Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Your Daily Sarah

Do "the Sarah"!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Your Daily Hayes.

We are having such a fun spring. When the weather is nice (and the wind is down) we are spending our time outside. The water table, sandbox, slide.. and okay occassionally my veggie beds are getting broken in again this year. The kids are having such a great time. As an additional bonus, all of this outside play has been causing long afternoon naps. It's a good thing.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Coffee and Nutella.

This video is from waaaay back in November, but I just came across it and thought I'd share. Moses is not exactly the happiest little guy when he wakes up from his nap.. so for a season when he'd get up I'd give him some decaf coffee and toast with Nutella. Mainly because I wanted to eat it, too. :) I think he liked it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Your Daily Hayes.

My sweet family.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


One of my favorite thing about this phase of the garden is going out and seeing what is growing. It is so fun to spot a seedling popping up through the ground, little fruits ripening on the vine, and other plants I was unsure about seemingly thriving.
My wonderful mil let us transplant a ton of her raspberry bushes. It was a lot harder than I thought! Thankfully quite a few seem to be surviving.
Six tomatoes already!
Gladiolus! I've counted and 98 of the 100 bulbs that we planted are growing!
A lone squash plant...
Now to just wait until everything is in full bloom!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The nursery is done!

The nursery is done! Well.. it has been done for weeks.. and I am just so grateful. I just need to wash the little sweeties clothes and put them away.. and find a place for the rocking chair. I'm pleased with the way it all came together! It is mostly Mo's old furniture and bedding. Yes.. the walls are still blue. If we have a little lady she is just going to have to deal with it until Mama works up the motivation to paint!
Pretty cute, huh?!

I have a feeling I am going to be spending a lot of time sleeping in this bed!

In an attempt to keep Moses from crawling up the bed, Miah taped the cardboard on the ladder. So far it's working!

And just for kicks.. here I am at 29.5 weeks. I'm measuring 2.5 weeks ahead. Did you hear that, little one? Please don't make me wait until August!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

A garden update!

I am so thrilled that spring is here and that it is gardening time once again. I love this time of year! Here is what's on the line up for this year:
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini
  • Sugar snap peas (so excited for these!)
  • Spinach and lettuce
  • Herbs (Basil, chives, oregano, parsley, chives, thyme)
  • Green beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries (although they won't produce for a couple of years.. and I am so grateful that we got all of the plant as transplants from my wonderful mil)
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn (which will be growing along the back fence.. I think it will look really pretty)

See all the gladiolus growing along the house?! Won't they be lovely?
And Stacey.. look at all those chives.. they are calling your name!

Here is something I am really excited about.. the clothesline! Jeremiah put it up for me and I am so thrilled to be able to hang the cloth diapers out to dry.
Oh! And the PVC pipe.. lovely though it is.. will soon be covered by dozens of sunflowers!

Coming up next.. the finished nursery and my rather large belly at 29 weeks! I sure hope this little sweetie isn't as late as Sarah and Moses!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer fun!

Today was a hot one.. and with some time to kill before naps we decided to get out the slip in slide and let the kids go at it! We stripped them down, lathered them with SPF 100 (my kids are w-h-i-t-e) and let them lose. They had a blast, and so did Jeremiah and I!
This is how Sarah has started crawling.
We call it her four wheel drive!
Their faces say it all!
A little video fun!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sweet Sarah Turns One!

My sweet Sarah turned one this weekend. One! I cannot believe it has been one year since she came into this world.
My sweet baby girl.

She doesn't even look like the same baby anymore!

The center of attention. Even her Uncle Gary thinks she's pretty special. :)

Opening presents with Mama and Daddy.

Eating her cupcake!

And just for the fun of it.. here is Moses on his first birthday! He's a bit of a ham!

We are so blessed to have Sarah in our lives. She is such a fun and sassy little girl.. and soon will be a great big sister!
Thank you to all my family that drove down to make her day special!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A granny video.

When we were in Albuquerque when Moses was about 2 months old he and Granny really hit it off. Here he is "telling her his troubles." To my family.. get out the kleenex.