Sunday, August 25, 2013

Awesome Adventures

This summer, Hailey has gone on some fun adventures. At the end of July, we went to the zoo with a friend and her daughter. Hailey was probably too young to care about it, but it was fun to get out of the house. It was kind of hard to maneuver the stroller close to the exhibits with all the people around, so we didn't get too many pictures of Hailey and the animals. The zoo is huge so we only did half of it. We'll go back in the fall.
She was sleeping for a lot of the time.
If she wasn't sleeping, she was chewing on her burp cloth or giving me that look. haha


We also visited the local community center. I think we're going to get a family membership there. They have a really nice indoor pool and exercise equipment. And they adjust their fee based on income, yes please! So they gave us free one day passes to try them out. We went to the pool. It's not just a normal pool folks. They have an indoor water slide and lazy river. And their kiddy pool area is HUGE. If we do get a family membership, Hailey and I will be visiting the pool at least once a week.

Take a look.
Kiddy pool area, water slide, and lazy river back in the back.

Lap lanes, hot tub, and deep end.

Hailey loved the kiddy pool. At first, she was unsure about it, but got used to it and was squealing and splashing in no time. It was super fun and we hope to go back soon. Year-round swimming, woohoo!

Friday, August 16, 2013

High Five for Five Months

Hailey turned five months old on the 8th of this month. Golly! She's getting so big. I failed to write a blog post when she turned four months, so there's a lot of updating to do. At her four month check up (where she got some more shots.. boohoo!) she weighed in at 11 pounds 9 ounces (5th percentile). Her height was 24 1/4 inches (39th percentile) and her head was in the 55th percentile. So she's a skinny little thang. But that isn't news to us.

We are very familiar with this:
Her pants fall down on a daily basis. Her little skinny self doesn't fit into anything.
Sooooo let me update you on this growing girl.
We got Hailey an exersaucer just before she turned 4 months old. It's our best purchase yet!

She is now rolling from back to tummy and tummy to back. 
First roll onto tummy!

She's just starting to figure out that she can roll from her back to her tummy to her back, and back and forth. She's realizing that it can get her places. She's about to be mobile people!
We started her on baby food. She was so interested in what we were eating. We asked the pediatrician and she okayed us to start Hailey on veggies first. It's been fun!

Sweet Potatoes are the definite favorite.

But carrots are a close second.
We've been practicing to sit up (not me.. I know how-we're still talking about Hailey here). Lots of tumbles and falls and she's getting better. She can sit up for a long time now. Definitely not perfect, but getting better every day.

See that proud face?

We still need some practice.
 She also has the best personality EVER! I'm convinced that she sings sometimes. Travis is constantly singing (in his high pitched "daddy voice"), so I think she copies that. It's pretty much just noise, but I think she's singing. She growls, talks everyone's ear off, and laughs. She doesn't stop talking. Like ever. She talks in the bath, while she's getting a diaper change, in her exersaucer, on her play mat, in her crib... you get the idea. I hardly ever never get to sit through more than 10 minutes of relief society because she talks louder than the teacher. But we love her spunky, loud personality. She's super fun and I love being home with her every day. She's growing so fast! It's nuts. She even sat in the shopping cart seat thing for the first time last week. Every day is growing and learning for her. It's exciting, but I want it to slow down at the same time. So there you go. I hope you enjoyed the update.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Many Faces of Hailey

I know. I'm way behind in blogging. I have a few blog posts that will come soon enough, but to hold you over I'll share some pictures of the beautiful girl I get to look at every day.


I love her so much. She has such a fun, spunky personality. More blog posts to come about what has been happening lately in the Simmons home.