Monday, July 30, 2007

We must be nuts!

So, we didn't let Hailey open her presents from mommy & daddy yet, those have to wait until her actual birthday which is tomorrow. We are going to just go on a little picnic up at the park and have pizza (her favorite) and then let her open them. I'll post pictures of that later. But, this present would have been a little hard to hide after we picked her up yesterday. That's right, we got Hailey a doggie. They are having so much fun. This is Tessie and we adopted her from an area rescue. She is an aussie mix and is about 10 months old. She's been really gentle and fun. She is already house trained and spayed which greatly appealed to Jed and I. She is also probably about full grown. She is the perfect size for our little house. Hailey loves petting her and giving her hugs and kisses. Just thought I would share the pictures of the newest member of the family.

Birthday Party

We had just a little neighborhood party for Hailey on Saturday. She had a lot of fun playing with her little friends. There were five of her little friends here. Mason and Maddison who are the twins she loves to play with. Then Emma and Lizzy who are sisters that just moved in on our street. Then Makinley came too and she is shy, but so cute and fun. She got some really cute stuff, I think her favorites though were the dolly and crib from Makinley and the jewelry that her friend Cloe from next door brought over later (Cloe slept through the party). Here are some pictures from the party that I thought were fun.

My big girl...

I can't believe how big Hailey is getting! We had her two year well check the other day and she is an inch away from three feet tall and weighs 28 pounds. No wonder it is hard for me to pick her up right now. She had to get one shot, but when the nurse gave it to her she just held my hand and didn't cry at all. Then, she told the nurse 'thank you'. The nurse laughed and was like, I've never had a baby not cry, much less tell me thank you. It was pretty funny. I think she really liked the pink band-aid. I like our new doctor, I was nervous about finding a pediatrician, but the one we are going to is really cool. They also have a right to read program and so for every well check she goes to she gets a new book. This is a picture I took the other day. I just can't believe how big she is.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Life Updates

So, there really aren't too many things going on in Cedar City. I'm supposed to pretty much be on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy because my contractions started a little over a month ago when I had the flu. Now, everytime I try to get up and do anything I start having contractions again. Therefore, I'm really not supposed to do much, but that is really hard with a (almost) 2 year old that is full of energy.
Hailey has made a couple friends up here. There is a set of twins in our ward that are about 6 months younger than her that she loves to play with. We pull up to their house and she starts yelling Mason and Maddison and telling me and Jed bye bye. It's pretty cute. There are also two doggies over there so I'm sure that helps her enjoy it even more. I really enjoy visiting with thier mom too, so we try to get together when we can. There are lots of really nice people on our street, though our immediate neighbors are a bit weird.
We are still trying to get a loan for our house. We actually got a letter today that said there aren't any funds available for our income category right now, but hopefully there will be soon.
Jed is working on, and almost finished with, the requirements for his personal training certification. We went to the gym the other day to take the pictures of the exercises he has to submit. He has to explain what muscles they work, then send everything in and then we should know within a month.
We will be taking a trip down to Arizona for Jed's friend's wedding in October and I'm pretty excited about that because we will get to show off the new baby. I'm really ready to just have her here and hold her. I almost feel like I will get more sleep once she's here because right now I'm so uncomfortable that I'm not sleeping at all, but that is okay. It will all be worth it at some point. =)
We love and miss you all and hope everyone is doing well.