Monday, November 9, 2009

Where did the time go?

Ok so I didn't mean for this much time to pass before a updated the blog, but here we are...3 months later! You probably all gave up on me by now! August flew by. Hayley and I spent a week up in Seattle with all of my brothers and sisters...which was a blast! It was great to get some sister time. Then Jon, Hayley and I went to New York to visit my parents!!!! It had been a year since I had seen them. We went into the city a couple of days and did a bunch of touristy stuff. Then on the weekend we went to Westpoint and went to the Woodstock library. One of my favorite parts of the trip was visiting the branch that they had been serving in. It was really cool to meet some of the people that they have been working with. The trip seemed so short but it was great to see them, we are counting down the months until they get home. In October Steph and Carl came to visit...which was awesome. We went to the beach and went to our ward trunk or treat. Hayley has been really growing up lately. She is saying more words and has started going to nursery. She did great in nursery for the first couple of weeks, but now she has a major problem and won't go n there if she is by herself! She is not so much a baby in anymore, and is turning into a little sad:( Here are a couple of pictures from Halloween. I will update the blog with more pictures from over the past three months.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

These are a few of her favorite things!

It seems that Hayley has really grown up in the past few months! She thinks she is so big and no longer will hold my hand when she walks and she is developing quite the attitude. She was such a mellow baby that it is really kind of fun (sometimes:) to see her sassy side. So here are a few of her favorite things...

She loves sitting by herself on a makes her feel so big
One day I heard her whining in her room and this is what if found...She was stuck in the rocker and had to run and grab my camera

She loves the beach and loves playing in her little baby pool by the beach

Hayley LOVES her new bike seat and especially her duck helmet. She knocks on her helmet and quacks!

I bribed her after her shots with a new bribing tool.

This is one of my favorite dresses that Aunt Val got for her

She is just hanging with the girls!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A visit from my Grandpa!

My Grandpa Wooley came to visit me! He is such a trooper...he is 89 and we went all over the city. It was seriously so much fun to have him. We would go out and do something during the day and then come home and play cards or dominos at night. Jon and I had so many good laughs with him and Hayley really warmed up to him. She loves her great Grandpa Wooley! My grandpa had never been to California, so it was really fun to get to show him around. I was also able to do and see a lot of things that I haven't seen yet so it was a lot of fun. He just left today and I think he was ready to get out of the hustle and bustle of it all (He's from a small town in Utah). Here are a few highlights from the trip...

The Reagan Library - (under Reagan's Air Force One Plane!)

At Zuma Beach...we watch Jon surf and Grandpa got such a kick out of it.

Hayley eating the sand

Hang Loose!
The Getty Museum

Grandpa and Ronald

Playing cards, eating, and icing his soar shoulder

The VA Cemetery

Grandpa bought this chair for Hayley and she LOVES it...she thinks she is so big

The Will Roger's State Park

Monday, June 1, 2009

Two big accomplishments

Jon has been super super busy since he started his MBA program. At the last minute he decided to run the LA marathon on Memorial day. He did awesome! We tried to go meet him at the middle of the race but we kept missing him everytime...he was too fast. So we just decided to meet him at the end. He finished the race in 4 hours and 12 minutes. The poor guy was really sore after he finshed but recovered fairly quickly. Jon's second big accomplishment in one week was that he finished up teaching his seminary class...whoo hoo! He really liked teaching the class but but once school started he was so busy and tired so it is great it is finally over. We are so proud of are a few pictures from the race.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hayley turned one!...A month ago!

Ok, I am officially a SLACKER!!! Hayley turned one on March 13th! I can't believe how quick it has gone by. The best way to descibe Hayley is pure joy. My heart is so full with her in my life. She is such a sweet baby and I feel so lucky. She just puts a smile on my face and has made my first year as a mother so fulfilling. She is learning new things everyday and continually making us laugh. Hayley is not quite walking yet but she is starting to get really brave and has taken a few steps. We had two birthday parties for with my family down in Newport and another on her actual birthday. We went to Brent's Deli in honor of Grandma and Grandpa Farnsworth and enjoyed a ruben sandwich with the Means and the Gruppmans. Then we went back to our house for cake. Thanks to all of the friends and family who made the her (and us) feel so special!

Opening presents...

She's not sure what to think about this!

She is totally pleased with herself

At Brent's Deli opening presents...LOVE the face

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Family Trip!

All of my brothers and sisters came to down to Newport beach last week and it was way too much fun! I have so many great pictures from the trip that I wish I could post them all. The trip was filled with fun and adventure but we missed mom and dad so much. We of course went to the beach and did a little bit of shopping. We also went to Sea World and Disneyland. Because the family was all together, we celebrated Hayley's first birthday a week early. Her 1st birthday was on March 13th, and I will post those pictures a little bit later. Hayley had so much fun with all of her cousins and it was so great to see all of the kids. Love you guys and miss you already! Thanks for such a great time!

At the park with Abby

Daddy showing Hayley how to get to the water

Getting closer...

Brrrrr that's cold!
The two baldies
The polar bears at sea world
Shamu...what a great show!
Petting the sting rays

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A few of the lastest and greatest

I figured it was time to take off the nasty pictures of Jon and finally post something else:) We have been busy as usual...but not much has happened out of the ordinary. Here are some beach pictures from a few weeks ago:

Here is Hayley playing in the sand...she is too quick for me and the second I wasn't paying attention she put it in her mouth.

Hayley can go down the slide all by herself!

My family is coming down to Newport next week and I am soooo excited. We tried on Hayley's swimsuit last night just for fun. I think it will be a little too chili to go in the water, but its worth a shot!

The tiger crawl....(she didn't learn that one from me!)