Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014


That Easter Bunny sure was surprised to find a little letter when he hopped on through our house bright and early Easter morning.



 
He did a good job hiding the eggs Allie left out for him (he even filled them with some yummy snacks for Allie and Ayden)...and he ate up all the carrots on the kitchen table...AND he hid two colorful Easter baskets before he hopped out our door.
 

 

 
Ayden's was filled with a new pair of walking shoes he will soon grow into, an animal magnetic toy, a new book for the Tag Reader...and yummy pouches!



Allie's basket was FILLED with DOC MCSTUFFIN'S goodies...a Doc shrinky dink bracelet, Doc socks, a Doc snack container, Doc Band-Aids and a doctor bag to put all the tools she already has.  There was a new Letter Factory DVD, a cheer outfit and lots of Easter candy corn.



Easter breakfast this year was yummy waffle bunnies...thanks Daddy for the yummy waffles.

 


Ayden was so sweet in his little Easter vest.  All dressed and ready to have family over for dinner. 




Time to dye Easter eggs...





 
 
...to have an egg hunt outside with.  First I hid them for Allie...then Allie hid them for Allie.  She only dropped a couple. 



 
 
Ayden's favorite part of the was not his Easter basket or the Easter eggs....but the Easter HAM for dinner...and mashed potatoes! 
 
 
 
 
Allie's favorite part of dinner was the CUPCAKES (aka: frosting) she made.  She INSISTED on decorating the cupcakes all by herself!  I was so proud of her...my little baker in training!
 
 
 
 
This years Easter family photo wasn't the best, but it will have to do,
 


Happy first Easter to Ayden!  Happy Easter 2014!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spoiled!

These two littles sure are spoiled!  Thanks Nana and Papa for the Easter treats!  Ayden loves his new doggie blanket and pillow...and will be using his sippy cup before we know it!
 


Allie has been wanting FROZEN for what feels like forever!  She was soooooo excited and this was by far her favorite thing!!!  Thanks, Nana!!!  We've been watching it EVERY NIGHT!!!



When Auntie Ellen and Uncle Joe got into town, they too came with some presents.  Thanks Auntie Ellen and Uncle Joe.  We are so lucky to have you in our lives.

 
 
Allie absolutely LOVES her Doc McStuffin jammies.  She insisted on wearing them to bed...even though they are shorts and it's not really that warm yet...se she wore pants under them.



Some Bunny Special!

Here come Peter Cottontail...this little bunny was just TOO CUTE!  Ayden is so EGG-cited for his first Easter!  This photo will forever be displayed on our living room mantle at Easter year after year.  Happy Easter!!!
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ayden's Eating Adventures

It turns out Ayden LOVES food!  LOVES...as in - stuff everything my mommy puts on my tray in my mouth, wipe it all over my face and in my hair, and drop the rest of it on the floor.  Ayden has had quite the adventures with food thus far.  He loves to grab and anything I give him.

So far, Ayden has eaten pretty much everything under the sun...bread, peanut butter, homemade chicken patties, strawberries, peas, sweet potatoes, lasagna, Cheerios, chicken, steak, mango, pancakes, waffles, spaghetti, pizza, figs, cottage cheese, raspberries, blueberries, ...and lots more!  His favorites are definitely oranges, prunes, yogurt and bananas.

Pancake

Mango

Strawberry


I love watching him eat!  But, cleaning up afterwards is soooooo time consuming.  Family dinners in our house look something like this...Todd sees that Allie gets her dinner and he usually sits down and eats with her.  I try to feed Ayden his dinner at the same time.  I usually get up about a dozen times to get something or clean something.  Whatever Ayden decides he doesn't want to eat, I usually eat.  My dinners lately have been a hodge-podge of things.  While I love seeing this new phase of Ayden's...I dread dinner every night at the same time.  MESSY!!!

 

Springtime Suprise

We all came home from school today to find an early Easter treat sitting on our stairs. That cuddly Easter bunny bounced right in a dropped of a little something special (and yummy) for the little in our house. 


A little stuffed bunny and mango pouch for Ayden...a special pair of Easter socks and a PEEPS doughnut for Allie. YUMMY!



A letter to each little...




...made them super excited!  Easter is almost here!  We can't wait!




Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ayden is 7 Months

This month Ayden had his first bite of food...and he LOVES it. Some of his favorites are bread, peanut butter, homemade chicken patties, banana, prunes, sweet potatoes, and yogurt.  Ayden likes to eat in his high chair when the family has meal time.  He nurses 4-5 a day.  Ayden likes to be rocked to sleep.  He sleeps about 9-10 hours at night. He loves taking walks in his stroller while watching his big sister ride her bike or drive her Power Wheels car.  Ayden's hair is really starting to grow in.  Some of Ayden's new tricks are rolling from his back to his tummy and grabbing his toes. Ayden has become very verbal. He says damu, and th and blows raspberries all the time. Ayden spends his playtime in the jump-a-roo or exersaucer.  He loves to roll around on the floor too.  

 

Ayden's' 6 Month Photos

Our little guy is getting so big...it won't be long before he isn't my baby anymore (tear).  I had to capture this moment in time, because I know it won't be long before these precious baby days will be long forgotten.  6 months old is such a fun age!
 
Ayden cooperated VERY well for our photos!  Allie was her usual photogenic self...with the help of a few Jelly Bellies.  Thanks, Denise for taking our photos on your vacation back to MI.  We really appreciate it!  We always love your photos!
 
The Hammerick's Spring 2014





My sweet little man

I have a feeling Ayden is going to be one stylish little dude when we grows up.  Check out his adorable hats!

 
 



Our two littles...so sweet and innocent.  This photo is just perfect!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

EGGstravaganza

It's egg hunt'n time again!  This years annual egg hunt was held at Tollgate Farms...which is about a 10 min walk from our house!!!the sun was shining on this beautiful WARM spring day!  The perfect day to pile the kiddos in the stroller and head out for a walk to pick up some eggs. 





The eggs are out and ready to be grabbed up!  Allie did a fabulous job picking up her allotted NINE eggs. We counted to make sure she got only nine. The younger ages were given a 3 minute head start. It was WONDERFUL. No one got trampled!  Allie could walk and pick up her own eggs....all by herself. 





The rest if the morning was filled with petting farm fun, eggciting Easter crafts, and a hat ride to wrap it up with. What a great family fun day to get us all ready for Easter!!!