is going to have. They are blue on the outside and hazel on the inside. When he wears something with blue on him his eyes look blue but when he wears like grey or brown the look hazel. Maybe he will have different color eyes depending on the color of clothes he wears. He is so in love with his brother. Anytime that he sees Hayden he has the biggest smile on his face and gets excited. Hayden is such a good big brother.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Star Student

Hayden got award on Thursday at his school for being a "Star Student." They had an award assembly for all the Pre-K students. It was so cute. They called everyone up to get their medal and then let them stay up there for all the kids and parents to see. I'm so proud of our big boy. Here are some pics of him standing up front holding their School Spirit Words, "Do Your Job" and going up and getting is medal. They also gave all the Star Students ice cream on Monday.




Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween


Mr. Conductor and Little Scarecrow. Hayden had a blast going door to door getting candy. At the beginning he didn't like the idea of going up to the doors by himself so Blaine or I would go up there with him. But by the end he was doing it by himself and didn't want our help. Landon was along for the ride in the wagon and enjoyed every minute. He was our little trooper. We went up and down a couple of streets and then Hayden was ready to come home and pass out candy. He had more fun passing out the candy then trick-or-treating.

Before we went out trick-or-treating, Daddy and Hayden carved a pumpkin. Hayden really didn't know what to think about it at first. He didn't' want to get his hands dirty but once he realized how nasty it felt he was liking it. That's a boy for you.

On Friday at school, Hayden got to dress up in his costume and they had a parade down the hallways. All the parents got to go and watch the kids parade their costumes down the hall. We have a little video of it. I didn't get to go but Blaine did and he said that it was so cute. Then he went to his classroom and took pictures of Hayden and all of his friends. They had a blast. Hayden is doing really good in school. He is recognizing all his letters and he signs some of them to us. He loves to sit at his little table in the dinning room and practice on tracing his letters and writing his name and drawing his family. It's hilarious!

Landon is growing like a weed. When we went to the doctor two weeks ago he almost weighted 17 pounds and was 26 1/2 inches long. He is right were he needs to be. He is sitting up by himself really good. And everything that you have in your hands he thinks that he should have. When you lay him on his tummy, he scoots himself backwards. He loves his veggies and fruit. He know eats them at lunch and dinner. He takes 2 naps for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours a day and sleeps 10 -12 hours at night. You wouldn't believe how much he is changing. He will be 7 Months tomorrow.





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Friday, October 16, 2009

Sitting

We have been working with Landon sitting up by himself and he is doing great! We went and got our flu shot on Wedensday. We had to go to the Lubbock County Health Department because everyone in our Region was out of the flu shot for 6 months - 1 year and for adults. They only had a limited supply and it was first come first serve. We were there at 7:45 a.m. and didn't get out of there until 9:30 a.m. He only cried for a second and then there was a smile on his face. He never ran a fever and is feeling good. Man he is a trooper. We go this coming Monday for his 6 month check-up. More shots and it sucks. Will give you the updates on his check-up on Tuesday.

First Field Trip

Hayden had his first field trip at ABC School on Tuesday. They went to the Hockley County Fair Grounds. Blaine met his class there but I was unable to get off of work. Also, Hayden got to ride a bus for the first time and he loved it. Blaine said that he had a great time. They got to feed and pet camels, goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens. He got to hold baby chickens. They had a huge bug collection that Hayden really enjoyed. They had a buddy system and he held hands with Kinley, they sit next to each other in class. Enjoy the pictures.

Friday, October 9, 2009

High Chair

Last night I fed Landon in his high chair for the first time and he loved it. Thought that it would be a mess but he was really good. Can't believe how fast he is growing up in front of our eyes. Everyone is doing great. It has been cold here today, 49 for the high. Maybe I can convince Blaine to start a fire. Hayden is doing really good in school. He as learned to spell his name out saying it. I can't believe that he is becoming our little school boy. Hopefully he will take on our athletic side too. Oh, Landon has peas and green beans all over his face. His favorite vegetables are green bean, squash, sweet potatoes, and peas. Doesn't care for carrots at all. His favorite fruits are bananas, peaches, pears. I have more fruit but haven't gotten around to trying it on him yet. Still holding back on giving him applesauce because Hayden was allergic to apples for the longest time and it just scares me that Landon will to, but I have try it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we all went to Floydada, TX to Assiter Punkin Ranch. It was a nice fall day to go and pick out our pumpkins. Hayden had more fun climbing on the huge pumpkins then helping us pick some out for the house. It was raining but Hayden wanted to go out in it and get pictures in front were they had different displays you could take pictures. Landon didn't know what to think of it. But he loved it when I put him in the chair to take his picture with a pumpkin.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

