Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Caroline- 2 weeks

Caroline has been getting lots of love from her big brother. He loves to lay beside her, hold her, and kiss her. He also has been starting to share his toys with her. I'm sure that will change when she starts taking them from him on her own!

Caroline is such a sweet, laid back baby. We've really been enjoying her when she is awake and alert.

I'm not going to lie, I also enjoy these sleepy moments too!!

This picture looks worse than it really was. She actually enjoyed her bath until I had to wet her head. Then she got a little angry. This was her first real bath since her umbilical cord fell off (finally!!). She seemed to enjoy it much better than the sponge baths!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Grandma and Pops

Grandma and Pops came for a visit last weekend. We really enjoyed their company since they don't get to come very often. Grayson loved having them here as well! Pops had to leave on Monday but Grandma was able to stay for the whole week. She was so amazing to have around--she stayed very busy washing clothes, cooking meals, grocery shopping, cleaning, and watching Grayson. It was so nice to have a break from all of those chores and focus on feeding Caroline and resting.

I'm a little behind on posting pictures, but some time last week we took our first walk with the double carseat attachment on our new stroller. The weather has finally warmed up so we've been taking many evening strolls.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

We had our annual Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt this past weekend. Grayson really enjoyed it this year. His favorite part was opening the eggs to find the treat inside.

This is what Caroline did the whole time!! Maybe she'll enjoy it more next year...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

This was Caroline's first Sunday back to church--Easter Sunday!! 2 years ago, Grayson also went to church for the first time on Easter Sunday. I guess we're making it a tradition!

Grayson checking out his Easter basket full of goodies!!

Happy Easter!!
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This was Caroline's first attempt at "playtime".

Well...not so successful. Oh well, she was only 6 days old, so we'll give her more time!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Keeping it Normal

We're trying to keep things as normal as possible around here to make the transition easier for Grayson. We packed up and headed to the park one afternoon. Grayson loved playing with his daddy!!!

Caroline even enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine.

Grayson is really doing well adjusting to his baby sister. He always asks to hold her and says, "my baby". He thinks all of her baby expressions and squeaks are so funny.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Hospital Pics and Going Home

Thankfully, Mimi and Papa were in town to take care of Grayson while Chad and I headed to the hospital. They were so happy to be here to meet sweet Caroline.

Grayson warmed up to his new sister very quickly. He's learning to hold her gently and give her sweet kisses.

We were so blessed to have such a healthy delivery and baby that we were allowed to come home a day early. We did do some begging, but it worked. Our hospital stay was amazing, but home is always better!!

Caroline was not too excited about her carseat at first.
She settled down quickly, though. The dress she wore home from the hospital was one of my old dresses. She is such a sweet baby.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Caroline Grace

Welcome Caroline Grace Hayes
Born April 12 at 1:32am
7lbs. 7oz, 18.7" long

We had an amazing delivery --only 20 minutes of pushing!! We are all doing great!! Grayson is loving spending time with Mimi and Papa and he's figuring out how to be a big brother. More pictures and updates later.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Weekend Visit

This past weekend, we enjoyed a visit from Mimi and Papa. Grayson always LOVES for them to come and anticipates their visit days in advance.

Grayson always gets to stay up a little later whenever we have company, so here they are procrastinating bedtime.

The weather was beautiful on Sunday, so we spent some time outside before they had to leave. Grayson has gotten really good at catching little bugs, so this is what he spends a lot of his time doing whenever we're outside.

This is Grayson telling mommy and daddy "byebye". Apparently he thought it would be more fun to go home with Mimi and Papa.

This is probably our last family pic before Caroline arrives. I'm hoping it's soon as I am getting more and more uncomfortable!!

Some of my sweet friends from church had a prayer shower for me this weekend. Each of these ladies mean so much to me and it was so humbling for each of them to pray for me and my family. I am so very thankful for the church family that we have!!