Monday, March 23, 2009

Trip to Dothan

We had a great trip home last week. Hayes did great on the drive there and back. She slept almost the whole time both ways so I feel like she slept both of those days away! It took her a few nights of waking up many times for her to get back into her sleeping pattern when we got home. Is that normal?! We were able to see lots of our family and friends and it was so nice to be there for longer than a weekend. Here are some pictures from our trip.

Our sweet Dothan cousins-Holley (6), Mary Hannah (4), and Carson (2)!

Carson loves that he is not the baby anymore!

We got to see all of our great-grandparents in Montgomery,
Prattville, and Dothan...

We had a fun play date with some Dothan friends! My sweet and thoughtful sister, Alyssa, had us all over for a yummy breakfast so we could see each other.

Kelli and Elsie, me w/Hayes, and Suzanne and Emily (little Addison was there too but she didn't get in the picture!)

And the best part about my trip was getting to eat lunch with this sweet little 1st grader at her school!! Holley is my oldest niece, almost 7 years old! Seems like she was just born yesterday. Her little class was so cute and it reminded me of my 1st grade classroom when I was her age. She has some sweet little friends and I'm so thankful for her wonderful school and teachers. She loves it and that makes this kindergarten teacher happy!!

And this little cutie pie is her little sister Mary Hannah-I cannot leave her out!

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Last Week

Last week was a very fun and busy week! We had lots of visitors and some fun outings! On Monday, our friends Katie Gray, Amy McNeese, and her little girl Mary Carmen came to visit. MC is 3 months older than Hayes so they will be in the same class. Can't wait for lots of play dates with these two!

Amy w/Hayes and me w/Mary Carmen
Have you ever been to Painted by U? It's a fun paint it yourself pottery place here in B'ham and on their website you can get a coupon for a FREE baby footprint tile. Hayes and I met my friend Dawn and her little baby boy Walker there on Wednesday. It turned out SO cute and I know it will be even cuter once they fire and glaze it. The coupon is good for babies under one year. If you have a little one at home take advantage-they will do it all for you. All you have to do is hold your screaming little one and then clean the cold, wet paint off their feet!!

Our friend, Shannon Hicks also came over to visit on Wednesday. We loved seeing and catching up with you Shannon. We can't wait for little Collier to be here in May!!

On Friday, our sweet friends Jenny Holbert and her little cutie pie baby boy Hamp came over to visit. Hamp is one of Hayes' little boy friends and they will be in the same class at church. He loved swinging in her swing. Hayes is screaming in this picture but she really does love her new little friend! They will hopefully have lots of fun times together!

Other exciting news...
I went to two great consignment sales last week and got LOTS of cute summer clothes-Mountain Chapel and Vestavia Methodist. I LOVE good deals and these sales are definitely the way to go! There are two more coming up at the end of this month that I can't wait to go to. Hopefully Nathan won't mind since I'm not buying these clothes new-it's consignment right? So it's okay to go overboard?! Thanks Hillary for your tips on the sales and for getting me so excited about them!! I'll try to post some pictures of my purchases.

Hayes turned 6 weeks old on Saturday and started sleeping in her own room. It was a little sad at first to look over in the cradle and not see her. I got up to check on her about 7 times because I guess I thought she was going to disappear if she wasn't right beside me. But she slept so good in her big girl crib and it really was nice to not hear all of her many noises throughout the night! Good thing for monitors!

Sunday was Hayes' first trip to church! We have been so excited about taking her and she did great. She went to our class with us since she can't go to her own class until she gets her shots. She looked adorable and as long as she had her paci in her mouth she was a happy girl.

One last thing, for lunch on Sunday we went to a new place someone told us about in Homewood, well new to us anyway! It was called Crepe Myrtle Cafe and it's in the back of Little Professor books in Homewood. You would never know it is there because it faces the back of the parking lot of the bookstore. They serve brunch on the weekends and it was SO delicious! Nathan got french toast and I got a grilled cheese w/tomato. They have yummy specials every day and are open for lunch and dinner-and you can sit outside-perfect for this nice spring weather we are having! We are always looking for new places for lunch on Sunday and we will definitely go back. If you live here in B'ham, you will have to try it!

This week we are going to Dothan to visit our families and some friends. We have some new babies that have been born that we need to meet! Hopefully I will have pictures to share when I get back. Please pray for a safe trip for us (it's just me and the little one!) and for good long naps for Hayes-it could be a very long ride if she is not happy! Have a great week!!