Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Hayden started his Christmas Eve and Day off with some of the traditions that we are going to do every year...even if he didn't realize it this year. How fun it is to make this day special for your little ones!!! We made cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve and put them out with milk, carrots, and hay for the reindeer. The only decorated one was from Hayden. We had to put the pacifier in his mouth while decorating because he was wanting to put the icing in his mouth.

Picking out his present to open the night before Christmas.

Waiting for pancakes on Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Whoo hoo for Anne!

I just wanted to say how happy I am for you Anne!!! Justin's proposal was perfect! I can't wait to see pictures and hear what you named that pretty kitty of yours. Lots of love!!!

Christmas in Uvalde

We were in Uvalde last weekend to celebrate Christmas with some of our family. It was a great visit and we can't wait to go back. Mema cooked delicious meals that everyone enjoyed...even Hayden. He had big days of eating (tamales, rice, casserole, yogurt, ham, potato casserole, etc). We went to see my Mom's new house that they are in the middle of painting and getting ready for the big move in. It is perfect for her and I can't wait to go help decorate and get things ready. We went to see Uncle Mick and Aunt Kristi and their newest remodels to their house...looks great!

We got great pleasure in meeting Hayden's cousin for the first time, Payton. She is just absolutely perfect!!! We love her so much and can't wait to spend more time together.

We loved visiting with you all (Mema, Pawpaw, Chuck, Carol, Chase, Chandler, Mick, Kristi, Sami, Payton, Aunt Becky, Cody...and of course Nana and Uncle Trav) and look forward to the next time we see each other!!! Thank you all for spoiling our little man...he loves all of his new toys and can't wait to use his gift card for something that catches his eye! :)

Sweet Payton :)

Hayden and Payton
Hayden on his big boy truck.Hayden making noises with his mouth as daddy steers his cute!

Nana and Hayden playing.
Holding his cell phone as he out!

Uncle Trav and Hayden hanging out before we go back home.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa in Gruene

Matt, Jess, Brittany, and I took Hayden and Presley to Gruene one Saturday to eat at the Gristmill and see Cowboy Santa. Our sweet peas ate off the kids menu for the first time...and they did quite well gobbling up a grilled cheese and a couple of french fries (split between both of them). After lunch we went to see Santa. Presley was first up and was not a happy camper, so Hayden started to get upset as well. We went the weekend before this one to see Santa and he did okay, so we think that he was just helping his sweet cousin out (as well as his daddy when he was his age). We all had to buy the picture of them with Santa for the first time together...the crying makes it pretty priceless.

Presley and Hayden with Cowboy Santa.

Hayden outside of Gruene Hall.

This one is just a random picture of little HJ that Matt and I love.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Last Saturday Hayden had pancakes for the first time. He loved them so much that we made them again on Sunday! He has started eating off the daycare menu this week...he has had a grilled cheese, ground beef, tortillas, green beans, hot dog, and tater tots! What a big boy :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tubes for Hayden

On Wednesday little Mr. Hayden James had tubes put in his ears. He has had several ear infections since September (a double in Sept, a double in October, and one in his right ear in November), so we were referred to see an ENT. Hayden and I went to see the ENT over Thanksgiving break and the verdict was to put tubes in. He said that the right ear still had an infection (he was on antibiotics at that time). We were scheduled to be at the hospital this Wednesday morning at 7:00 and his surgery was at 8:00. After an all-nighter, we arrived on time. They took us in to the pre-op room where we were asked many questions (pain level, etc) and where they got our little man ready to go. The scariest part of the tube process is the fact that they put him under for the surgery. Well, the surgery went well...they found another infection in his right ear with puss pockets so they took that out and drained all the fluid before they put the tubes in. The hardest part was watching/holding Hayden come out of the anesthesia. He was a little wild mad man. We finally got to go home, where he went to sleep for two hours and woke up much happier (thank goodness). He still had blood and gook in his ear for several days, but we are definitely on the road to recovery and a much healthier little man. That's all we could ask for.

Hayden after a fun-filled day at daycare!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Happy birthday Amy! I hope you have an amazing day, you truly deserve it. I wish we could be there to celebrate with you:(
Here are just a few of the many, many fun times we have had. I love and miss you!!

Christmas time!

I started decorating for Christmas a little early (before Thanksgiving) and decided to put the tree up since I had some time off. We thought that since this year would be the first Christmas for Hayden we had to put up lights on the house. We bought new stockings (we'll hold off on monograming names until our family is complete so they will all be the same...we did buy another stocking to have for baby #2). Hayden's stocking is the red one. We aren't finished with all the lights on the house or decorations on the tree but I got so excited thinking about Christmas that I had to post them. Matt did a fantastic job putting the lights up on the house...I am so proud of him! :)

Hayden watching Daddy putting up lights on the house.

Getting Ready for New Mexico

I just had to share this picture of little HJ from this afternoon. We were putting away clothes and playing in his room when I got distracted by his new hat (of course I had to put it on him). He loved wearing it...hopefully it will keep his little ears warm when we travel to New Mexico.

Thanksgiving Break

We went to Uvalde for some of our Thanksgiving holiday and had a great time. We got there Wednesday night, but still had time for Mema, Nana, and Pawpaw to "oooh and ahhh" over Hayden before it was bedtime. We went out to the ranch on Thursday to celebrate and have our Thanksgiving meal. We got to see and spend the day with the Cain side of the family...which is always a treat! We went to see my Mom's new house on Friday morning and then headed back to San Antonio. Matt and I had a relaxing Friday night...we ordered Sushi and watched a movie. Saturday afternoon Pappa Grande came to SA to spend the weekend with us, Jess, Brittany, and Presley. We ate lunch at our house, the boys headed out to run errands, and Brittany and I had a massage. We had dinner and spent the night at the other Noble household. We wish we could have seen all of our family and friends this past week, but look forward to seeing you all soon!

I took these pictures of Hayden and Presley in a chair that was Jess' when he was their age. Hayden and Presley are so much fun to watch together...they are really starting to realize that each other exists and that they are a constant in each other's lives.

Hayden's Baptism

We had Hayden's Baptism in Horseshoe Bay on November 16th. Not only is this church special to us because it is where Matt and I were married, but because Matt's Grandparents attended it and had many friends in the congregation. It was absolutely a wonderful weekend filled with family and special memories. Unfortunately we didn't get to take many pictures because Hayden wasn't feeling well.

Here we go... first post! I love the idea of having a specific place for family and friends to go so they can read updates and see the latest pictures of our family. I feel like there are so many times that you want to update people and see how everything is with them, but something comes up or you keep missing each other's calls. I always love reading other people's blogs and feel like I get a quick update of their life. So, here goes...