Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hayden Turns Two!

Hayden's Birthday was on February 5th and I am amazed at how fast two years can pass. Here are some interesting things about our two year old:

  • Hayden is super sweet (when he doesn't feel a nap coming on) and always thoughtful. If he gets something good, he wants to make sure that everyone gets it and asks "do you wan won?" He has a great sense of humor, but can also be very serious and focused. He also gets what we call the "winkies" (a term I learned of thanks to Michelle Malie, one of my friends from SUU Acclamation days) where he thinks everything is funny and turns into the biggest goof. The "winkies" happen when you stay up a little past your bed-time and you get your second wind. I think we all get them sometimes! ;o)
  • Hayden loves anything related to sports. He is a professional baseball player, a soccer all-star and a golf pro. When I pick him up from Eunice in the afternoons, he wants to go straight home to practice. He is all about business too, as soon as I turn the car off in the garage (if he is still awake from the drive) he'll hop out and run straight to his baseball gear and we will practice for hours. He tells me where to stand and corrects me if I'm not doing it right. " No mom, stand here!" "You're the pitcher, I'm the batter." He is serious about baseball. We have also taken him to the driving range a few times because we don't want him to break the windows at home. He really has a good swing and sends the ball soaring across our yard. He will hit a whole bucket of balls with out taking a break.
  • Hayden talks A-LOT! He is very inquisitive and always likes to know what's going on, where we are going, and where everyone is. He likes to use new words all the time and is really good at remembering things. Kevin took Hayden on a Costco run and told him everything that he needed, just trying to remember. When they got into the store, Kevin jokingly said, "Hayden I forgot, what do we need to get?" Hayden listed everything! Kevin didn't even realize that he was paying attention. I guess we better watch what we say now that we know for sure that the little sponge is listening!

Sometimes things are tough with a two year-old but we love every minute and are so happy to have him around!


Michelle said...

I love that he gets the winkies!!!

The Albrecht's said...

Yay another post! I love reading about what you guys are up to. I can just imagine you and Hayden playing baseball in the backyard. What a cute Mom you are! And when did Neil move to Ohio?? Where is he at? Did you know that Melanie Nielson moved out here too and that we're neighbors? Small world!