Body no

I remembered the other thing Hailey says "incorrectly". Especially when she's going to bed, she goes through a list of things she's worried about: "body no touch my lovey. Body no touch my mommy. Body no touch my Dora puzzle. There's no animals by my bed." so I reassure her that all of those things are correct and shut her door. I'm going to try to record this and put it on here. She also gets a story every night and after it's over, she repeats her favorite parts back to me. Lately she wants Swiper to be in all her stories. A few weeks ago she wanted someone to be in time out in each story. Tyson has started a new trend of complimenting me. My favorite is when he says "Mommy you make good choices." but he also tells me I look beautiful if I do my hair differently or if I'm more dressed up than normal. Such a sweet kid! I don't think I've turned on the camera since Christmas. Need to get back in that habit!


another one

I wanted to document an endearing phrase that Hailey uses a lot so we don't forget it in a few years. When she is asking for something, or identifying something, she often says it like "Can I have another one cracker?" or "I like the red one marker."  "Mommy, I like the pink one shoe!"

It makes us smile every time she does it, especially since she's usually excited or very adamant when she says it.  And... I know there's more cute and unusual things that they both say right now, but my brain can only remember this one for now!  I'll tell you another one cute phrase when I remember it!


New job!

I started a new job today! I am now an IT Manager for the leading hospital in Houston. (I'm paranoid so I don't want to put exact details).  My boss was GREAT at my last company, which made it hard to leave, but this is a great opportunity for me.  Of course, the family will all need to adjust our routines while I adjust, so please keep us in your thoughts!


Merry Christmas 2011

Christmas was with the Moriarty side this year!  We headed to Jammy and Papa's on Christmas Eve morning, and Nick and Amber were already there!  The cousins got to play together, Tyson played with the train (a lot as usual), they got silly with Papa...

... and then we opened presents to/from family members.  I included just a few of the pictures.  Hailey got some new clothes and shoes from Jonah, and immediately had to try on her shoes...

Tyson got a lot of good stuff too.  Of course they got so much that we haven't even played with half of it yet!

Hailey got a set of baby doll necessities - a new stroller, pack and play, high chair and baby chair - huge hit :)
We made and decorated cookies for Santa, getting ready to leave them by the fireplace.

Jammy read The Polar Express and Twas the Night Before Christmas to the kids (an every-year tradition)!

We took the usual couch picture... and then got a little crazy with it.  Any time Steve and Nick get together this is just expected. I have plenty of other crazy pictures I could post, or use for blackmail someday.

Getting the kids settled down for bedtime.  Tyson and Jonah both loved this snow globe.  But where's Hailey?  Oh... sneaking a cookie in the kitchen...

On Christmas morning the kids found their stockings from Santa right by the fireplace.  Tyson got the Polar Express DVD (I think this was his favorite gift) and Hailey got some bracelets (among other things of course)

Santa brought Hailey a Dora doll (as requested) and a Cabbage Patch Kid!  Tyson got a watch (as requested) and a toolbench!  The toolbench is really cool but it only has one project he can do... interest is already waning :(

The kids were good about opening their stuff, then heading off to church.  It was a fun weekend!