Saturday, September 19, 2009

8 months, 27 years, and Crying Cougs

8 MONTHS
So here's some things the little 8 month old is up to:

He loves to play with the blocks Grandpa made for him.
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The blocks have their very own toy box. Hayden loves to take the blocks out, but he hasn't learned how to put them back in (just like when he helps with laundry). He loves to chew on them, bang them together, knock them over, and dent the floor, table, or anything that makes a loud noise.

He likes to wave.
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But he waves at random times so he hasn't ALL the way figured it out. But it still brings a smile to my face when he waves, "hello", especially in the morning or after a nap.
Daddy also loves it. Hayden gives Daddy the 2-handed wave when he comes home from work. (He defiantly knows how to pull our heart strings).

Hayden loves to be on his feet.
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He climbs EVERYTHING (couch, ottoman, recliners, toy box, cupboards, stairs, baskets, doors, chairs, legs, and even walls). He pretty much climbs anything that makes him taller and part of the crowd.

Not only did he learn to climb, but also how to land.
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He is very cautious when it comes to landing, but it wasn't always like that. In the beginning Hayden would let go of the couch, put his hands in the air, make his eyes wide, and BAM, land flat on his back. He only did that for about 2 days. Then he learned to bend at the waist and fall on a little more cushioning, his diaper. Now he's learned to hold onto the couch and squat. If his bottom doesn't reach the floor then he reaches with his opposite hand. As soon as his hand hits the floor his knees start pumping and he's on his way to the next mountain.

27 YEARS
Happy Birthday Old Guy!
Brian got Jordans, insoles, a mini work makeover (family photos hung), money, a DQ cake, and Hayden got him matching BYU shirts.
We love you dad!

CRYING COUGS
It's okay Cougars, I still like you better than the Seminoles.
And cheer-up cause I bet they don't have a cute little fan like me.

And my Daddy and I will still monopolize the remote control every Saturday (see you next week).

Friday, September 18, 2009

Labor Day Camping

My side of the family (the Warren side) had a little mini reunion over Labor Day weekend. We went camping in Nevada at Bird Creek. The weekend went great; we had terrific weather, beautiful surroundings, and good company.

Here are some pictures from the weekend:

It wasn't Hayden asking, "Are we there yet?", it was Daddy!

Hayden was super excited to see Grandpa,
but I think G-pa was just a tad bit more excited :)

Hayden loves Grandma
and he loved her even more after she feed him.

There were lots of fun activities to do:

4-Wheeler Riding



Shooting

Don't forget the cannon.

Sitting around the (fireless, but not short on smoke) campfire.

Keeping Hayden Entertained

Bundling-Up

Enjoying the Family

Learning about Belgium
(Justine is on the right, she's our foreign exchange student from Belgium)

Playing with Fun Aunts

And just enjoying one another.

We also took some family photos while we were all together.

This is how Hayden felt about pictures.
"I thought we were camping... I HATE dress-up."

This should do the trick... just turn that frown upside down!

This is the family photo.

But you can't say we went camping looking all clean, so one more true camping picture: