Ashly is the jewelery designer who also happens to be a dentist! She is absolutely one of the nicest people I've ever dealt with. You should all run over to her shop and check out her stuff. Besides necklaces, she also creates one of a kind earrings!
We've been celebrating Hayden's birthday in grand style. His first celebration was Saturday night at his Grandma Jeanette's house.
It was a dual party, because Grandma's birthday is the day after Hayden's.
I made a cake and we sang "Happy Birthday."
Hayden didn't know what to think. He kept staring at us like we had all just escaped from the loony bin.
Sunday we took some long overdue family pictures.
The celebration continued when Hayden opened his presents from Chuck and Jeanette. He took one look at this backpack and fell in love. He wheeled it all over the house. Grandma even put treats and an outfit inside.
He really loved the outfit. Can you tell?
Then Monday, on his actual birthday, we celebrated again as a family. This was Hayden's first experience with blowing out candles. He didn't know what we were doing lighting his cupcakes on fire at first, but once he figured it out, he loved it! We let him blow out the candles a few times.
After the cake came the presents. He LOVES his new Little People farm.
In a few weeks, I'll post the last portion of celebrating, because we are planning a big western style bash in April to celebrate our little cowboy.
Two years ago today, Jake and I were blessed with a beautiful baby boy.
Hayden was born 4 weeks before his due date. He arrived Saturday, March 7 at 4:01 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces. He looked and seemed healthy, but a few hours after he was born, his breathing was ragged and he was seemed to be gasping for air.
The NICU ( Newborn Intensive Care Unit) nurses examined him and decided he needed a little extra care. He was taken to the NICU and hooked up to an IV and given surfectant to help his under-developed lungs. Hayden spent several days in the NICU before he was able to come home.
Hayden the day after his birth
Hayden grew so much his first year, that you would never guess he was a sick, premature baby. At his one year check up, he weighed a healthy 25 pounds.
We all love this little guy to bits. He truly rules our house. He cracks us up everyday.
This is as decorated as it gets at my place for St. Patrick's Day.
I found this cute printable over at While He Was Napping and decided to finally use the frames I found at Goodwill. I spray painted them green and then embellished them with some ribbon flowers that I whipped up. I kept one for myself and gave one to my new best buddy.