Saturday, August 9, 2008


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favorite Pics of Hayden

Nana's couch watching "Nemo"- July 2008

Easter 2008

Thomas' Birthday Party- April 2008

Fresh & Easy- March 2008

Sea World- June 2007

I know this is more like a Hayden blog, instead of a family blog, but I have to include some of my favorite pictures from the past two years. I'll include more of a variety once I get this whole blog thing down.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Birthday!!!!!

If you didn't already know... today is my birthday! As Neil put it, I am celebrating the 7th anniversary of my 21st birthday. I received several phone calls throughout the day wishing me a happy birthday. Kevin's grandma, Lou, even sang "Happy Birthday" to me on the phone!
My co-workers took me out to Fudrucker's for an extended lunch and I even got a 2008 Summer Olympics hat from Beijing.
When I got home, Kevin suggested that we go out to Coronado and enjoy beach for an hour or two. Although he was apprehensive at first, Hayden even adjusted to the sand and dipped his toes in the water a few times. He forgot about being scared for a little while. It didn't last very long though, because he got close to the water and remembered that he didn't know if he liked it or not. When the tide came in, he ran away screaming and we couldn't get him back on the sand for the rest of the time we were there.
After the beach, we drove home and Kevin BBQ'd some yummy steaks. What a great birthday!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Coronado 07/08

Here we are in Coronado. We had a fun time with Todd, Emily and the boys. We ate at a little pizzaria and enjoyed the beautiful Summer sunset on San Diego Bay where we watched the ferry land and played on the shore. Kristi and Nana were there too! It is so much fun taking advantage of the long days while we still have them.
As you can tell, Hayden did not want his feet to touch the sand. He has no problem running in dirt, but sand is a whole different story. Jack and Drew were jumping in the water with all of their clothes on and Hayden was perfectly fine hanging from our hands.

Padre's Game 07/08

Can you tell how much he loves baseball? We took Hayden to watch the Padres back in July. We knew he would love it because all he ever talks about is "ball". He could watch baseball on t.v. forever and watches every move. When someone hits, pitches or catches the ball he says "Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!" At the real game he was a little disappointed because he held his glove out for a while but the players weren't throwing the ball all the way up to the top of the old Western Metal building so he could catch it.

It really was a great evening. Kevin and I enjoyed ourselves too! My work sponsored the whole evening for us and my co-workers complete with a hamburger and hot dog buffet, cracker jacks and raffle prizes. We didn't win anything, but watching Hayden's face light up when he saw the real thing was priceless. Kevin's friend Vanessa was there with her twin girls. Her husband is Mike Jacobs, the first baseman for the Marlin's who were playing the Padres that night. I'm kind of bummed I didn't get a picture of the twin girls, they are adorable! Maybe Mike can give Hayden some pro pointers someday...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Okay, so I am finally doing it

. I am terrible at scrapbooking and journaling, so I think blogging will help me to keep up with documenting our family life and be better at sharing pictures of Hayden with family and friends. I figure that if everyone else can find time to blog, so can I!

To start our blog off, I've included this recent picture of our son Hayden. I don't know what's cheesier, the macaroni or his grin. This picture was taken last week when my sister-in-law Kristi picked him up early from the Rico's house and she, Scott and Shawnna took him to Chili's. He is going through a phase right now where he refuses to eat vegetables and meat and will only eat Macaroni and Cheese, fishies, toaster waffles, milk, fruit snacks, fruit and Saltine crackers. I hope this phase will pass because I know that he needs to eat more nutritiously. We continue to place several options in front of him, but they seem to just end up on the floor, instead of his tummy. Every day is an adventure with Hayden, but at least he is growing and has been very healthy. He is growing up way too fast!