Wednesday, February 8, 2017

October Happenings

Well I was going to write about September since that's where I left off but apparently that wasn't in the cards because I have moved my pictures from September to earlier to an external hard drive. I am too lazy to go upstairs and get them plus it has a hard time opening on my Mac soooo October it is! Wonder what we did in September anyways, now I'm curious! I actually recall going down to Tybee Island the first week in September, that was fun :) Anyway, back to October.

Hadley's school had a fall Festival that James and I volunteered at. Fall was a fun time, mostly way too warm but what can ya do.

Halloween was fun and Hadley loved dressing up as the Evil Queen. It was a change from her usual every day princess costumes so I was all for it. We trick or treated in my sister's neighborhood but boy she has a lot of hills, we may do ours next year!

This was Hadley practicing her "evil" face since she was the Evil Queen and all

What's Fall without a pumpkin patch! We waited till way last minute because of how hot it was out and we hit the patch! Hadley had a blast as usual and loved the corn box. She could stay in there for hours. 

James free handed the pumpkins and I was Pinterest crafting the snacks. 

and a random from October, James was flying a trip and they stopped in Charleston- look who they ran into in the airport! (not the public side of the airport, where the private jets are) BILL MURRAY! James is a big fan and he texted me that he was there... I said it does not count unless you get a picture... he wasn't even going to! With my encouragement, he went back for it (along with a bunch of other crew members) and got the picture! I am sorry to say though, he was not as cool as reports say he is?! James said maybe he was just having a bad day.... I looked it up and he was just spotted at one of the World Series Cubs games (well the playoffs or something) so he should have been in a good mood! I think the next day he even gave away his tickets to someone, so maybe it was just an off day but either way, how cool is that! James is just living the dream :)

My next blog post, whenever that will be :) is going to be about Hadley's fancy Nancy 4th birthday party! Stay tuned, but please don't hold your breathe, that could end badly. 

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!