South Plains Fair

We went to the South Plains Fair on Saturday. Hayden had a blast riding the rides at the carnival, seeing all the animals, and getting to hold a baby chicken at the petting zoo. Hayden's favorite ride this year was the slide. It's about three stories up and you have to get on a rug to go down it. The first time that he went down he didn't look happy, more scared, until he got to the bottom and stopped and saw Blaine and I laughing and he decided to go again and again. We had to make him leave because he was using up all his tickets. We ate corn dogs and french fries and had strawberry lemonade to drink. It was great, but man fried food really gets to Blaine and I because we never eat it.



We took some video of Hayden going down the slide. Blaine decided to take them sideways....so sorry that you have to look at it with your head cocked. The first one is of the first time that he went down. You can tell that he didn't know what to think about it until the end. The second on he has the biggest smile on his face.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Homework

Hayden had his first homework assignment that was due today. We had to put a collage together of the family and his name. I drew his name out and he helped color the inside of his name but then he got frustrated because he wanted to out of the lines and I was telling him to stay in between the lines. Then he helped me cut his pictures out. I had to go back on some of the pictures that he cut, but he did a pretty good job on some of them. And of course we had to get Thomas the Train involved so he went and got some stickers out of his room and put them on. I think that it turned out great. Sorry for the glare in the picture. I tried every which way to make it not get the glare but it happened anyways. The picture is of Aunt Candace, Uncle Jeremy, Mamma, Pappa, Blaine, Hayden, and Me pregnant.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Green Beans

Landon had his first taste of vegetables on Tuesday....Green Beans. At first he wasn't so sure about it. He only ate a teaspoon of the green beans (put them in a separate bowl). So on Wednesday night I gave the green beans to him again and he went to town on them. He probably had a little more than 4 teaspoons full. Then last night he just couldn't get enough of them. He had 3-4 tablespoons full. That's our little man. Mrs. Vicki, Landon's daycare lady, said that he has been having trouble with his cereal in the mornings. She said that he hasn't been wanting it. Well not Thursday morning because she said that he had 4 tablespoons full of cereal. I think that he most be going through a growth spurt. But man he sure can eat alot.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pajama Friday

Last Friday Hayden had pajama day at school. He wanted to wear his Thomas the Train pajamas but they were long sleeve and we were afraid that he would get to hot in them so we went with Cars. Hayden is doing so great in school and he is loving it. Everyday I can't believe that my little boy is going to school. He is learning to write his name and spell it out. They grow up so fast.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

5 Months

Well Landon is 5 months today. Man he is growing up so fast. It just seems like yesterday when he came into this world. He can roll over from front to back, grab anything that is in his site (especially my hair when he is nursing or I'm holding him), laugh out loud, smile really big, talk or babble, and sometimes sit up on his on ( just for a second or so). Oh, and he eats baby cereal. We started feeding him cereal on August 23rd and he is loving it. And in the next week coming weeks he will start on vegetables. Next week Landon will be going to daycare full time. I'm sad that Linda and Alan will not be keeping him at home anymore. They have done a terrific job with him and I'm so blessed to have great in-laws. But they need to get their travel on. They will still come and see us and keep Landon two weeks out of every month.

Hayden is doing great at school. He loves is teacher, Mrs. Tucker, and all his friends. It has been a big adjustment for everyone but it has been worth it. We were afraid that Hayden wouldn't like going to school but he is loving it. Thank Goodness. Blaine drops him off every morning and walks him in. They walk to the gym and he goes and sits down in his class room line. Blaine just follows him to make sure he know where he is going. But starting next week, Blaine will drop Hayden off and he will walk in by himself because Landon will be in the car going to daycare. Don't know if I really like that idea of Hayden walking in by himself but he has to learn sooner or later. Maybe I can convince Blaine to drop Landon off first. Just have to wait and see.

Well, here are some recent pictures of Landon and a slide show of him eating his first bowl on cereal.

Mr. Chubby

I love my Big Brother


Wore him self out and had to take a nap in his swing.