Thursday, January 26, 2006

Masks & Muscles...

Here are a couple of cute pics from last night... First, Hayden ran through the den with a hat all the way over her head... Out of the blue... It was so funny & cute... And the next picture is of Hank, hanging out shirtless...

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Happy Birthday H&H!!!

Hayden & Hank turned TWO on Tuesday, January 17!!! We celebrated with my family in McComb at my Nanny's house on the weekend before their birthday. The kids had SO much fun eating cake and playing with the balloons. It was such a good time. Then, we celebrated here in Vicksburg on Thursday the 19th. They ate more Doritos than cake and had a really hard time going to bed that night... they were really worked up! Here are some pictures from this month, including their birthday parties... Click here to see

Both H&H are talking up a storm. Hayden more than Hank, of course, but Hank is really starting to progress. We got a new speech therapist who is really helping out a lot. Hayden's favorite things to say are "Hey Bubba" (Hank), "WannaGet Down" (out of her chair or bed)", "Whoa", "Gone Gone" and for some reason she says to everyone (even strangers in the store) "Hey, Doggie!" Not sure about that one... She knows her basic colors and LOVES to draw. Hank is saying things like "Kix" (his cereal), "bear", "chair", "cake", "circle", and can do lots of animal sounds like "meow" and "roar". Hayden weighs about 21 pounds, and Hank weighs about 26 pounds. He's probably an inch taller than her, and from the pictures you can tell that Hayden is still pretty bald... definitely MY child!

That's all the update I have for now. It's 8:00, which means it's time for our 30-minute, full-out, no-holds-barred playtime in their bedroom. This is the time of night that we turn all of our attention to the kids, don't answer the phone, and play, wrestle, sing, and do whatever else comes up for the next 30 minutes. We wear them down, then they get a cup of warm milk and hit the sack. Hayden is so funny about bedtime. Once she finishes her cup of milk, she sets it down and announces "night, night!" She blows kisses to whomever is in the den at the time and says "night, night" all the way down the hall until we put her in the bed. She is the queen of bedtime. Hank, on the other hand, isn't so excited about it. He cries about half of the time, but it's usually for less than 5 minutes, and he's out. Then they wake up between 8:30 and 9:00 in the morning.

Y'all have a good week!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

It's almost official!!!

Although Hayden has been pronouncing that she's two for a few weeks now, it will finally be official on Tuesday the 17th. Tomorrow, it will be two years since Jay rushed me over to Jackson, not having a clue that our babies would arrive about 30 hours later. Wow, does time fly!!! We had a birthday party this weekend at my Nanny's in McComb. We had a lot of family in attendance, and the kids had a blast! We hit two milestones this weekend... well, sort of... Hayden dialed 911 for the first time & both kids climbed out of their pack-n-plays that they sleep in when we're staying away from home. Neither of them hurt themselves, but it scared us to death. Hank did it first, which was surprising since Hayden is usually the instigator. Jay ended up taking Hank to bed with him while I stayed up late visiting with my grandmother. About 11:15 Nanny & I were talking on the couch, and all of a sudden Hayden just appeared! So, now we don't know what in the world we're going to do. As for the 911 call, Hayden loves to play with phones (real ones, not toy ones - and yes, she knows the difference). She was playing with the real phone, and Nanny took it away from her. Two seconds later, the phone rang, and it was 911 calling us back to see if we had an emergency. No emergency, but it definitely was an action-packed weekend! I've got pictures from their party that I'll upload when I get a free minute, but I'm sure you realize that there aren't many of those around here. I promise to get them uploaded before their next birthday, though! I'm off of work tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find the time. Until then, just keep checking back (those of you who are still checking this thing two years later!).

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year from the Harrisons!

I have new pictures posted HERE from Christmas and other stuff. I have more pictures from Christmas that I haven't sorted through yet, so I hope to have those up soon. Happy New Year!