Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Along with the first snow is the reminder that people around these parts have no clue how to manage it. For example, on our front steps is a nice, thick layer of kitty litter. So not only do I get to step on an inch or two of ice, I get to step on kitty litter and carry it around all day. Walking down the steps with one hand tightly gripped around the banister and the other around Hadley I cursed myself for wearing heals (But can you blame me? It's my birthday for Pete's sake. I wanted to feel like the stylish young thing I once was). Hadley thought this was all very amusing since we were walking so slowly down the steps and sidewalk.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
On Saturday we went to the National Zoo and saw the birds, lions, tigers, apes, and sea lions (one of them was named Callie. I'm hoping that's where the resemblance stopped, although I did appreciate her willingness to do things for food). Hadley liked looking at the animals but she squealed the loudest at a bunch of sparrows that were on the path as we walked around. Here are some pictures:
Here's one more of Geoff and Hadley. Hadley wanted to know what You Tube is so he was showing her what it's all about.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We had a nice time at our Thanksgiving dinner with friends. It was right during Hadley's naptime and she didn't want to take a nap so Jesse and I took turns following her around as she explored the new house she was in. She fell asleep on the way home (of course) and was ready for bed about an hour after we got home, which was fine with us.
Saturday we had two other couples over along with their baby boys. Hadley screamed with delight when the boys came into our condo and played with them until almost 9 o'clock. We had a great time with the other two couples. It's nice to have friends who are in the same stage of life as we are.
Sunday we went to church and listened to an excellent sermon that included one of Flannery O'Connor's short stories in it. You can't go wrong when the sermon includes Flannery O'Connor.
Tomorrow we're back to the "normal" schedule of the day to day stuff, but we're looking forward to a visit from Hadley's uncle!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Hadley didn't like it too much when I turned around to look at her. She would scowl and wave her arms at me to turn around. So I watched her from the side mirror instead as she smiled and kicked her legs. I think she was feeling like a big girl. It reminded me of the time I drove by myself for the first time. I screamed with glee as I drove down Gunderson and made my way to my best friend Celena's house. When I called my mom to tell her I got there safely, she said she heard me "let out a little yelp," but I denied it. How uncool is it to let your mom know you are excited about something? I guess I'm getting a taste of my own medicine now.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Do I feel at all guilty for setting my daughter in front of the TV while I enjoyed some delicious pumpkin bread? Not a bit. As Joey from "Friends" says, "I grew up watching TV and look at me - I turned out FINE!"
A little later we went to the library to meet one of Hadley's friends and her mommy. Hadley and Emerson played for a bit and then we went to Obee's for lunch. This must have tired Hadley out because she's been sleeping for almost 2 hours.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
When Jesse got home we opened presents, played with all the new toys, and had cake. At first, Hadley was pretty grossed out with the cake, but once she tried it she started "mmming" and packing it in faster than we could believe." Here are some pictures:
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
I was actually able to make three batches of muffins for Bible Study the next morning: apple walnut, blueberry, and my personal favorite donut muffins! Here is a picture of the donut muffins:
Wednesday Hadley surprised me by staying in the nursery throughout the entire Bible study. I couldn't believe it. I kept getting up from the study and checking on her (and I got plenty of scolding for doing it), but she was fine. I was very impressed and it was nice to be a part of a grown up discussion. Plus, Hadley is making some friends, too!
And here she is on Wednesday night eating from an apple!
On Thursday we went to the Washingtonian Center to hang out and as I was putting Hadley in the stroller I smelled a poopy diaper. I can usually anticipate these things so I can change Hadley in my sanitary home but Hadley pulled a fast one on me. I changed her in the restroom of the Barnes and Noble and as we were finishing up a little girl and her mom walked in. I heard her say, "Mommy, poo poo!" Her mom said, "I know, I know. Mommy forgot her diaper bag." I swung open the stall door and asked, "Do you need a diaper?" The mom, who looked as exhausted, as me said, "Yes!" I said, "Come on in!" and opened the stall door open as if to welcome her into my home. "What else do you need?" I asked offering her sanitizer and wipes. As she was getting ready to change a dirty diaper, I took a look at her daughter and said, "You have very pretty hair!" She looked at me and said, "Poo! Poo!" I shrugged my shoulders, pointed at Hadley and said, "I know, so did she. It happens to the best of us." Hadley and I left the bathroom and went to the cafe to have some coffee and a snack.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Hadley was extremely proud of herself. As she should be.
This afternoon Hadley and I went over to a friends house in the Kentlands for a playdate. We both had a great time. Hadley played with the other two babies - one is 7 months old and the other is about 2 weeks younger than Hadley - for almost 2 hours! I couldn't believe it. It gave me a chance to relax and talk with the girls.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
She must have worn herself out at the library today because she's been asleep now for over two hours!