Saturday, January 23, 2010


You know that old adage about how babies change just when you think you have them figured out? It's true. We have all kinds of new things happening around here.

1. Pigtails. See?

2. Hadley feeds herself--and us. After her "regular" meals, which we feed her with a spoon, she gets puffs--and she loves them, so much that she likes to share with her parents. Very kind of her, especially when she offers up one that she hasn't removed from her mouth.

"I'm softening this one up for you, Mom. Get ready!"

(Note: We are on the hunt for big bibs. Whoever makes these dinky things we're currently using obviously has never tried to feed Hadley. If you find a store that sells big bibs, post a comment...and be the most beloved reader for a whole day.)

3. Reading. Hadley has a new hobby: pulling the books off the bookshelf and thumbing through them, while she makes a funny little humming noise. I think she thinks she's reading to herself.

"Hmmmmm, hmmmmmm, hmmmmmm..."

4. Playing peek-a-boo. For months, we've been hiding our faces behind blankets and then popping out and saying, "Peek-a-boo!" Now, Hadley grabs her blankie and covers her face. She waits for us to say, "Where's Hadley?" and then--as fast as she can--she pulls the blanket down to reveal her grinning face. We do this about 25 times a day.

5. Dancing. When Hadley hears music, she does this Stevie Wonder-inspired move with her head while she bounces up and down. Best of all, she does the same dance whether we're listening to classical music or singing "The Gangoo Song." We'll have to work on that.

This is not her dancing shot. We haven't captured one yet. But I love her expression. "Who me? Dance? No way."

6. Walking. Jason called me at work one day when he was home with Hadley and mentioned that she was pushing her musical table around the living room by walking behind it. Thing is, the musical table is supposed to be stationary. Hm. So we bought her a new walk-behind toy. She digs it. See?

So that's all for now. Tune in next week for another round of simple joys that make us feel...happy with Hadley.


  1. I'm so glad you're still singing the "Gangoo" song to her!! Yay! I can't wait to sing it to her again in April! Love you guys!

  2. I found some big bibs online. Maybe these will work! :)

  3. Wow she is changing! LOVE the hair :) :) Tell my niece that I tried her dance party advice and it WORKED!! :) When she comes over, her and I are going to rock it out together!!!

    PS the bibs my friends use ROCK! They are those vinyl ones that you can just wipe off and they have the pockets on the bottom to catch PUFFS :) xoxo

  4. Gotta love those facial expressions!! She says so much in those looks!! Growing way too fast though, one day she will take off walking and not realize what she is doing!!

  5. These are the BEST bibs ever! Every family I babysit for swears by them

  6. Cristen and Ana,

    Thank you! These bibs are just what we're looking for. I'm going to do some ordering tomorrow. Glory, glory! Bibs that fit!

    Hadley's mom

  7. Hey! The bibs that Cristen put the link for is what I was talking about :)