Sunday, June 27, 2010


It seems like nothing and a lot of things have been happening all at the same time around here. I know that doesn’t make sense, but it’s how I feel.  What I mean is nothing "big" has happened. No vacations, births, graduations, visitors to the house...nothing is going on. BUT on the other hand, SO much has happened with the girls in the past few weeks!

#1: Hayden is potty trained!!! She is doing AWESOME and rarely even pees in her pull up at night (we usually put her to bed in underwear). I can’t believe how great she has done for such a young girl! Of course now it annoys me even more that we can’t seem to get rid of the binky. I mean really?! You can pee on the potty and hold it ALL night, but can’t manage to survive without a binky? I dunno, it just seems a little silly to me.

#2: Bryar is mobile.  I wouldn’t really call it crawling yet (more like an army crawl/scoot) but she is SUPER close to real life crawling and can get anywhere she wants to (and she gets there fast!).
#3: Bryar waves. On purpose. As in not just flapping her arms around, but actually smiling and WAVING to say hi.  It makes me happy :)

#4: Bryar claps! Man she’s done a lot of stuff lately! She pretty much seems to be big into the imitating these days, which is making is easier to teach her to do things and I love it!

#5: Hayden has learned how to jump. As in off both feet at the same time. Doesn’t seem that exciting, I know, but it’s a developmental milestone and has brought with it a lot of fun, laughs and a little terror, because she now jumps off EVERYTHING. Side tables, bar height chairs, couches, you name it and she is climbing up to jump off.  I’m convinced that she is going to be in the x-games some day because she is such a crazy girl! And slightly fearless. Which in turn scares me to death.

I can’t believe how much the girls are growing up!
On that note, Hayden went to her first official movie! (Technically she’s been to a few, but this was the first one where she was actually supposed to be watching as opposed to snoozing in her baby carseat.) The big feature?! TOY STORY 3! We loved it so much! We saw it in 3D, partly because I think 3D movies are fun but mostly because I wanted to get pictures of Hayden with the ridiculous glasses on!  She did pretty dang good for a first movie experience, except for the part where she choked on sierra mist and proceeded to puke up pop for a bit…that was a rough patch! She also decided she had to pee with 10 minutes left in the movie, but hey, when a 20 month old's gotta go she’s gotta go! She seemed to love the whole movie experience and it was fun for Ben and I to take her out on a little date by herself (Bry stayed with grandma Leffler). 

P.S. I know I said Hayden is probably going to be in the x-games someday, but if that doesn't work out then perhaps gymnastics will be a back up plan:


  1. Zeke won't jump from a table that high! Count my blessings? Yes! :)
    We gotta hang soon. These cousins don't have enough exposure to each other. Not that I am suggesting anything, but what are your 4th plans?

  2. Seriously your girls are darling. I can't believe Hayden is potty trained... I'll pay you to come over and potty train my kid. haha. THat is such awesome news! And Bryar... what a doll. THey grow so fast! It was fun chatting today! Youre the best :)

  3. Ironically that is the lowest thing she jumps from Maggie! The girl is crazy! In a good way of course ;) I'm not for sure on the 4th except Ben has to work at 10pm...worst thing ever and pretty heart breaking :( I think he's making the celebration plans though (I love the 4th but he loves it more). And thanks Ashley, you're so sweet...your comment made me smile so big! I don't know about the whole potty training thing tho! I think i need a break :)

  4. Ahhh your kids are soo cute! And I can't believe Hayden is potty trained! seriously? I'm with Ashley, I'll pay you to come teach Bekah when she's ready. wow.
    At church I was thinking, that when I'm done with work we should have some playdates for Bryar and Bekah. It would be good for Bekah to be around someone her age.
    Congrats with all the milestones!!

  5. All I got to say is...Love it! and of course, can't wait to see you!!

  6. ah they are soo cute, I'm so glad we can keep up with you guys too. I'm going to add you to my list. :)

  7. Hey Heather. I tracked down your blog on fb :) I'm so excited to keep up with the ashbys now! The girls are so dang cute. It just amazes me how fast they are growing up. Good for Hayden being potty trained!