a birthday and some random pics

I have some pics I wanted to share and they don't necessarily tie together. There are some "firsts" included too. Enjoy!

You know how people constantly submit pictures of the Virgin Mary in natural settings? Well can we get any press for Mickey Mouse in a natural setting?

Tyson playing his first arcade game - Ms. Pacman in Dr. G's waiting room - he loved it.

Hailey's first time in the jogging stroller, and also her first walk where she was facing out!

Tyson having fun in his Escalade... baller!

Hailey's first non-baby food snack, and also her first time to feed herself - baby mum-mum's!

This dress is actually from Hawaii, and it was mailed to Hailey from Hawaii! Thanks Uncle Bruce and Aunt Jacque! We had to put her in it before she grew out of it!

On Saturday we celebrated Jammy's birthday! She shared her candles with Tyson - he thought it was his birthday too but luckily didn't expect to open any presents.

Trying to get Hailey some bonding time with her Jammy

I got to hold Jonah for the second time! He was pretty sleepy. We're very excited that you and your family are so much closer now!!!

Tyson is feeling soooo much better... everyone is SO much happier (understatement of the year)

Hailey bonding with Jammy and Uncle Nick

Hailey in the Hawaiian dress again before we left for Jammy & Papa's


7 Months

Hailey, you turned 7 months old on Sunday! You have changed a lot in the last month. You can sit up well, but you still need pillows around you because you throw yourself back when you get excited. You can move yourself around to get toys (not crawling yet, but you can move yourself around in a circle on your tummy). You roll around too.

You can wear both 6-9 month and 9-12 month sized clothes. You moved up to size 3 diapers two weeks ago. You normally take 2 naps during the day, a long morning nap (2-3 hours) and a shorter afternoon nap (1-2 hours). You go to bed around 8:30 and you sleep ALL NIGHT until 7 or 7:30. YEA!

You are eating cereal 2x a day, and also eating baby food fruits and veggies. You like everything you've tried. You've gotten mum-mums a couple of times too.

You figured out how to use your jumperoo, and you really like it, but you still like your exersaucer better.

You are getting better at playing with your toys by yourself. You can get to anything within your reach.
You don't suck your thumb as much as you used to - now you really only do it when you're going to sleep, because during the day you're putting EVERYTHING you can into your mouth.
Your two front bottom teeth have broken through and are working their way up. You're a good teether - you don't complain much at all and you don't drool NEARLY as much as your brother did!

All valentine'd out for your "party" at school last Friday. Daddy took you to Jammy and Papa's after that for your first sleepover without Mommy and Daddy. Jammy and Papa did everything they could but you still missed Mommy and Daddy quite a bit :(

Sometimes we put your hair in a mohawk - you have some longer hair on top but just peach fuzz on the sides, so it's kind of hard to figure out what to do with it!

You are a VERY happy, giggly, talkative, shrieky (?), fun baby when you're with mommy, daddy, Tyson, Ms. Lucy or Ms. Cecilia at school. Anyone else makes you nervous if we're not around. You like to say da-da-da-da. You're doing really well at school and you're starting to interact with your little friends in your class. You really get excited and light up when you wake up from naps, and during your bath time. Your personality is really starting to show and we love it!


I feel like most of the posts are about Hailey - she is changing so fast right now. Tyson is still hilarious and amazes us with his knowledge/ vocabulary every day. Here's just a few funny things he said the other day:

"You're my friend mommy. I'm gonna love and feed you guys."

(in the car)
Tyson: "Our car is lightening mcqueen. Its pretty fast. Chick hicks is behind us. He's gonna tip us over."
Me: "Really? Should we turn and get away from him?"
Tyson: "I can't talk to you right now mommy because Chick is outside looking at his pants."
Me: (laughing)
Tyson: "It's not funny mommy!"

Poor Tyson got sick with RSV on Friday. I ended up taking him to an urgent care clinic on Sunday because he just wasn't getting any better. They gave him a breathing treatment and he got SO much better just after the first treatment (see picture above). Now he's on steroids for a few days to help get him back to normal. It's sad because it completely morphs him into a completely different kid - he's not himself at all. Luckily we'll be done with that on Friday morning and then hopefully he'll get back to his fun, happy self.


I spy with my little eye

A tooth breaking through! You can't tell in this picture, but her bottom right front tooth is coming in. We can barely see it through her gums. Maybe that explains why she didn't want to drink her bottles last week...