Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Baby Hayes Gender Reveal!

We had a little fun finding out the gender of our April baby. Our ultrasound tech coordinated with the local Party City to have a box filled with pink/blue balloons without letting us know which it would be (Alex had dropped the box off there ahead of time). Then Noelle made the big reveal for us!

Baby Sister or Baby Brother?

This was a ton of fun and definitely worth the slight delay in finding out. The best part was Noelle getting to announce it =) Now we're just eagerly awaiting baby's arrival!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Highlights of a Busy Week

The girls and I were flying solo this week until Alex got back from a conference late Saturday night. That didn't stop us from getting a ton of fun packed into the week, though!

Cora is learning to enjoy her full-fledged toddler status. She figured out that she can move her stool around to access previously out-of-reach items. Wonderful =)

I'll just help myself

With the winter temperatures and snow cover food pickings are become scarce and the local wildlife is getting creative. On several occasions the local band of turkeys invaded our yard to eat crab apples off the tree. It was pretty comical watching them hop up and down to snag the fruit =) Fortunately, for the turkeys, I noticed them before I let the dogs outside!

Crab apple buffet

Tuesday morning we hosted a cookie-decorating party. Pictured below are less then half of the participants; we had a very busy, fun-filled house!

Getting festive


Some cold and windy weather kept us inside, but we made the best of it.

Snacks on the couch; special treat =)

Between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon the girls and I went to three holiday parties. It was a whirlwind of sugar, fun, food, and craziness. Fortunately (for me) many people helped me keep track of the girls! Unfortunately, I was so busy with them I didn't get many pictures!
Enjoying the ride-on toys together

Whew, that was tiring!

This morning dad was back to share in the fun. Also, with the temperatures being a little warmer, we were able to make it outside for some snow play!
Snow is the best!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wait, it's December 11?!?

December 11th; how did that happen?!?

I seem to lost a few weeks in there! Momentum loss is hard to recover from =) While I haven't been blogging, we have still been quite busy! Here are the highlights from the long Thanksgiving weekend.

 Making pumpkin pie

 Getting some fresh air

 Can't go anywhere without that pacifier!

 Warming up with some hot chocolate

 Thanksgiving Dinner; Cornish hens, yummy!

 Relaxing with a friend =)

 Playing at a friend's house

 Our Christmas Tree; outside on the porch where it's nice and safe!

More cute pictures to come soon!