Thursday, December 16, 2010

November 27, 2010

YEAR ONE! We made it! We had such a fun little party with Hadley's family. We are so grateful for all those who came to visit Hadley on her very special day.
I didn't think much about doing a theme, until I heard that one nephew was doing monkeys, and the other was doing owls ("Hoo"'s turning one? get it? cute huh), so I figured I can't do a boring party. And besides, it made things fun for me and my creative side. I decided to do "ladybugs." But then I discussed it with my mother-in-law, and I was telling her how I wanted to girl-it-up just a little more, so she helped me decide to have pink and brown ladybugs. It turned out too cute.

I mailed off little ladybug invites. To see the invite, you spread out the wings. Something like what a real lady bug would do. I didn't take any pictures of the invite. And I would do it now, but I don't want to... (too lazy to run upstairs)

I made cute little Bug Cupcakes for everyone to enjoy...
And I made Hadley her very own Ladybug cake...
She was so funny to watch eat the cake. I honestly expected her to dive head first into the cake, but she was being quite the lady. (Which I guess was appropriate for the theme) I kid you not, she was so dainty. She sat there and just picked at the cake. Stopped, gave the crowd a smile, and then picked a little more. No diving at all. So I helped her out a little, and eventually, she did get messy.
We love Hadley so much. We are so proud to have her as our not so baby girl. We are so spoiled to have such a little lady. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HADLEY!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Update Blog.... CHECK!

HEY! Seriously, my life has consisted of mental check lists. And while I have been meaning to let you know our current conditions, other things have become more of an obligation. I should feel guilty, but I really don't think I am. Because if I really did, this would have been taken care of a long time ago. BUT, I did find the check list in the head, and realized that I didn't do the blog thing.. and figured, the time has come.

So, MOM and DAD! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the use of your basement. I am eternally grateful that you allowed to come crash with you two and disturb your peaceful, quiet house. We are out of it now, and are currently renting a house until John graduates in MAY! YOO-HOO!

Hadley is awesome. Her TWO FRONT TEETH are almost cut. We've had long sleepless nights because of those buggers, and they are almost here! She already has her two bottom teeth in, but those were a way more pleasant experience. Hadley is almost 1 year old!!! She is growing so fast. And if I do get to it (you know how I am now-a-days with blogging), I'll post some pictures of how big she is! She isn't walking yet, but has nearly mastered furniture walking. She's getting more daring, so you never know when the day comes she'll be running free!

I'm still at work. If you want your hair done, PLEASE come! I work Mon - Wed. And, yes I'm good at it if I say so myself. The holidays are here, so now is the perfect time to get dolled up. Yes, that goes for the guys too!

I love you all! Thanks for being patient. We're still in the moving process, but things are just about back to normal. Peace out!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Next Step

Hey world. I am realizing I'm not nearly the dedicated blogger I would like to be. I can't promise I will get better, But I sure will try.

This is just a quick little note just to let you know the next few steps in our lives. And how LAME we really are. But it is okay, because it is the next few steps to make it to a bigger step. Let me explain....

As most of you know, we are currently taking care of a couple's house while they are on their mission. Well, the 18 months are up, and our couple are coming home and we need to be out by September 15. And, we are moving to ... *sigh*... my parent's basement. (my cheeks are officially pink)

Eek! I know, I know. I feel so blessed that my parents are willing to take us for a bit. (but I'm pretty sure it's because of Hadley they are so willing to) And it's only temporary. We are currently in a rut where we are seeing if our next little home will be available or not. If it is, we will be moving again the first part of November. If not, we will be looking for our next place to live. Our name is on a few waiting lists of new possible homes, but we will still have to wait a bit. But again, I feel so blessed and grateful for my parents and their willingness to take on my little family, and, again, EXTREMELY grateful to have Hadley so this would be possible. (just kidding, mom... but seriously... thanks, Had-e).

John starts his FINAL year of school soon. It looks like May he will be DONE! word. I think I'm more excited for this next step then John is. :)

I will post pictures hopefully sooner then later of our summer adventures, Hadley is getting so big, and i dare say - BEAUTIFUL! I need to show her off. Much love, world.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

It's June. And because it's a summer month, I woke up today expecting something like...

Instead, I woke up to something like...
And it made me feel something like...
Don't get me wrong. Usually I love the rain, because it make me fantasize about something like...

But we've had so much rain here, that I'm ready for something like...
So, to make me feel something like...
I purchased myself something like...
...With fries and a large drink. So now I feel something like...
So now to feel normal, later today I have to do something like...

Extra hard! All because the month of June stared out something like...
And how has your day been?


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

So Hungry


Hadley Loves to eat. Especially now that her food has flavor to it. We started her on rice cereal about a month ago. She caught on the concept of eating with a spoon really quick and really well. We tried that out for about 2 weeks and decided it was time to mix things up! (I had the cutest video of her eating one of the first times that I wanted to post. Apparently videos have to be 100 MG in order to download on here. Mine was 400 MG. Lame. So if anybody knows how to fix that... let me know)

We were given wonderful advice to start with veggies. It made perfect sense. So we started with GREEN BEANS! NOT GOOD! Poor Hadley. She tried to like them, but she just gagged them back up. I honestly really couldn't blame her. I decided to go with something a little more enjoyable, and we tried CARROTS! It was night and day. Hadley LOVES carrots. (as you can see in the picture above.) We tried that for about a week and decided to change it up. My nephew, Jack, loved orange foods and that was all that he would eat for awhile, and his skin began to have an orange tint. This made me think that Hadley was headed for the same direction. Even if I had an oompa loompa for a baby, I knew I would still love her, but I was hoping this couldn't be the case. So I opted to try out PEAS. At first she seemed a little confused by the change, but she doesn't seem to mind. She really likes the peas. Which makes me happy that she likes a little bit of variety. We just recently have made that change, so we'll give that a go for awhile, before we switch it up on her again.

