For those of you who didn't get to be a part of our great birthday waterpark weekend, here's a recap...
We celebrated Haddie's 1st Birthday!
She was very lady like eating her cake:) Only a little pinch at a time...
The happy ONE year old!
What a fast year...and yet I can't really remember life before her either:) More to come about the latest and greatest with this
baby toddler girl!
Five crazy grandkids ready to enjoy their birthday cupcakes!
(Next year Miles will be right in with all the craziness too:)
We had a great, relaxing weekend together... (minus Danika throwing up TWICE on Friday night! Crazy wierd bug, but short lived and she was ready to go on Saturday!)
You'll never guess how we started our week.... wait for it...
we shoveled SNOW! Shocked? I think not! I'm sure I can speak for probably anyone reading this right now when I say we are SO ready for Spring around here.
Don't let the smile fool you...he's not enjoying it nearly as much as it looks:)
Danika has been quite the character lately...she is SO into roll playing right now and full of hilarious conversations and oodles of creativity that I can't begin to understand where she gets it from!
She was pretenting to be "Izzy" the pirate from the show Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Her good friend Allie that used to go to daycare with her from birth until just a few weeks ago is having a birthday this week. Danika wanted to make her a card and so we got to work...
I was on the computer next to her and didn't really notice what she started doing and then all of a sudden she was finished...
I was a bit shocked (and impressed) when she showed me this! She always tells me "I'm an artist mom- I need to work in my studio" (a.k.a her art easel)
Conversation about her picture:
Mom: What did you draw Danika?
D: This is me and Allie and we are holding hands beacause we are best friends:)
Melted my heart:)
And Ms. Hadster, the big ONE year old...
Who is Haddie Grace Dummer?!?!
She is currently not a walker...she is nearly a runner! She just goes, and goes, and goes, and then goes so more!
She is generally the happiest baby (when she's not hungry or tired that is) She has a smile on her face nearly ALL the time...
She has to have her thumb and blanky to sleep, and she's usually out in about 2 minutes with that combination:)She tossed the bottle like a champ and is now completely on cow's milk and only uses sippy cups!
She LOVES: Her independence, clinging to mom and dad, playing with her sister, baby dolls, making noise with objects, making new noises with her mouth, eating ALL the time (seriously, she's hungry about 5 minutes after we finish a meal or snack!)
She DISLIKES: when Danika sits on her... (Really, it happens more than you'd think!) & when you take something away from her, getting her diaper changed, getting buckled in the carseat, and waiting for food! (pretty much anything that takes away her independence:)
At her 1 year check up she was about average (between the 50-60th percentile) for both her height and weight. She is now 21 pounds...she has tripled her birth weight!
A look back at the Hadster...
Born at 4:52am on March 16th, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long
1 week 3 Months
6 months 9 months
We are SO blessed and grateful everyday for the amazing life and children that God has blessed us with! There are definitely hard minutes and it's no doubt a 'job', but I wouldn't trade one single tantrum, messy pants, exhausted night, or the tornado that's called house these days for any of it!
Thanks to all of you reading this that have been a part of our lives and making us who we are, and helping to shape our children's lives as well! We love you all:)
Lots of love!
Daren, Jamie, Ms. D and the Hadster