Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day weekend! aka longest blog ever!

This weekend was definitely one for the books! We certainly had highs and lows!

Friday: Nich and I both got home from work early (which never seems to happen at the same time)!!! We both walked down to daycare to surprise Hailey with a walk and brought her wagon and baby. I walked in first to get her (Daddy was parking the wagon since we were running a little late) and she was excited as always to see whoever is picking her up, but then Daddy walked in too! Her face just lit up to see both of us there together! Then lit up again when she saw wagon and baby!!

Saturday: Strategic day since we had to work our entire day around having a happy Hailey for pictures at 2:40. She woke up at 7am (not a good start...) and THANK YOU DADDY! let me sleep in (a good start for mommy...)! Not sure what they did for 2 hours...don't care - I was sleeping! Lunch was a little rocky since it was a little early, but we knew we had to get her down around 12 to get a full nap. Unfortunately 2 hours wasn't enough! I had to wake her up and get dressed quickly to head out the door. We brought snacks to perk her up a bit. Of course the studio was about 1/2 hour behind schedule. Hailey did just great though! (Pictures are coming Sept 12,and I'll post them. sooo cute!) While we were waiting to order the pictures she and Daddy went for a walk through the store and ran right past Grandma & Grandpa! Hailey was so excited when she realized who it was! They had come down to spend the evening with us and brought dinner. After ordering and not too much damage ($$) we headed home to visit. Grandma brought Hailey a new baby - this one with hair and a pretty dress! Hailey just loved on that baby a lot of the night (and still a couple days later!). They brought Chopseuy for dinner which was delicious. Hailey even thought so too! After dinner Grandpa taught Hailey Eskimo kisses. So cute!! We're so thankful for such a wonderful family that Hailey can grow up with!

Sunday: This was the rocky day...she woke up at 8 and we all laid in bed for almost an hour just cuddling and watching Sesame Street. Priceless moments as she turned to each of us and said Hi Mommy! Hi Daddy! then gave kisses. We decided our time that morning was too precious to go to first service, so we enjoyed ourselves, went to out to breakfast (Wendy's) the made our way EARLY to church! After church we stopped at Meijer to do what we planned to be a little grocery shopping but ended up being a lot more that we thought. It was definitely the sale week for us! Hailey was doing great so we decided to meet Erin Hause to pick up tools for Grandpa before heading home. Hailey fell asleep in the car on the way home and boy was that a mistake! She only took an hour long nap (since having no lunch) and was the grumpiest I have ever seen her! Daddy tried to change her out of her dress and the flood gates opened! I fixed lunch - dependable Easy Mac and oranges of which she ate 3 bowlfuls! The entire package, some mandarin oranges and crackers! She was really groggy but we didn't want her to just sit and watch TV all day (though we probably should have!) so we headed over to the park.

Her favorite swing was too hot (the one Daddy's swinging in) and there were older kids running all over and not really watching out for her. I did manage to snap a cute picture but the whining continued. We went on a slide outside of the play area and she was excited to climb up, but scared to go down. It was one she had played on many many times before and we finally convinced her to go down. She cried like she was scared to death! Decided to leave the park and get popsicles and hit up garage sales! Neither gas station had popsicles and we couldn't find any open garage sales. We decided to go to Frosty Dan's and get her some sugar and her very first ice cream cone....glad I had my camera!

Hailey's first ice cream cone! We got her and I both a small cone and asked for hers to be pretty small. She was thrilled until she saw Mommy's that was bigger. Sneaky girl eating my ice cream cone!Hmmm....which one to eat first... Her original cone on the right, mine on the left and Daddy got a slushy. Funny story! Nich had gotten up to go look at something, which left Hailey and I a little short handed with 2 ice creams and Daddy's slushy. She got a bright idea that she wanted to try his while he was gone and knocked it over. I caught it mid-drop but my thumb went all the way through the cup! Talk about not knowing your strength! That's why Daddy's is now double cupped.
Such a sweet picture of Hailey and Daddy!

This ice cream trip was one to treasure and perfect end to our hectic day Sunday!

Monday: more to come tomorrow...I'm pretty tired!


The Paulk's said...

Oh NO, not a short nap...hate when that happens. I know what it's like...I swear that's when their "other side" emerges :). Sounds like you had a blast, I bet hanging with your family was so fun too. I love your parents :). Hope to talk to you soon, I'll be checking back for more on what you did today (Monday):).

MelissaB said...

the picture of Hailey with her first icecream cone is soooo cute!!! love it! sounds like you had a great weekend. :D