Hadley is 5 months now and is growing like a weed! Well, in my horticulture class, I learned the definition of weed is a plant that you don't want... I want Hadley. So she is growing like a...fast growing flower... wow. Anyway - She is such a delight. She loves to roll on to her belly, and I'm just waiting for the day when she gets up on her knees. (hopefully later than sooner, I'm fine with her not being mobile). She is now really interacting with her toys. It's so fun to watch her figure out how things work. And she enjoys the toys now, instead of just looking at them and trying to figure out why mom was trying to make her hold these colorful objects. She is giggling more and more, and will always give you a grin or a smile. Even through her tears.

I don't know about you, but I like her.

Friday, April 2, 2010

4 Month Update

Little Miss Hadley is 4 months now! We went to the doctor's find out the little details of our little princess.Weight: 12 lbs. 14 oz. (36 percentile)
Length: 25 inches (80 percentile)
Head Circumference: 15.7 inches (20 percentile)

We love her little head. But it does carry BIG BLUE eyes and an enormous smile (accented with dimples). She is tall and skinny like her dad, and is the spitting image of her mom. Hadley is a wonderful baby. I feel so spoiled. She is very pleasant and hardly ever fusses - unless you are getting in the way of feeding time - watch out! She has an amazing set of pipes! She does sleep through the night. If she does wake up, usually it's just for a quick little feed, and she goes right back to sleep. She loves to be center of attention. (Shocking, I know - look at her parents) She loves to talk and has the cutest little giggle. She is also rolling over. Most babies her age are rolling from their tummy to back, but she decided to be unique and roll from back to tummy. We are practicing doing it the other way - and she doesn't appreciate it. If only she can figure out that she just needs to move that arm of hers... She'll figure it out. She's tough. She also has an amazing wardrobe, thanks to everyone who has donated. We love our "Little Mad Hadder". We can't even remember what life was like without her!

Howard the Duck

We don't have cable. Lame. I know. But, why pay for something for a place we will be leaving in the near future. Not to mention we couldn't find anything that was less than 2 years. meaning we would have to pay an additional cancellation fee. (We actually thought ahead).

Because of this, we are proud members of Netflix. We log on through XBox Live. There you can instantly watch random movies or TV shows. I was flipping through my options when I found this...







I was excited. I remember loving this show when I was little! I couldn't remember the plot so I decided to watch it....

What a waste. My opinions in movies sucked as a child.

Hadley's Blessing

We had Hadley's baby blessing on March 7
















John did a wonderful job. I am
so grateful that I have an amazing husband who holds the priesthood. He is my sexy man of God!

















We were so lucky to have friends and family there. It was fun to have Hadley's both set of grandparents there!











Hadley was so beautiful all dressed in white! We are proud parents! We love her so much.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Valentine's Day

I'm rather sad... and jealous. I'm reading all these blogs on how people received flowers for Valentine's. I didn't get any flowers.... NONE.

:(

I guess this will just have to do...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Grandmas and Grandpas

First of all, Hadley got to meet her cousin Miles. Miles was born 19 days before Hadley. And yes, that is how we caught Hadley on film. I guess she really isn't our daughter unless she pulls faces at a camera!
This is Hadley and her cousin Brody with Grandma and Grandpa Fraidenburg. Brody is 2 months older than Hadley.
This picture is adorable of Hadley and her Grandma Mary.
This is a picture of Hadley and Grandpa Poulsen. This is what my dad would do with us when we were little. Rock us both to sleep. It's cute to see that he does it with his grand kids now.


It's not too often that we get to enjoy a few 4 generation pictures...
John (dad) Dave (grandpa) Pam (great-grandma) and Hadley
Kristy (grandma) Virginia (great-grandma) Tina (mom) and Hadley.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas 2009

Life is hectic with a newborn! But it has been worth every minute of it! Sorry for being such a slacker. So here is the start of my update. Christmas 2009....

This is what Hadley wore Christmas Eve. It's funny because it's true.

We went to my parents Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. It was a little weird this year at my parents. Both my brothers and their families live in Boston. And my sister and her husband spent it at her in-laws. So that left me and John and Hadley. We still had fun. You get a little more attention when the others are out of the way. (just kidding! no, but seriously....)
Ugh! Hadley looks how I felt. G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S
Hadley got a little lamb. I think I'm going to change the lyrics to the classic nursery rhyme.
Just what John always wanted. Thanks Jared and Susan!
After having a great time at my parents, we traveled down to Murray to see John's family.
Hadley and her cousins on the Fraidenburg side officially got to meet! This isn't all either. 2 more are on their way!
This is the Fraidenburg clan. They don't all get to be in the same room very often where we are spread all over Utah and Melissa's family is in California. (I just realized that the siblings happen to be in order by their age, only they are going from youngest to oldest (left to right).)