Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mother's Day!

I just wanted to document Mother's Day!  Riley and Hazyn did such a great job of making me feel special.  It was Hazyn's Birthday on Mother's Day, but we celebrated the day earlier so we were both able to have a special day on Sunday.  Riley always cooks breakfast on mornings that he doesn't work so that was nothing new, but he really wanted to make something special for me.  We love the kneader's french toast so he looked up the recipe and made it for me.  It was absolutely delicious!!  He even made the special syrup.

In addition to the special breakfast, he got me some new pants.  I couldn't believe that he picked out an entire outfit all by himself and that I actually liked it.  (And it even fit)!  It helps that he works at Burns and can pick out cool clothes.

And if that wasn't enough, he even got me a trip to Mesquite.  I've been wanting to get away for a while and Riley made that happen.  Hazyn was lucky enough to stay with Grandma Brenda while mom and dad were busy laying out in the sun, gambling, watching movies at the theater, and eating good food.  It was the perfect little get away for us.

Here is a picture of Hazyn and I (because I feel so lucky and blessed to be her mommy).  And the only pic that Riley and I took of our vacation:

1st Birthday Bash!

Here are some pics from Hazyn's 1st Birthday! We had a fun little family party at my parent's house.  My Dad smoked some brisquit and my Mom-In-Law made some yummy potatoes and a delicious salad.  And of course we had some delicious cake and ice-cream!

12 Months Old

Our Baby has now graduated to Toddler status!  She has gotten so big in the past month!  I don't even know where to start, but here it goes:

  • She started WALKING a couple weeks before her birthday!  I couldn't believe it.  
  • She says mama, dada, da (dog), duck, and ya or yesh (yes).  Her favorite word is ya or yesh and seems to respond with those words at the best moments. 
  • She has FINALLY started drinking milk.  I can't believe that she went 5 months without drinking milk.  I'm so relieved that she likes cows milk.  She doesn't drink as much as I would like, but beggars can't be choosers.
  • She is so good at playing.  She especially loves playing with her princesses, dolls, and of course her Eddy the Teddy.  She loves to pat her dolls and give them kisses.  I may or may not melt every time she loves her dollies.  
  • She also loves to play Ring Around the Rosies and Hide and Seek!
  • She likes riding horses with her daddy and she also loves her dogs.  
  • Her hair is so long that I could french braid it.  But it is so soft that it doesn't stay.
  • Her hair is also naturally curly - just like her dad's.
  • She loves to wave hi to everyone and Walmart.  It can be a little embarrassing, but she loves the attention and other people seem to get a kick out of it!
  • She has started pulling the "duck" face.  It seriously cracks us up everytime.
  • She still loves to dance and is getting really good at it.
  • She still LOVES other kids.  Especially her cousins.  
  • And here are her 12 month pictures for you to enjoy: (I'm going to miss these photo shoots)....

Saturday, April 20, 2013

11 Months Old...

My baby/pre-toddler is growing up so fast.  I can't believe she is less than a month away from 1!  I swear she changes right before my eyes as she grows.  And I seriously can't believe how fast she learns.  Here are some facts about our little 11 month old Hazyn:

  • She has 4 teeth (two top, two bottom) with I think 1 or 2 more on the way.
  • She says mama, dada, yaya, and da(dog). 
  • She loves her doggies and yells "da" anytime she sees them.
  • She plays non-stop.  She loves to stick a toy in her mouth and crawl around.
  • She could win any diaper derby with her speedy crawling skills.
  • She loves being outside.
  • She eats really good (if it is something she likes). 
  • She still won't drink milk.  We have to mix it in her food.
  • Her hair continues to grow.  It is longer than 4 inches. 
  • People still love to comment on her hair.  Everywhere we go. 
  • She is very friendly and will go to almost anyone.  But mom and dad are still her favorite.
  • She still loves her Eddy the Teddy.
  • She hasn't been sleeping that great (probably due to teething) and usually ends up in bed with mom and dad... ugh! (I swore I would never do that, but when you live with other people and you don't want your baby to wake everyone up, you will do anything to keep her quiet).
  • She has all but grown out of her carseat.  She will be getting a new one for her birthday.
  • And last but not least, here are her 11 month pictures. As you can see they are getting more difficult to take.  She was extrememly distracted by her "da"

And she is done....