Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Seasonal decorating!

I really enjoyed decorating this stairwell! It was fun to thinking of cool and inexpensive ways to decorate! I am pleased to say that I was able to do this all for under $10. I did have help, thanks to my mom who has given me little things over the years! And I really hope all those who see it can enjoy the fall spirit!!
I had some more ideas that I was going to try but did not fit into the budget. I had planned to cut out bats and a tree out of black paper and tape them to the wall. If you would like to see where I got the idea it was from, here is a blog of a friend of mine:

I love this wreath, and the dark orange color of the berries.

Hannah really loved the chimes on the ghost.

I put two pictures of the same thing so you could see the orange lights turned on. I plan to add another string of leaves which you can get at Wal-mart for pretty cheap.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One year birthday

Our camera battery died before we could get the rest!

Hannah's first year

Hannah Elise Clayton was born Oct. 14th 2008 at 4:18 pm. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz and was 17 in.
Hannah rolled over at 3 months
Crawled at 6 1/2 months
And walked at 9 months and 3 weeks.
Hannah can say, daddy, mama, oh, and doggie.
Hannah loves giving hugs, scripture bags, purses, dogs and bananas.
She'll clap when she hears 'Yay' or 'Birthday'
And will wave bye-bye.

Picture recap of Hannah's first year!

In Mommy's belly.

Just a few hours old. She loved sleeping on that side since the day she was born (she still prefers to sleep on that side)

Hannah is 10 days old in this video. This was the first video we took of her and she does what all babies do best!

Monday, October 5, 2009

What a past couple of weeks!

Wow!! I can't believe this. So first off was Hannah's ear infection and the non stop fussiness. Second, getting her fingers smashed in the door. Third, I was vacuuming with the hose to get into a corner and Hannah knocked down the vacuum and got 4 or 5 scrapes from the bristles underneath (who knew you could get such a horrible scratch from a VACUUM.) Fourth, Hannah fell on her face outside and got a few scrapes on the face. And then finally for the fifth, we were on campus attending an accounting lecture from one of Dan's classes in which spouses were invited to attend. Hannah was being so good until the last fifteen minutes she fell down one of the stairs and cut her lip!!! I feel SO bad!! And my heart definitely hurts so much whenever I look at her. I really need to keep a better eye on her. I still never would have seen the vacuum thing happening. I just hope and pray nothing else happens, I don't know if my heart can take it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Recent pictures and videos

We are so thankful for Hannah. She brings us so much joy and laughter! Life just wouldn't be the same without her. She is my little best friend and I just couldn't do without her. She's growing so fast and has captured our hearts completely! It seems like everyday she is taking a step closer to becoming a little girl and less of a baby. We love you so much Hannah!

Taking a short break.

Eating who knows what! She's been doing less of putting everything in her mouth and has become more selective on what she eats.

Hannah has started sticking her tongue out a lot lately. Not sure why.

Cute ruffly bum.

I can't believe how small this picture makes her look!

She really liked this statue, I think that was because it's her size.

She really likes sticks, leaves, rocks, etc.

Hannah's ankle bracelet from the ER

Closer picture of the bracelet.

Not a very good picture of the swollen fingers, but they were pretty swollen.
If you haven't heard the story, here's what happened. This last Sunday we were getting ready to wined down and Dan went to shut the bedroom door. Hannah being his biggest fan always follows him around when he's home. Dan had a hard time shutting the door and starting putting some real force until he heard the enormous cry from his side and saw Hannah. She was screaming and wouldn't move her fingers and they looked kind of bent so we freaked out, of course, and then rushed to the ER. To make the story shorter, everything turned out fine. She's little enough that her little fingers are mostly cartilage, so no damage was done. The next day you couldn't even tell she had gotten her fingers smashed. It was still very stressful for the first time parents, and Dan felt really bad. We're just glad nothing serious came of it!

I like this video because she just looks so cute with her little walk.

Hannah watching the dogs and saying doggie.

When she gets frustrated she growls and balls her fists. SO funny.

Hannah is very timid about going down steps but is just barely learning to take steps up onto them.