Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Perfect Pumpkin!

Today while Greg was at work I decided to take Hayden to pick out the perfect pumpkin. He is just too cute. I had a hard time getting him to look at the camera so these are the best pictures I could get.

He insisted on crawling up and over all of them, why? I'm not real sure. He also tried to pick up all the BIG ones. Even though we were only there for a few minutes he seemed to have a good time. The man selling the pumpkins gave him a lollipop. I think that was more exciting to him than the pumpkins.

Here is short little video of Hayden picking out a pumpkin. We ended up buying 3 pumpkins one for each of us. Hopefully Greg will have some time to carve them with us before Wednesday.

Friday, October 26, 2007

What a Rainy Week!

It's been raining all week long so Hayden and I have been stuck inside. There is only so much you can do when it rains. He has been playing with his trucks on the screen porch, but that doesn't last long. I'm not complaining about the rain because we need it now more than ever. We live near Jordan lake and when we drive by it is such a sad sight to see. The rain has given me a chance to do some things around the house. Everything is finally starting to come together.

Anyway, I don't have anything new and excited to tell but here are some new videos of Hayden from this morning. You know I'm not sure what level a 21 month old should be on but I'm pretty darn proud of what he's accomplished. His attention span was a little short this morning so he's not paying that much attention. I'll have to try and get a better video when he will tell me what more of the letters are. He just wasn't into it this morning. Well here you go...Enjoy!

I tried to take a video of him doing the motions to the song "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" but he wouldn't cooperate.

I have a better video of him doing the alphabet but I can't get it to upload...I'll keep trying.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hello All!

So, I've decided to start blogging to keep everyone informed to what is going on in the Hartz family, and as sort of an outlet for me. You'll have to bare with me, I'm new at this.

I feel like our lives have been spinning in a whirl wind lately. We are starting to get settled into our new home in Chapel Hill. So far we are pretty happy here. This house feels more like a home than our last place. We have more privacy and it suits us better. Our neighborhood is quiet and quaint. Hayden and I have been walking daily, something I've wanted to do but didn't feel safe in our last neighborhood. At the end of our street is a small playground, Hayden gets so excited at the end of our walks because he knows he gets to slide and swing.

The only downfall to living here is that I'm farther away from my family. I was able to visit with my mom a few times a week and Hayden was able to play with my sisters kids whenever he wanted. I have some things scheduled for the two of us in the next couple months so we don't go insane. The Chapel Hill public library does toddler time twice a month. I think that is something Hayden will enjoy. He sure does love to read. Then I have joined a Mothers Group of Chapel Hill/Carrborro and will be setting up some play dates for Hayden. This will be good for both of us. Again this is something I should have done a long time ago.

The only room in the house I have finished is Hayden's. I put vinyl lettering (thanks Debbie) on the wall and Hayden just loves it. I have been working with him on learning the alphabet. He can say and recognize some letters (A, B, D, E, O, P) and he gets so excited when he gets them right. He is beginning to talk a lot. Most things you can't understand, but his mouth is moving from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to bed.

Greg's last day in the Cary store was yesterday, and he couldn't wait to get out of there. They have just begun the hiring stage of the opening process. They have had a lot of applicants, however Greg has only hired 3 kitchen guys. He seems so excited about getting into a brand new restaurant. I couldn't be happier for him this is what he's always talked about. The pictures of the restaurant are from May. The store is nearly finished now. I'll have to get Greg to take some new ones.
That is all, thanks for reading. Sorry if its boring. I won't post everyday but will when I can.

Bye For Now!