Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hadley's 4 year old post

Yes, we're still alive. I wanted to document Hadley's milestones so I'm blogging for her :) I just don't feel like blogging too much lately, although a lot has been going on. So follow me on instagram or facebook for more updated information.

I can't believe my princess is 4 years old already! Hadley is becoming the sweetest big girl ever.

Hadley is 41 inches tall!! 85th percentile.... tall as usual :) People think she is way older than she is because of her height.
She weighs 38 pounds and is in the 71st percentile.
She is just growing like a weed and is perfect in every way!

We celebrated part of her birthday by a movie to see Trolls! (she's into this thing now where she is facing the camera but refuses to look.....)
She gave up naps a loooooong time ago. Just after her 3rd birthday and hasn't had one since. Hadley's in bed around 7:30/8pm and sleeps til 7 (sometimes later or earlier give or take). She wakes up sometimes in the middle of the night for one reason or another but she's usually pretty good to sleep all night.

Potty Training:
I'm copying everything I did for her 3 year old post so I can compare and I am happy to report that she is FULLY potty trained. She has been for a while, just after her 3rd birthday it really clicked. She occasionally has an incident where she couldn't hold it or had to go more than she thought.

Hadley is still obsessed with baby dolls, she has converted back to loving pink (good thing because her room has pink stuff). She is a girly girl who still loves dressing up and being a princess. A big new love is SCHOOL!
I knew she would do well but she has exceeded my expectations. We started her this year at a mother's day out program at the church right down the road from our house. It's MWF 9:30-1:30. I thought she'd (at first) give me a hard time about dropping her off and give some tears.... but nope NOT ONE ever. She LOVES it. Loves her teachers LOVES the kids and it seems that she's miss. popular, everyone's parents always tell me their kid talks about Hadley all the time. I am so glad she is flourishing like I knew she could.
She loves playing outside with neighbors, cousins and friends. She absolutely adores her cousins Max and Coco and they get along for the most part :)

Hadley throws the occasional tantrum when you tell her no (usually no you can't have any more chocolate or no that shoe is on the wrong foot or no you can't sit in the middle or no you can't have the blue chair/plate/spoon-cousin fights). You can usually calm her down quick or a time out may be in order.

Hadley has such an imagination and can play alone for hours with her princess figurines and barbies. I guess that's one benefit of being an only child, she can surely entertain herself. We have the best of time together and she is still my little buddy. She enjoys shopping with me and running any errands. She could be gone all day from the house and be perfectly happy. There isn't many places she can't/won't go. We love our baby girl and have enjoyed every minute with our fancy four year old!

Friday, October 21, 2016


August started Hadley's gymnastics again and of course the OLYMPICS! I enjoyed them immensely and figured we should get the USA leotard since it just made sense! She looked adorable as usual. We're really trying to perfect the cartwheel, she's almost there. Olympics here she comes!

We hit up the only sky zone toddler time we can attend this year due to hadley being in school starting September. Everybody and their literal mothers, brothers, neighbors and friends were there, too. Here is our little crew. They had a blast.

bouncing away

I thought this picture was funny. Maddie's on the desk looking out the window. It seems that Bella is like why on earth are you on this desk with me, you're not a cat.

Well had to show this picture and document our first attempt at a sleepover with cousins.... It seems by the picture that it went well, it had so much potential..... Nobody would sleep, coco was crying at times and it was becoming really late. I threw the towel in and had to call mom to pick them up.... sound familiar huh? haha maybe when they're older. Hadley even wanted them to go, it was strange, the minute they left the room, hadley was asleep.....

this was us having fun before the sleepover. 

Hadley and I attended our first baseball game together in August as well. All of my immediate family was out of town and James was off working. I got an email about my college alumni night (discounted tickets) and this was our local baseball team 10 minutes down the road. They just so happened to be playing my hometown team of Rochester, Ny that night! It was fate, we had to go! 

Hadley had the BEST time. She barely noticed they were playing a baseball game because she was too busy people watching and eating. She did notice the mascot "chomper" as she calls him. She was determined to find him and ran up to get a picture with him. Chopper is still talked about and this was months ago.

Seems like we had an event filled August. I promise James was home for some of it, wasn't he? We did manage to get in a 3 day beach trip at the very end of it that I will feature next time. We went to Tybee Island, GA (outside of Savannah) and of course had to stop at my college on the way back home. We had fun mixing and mingling with the college co-eds in the book store and student union. They all loved Hadley, it's not every day you see a child on campus. Go Eagles!