Monday, January 31, 2011

Addy's Birthday Weekend!

This was one busy weekend. Hadley and I made a trip to Searcy this weekend. #1- Because it was Addy's birthday on Saturday and #2- Andrew had a big test scheduled for tomorrow, so we were giving him some quality book time (more on this later). I have tons of pictures so I tried to save you the complete overload by putting most of them into collages.

Hadley was so funny and had a blast on the trip there. She even took a good nap which was nice for me.
Once we got to Searcy we had a wonderful homemade meal provided by The Mixing Bowl (Sorry Anna we go back and forth between them and y'all). Then for dessert we went into town for some FroYo Factory, YUM!! After dessert Hadley showed Pj and Cece how she can put her shoes on all by herself.

That morning I took Hadley shoe shopping. She has a few that fit pretty well right now but NO church shoes. Last week I put her in her Sunday shoes (size 5) and noticed they were really small. Today I got her foot sized and she's in a 6 1/2!!! I feel so bad for even trying to put her foot in those other shoes.
Next was Addy's Birthday party and it was a blast we all had a ton of fun. I can't believe this girl is 2!!!
The picture in the middle is Addy explaining to Tamra that she can't blow out the candles because they're too hot.
Opening Presents!!!
And for the highlight of the party.... Playing outside was the excitement of this JANUARY birthday. It was a beautiful 70* and the kids jumped and played outside for a good hour or more.
Hadley L-O-V-E-S to jump and when all the other kids got off and went to play with other things, Hadley stayed and jumped by herself.
Now that Addy is a big girl she needs a big girl bed and here it is!
(Click here -->PBkids<-- to see the adorable bedding she's getting.)
Then we moved the party to Pj and Cece's for dinner. When we first got to the house I found Rachel's old kitchen over the outer garage and cleaned it up and the girls had a blast playing with it.
Then it was dinner and WATERMELON, Hadley thoroughly enjoyed it!

Getting ready to go to church!
Hadley's new church shoes...
Playin' around before leaving for church.
After nap Hadley wanted to watch Princess and the Frog.

Here's some pictures of Hadley playing around the house before we went out for lunch with Cece's friend Mrs. Jan Bell, at The Cookie Basket.
We headed back to Tulsa shortly after lunch today because we are supposed to get some serious ice (1 inch) and snow (6-12 inches). It hasn't started yet but Andrew already got an email from school canceling his classes for the next two days. Pray that we still have power tomorrow because its been said this ice storm is supposed to be worse than the one in 2009.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011


OH MY GOODNESS, today was so much fun!!! As those of you who have been reading you know today was my first real play group and I really think it went awesome. Including me and Hadley, there were 6 moms and 10 kiddos. Hadley had a blast with all the other kids and I had fun getting to know some of the other SAA moms as well. We were so into talking before we knew it, it was after 1 and well past most kids nap times and lunch, ha!

A few pics:
Hadley patiently waiting for guests to arrive.
Hadley & Ellie had a blast playing in her room.
Nothing like marching in circles to get the party started.

The babies!
The "big" kids.
Some of the yummies we snacked on.
Jai in his sweet bow he just HAD to wear. His daddy will LOVE this picture.

After everyone left 2 of the other 1st year moms, Airika and Jessica, stayed for lunch at Tally's.
Airika & Jai
Jessica & Hadley, her little Hadley is in the stroller next to her.

Tonight's Dinner:
Andrew & I: Homemade Paninis
Hadley: Spaghetti-Os

After dinner I helped Hadley make Valentines for her cousins.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shakin' Bakin'... Wednesday!

Today was yet another eventful day in the Norman home. We started with running uptown to get the oil changed in my car, which was nice except I had to drop it off at 7:30 this morning, BOO! Andrew dropped us off and headed to school.

The Hadster and I made Jell-O!

After the Jello-O Andrew came back and picked us up to go get my car. Then we ran some errands and headed back home for Hadley to put together her tea party.

Tea Party, please!

(Just your regular Kellogg's recipe.)
What happens when you let your 1 y/o pour the marshmallows:
What Hadley did while I picked up the marshmallows:
Mixed in some Valentine sprinkles!
Some festive cookie cutters!
Little rice crispy balls with the leftover treats.
A lotta yummies!

Then it was "nap" time.
This was after Hadley had been in her room for about an hour.
I gave her benadryl today for her nose, which unfortunately makes her super hyper, hints that no nap.

After her little show she helped me put them away, such a sweetie.
After another hour of trying to get her to go to bed I gave up. Hadley found a comfy spot on the couch with her afternoon buddies: thermometer and saline spray. Yeah, I'm not sure either but she carried them around with her for about an hour or so.

Tomorrow's the big play group. I've hosted play dates with like one or two kiddos, but this will be my first group so hopefully it goes well. My treats are already done and I've got a craft table set up, wish me luck.
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