So much has happened since my last blog entry so allow me to recap our 2010...
It seems like I blinked and Hayes became a little boy!! When did that happen?? He is such a joy!! He is so sweet and thoughtful, and he constantly makes us laugh with the things he says :) A few of my favorites are "Mommy, you doin ok?", "Why Hayes did that?", and "Why Hayes whining?". He pays close attention to detail and also has a touch of OCD (guess he gets that from his mother!).
We took Hayes on his first trip to the Carribbean in April. We spent a week in Turks & Caicos at the Beaches resort there. Hayes seemed to have a blast!! People were amazed at how fearless he was in the water...that's my little fish! :)
On the beaches of Turks & Caicos
I celebrated my 30th birthday last year and I must say 30 isn't so bad!! :) We enjoyed a family dinner at the Vicksburg country club.
Me at the country club (I miss that tan!!)
We celebrated Hayes' 2nd birthday in September...we had 2 small family parties and took him to Louisiana for a few days. His first trip to the zoo in New Orleans was so much fun! He loved seeing all the animals but I think the elephants were his favorite.
At the New Orleans zoo
For Thanksgiving we took a vacation to the Smoky Mountains with Blaine's parents. We spent one night in Chattanooga then made our way to Gatlinburg where we spent a few days in a cabin up in the mountains. Some of Hayes' new experiences during that week were riding on a carousel, sledding down an alpine slide, riding up a ski lift, and sleeping in a big bed! Great memories!
On Thanksgiving day in the Smokies
Our Christmas was nice but busy...there was a lot to fit into one weekend! Hayes and I made and decorated sugar cookies on Christmas Eve, and then my family came to our house to have dinner and exchange gifts. On Christmas morning Blaine, Hayes, and I had our Christmas together before heading to Louisiana to celebrate with Blaine's family. Not surprisingly, Hayes racked up on toys over the weekend!
Making cookies with Mommy
Note the non-traditional colors of the
icing...that's what happens when I
send Blaine to get baking supplies! haha!
My cousins Britney, Brock, me, &
my grandfather on Christmas Eve
Hayes checking out his
new train table
Hayes with his cousins Alex & "E"
(as Hayes calls her)
It was a year full of priceless memories and countless firsts! And so far 2011 has proven to have new and wonderful memories all its own!