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!