Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hadley is 5 years old!!!

Five years ago, my life took a dramatic turn. I can't even begin to describe the depth of emotion I felt on February 19th, 2004. Everything I thought I knew about life and love, and even God changed on that day. I finally began to understand sacrificial, unconditional love. I found that I loved my husband even more. I found that I could better understand God's amazing grace(even though I still can't fathom why He would love me!) My priorities completely and immediately changed. Hadley Kay was, and is, such a miracle.
The day she was born was a beautiful, emotional day for my family. My mom and dad, sisters, aunts, uncle, cousins and Brian's parents, brother and Grandaddy were all there. Everyone had tears in their eyes when they met little Hadley for the first time. I was elated. I really felt as though I was on top of the world. She was perfect! She was 6 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long. She had a head full of dark hair. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever laid my eyes on:)

To celebrate her birthday this year, we had a little tea party. She and her buddies enjoyed tea sandwiches, fruit, scones with jam and cream, cookies and cake. They dressed up in their prettiest clothes and enjoyed being ladies.

She really wanted a "grown up" birthday this year. Brian sent her flowers-she was SO excited!

She got lots of great presents. Her favorite present was the ring from her daddy. She is such a daddy's girl!

All in all, it was a very special day of remembering a very special little lady!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Upward Basketball

What a joy it has been to be a part of Upward Basketball at our church! Brian is helping coach Hadley's team, the Rhinos. It has been so much fun! Hadley is really enjoying being a part of a team. She has improved so much since the first practice. They practice on Thursday nights and have their games on Saturday mornings. Upward is a wonderful sports league because it focuses on being Christ-like and being a good sport as much as it focuses on improving skill and discipline. Of course, Hadley, being the social creature she is, enjoys the fellowship more than the competition! She would rather compare hair-bows with her buddies than "cover" them on the court! But, it has been a great experience and I couldn't be prouder of my little B-ball star!

Hadley's 1st trip to the dentist

On Tuesday, 2/10, Hadley had her first visit to the dentist. She was a very brave girl! She had no cavities:) She had her teeth cleaned, xrays taken and floride treatment. She was very excited to get a new Dora toothbrush and toothpaste and the dentist taught her how to floss her teeth.

already behind on blogging?

One month ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I have written NOTHING! I guess I am going to have to get into the habit of keeping this up. My goal is to get "up to date" during the kids nap-time today. We have had a pretty exciting month. Hopefully, I will get pics up and everything. I am still trying to figure out how to do all this! So...stay tuned...