Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Easter (late again!)

Somebunny has been very busy lately and cannot remember to update this as she would like! The past month has been so busy with work and Jason traveling that I am very far behind in updating the blog.

Despite being busy, the past few weeks have been a lot of fun. Hadley is at such a fun age, exploring everything and trying to walk and talk. I keep thinking she's about to start walking, but so far we just get 4 steps before she lunges forward or plops down on her bottom. Hopefully soon because she is getting heavy!

At the end of March, we went to the wedding of Jason's coworker, Katie. It was so beautiful and we had a great time celebrating the happy couple!

In mid-April, we celebrated the first birthday of Hadley's "boyfriend" Hudson. It was so cute and we had a great time!

And then, finally Easter! What a fun day with my favorite little bunny. What a blessing she is!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day! (and other random thoughts)

It's been a while since my last post so this one is a bit random. Work has been very busy for both me and Jason and I have been a bit overwhelmed with life. So here's a little recap of the last few weeks all rolled into one.

Today, this little leprechaun was looking cute and she's ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish! I got the onesie at a consignment sale a few weeks ago and I'm pretty sure it's a boys shirt, but I figure with a bow and pink shoes she can make the look work!

We have had a fun couple of weeks now that Hadley seems to be settling into the toddler classroom. She is staying awake until 7:00 most nights (big accomplishment!) and I am loving having some extra time with her in the evenings.

She continues to try and walk and I think she is getting closer. It is so fun to watch her exploring and we are trying to prepare for her to be into everything here soon! One set of Hadley's godparents, Robyn and Paul, recently sent her this toy and she loves it. Her balance isn't always good enough for her to walk with it, but she laughs whenever the balls pop.

We have always been lucky that Jas is such a good cook (because Lord knows I'm not even trying!) but recently he also made his first pie. Based on her face, I think it was a success!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

It was spirit week at Hadley's new school, and the theme was celebrating Dr. Seuss. I had a good time getting everything together, though I have found I'm not quite as creative or crafty as I would like. But I keep telling myself it's the intention that matters so hopefully she'll be grateful for what I did rather than embarrassed by how ridiculous she looked!

Monday was hat day, and Hadley was less than thrilled. She cried all morning so we were both pretty frazzled by the time we got to school and work. Look at that pitiful face!

 Tuesday was Silly Sock day and luckily she seemed to be in a much better mood!

Wacky Wednesday was a hit!

Thursday was Dr. Seuss' birthday and this is what I put together.

Friday's theme was red and blue day, and I think this is my favorite. She just looked so cute!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hadley Does Valentines Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I admit I am a bit of a romantic - I love a good rom com, a Nicholas Sparks novel, a sappy love song and the stories of fate and decades long romance can always bring me to tears. Despite my affection for all things lovey-dovey, I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. I am lucky to have a very thoughtful and considerate husband who cooks dinner nightly and brings flowers home regularly. He also has great taste in jewelry and spoils me on my birthday and Mother's Day. Because of this, I sometimes forget the hoopla that surrounds Valentine's Day.

This year though, I realized I now get to celebrate through Hadley and you know what that means....a new decorative dress and homemade Valentines treats were a necessity! We found her cute dress on sale at Old Navy for $9 dollars. We paired it with black tights and of course a bow and she looked as cute as can be.

Over the weekend we went shopping and I found mini mason jars. I decorated them with stickers and ribbon. We used the picture of Hadley that we got for her birthday as the tag for each gift.

The teachers had jars of Hershey kisses with a tag that read "Here are some kisses especially for you, thank you so much for all that you do!"

The kids had jars of goldfish with a tag that read "I'm so glad we are in the same school!"

I'm not the most creative person in general, but I had a good time and I think they turned out pretty cute. I am sure the other kids in her class couldn't have cared less about anything other than eating the snack, but one day I hope she will appreciate the effort! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

And.....another one bites the dust!

Well, it's not actually "another one" - it's the same one. Hadley returned to school on Tuesday and by Wednesday afternoon I got a phone call that she had a low grade fever, wasn't eating or drinking and had not had a wet diaper all day. Fearing she was dehydrated, we took her to the doctor to learn her stomach flu has now morphed into an ear infection. She is now on an antibiotic and a probiotic and we are hoping for the best. I'm so ready for her to be healthy for a stretch of time so we can get into a stable routine and enjoy the family time we get together. It's not much fun when "family time" consists of stripping dirty sheets, administering meds and begging your child to drink fluids.

The weather in Kansas City is supposed to be great this week - sunny and in the 60s. We are hoping to be out and about all weekend enjoying some time together. Fingers crossed we can make it happen!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Down for the Count

We have been home from Atlanta for a couple of weeks and we have struggled since getting back. The day after we got home, Hadley started in the toddler classroom at a new campus - Innovation Kids. This transition has been very difficult. On top of a new center, new classroom, longer commute and new teachers - she has an entirely different schedule that only includes one nap. This is proving to be a challenge for our little sleeper. For the first week, Hadley sobbed each time I dropped her off and was usually crying when I picked her up (the teachers assured me she did not in fact cry all day and I'm choosing to believe them).
Hadley's First Day in the Wallaby Classroom...This face pretty much says it all 
At the end of her first week, we went to see Dr. Brown for her one year check up and shots. I can't believe it's been a year, and she has definitely grown! She is almost 29 inches long, weighs almost 22 lbs and that big ol head of hers is still in the 99th percentile. Just look at those rolls (this picture is proof she still doesn't understand the words "time for your shots.")

Over the weekend, Tina and Justin were battling the flu so we took the girls for the day. It was exhausting, but so much fun. By the end of the day though Jas was swearing we are "one and done!"

On top of all the recent changes, Hadley has also been introduced to a whole new set of germs! She is currently battling the stomach flu and it has been....disgusting. We called the doctor on Friday who told us to bring her in tomorrow if she had not gotten better and I'm afraid that is where we are heading. She is managing to keep very small amounts of liquid down but she has not eaten in two days and she is very lethargic, fussy and listless. I'm hoping she's on the mend soon because I miss my sweet baby!

This week is another busy one for Jason and I, and he is about to start traveling again. Prayers that our little lady feels better soon and we continue to make adjustments to our new schedule so we are all a little less cranky!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hadley's "Onederful" Birthday Party

When we first began thinking about Hadley's first birthday, Jas thought I was crazy when I told him I wanted to go to Atlanta and have her party at my parent's house. It took a little convincing, but he eventually agreed (even though I'm pretty sure he still felt it was a crazy idea). It was important to me that she have the opportunity to celebrate with both sets of grandparents, as well as her great grandparents and godmother. My entire family is down south, with the exception of Tina, so it made sense that we take the opportunity to go home and ring in the big "1" with as many friends and family as possible.

It was quite the undertaking trying to plan a party long distance, but thanks to a lot of help from my mom, little sister and best friend - it all came together. We had a great time and appreciate all who came out to help celebrate our little lady! Huge shout out to my Aunt Loretta who made all of the baseball tees, my cousin Renee who took pictures of the day and my Aunt Alison who flew in from Portland to surprise us!

Many thanks to everyone who has been there with us since we learned we were pregnant. I know she will never remember her party, but it meant a lot to me to be able to share the day with our family. As any parent will tell you, surviving the first year is a bigger accomplishment for the parents than for the child. I am proud of how far Jason and I have come as parents, even while recognizing how much work there is left to do. As everyone tells you, parenthood is a complete game changer and we have learned a lot about ourselves, and each other, over the past year.

 So cheers to an amazing year and here's to many more birthday parties in the future!