Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sweet Cousins!!!

Hayden and Presley's first boat ride!

Having fun at the lake!
Thanks FUB and FAB for our pool...y'all are the best!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Saturday and Sunday

We had so much fun with Poppa Grande and Grammie this past weekend! They came to stay with us on Saturday night and then with Jess, Brittany, and Presley on Sunday night. Yea for our new guest bedroom (we made the office into a bedroom and moved the office into the living room)! We had so much fun with you both...Hayden loved seeing y'all, reading, and playing! We love y'all very much and look forward to seeing y'all again soon. :)

He looks like such a big boy!!! Some of the many faces of Hayden James...

Reading time with Grammie.

Grammie and Hayden

Giving Daddy night-night kisses.

Memorial Day

My Mom and Mema came up to visit on Monday. Hayden loved "showing off" his new talents (words, hide and seek games, dance moves, etc) and he loved Mema reading to him. He kept bringing books to her and saying "book, book" which means he wants you to read to him. He had so much fun dancing to the new toy that Nana brought him...he loves all of her noisy/fun toys that she brings him!!! Presley came over to swim/splash in the blowup pool...and that is just what she did! She had such a fabulous time splashing around, getting in and out of the pool. Hayden on the other hand (just like his Mommy) didn't like to be splashed. He wouldn't get in/stay in the pool until I got in with them...and even then he wouldn't get up from my lap. Thanks so much for coming to see us-wish it could have been longer. We love y'all so much!

Hayden loves playing with the water facet.

Not too fond of sharing the first.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Uncle Trav and Kentucky

Hayden, my Mom, and I went to Kentucky to see my brother. We haven't seen him since he left for boot camp, so as you can imagine, we were ecstatic! Well, the trip didn't start off on such a good note. When we got to the airport early Thursday morning, they said that all the flights were cancelled. After sitting on the phone for an hour with the airline personnel, we were put on a bus to Dallas with a flight to Memphis and then to Louisville. During our ride to Dallas, we were pulled over and the officer did a safety check on the bus. They were honking the horn, looking at the wipers, etc. We knew for sure that we would miss the flight to after an hour of sitting on the phone again, we had a flight the next morning. Not what we wanted, but it was the only one that had any seats left (on any airline) and it just happened to have three. We were upset that we wouldn't get to Louisville until noon on Friday, missing Travis' presentation, but thankful that we were going to get there at all. When we got to Dallas, we stood in line for four hours, stood at the check in for 45 minutes while they fixed our tickets, and then headed to a hotel for dinner and bed. We finally arrived in Kentucky and headed to the hotel in our rental car. On our way we took a wrong turn and ended up in Indiana!!! We finally got to the hotel where Trav was already waiting and headed out to 4th street to get something to eat. Our rooms were right next to each other, which was nice so we could zip over from room to room. 4th street was lined with restaurants, people singing, and at night had concerts. One night Filter was on a stage in the middle of the road (they are blocked off at night) while we ate dinner. Hayden was hilarious...he was moving his head, arms, and body to the music while making noises. After every song he would clap his hands and say YEA! We had such a great time seeing Trav and hanging out. It was really hard on Sunday to see him go. I am looking forward to seeing him again in a couple of months...hopefully he will get to come home for a little bit before he heads off to duty. My Mom and Mema are going up there next month to see him graduate. Travis is the platoon leader, meaning that he is in charge of the four squad leaders (which he was promoted from) and the rest of the troop.
We are so proud of him and love him so very much!!Hayden and Nana hanging out at the hotel.

Uncle Trav and Hayden...H could not walk by water without going to look at it, the entire trip.

Mommy and Hayden being silly.

Sunday before Trav went back...sad day.

Here are some pictures from the Army website...these are some of the ones Trav is in.