March 11, 2009


I am so in love with my Hayden. He honestly brings so much joy into my life. Cheesy, I know. But hey it's true. I just wanted to list just a FEW reasons why I love Hayden....
- He is always smiling.
- He loves his Mommy and Daddy.
- He plays patty cake, and he is so proud of it too! (Started at 9 months)
- Even though he doesn't really have eyebrows, he lifts them when he is smiling, or when he gets excited. It's super cute.
- His dimple. I just love to kiss it.
- He says Da Da, Ma Ma, and Ba Ba (for bottle).
- When he first started crawling, it was an army crawl, but he would only use his right arm and his right leg (7 months old). Now he is full speed!
- He walks along the couch, table, etc. It won't be long until he is walking! (Started at 9 months)
- His face lights up when he see's someone he loves.
- He loves yogurt, and cottage cheese. At his 9 month appointment, the doctor said that he needed more fat on him. He told me to start feeding him yogurt and cottage cheese, and Hayden loves it!
- He thinks it's fun to go up one stair, and then sit and wait for me to come get him so he doesn't get hurt. He thinks he is pretty funny.
- He loves to wreck the things that Cart and Tan are doing. Like blocks, puzzles, play dough, coloring, etc.
- Carter and Tanner call him Hayd-Ba-Jayd. They made it up themselves.
- He gives great kisses!
- He has such a sweet spirit, and I hope we stay best friends forever!

Look at that dimple!

Ok, so this next picture is not a happy one. Hayden has his two top teeth coming in. His gums are red, and swollen. He has been pretty clingy for over a week now. He even had drops of blood coming from them. So sad! He tries so hard to be happy and play, but sometimes it just hurts! So we have been doing a lot of cuddling, which I can't really complain about. Would you not want to hold that sad little face?

I love you my Hayden bug.
Love, Mom


Jen said...

so cute! I am trying to love Melanie be little, but it's hard when you're up all night, but I know that she will grow up so fast! Your boys are so cute :)

Kristina said...

What a cutie pie! His poor teeth! That's so sad. Hope he's done with them soon! We want to come to Forever Plaid so bad- hopefully we'll make it!

Si said...


I love your fun blog! Your Hayden reminds me of Ted. So cute. Your photography is beautiful too! Tell the family hi for me. love, Si

Lacey said...

He is seriously so darling! Sorry about all the teething drama though. I hope that that gets over with quickly. What a great kid.

Chelsea said...

He totally looks like TJ in those pictures. That is what I think anyway... :)

Reena Bostock said...

Wow time flies. Your little man is so adorable! I'm happy to see he is a perfect little brother by wrecking his older brothers projects. I think is so sweet in his sad picture, and yes it does make me want to give him a big hug. Enjoy why we can, right!
Take care.

Brad and Lezlee Strong said...

So sweet! I was almost in tears reading your post! Babies are so sweet and how lucky he is to have you as his mommy!

Melissa said...

You are the sweetest mom in the world Erin! I love how you are so fun with your boys and Hayd-ba-jayd is the cutest nickname! I love that the boys made it up themselves. I hope to be seeing you soon!

Tony & Bergen said...

Erin...I just have to tell you. You are the coolest. I mean it. You & Drea have seriously got to be the "Best Mother's of the Universe." If only every child could have a mom like you guys, the world would be a better place. I know I have only known you a couple of years, but I look up to you so much. You always have such a huge smile on your face, and your kids are so cute. Your little family is amazing - and your husband has always been like a big brother to me. He is so great. Thanks so much for all your examples. Love you guys...