Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas is officially over. Thank goodness. I love Christmas, but I am so glad that it has finally passed. Hadley had a great Christmas, even if she didn't know it. She really racked up this year and I get to ship all of that lovely stuff back home to Texas since my suitcase won't contain the madness. I really racked up too and was surprised as just how many gifts I got. See, once you get older the presents are few and far in between, but my mom never disappoints. I received sweaters, a beautiful black dress, gray boots, camis, MONEY, just to name a few. Hadley got TONS of toys,outfits and other little things that I put in her stocking and picked up along the way.

I didn't get as many pictures as I should have, but there are pictures floating around on other people's cameras that I can hopefully track down. But, here are some that I have to show off for now.

 Opening her first present.

While Skyping daddy of course...

Are these all for me?

The Klean Kanteen. Pretty awesome.

 Mama and baby

 You woke me up for this?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We didn't get a smile, but we didn't get tears either. 

I guess I would call it a win.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hadley is 15 months old!

The best way to describe Hadley these days is a mess. She is such a hand-full and forming the sweetest (sometimes) personality. She has seemed to have a learning explosion since we have been home. She has learned 2 or 3 new words over the past week and has learned other new things, like how to wink and give the "mean mug." She is such a big girl now, it's really hard to believe. The most shocking of all of these things is that she doesn't want me to hold her to sleep anymore. The past few days that I have tried she has just bucked backwards out of my arms. So, I have resorted to just laying her down in her crib and she does really well with it. She whines for a little bit, but it's really shocking at how easy it is. 

I tried to take her paci away about a week ago and that was a total fail. I have done a pretty good job at keeping it away from her during the day, but she is not ready to get rid of it for sleeping. Not going to happen. So much for that...

Here are some recent pictures!

Check out those molars!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New shoes!

For me, not Hadley.

Well actually Hadley did get some new shoes this week. I guess I could show those off as well since this is blog is supposed to be about her. 

These aren't exactly what I wanted, but Target was out of the ones I liked. These are Faded Glory from Walmart. I just bought them for church. She will probably only end up wearing them twice.

Anyway, here are my new beautiful shoes!

The Sanuk Donna Sidewalk Surfers. I love Sanuks. LOVE. I have another pair that I got last year for Christmas I wear them a lot. I am a huge fan of flats and I really love these and my Toms. I'm not sure which is exactly my favorite. But yeah, I would highly recommend these to anybody who has never tried them out. They are $52.

Oh, and they look a lot better on than they do in picture. They match everything.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Picture post

Because I am much better with pictures than I am words.

Hadley loved, and I mean loved, this penguin wrapping paper. She held on tight and gave it kisses. Silly girl.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I made it...barely.

I made it to Tennessee! It was not an easy journey whatsoever, but here I am. Now, here is a little story of my chaotic past 2 days.

Saturday morning I headed to the airport around 8 to catch my 9:30 flight. I like to get there a little early and we decided to just do breakfast in the airport to make sure Hadley was good and full on "real" food before getting on the plane. That part went pretty well. Adam was allowed to go through security with me and to my gate because he is military. That is one of the awesome perks because it's not fun getting through security with a stroller, bag and toddler in your arms. We made it to the gate and said our goodbyes.

The first flight went pretty well. I was shocked. It was a hour and 30 minute flight and Hadley stayed awake the whole time and ate a ton of snacks and looked out the window, played with my hair. Silly stuff. She fell asleep on the way down from that flight and woke up a short 30 minutes later. I was disappointed. I really thought she would sleep longer. Well, she was pretty cranky on our second flight, which was 1 hour and 45 minutes. She did fall asleep for a little while and then all hell broke loose. She woke up as the plane was descending and just lost it. I guess she was either still tired or the pressure was hurting her ears. She had her paci and refused her sippy. There wasn't anything I could do but hold her. I could hear strangers saying things like "She just needs a bottle and she will be fine." Really people? Like I need to hear your stupid advice when you have no clue what you're talking about. Thanks.

So, after 20 minutes of crying we finally landed in Nashville Tennessee. TENNESSEE! Oh, how I have missed you. Well guess what?

Southwest screwed me over and lost one of my bags. My big bag. With ALL of my stuff in it. To make a possible long story short, I didn't get my bag until about 30 hours later. I have been very stressed out and cranky the past 2 days with all that has gone on. I had to wear the same thing for 2 days and didn't have any of my personal items. I don't want to fly again for a very long time. Too bad I have to do this all over again in like 25 days. 

No pictures from our "vacation" yet. We are still trying to settle in and get Hadley on some sort of schedule. The time change screws all of us up. Wish us luck!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

First boo boo

Well, we had our first boo boo involving blood yesterday. 
Hadley had been cranky all day so I decided taking her outside would be a good idea to cheer her up. That did work until she face planted the pavement. I picked her up, saw the blood and ran inside to the bathroom. My poor baby was screaming bloody murder and I was crying too. This was pretty much my fault. I should have been holding her hand while she was trying to maneuver around the speed bumps and sidewalks. 
She ended up skinning her forehead and nose up pretty good. Her forehead and swollen and just looked awful. I  just keep replaying the image of seeing her fall in my head, over and over and over. Now, I know that is only the  beginning, but she is too little to be bleeding. Bless her heart. 

She is fine now and I hope this heals quickly because she has professional pictures in a couple weeks.