get back in my routine of blogging! I seriously don't know how some of you do it on a daily basis. In the past, I would write a couple of blogs and then set them to post throughout the week, but that is just getting harder and harder! Hadlea, Berkley and I have been going on daily walks and I joined the gym so I am going to some exercise classes at night as well...so after all of that, eating dinner, feeding H and bathing her, cleaning and doing laundry...there is NO time left for anything! I swear when I talk to anyone it is at lunch or early morning! Or texting while I am on conference calls. The days are long and busy, but I wouldn't trade them for the world! I just cannot imagine squeezing one more thing into my day, but I know it is bound to happened...although it will be a couple of years before Hadlea is into sports, but I am oh so ready for those types of long days! (But please do not remind me of those words when I am complaining in a couple of years of how busy we are running her to dance, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, etc! :)
I guess you all seen the pictures of our 'cellar' as we took cover for the tornado! :) They think a tornado did touch down 2 miles south of our house. Thankfully, it is all empty farm land so no one was hurt and nothing was damaged! Such a blessing! We spend about 2 hours in the hallway with Hadlea asleep in the bathtub. Justin was starting to get nervous as things got closer and wanted to go somewhere, but it would have been too late by then. It was raining so hard and they were calling for golf ball size hail so I convinced him that we needed to stay home! He was glued to the tv....while I played on facebook, read blogs and downloaded pictures. He thought I was crazy! :)
So other than everyday life and tornadoes, nothing new seems to be going on. Ms H is eating more and more everyday! Last night she finished off 1 and a half jars of baby food and THEN a 4 ounce bottle! She just acted like she was starving! :) Here is the sweet girl as she eats her dinner. I know it shouldn't be play time, but how in the world do you turn down that sweet face when she is so full of it! :)
I bought some of these teething feeders the other day at BRU. I had seen a little boy eat a banana in it a while back and though it would be great to see what H could eat. They are mesh and their saliva moistens things enough to allow it through.
The other night we were fixing dinner, and Hadlea was cranky so I pulled out the teether and put ice in it! She LOVED it! She sucked around on it for about 20 minutes. We had to keep adding ice because it was melting. She was soaked afterwards! I plan to get some teething biscuits next and let her try them out. Nothing like a good ol' mess!
Now to recap the last few days...Friday evening we visited Alan and Amanda after the engagement(you already seen some of those pics here
)! I am still so excited and look forward to an amazing wedding. Amanda said it will be a destination wedding so there is nothing better than family and a beach...and ice cold drinks! Ha! But here are a couple pictures I stole from Amanda from Friday evening...
This is Amanda's mom, Janelle, and Hadlea. Amanda's parents are so good to Hadlea and treat her like their own grandbaby. This picture just makes me smile! They are such an amazing family! I am so proud of my brother for choosing a wife that has the same family values as we do...and I know those values are taught by your parents! And if you read my post about A&A, then you know I love her to death, and I feel the same about her family!
and me and my happy baby girl!
After visiting them, we went to dinner and then to Richard and Debby's so Justin could get his fishing gear ready for his tournament on Sunday.
On Saturday, Justin, Hadlea and I met Nana, Riley, Hannah and Donna for lunch. Donna is a friend of Nana's. She has watched Justin grow up, and I am sure she could tell me some really embarrassing stories about him! Donna lives in Arkansas and just came down for a day visit. It was her birthday! (Happy Birthday, again, Donna!) And this was the first time she got to meet Hadlea! She has sent Hadlea some of the cutest things! I am so glad she finally got to meet her! Here is Donna with her kids... :)
and kiddos with Nana
Hadlea, Riley, Justin
Riley and Haddie Mae(or that is what Riley calls her and it just cracks me up!)
And she STILL loves him! The minute she sees him she just smiles like crazy!
After lunch, Justin left for his fishing tournament. They went to stay the night in Grove so they didn't have to leave at 2am on Sunday morning. Hadlea and I went shopping with Nana, Donna, Ry and Hannah. I needed to make a mall stop, so I took all of the kids with me. I was brave, but they were so good. They took turns pushing Hadlea in her stroller so they were occupied the entire time. Saturday evening, we visited some friends and then Mark and Deanna came for a visit. I did not get a picture...Boo! I met Deanna in college, and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding. I miss seeing her so much! Deanna has a 10 year old daughter, Courtney, and a baby boy on the way, due in August. Deanna is so adorable pregnant and I cannot wait to meet the sweet baby boy!
On Sunday, Hadlea and I got up to meet Alan and Amanda at church. After church we went to lunch. Hadlea was in a great mood. She laughed and did her happy scream the entire way through. We left as fast as possible!
We went to Alan and Amanda's to hang out by the pool after lunch. I went to get my hair trimmed that afternoon so they kept Hadlea since it is right down the road from my hair salon. Amanda took Hadlea for a walk and tried to get her to play with Avery. It looks as if she loved her at first...
but that shortly changed... Ha!
We are gearing up for a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend at the lake! We have a cabin waiting on us, and I am dying to leave! I have missed the lake so much! Being pregnant and really sick through most of last summer put a little damper on alot of our lake plans! This year, we are not holding back...