Hayden and I are in Washington. My parents are picking up my brother from his mission in Brazil, so Hayden and I went north to help out my sister, Jamie.
Last Friday Hayden took his first plane ride. While we were waiting for our plane to leave, Hayden entertained the sitting area. He is such a social bug, he would stare at someone until they looked at him, he would then grin until that person smiled back (which didn't take long because his smile is too cute). He would then move on to the next victim. He went around and around smiling at each individual sitting in the waiting area. It is so cute to see his little personality developing, he reminds me of his dad so much (a little entertainer and a social bug). When we boarded the plane he had to eat and then nap, so it worked out perfectly. He woke up just as we were exiting the plane. It was a great experience, I would take it over driving 12 hours any day!
Jamie had Prom on Saturday. We helped her get ready for the big event. I think she looks pretty good. Here are some pictures of Jamie and her prom date, Chris.
(Hopefully you realized that it's not Chris next to Jamie, it's me.)
Hayden is having a great time in Washington. Grandma got him a new swing to sit in while he visits. But the swing should come with an operator warning. If the swing is put on high Hayden might just fly out (the batteries have some juice). When we tried the swing out for the first time Jamie turned it on high, not knowing the strength of the swing, and Hayden had his first carnival ride followed by an encore of spit-up.
(This picture was taken before the 'wild ride'.)
Hayden has been making lots of new friends with Jamie's stuffed animals. He loves the texture. (If you look close you can see Hayden's arm around Hoppy.)
Since arriving in Washington, Hayden has been practicing a new trick. He hasn't quite perfected it, but it's still cute watching him practice. He has been taking his binky out for the last couple of weeks but now he is trying to put it back in. While practicing he usually gets the wrong part in his mouth. Sometimes he keeps trying, other times he gives up and sucks whatever part he can get.
One of the great benefits of visiting Washington is all the extra help. Here is a picture of Hayden with his Uncle Brandon.
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