Friday, February 17, 2012

The only cat allowed in our house....

The only cat allowed in our house is Hadley's favorite stuffed animal, Kitten.

Several months ago Hadley and I went to dinner with DeAnn and Donna (DeAnn and I have been friends since 1st grade and Donna is her mom!) and Donna brought Hadley this sweet Kitten. I started putting it in her crib with her since it matched and was so cute. Little did I know that this would become Hadley's most favorite possession! Yesterday I went to wake her up from her nap and she was cuddling with Kitten, and it was the sweetest thing.

Whenever she wakes up and I go get her she always has to bring Kitten with her. She carries Kitten around most of the day and Kitten goes in the car with us. (We will get a back-up ASAP!)

I was getting her dinner ready and I looked over and she had set up all her stuff on the window...

 Giving Kitten a tour of the back yard

 "We're busy mom, get out of here"

A quick hug

Needless to say, Maverick is concerned about having a cat in the house. So they had some words...

 And, Maverick made is clear that she is in charge here.

Hadley also loves playing with her puppy...

Maverick had words with him too. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Morning at the Park

We've had a few good days of great weather and so Hadley and I have been going to the park a lot. One of my favorite things about our new neighborhood is the amazing park down the street. There are always kids there and its a beautiful walk to get there.

She loves the swing...

And she loves the slide! She climbed the stairs and went down the slide over and over again for about 30  minutes. Here is a quick video... (click the link if you can't see it!)

Nothing too exciting, but cute nonetheless! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day!

The two sweetest Valentines!

Emily and Hadley

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Not many things will make Hadley as happy as laying in bed Saturday morning with Daddy's phone.

A glimpse into our future? She sat like this and chatted on her phone for a long time...

The girl never stops talking. I have no clue where she got this from...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lots of Love

This week we had a Valentine's playgroup. We dressed up the babies and did a mini photo shoot at Alice's house. The weather was good and so the kids loved running around and the moms had a great time chasing them around and begging them to smile for a picture!

I love Valentine's Day and I love our little Valentine!

I think she looks so big in the picture! 

More pictures to come soon! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Hadley is learning to do things on her own and she loves her independence. I love watching her figure things out on her own and she gets so tickled when she does big girl things. Lately she loves feeding herself a "snack". I'll ask her if she's hungry and she'll point to her mouth and so she gets her snack cup. ..(multi grain cheerios with a few goldfish go a long way here!)


Well, today Maverick got in on the snacking action and I caught them red-handed. 

Here is Hadley enjoying her snack and watching Elmo...


Maverick decided to sit near just in case...


I cleared my throat and said excuse me... and Hadley thought it was hysterical!

And couldn't contain herself...

I told them both no, no and told Hadley we don't feed the dog. And so Hadley went up to Mav and said "dog" and pointed at her and then clapped for herself.

I'm not quite sure the lesson was learned.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


We've spent lots of time in our pjs so far this week.

Hadley is sick. She's had a cold and its turned into another double ear infection. She's been pretty pitiful and so we've spent lots of time at home the last two days. Lots of tears, lots of steam and lots of cuddling. Yesterday, we were waiting at CVS for the prescription and I handed her these sunglasses to keep her entertained. She fell in love and long story short (she threw a fit when I tried to pry them from her hand) we came home with the sunglasses, and today she's been wearing them all day. It's adorable and totally worth the $3.99 price tag.

 She's got her purse and her sunglasses. Girlfriend is ready to go. 

 She's always pointing at something

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weekend at the Ranch

 Last weekend we went down to our family ranch. Hadley and I went down early Friday morning and spend the afternoon by ourselves at the lodge. She didn't sleep in the car (at all) so she took a long nap once we got there. It was a full house with the DeLany's and both Kelly families. Lillian (2) Emily (1.5) and Hadley (1) had a blast and as usual so did the grown-ups.

 Not the best picture, but Emily does this A LOT to Hadley. She loves giving her hugs. 

Sigh. This is what happens when trying to take pictures. They are way too busy to be bothered by a camera. Maybe one day I'll get her to look at the camera again!

It took her a few tries to walk in the grass and she doesn't love when her hands get dirty but she ran around in the yard with all the big kids!

This weekend was also the big debut of Papa's newly re-modeled home. Dad planted two new Elm trees in the yard in honor of Clayton and Clara. 

Dad and Uncle Roger

The girls gathered in the yard to have a pow-wow and we were pretty certain they were plotting against the parents! It was adorable and Hadley talked their ears off...

 Busy girl...

Saturday evening we went up to "sunspot" to watch the sunset and it was quite chilly so we had to bundle little Hadley up. 

 Delany, me, Audrey, Bonnie, Colleen, Caroline and Laurelyn- All the girl cousins!

And Kyle! He our favorite Kelly boy cousin =) 

It was a great weekend and mom worked her tail off the get the house ready and feed 16 people! Thanks for a great weekend!!