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I had a very destressing scenario suggested to me a couple of weekends ago by a friend and her husband. The kind that made me gasp in horror because, honestly, the possibility had not occurred to me. The next day I told Ken, expecting to have my worries quieted, but instead… He agreed with my friend! What is this horrific possibility you ask? They all had the audacity to suggest that Haley may not be a blonde for much longer.



Okay, yes, I realize that this may not be on the same level as a natural disaster or health insurance, but I love my blondie’a hair. I love that she’s as blonde and blue eyed as me and my siblings were. Oh. Right. And as blonde as her daddy was. Hence the reasoning that the darker hair appearing on her head may not be non-summer-sun grow out, but an actual color change. I will love my Haley-girl all the same, but I will mourning the loss of a blondie and hope that life protects her from having orange hair if she decides to dye her hair blonde in high school.


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Haley-Elizabeth Braley

I think Haley thinks she is already two.


Just this last week she had started stringing together three word sentences which just blow my mind. She is fearless in what she will attempt. Ken was home with them one evening and while he was cleaning up dinner she pulled all the cushions off the couch. She then proceeded to jump off the couch and onto the cushions in a pike position. We enrolled her in gymnastics and she loves it! Her favorite thing to do in class is walk on the balance beam. She likes to play with cars and is fairly obsessed with trains. To the point where Ken and I keep debating whether we should get them a train table for their birthday.


She has started imitating a lot of every day activities in her play.ย  She will change her stuffed animals diapers and give them a bottle if they are hungry. She will walk in a circle around her room with her lovey on her shoulder while singing our bedtime song, then she will put love in her crib, give her a very loud kiss, and say “ni-night”. Can I tell you, that one if my favorite. I just melt into a puddle on the floor when she does this.

Favorite shows: “Gickey Mouse” (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), Little Einteins, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Favorite Books: Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler, any version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Z Is For Moose by Kelly Bingham

Favorite Foods: Apples, pears, popcorn, and pancakes.

Dislikes: Being told no, being told no, and being told no.

New Knowledge: The colors blue, orange, and purple, circles, stars, the letters E, H, O, and can count 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8.

My favorite thing I’ve hear her say? “Love you, Mama.”


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Wordless Wednesday


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Ring Around The Rosies

My funny girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Remember in this post how I barely mentioned that I had spent my first night away from the girls? Well, I did it. I left Ken in charge and went to spend the night at my parent’s house. Can I just tell y’all that I haven’t slept that good in a looooong time? Not having to sleep next to a baby monitor is lovely. I missed my little family like mad, but Momma was getting tired and a little burnt out and getting 24 hours to reboot everything was just what the doctor ordered.

This is what I missed while I was gone.

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We had our first ear infection last week. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Haley had a fever for 5 hours last Sunday and again on Thursday, unfortunately she is also cutting two molars so the whole ear infection possibility didn’t dawn on me until Friday. She’s on antibiotics now and in a really good mood, but the medicine does make her sleep a lot during naps and her sensitive skin is already reacting. The plan is to give her poor tush some extra naked time today to help the diaper rash and to up the yogurt intake.

It makes me feel a little less of a loser for being so lost without Ken last weekend. He was gone for four days. I honestly did not think it would be a problem. He was gone for 4 days when the girls were 1 month old. I thought it would be fine. I would be a little tired and worn out by the time he got back, but I absolutely did not think I would struggle so much with him gone. Oh, dear me, how I struggled! It was an awful, awful weekend with Haley not sleeping and the temperature and poor Hazey not understanding why we weren’t all playing. And now I know it was awful because she had an ear infection. And, OF COURSE, she would get an ear infection when Ken is gone.

I have some pretty cute photos from last weekend when she wasn’t feeling like crap in a barrel. What. That’s totally saying. She sure is a cutie!

Speaking of cuties, Hazel is still not walking, but I have decided that as long as she is walking by her senior prom then it’s okay. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We haven’t had an update in a while, have we?


Haley-Elizabeth is such an outgoing, happy, little girl. She loves other people and to be included in their conversation.


She loves to climb EVERYTHING! And she now knows how to get down as well. She’s walking like a pro. She says “uh oh” which just about kills us. It’s really cute.

As silly and happy as she is, she is also very sensitive. Both her soul and her skin. She takes hurts like they are the worse thing anyone could ever have done to her.


She’s turning into a picky eater. It’s frustrating and makes me worry about her, but at least she’ll eat as much fruit as I give her. It could be worse. She won’t eat meat, a fair amount of veggies, or pasta (I know! Could this possibly be my child?). But home girl will inhale as much fruit, cheese, yogurt, and (most) carbs as I give her. And water. I have no problem getting the girl to drink water and she refuses to drink juice. I know it could be much worse. I don’t worry so much about the meat because she loves chickpeas and beans and I know I can get the protein into her other ways, but the veggies I wish she would eat more of and the pasta. Cause, let’s face it, that’s just weird.


Oh! And she gives kisses now! I love it! It makes me so happy!

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