Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Getting Haley prepared for Christmas 2011

Christmas this year has been soooo much fun already. Haley is more excited than I could have ever imagined and that makes me one happy momma. She loves watching all of the Christmas movies on TV and her favorites are Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and The Polar Express. Thank goodness for DVR. We watch one of these three almost everyday. I absolutely love The Polar Express and was shocked to see Haley enjoy it so much. She also loves hot (well luke warm) chocolate, you can't watch a holiday movie without some. 

She gets sooo excited anytime she sees a nativity scene, she loves to point out the mommy, daddy, and baby Jesus. She almost always gives the baby a kiss too which warms my heart. I am hoping that as she gets a better understanding of her own birthday and what that means that she will better understand the books we are reading to her at night explaining that Christmas is really all about Jesus' Birthday. She also gets excited to see a Santa Claus on TV. Even though she doesn't really understand what Santa does. I think we may take her for a visit to the big guy next week and see how she does.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Haley Turns 2!!!

Before I get all into Christmas here at the Dickerson household I want to post about Haley's second birthday.

I cannot begin to explain how fast the last two years have passed for me. It feels like last week I was sitting at my desk in the Human Resources office of a local community college waiting for Haley's arrival. Knowing that I had another two weeks until my due date. Of course she had other plans and I couldn't have been more pleased. Jason and I still talk today about the "Oh crap!" moment when you realize the hospital is going to send you home with this little breathing human and they trust you will keep it alive. She has really been the light of our lives over the past two years and the reason we strive to be better people ourselves.

For Haley's birthday this year, first thing in the morning was her 2-year well check-up at the doctor and a few more shots. Haley always does great at the doctor's office and we have been very fortunate that we have not had to take her in for any sick visits yet. After that her Nana and I took her to Chick-Fil-A for breakfast and a little play time. She always gets excited when we pull into their parking lot because she knows she will get to "Eat, and play....woo-woo-woo!". We did a very little bit of shopping and running errands before heading home and getting ready for her party.

We don't do big birthday parties around here. We invited the grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, and uncles over for dinner, cake, and ice cream. Haley gets a lot of hand me downs  from her cousin Olivia, so she already has everything she could ever want and then some. So giving ideas for her birthday and Christmas this year has been really hard, but we ended up with some great birthday gifts. I am so thankful for everyone coming to spend this evening with Haley and she has absolutely loved opening and playing with all the gifts this year. Jason and I have spent the past week playing basketball, having tea parties, picnics, reading books, and outside sliding. And I don't think we have had so much fun!! Happy 2nd Birthday Haley!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My favorite time of year!

I know I haven't blogged in forever but I am going to try to document just how much fun we are having with Haley this Holiday season. I have so much to give updates on and hope over the next few days I can touch on most of those events.

Christmas is here!! Haley is at such a great age and this year has already been more fun than I ever could have imagined. She has fallen in love with some of my favorite movies of the season including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Polar Express. We are trying to teach her about all aspects of Christmas. Both Santa Clause and Jesus' Birth. We plan on taking her to see Santa in the coming weeks and she has already been a huge help to mommy as I wrap gifts and make bows. She acts so interested in everything that is going on. We are so blessed!!