Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas

I just wanted to share a few holiday photos...


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Time Flies!

Hayes is 3 months old today!!! Yes, I guess I'm to the point where I have to keep track of his age in months, not weeks any more. To me, this is yet another reminder of how fast the time is passing! Hayes and I are celebrating by hanging out at home in our pajamas. No better way to spend such a dreary, rainy day.

I took this photo this morning while he was playing with his toys in his bouncy seat. He stopped when he saw me and gave me this sweet smile...

This was taken a few days ago when he was checking out an ornament on our tree.
I hope everyone is having a good time getting ready for Christmas! I'm looking forward to doing some baking this weekend. Now if I could just decide on a recipe...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Real Reason

I love the Christmas season! The gift giving, the decorating, the baking...but most of all I love that it's all about Jesus! We are honored that Hayes was asked to play baby Jesus in our church's Christmas program. Seeing him wrapped in swaddling clothes made me think -- isn't it amazing how God, who is so mighty and powerful, chose to send His son as a helpless little baby, dependent on his earthly parents to meet all of his needs? We are blessed to have had this experience and consider it an excellent reminder of the reason we celebrate Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Card Coming Soon!

Well, I finally finished my photo shoot with Hayes for our Christmas card picture. Thankfully, Hayes was very cooperative and patient with his picky mommy. The type-A in me really comes out during times like these. I admit I'm hard to please, and I'm very critical of my photography. After all, you only get one chance to send out your son's 1st Christmas card, right? But, all in all, I had fun and I think the photo turned out so cute!

Look for yours in the mail soon...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hayes' New Friend

I'd like to introduce Cole Daniel Townsend - born today, weighing 9 lbs 12 oz & measuring 20 3/4 inches long! Proud parents are my friends Jennifer and Daniel, and big sister is 2-year-old Payton. I saw them at the hospital today, and they are doing very well.

(And, yes, Jennifer had a c-section!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Walk with Hayes

Hayes & I had a nice walk after lunch. I've missed our walks lately. Thankfully, it was sunny today so it didn't seem as cold, but I still bundled him up the best I could. He loves his Baby Bjorn carrier, and he was content to look around and suck his thumb.

Wow! Only 23 days 'til Christmas! And I haven't finished decorating! I'm so excited to celebrate Christmas as a parent. I know Hayes won't have a clue what's going on this year, but I look forward to it anyway!