Sunday, February 19, 2012

Her Birthday

Hadley's birthday fell on a Saturday so we spent the ENTIRE day celebrating. She woke up to donuts and candles like always and then opened up gifts from us.

Then it was off to her Birthday Party at Villa. My neighbor custom made these invitations for us. Aren't they adorable?!? Purple and Pink are her favorite colors- I love the card!!!

(You can view her Etsy store here: Silly Nilly Studio)

Villa did a great job! They did everything from the decorations (pink and purple) to the princess crafts and goody bags! All I had to show up with was the cupcakes! Best (and easiest) party to date!

Then it was back to home to open up all her gifts and to get ready for her "family" party.

From Hadley's 4th Birthday

Fajita's was her dinner choice and a princess purple cake:

And we ended her birthday with a little slumber party action.

I think this little four year old had a full, fun, and memorable birthday!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

FOUR. 4.

Hadley Faith is four. I can not believe our baby girl is FOUR. Time sure has flown by quickly. We are so blessed to have her in our family. Here are a few things about our girl:
  • She is the spark plug of the family for sure. 
  • She is really funny and makes us laugh all the time. She loves to be silly.
  • She is also VERY strong willed. She knows what she wants. She knows what she believes in. And she is very determined. I was told in bible study a few weeks ago that being strong willed and determined is a good quality!!! I hope that she will be determined to make the right choices and spread God's love. 
  • At four she knows all about Jesus and God. She is loving BSF and has learned so much this year between bible study, school, and church. 
  • I love listening to her pray and "talk to God." She has the best prayers and is very thoughtful, and sweet when she is saying them.
  • She loves to be the center of attention but gets upset when people laugh at her. She has a sensitive side and gets embarrassed easily- especially when she is in trouble. 
  • She is VERY SOCIAL. This girl is LOUD and is always looking for someone to talk to or make friends with. 
  • She is a busy body. She doesn't like to sit for very long. She likes to stay busy, busy. The days she is home with me, we have to be out doing something.  
  • She is coordinated. I think she is the most coordinated out of all three kids at this age. She is determined to do everything her siblings can do and has little fear of trying new things. 
  • Whenever Ellie shows us something new, you can bet Hadley is right behind her within minutes wanting to show us that she can do it too. I seem to have that song, "Anything you can do, I can do better....." playing in my head a lot.
  • She loves Gavin and Ellie and calls them "Gavy" and "Sissy." Sissy is her best friend and she loves playing with her. But she loves playing with Gavin too and is probably one of the few four year old girls who knows all the wrestlers and what they say.
  • Like her Sissy, she LOVES to sing. She has a great memory and memorizes songs quickly. Of course Taylor Swift is one of her favorites, but she has lots of favorite artists. Just from the Super Bowl, she picked up Madonna's new song and she sings it all the time. And Adelle. 
  • She told me the other day that when she grows up she wants to be a babysitter and a Mom.
  • She has a serious sweet tooth...but she also loves her veggies. She is a pretty good eater for the most part and will eat almost anything if we bribe her with dessert. 
  • For the last year Hadley has slept on a rug in her room. She swears it is more comfortable than her bed. 
  • Since she is our baby, I think we still treat her like a baby. We still carry her places many days and she will still sometimes ask for us to feed her. She likes being the baby. 
  • One of my favorite parts about her age right now is her snuggles. She climbs in bed with me every morning and snuggles. Most days she falls back asleep. 

We love this little four year old. I can not believe we only have one more year until she starts Kindergarten. I am trying to relish this time with her as I know I won't get it back. Happy 4th birthday to our baby girl, Hadley Faith. We sure are blessed to have you in our family and we love you VERY MUCH!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Sugar Bear A.K.A Shoogie Shoogs

Sugar celebrated her first birthday on Valentine's Day. Yep, she was born Feb 14, 2011. Our baby girl is ONE! We got her a new Doggie Bed for her birthday!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dance Pictures

And my Favorite:

School Dance

On Friday night we had the Mother/Son, Father/Daughter dance at school. We had fun taking our oldest two out on a double date. Dinner and then Dancing. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Girl Scout Cookies....

They are in and going out for delivery!!!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

School Spirit Day- Smile!

Every year at Hadley's school there is School Spirit Day. You are to wear your favorite team shirt. I was so on top of my game this year and bought her this little Aggie shirt weeks ago. (You know instead of waiting until the night before like I usually do.) We got a note in our backpack about school spirit day and our teacher even sent us an email reminding us about school spirit day.

Guess who forgot about school spirit day???

Hadley and I had had the best morning in MONTHS. No crying. No whining. No fighting over clothes and getting hair done was a breeze. We were early to school for the first time in awhile. And then I saw the sports shirts and cheerleaders making their way in.... I knew it wouldn't go over well but I tried.

I walked her to her class and asked her teacher how many kids forgot?? NO ONE. I felt terrible. Hadley was crying. She never cries at school. So I promised her after I was done at the Big Kids school, I would go home, get her clothes, and bring them up to her.

I got back to school awhile later and changed her. She was a happy camper sporting her blingy Aggie shirt.

Frank asked me to send him a picture of her. This is what I got.

"Hey Hadley, smile for Daddy..."

"No Stand up and smile your normal smile..."

"Hadley.... really, show me your pretty smile....the one you smile when someone is taking your picture...."

"Really???"  She then laughed...and I was able to get what I consider her "real" smile. ;) This girl cracks me up. She is definitely her own little bird.