Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grandma time!!!

We made a quick trip to North Carolina for Thanksgiving.

I can make her happy

Hailey was laying on the floor this morning and Alyssa was playing with her. Hailey started to cry and Alyssa quickly said that she can make her happy. I told her that she was hungry and Alyssa kept saying over and over very matter-of-factly, "I can make her happy." She went and got the drum she made at preschool and played it for Hailey - it of course worked:)

The best thing we have found to stop Hailey from crying is Alyssa's singing. No matter where we are if Hailey starts to whimper, Alyssa will immediately start singing. Her most common song is "Hey Dude" (which is actually titled "Hey Jude" by the Beatles). She also will sing "Mary had a little lamb" or "I'll Walk with You" (from primary - even though she won't be in primary until January). Hailey will usually stop crying immediately when she hears Alyssa sing!


Santa came to our church Christmas party. Alyssa was ecstatic! She was so excited to see him come in but after waiting in line to see him she decided that he was a little bit scary and she didn't want to talk to him. She just got a candy cane from the elf and let Bryson and Kaitlyn talk to Santa.

First Swim

Kevin had a conference in Chicago so we drove up and met him after-wards and stayed a night in the hotel and went swimming. At four months this was Hailey's first time swimming (if you don't count the bath tub:)