Saturday, May 30, 2009

Words and a New Diaper

I wanted to share all the things Hadley can say.

and then she signs all the rest of her word. I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. I'll show her something once or twice and then she remembers it and uses it in context! She's so smart, now if she would only start talking! She signs:
all done
thank you

Also, I have been wanting this diaper for a long time and I finally found it at just the right price second hand! I'm so excited (hey, it's the little things, right?) And Bryan's excited too. Hadley doesn't seem to care, but she looks really cute in it! For the most part, I've kept the majority of my diapers gender neutral, but I couldn't help myself. A girl needs some pink! The picture doesn't quite show how pretty the color is, but you get the picture

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! We had a throwing up baby on Friday night which was no fun. And so we missed a birthday party on Saturday that I was so looking forward to. Then we stayed home from church on Sunday just to be safe. We did get to go to my parents house during the Indy 500 and hear the cars racing! It's been a couple years since I've been in Speedway on race day and it was so soothing to hear the cars and see the hustle and bustle again!
Then today we went to Lafayette to visit all our friends and have a cookout! It was heart warming to see everyone in one place together again! We are spread across the nation, though so it will be a while before it happens again. I'll post some cute pictures of Hadley that Jen took for me later!
Also, I found out that my friend Nicole is having a boy! Yeah for her!
Happy last week of school to all the teachers! (and to the lucky ones, happy first week of summer!)
Take a little time to remember and pray for all those who serve our country bravely, and those who lost their lives doing so.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Deals and updates!

We had a fun weekend at Jeremiah's wedding! (see previous post) While we were in Lafayette, I got to visit with my friend Amy from Frankfort and her baby, Ellie, and Hadley got to meet for the first time. We ate Don Pablo's and it was yummy!! Here they are riding around together!

Yesterday I went to Target to get some deals! And we did great! Here's the haul:

6 buddies bars $.99 each minus 6 $1.00 off coupons
5 bliss candy bars $.99 each minus 5 $1.00 off coupons
4 Pringles mini cans $.69 each minus 4 $.50 off coupons
2 1 lb bags of apples $1.69/lb minus 2 $1.00 off coupons
3 Axe body wash trial size $.99 each minus 3 $1.00 off coupons
8 Kraft salad dressings $1.59 each minus 8 $1.50 coupons and 4 $1 off 2 coupons (target Q)
Total before coupons was $49.42
total after coupons was $3.66

Today I wanted to go to garage sales, so I read the paper and planned my route. My fist stop was one that I stumbled upon. It was on 267 halfway between Avon and Plainfield. So, I went into this Community Garage sale and man did I hit the jackpot!!!!!! First, I finally found a wagon. I've been looking on craigslist for weeks. It's the wagon I always wanted and I got it for $20. Retails for about $100!!! (although this one is really old, it is in super condition)
Then, I came across a bike trailer for Hadley to ride in behind our bikes. I paid $15 and it is $280 at Dick's!!!! Then, I found a booster type seat for Hadley to sit at the dinner table with us. I'm not sure what it retails for, but I got it for $8! Then, lastly I found 2 bar stools to sit at our kitchen counter and got them both for $8! I'm so pumped at my finds. By then, we were out of time and went home for lunch, we didn't even get to any of the other places I had planned. While I was there looking around, there were SO MANY sales that I couldn't even get to them all. And they all had good stuff. By the time I got to some of them (around 10:30) all their stuff was sold! I'm definitely going back there next year!! All for about $50!

Jeremiah's Wedding

So last weekend was Jeremiah's (my college roommate) wedding. It was a very informal wedding with just the family and close friends. There was maybe 20 people there. It was in northern Indiana in a little town called Brook. Since I was the best man I had to dress up.

Here's a picture of Hadley and myself all dressed up.

Here is a picture of all three of us:

Hadley was really tired on the way home and she fell asleep in the car. She was so cute we just had to take a picture:

Monday, May 4, 2009


May first was my goal date to plant my garden. Well, it rained on May 1st and 2nd. And then we were at church all day yesterday, so I finally planted today! I planted Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, and Tomatoes!! Everyone pray that my little seedlings take root and we'll have something to show for ALL MY HARD WORK!!! I'm exhausted by all the weeding and such.
Hadley has started playing peekaboo, it's soooo cute! Right now she's reading a book! She's so big!