Monday, May 30, 2011

Hailey Is 3 Months Old!

We call her "perma-shock." What a cutie!

Praying the Pledge of Allegiance

A couple of nights ago, we asked Jenny to say her prayer. She folder her arms, closed her eyes, and said, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all."

We were stunned. We had absolutely no idea that Jenny knew any of the Pledge of Allegiance, much less the whole thing! So, we asked Lizzy if she knew it, too. What do you know, she also knew the whole thing!

Their preschool teachers are doing a great job :).

Here is the video of Lizzy and Jenny saying the Pledge of Allegiance. So cute!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jeff and me on a romantic vacation . . . with Hailey

Jeff and I took a fun weekend vacation to Pismo Beach! I had never been to Central California before, and Jeff loves the scenery there. So we took Hailey and went golfing!

Hailey loved being outdoors.

I got some snazzy new golf shoes. But I forgot how to golf!

Jeff and I saw TONS of dolphins.

And we were so excited to see our beautiful family when we got home!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

With Donny, Marie, and Baby Hailey

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I had a great time introducing Aunt Marie and Uncle Donny to baby Hailey! It was great to see them for a few minutes and chat about life and everyone's families.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Things I've forgotten!

Jeff and I went to Pismo Beach this weekend for Jeff's birthday. We had such a great time! On the way there, we started talking about the funny things that our little girls used to do.

Lizzy, for example, was an exceptionally curious child. If Jeff or I said something she didn't understand, she would say in her little chipmunk voice, "What you say?" She had the same inflection as Gary Coleman on "Different Strokes." "What you talkin' about, Willis?" and "What you say?" have now been incorporated as part of our everyday vocabulary.

Jenny's prayers could use some work. But it's not because she hasn't been practicing. She started saying them when she was just one year old, and they went something like this: "a;lskrjweipacvoiajawer. Amen!" Her mumblings with folded arms combined with an exuberant "Amen!" were a delightful spectacle we will miss.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Noah loves his baby sister!

My sister Sarah just had a beautiful little girl, Emma, this week. Her three-year-old, Noah, was not excited about having to share his mom with the baby. At first, he refused to believe that Sarah was pregnant.

"Mommy's going to have a baby," Sarah would say.

"No you're not," Noah would retort.

But when the baby was born, Noah decided to check her out. Two days later, he excused his dad, Adam, from the room, for some alone time with the baby. Adam put Emma in Noah's lap and left the room, staying behind the door to see what was going on.

"Once upon a time, there were three little pigs," Noah proceeded carefully. Emma liked the story, so he kept going. And when his audience became a little fussy, Noah consoled,

"What's the matter, Emma? Are you scared of the Big Bad Wolf?"

Sounds like Noah and Emma will be great little friends!

Too Late, Mommy!

Yesterday, Jenny and Lizzy were sitting at the breakfast table, eating their cereal. I was in the rocking chair, feeding Hailey.

Lizzy, ever the helpful child, yelled, "Mommy! Jenny is sticking her hands in her cereal!" (For some reason, Jenny loves putting her hands in her food. Anything liquid, actually. Loves the texture? I don't know.)

"Jenny, Don't put your hands in your cereal," I half-heartedly echoed Lizzy.

Jenny turned around, flashed me her prettiest smile, and said, "Too Late, Mommy!"