Saturday, February 28, 2009

going private

We've been noticing some really weird hits on our blog so we've decided it would be best to make it private. If you would like to continue to read our blog leave a comment with your name and email address and we will add you to our list. We will be making it private on March 8.

{i've made it so the comments have to be accepted by me so don't worry about your email address being out there for the world to see}

Friday, February 27, 2009

8 Months Old

Hayden is 8 months old and cute as ever! I know I keep saying that but he seriously gets cuter and cuter and more and more fun everyday. He has discovered his tongue and sticks it out all the time now, it's hilarious. He also says Mama occasionally...still not as often as he says Dada, but it's better than nothing. He can wave's SO cute! He smacks his lips and inhales vigorously to makes all sorts of funny noises. We are teaching him to high five and it's really fun when he does it but it's still hit or miss...we'll have to keep working on that. He is trying his hardest to crawl but hasn't quite mastered it yet. He started army crawling so he can scoot himself towards most things but he doesn't go too far before he gets tired of it or distracted. I can't believe how big he is getting. This month is the first month that I have started to realize how close he is to being one. That sounds so big to me. I hate that my little guy is growing up but it's so fun and exciting to see all the new things he does everyday. He brings so much joy to our lives. We love ya little man!
rock'n out to some tunes with his dad while waiting for our food 2/12/09
the tongue 2/8/09

eating a banana all by himself...yum! 2/14/09

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Grandma & Grandpa Ricks

In January Grandma & Grandpa Ricks came to visit us! We had such a good time hanging out with them. Hayden loved having so much attention. Grandma even brought one more Christmas present for him...a new toy, which he loves! We went out to eat lots, showed them what Josh does all day at school, talked, played games and spent time with Hayden.
We went out for pizza and Hayden enjoyed the crust.

Grandpa & Hayden chill'n in their beanies waiting for the pizza. Grandpa said they were going to pick up some chicks while they waited!

Our cute little guy. He's so serious sometimes.

Playing with Grandpa.
Grandpa was trying to teach Hayden how to walk.

Hayden's new toy. It plays music, has balls that spin around and it moves. Hayden can't get enough of it!

Thanks so much for coming. We loved every minute of our time with you!

Current Stats

January 5, 2009 Weight: 16lbs 8oz

January 23, 2009 Weight: 16lbs 14oz
Height: 27 1/2 inches

February 10, 2009 Weight: 17lbs 8oz

7 Months

At 7 months Hayden can sit up, he tries to pull himself from lying down to sitting up...his abs must be rock solid by on his bottom lip and looks like a cabbage patch doll, when he is playing on his tummy or his back he kicks his legs and spins himself in a circle, LoVES his feet...he has discovered that they can fit in his mouth~it's so cute!, discovered his fingers...he loves doing the pinching motion with his thumb and first finger and can now pick small things up with his fingers and not just his fist, he thinks its fun to see his shadow...he likes to make shadows with his hands on the wall, he is trying to crawl...he will push himself up on his arms but hasn't quite mastered those legs yet, he sleeps great...he has started sleeping 12-13 hours straight and he is a great eater...he loves animal crackers, graham crackers, baby "Cheetos", and he will eat saltines with no salt but he doesn't love to eat too many of those at a time...can't say that I blame him!, He has tried eating rice cereal, oatmeal, green beans, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, peas, peaches, pears, and applesauce. I would say his favorite foods are green beans, and pears and peaches. He loves drinking water from a cup and opens his mouth every time we drink in front of him so that we will share with him. I can't believe he is getting so big. We love you so much Hayden!

I swear he learned this courtesy smile from his dad!

loves his train

loves his feet

he's getting so big and his cheeks are getting chunky