Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Snow Day! 1/30/13

Hadley is climbing and pulling herself up on anything that is around her so I thought it would be funny to put a little tut around her!! She didn't think it was so funny! :-)
Today was a perfect day to stay home make chocolate chip cookies, drink hot chocolate with marshmallows and play with my little blessing, because it hasn't stopped snowing all day!

We love our Keurig! 

Disclaimer: I made 20 chocolate chip cookies and now this is all that's left. :-) I guess santa got hungry! I love making chocolate chip cookies!!! 

Doesn't this make you want to go make some hot chocolate now? MMM....mmm.....

Proof on our deck!

My grizzly man shoveled this today and yesterday we had nothing! Incase your wondering about that nice little path just to the grill well let me tell you my husband loves to grill and snow doesn't stop him from grilling! He has to have a path so he can get to it! He loves this thing!

And our back yard tonight!
Yep! A nice little layer of snow! And notice that glow on the right side of the picture don't worry those are Christmas lights on a tree still up around the truck because my husband informed me that's what the rich people do in Florida, so he hasn't taken them down... haha.. I guess we only wish we lived in Florida!!

Here is Hadley today really exploring the whole house and she gets so focused when she just pops herself right up on whatever she can find, which sometimes results in a bonk on the head from a coffee table. You can see in this picture with her right hand, she has been banging on stuff which is her new thing!

She also had her bed lowered much closer to the ground today so there is no risk of her getting out! She is so strong and determined! She's on the move, with some wild hair today! 

Stay Warm!! :-)

Monday, January 28, 2013


Someone wise somewhere once said that, "The more time goes by in your life you realize that "perfect" isn't in your vocabulary."

 Perception and reality are two different things. 

Reality is raw and real and most often times reality is hard. 

Today I got a nice reality mommy lesson and I pray that I can face them a day at a time and trust that things happen for a reason. 

That when reality hits you... and trust me it will....

That you grab it by the hand and embrace it head on, whether you like it or not. 

Because perfection can look one way....

But your reality, may look another....

And if you confuse them you may want to wrap yourself with a nice warm blankie and a book and go night- night!

And at the end of a nice long Monday you may want people to perceive that you live a "perfect" life, but then reality hits and life is never totally "perfect"!


Who wouldn't want to live life as a princess?

This little princess has daddy wrapped around her little finger! They melt my heart!

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Night of 1st's!

I realize that this blog has become over run by pictures and videos of a beautiful little girl, but how can you not love these moments of children and want to cherish them for years to come?

I mean seriously!!! :-) How do you not love a sweet little child? 

Tonight when we got home Hadley was playing and trying to go after Kirby! Crawling her way out of the bedroom and down the hall she wacked her head on the trim on the door of the guest bedroom. Poor little girl got her first boo, boo on the head and has resulted in this nice red bump on the right side of her forehead... Broke a momma's heart! 

Notice all of the food on her face?

Hadley tried some sweet potato puffs for the first time tonight! 

I think they were a hit!!! Hadley loves sweet potatoes!

Happy Wednesday!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

8 Months Old!

I can't believe my baby is 8 months old today! She is really growing and changing daily! Her hair is getting so long! Hadley you have a sweet personality and love your mommy and daddy and big brother Kirby! ( you try to head butt him to get his attention!)

You love to ride your horse and play with your toys! 

You focus very well and have good find motor skills! You are really getting mobile!

But you love when daddy reads to you stories he wrote for you!

Mommy is thankful of our nightly snuggle time before you go to bed!

Your mommy and Daddy love you little girl! 


Hadley started crawling down the hallway for the first time by herself last night! What a big girl!  8 months old!

Hadley's Big Day!

Sunday, January 20th

Hadley Benge was dedicated to the Lord! She had a great day surrounded by Awesome Friends and her grandparents!

We love you Hadley Benge!

Hadley you are one happy girl, who stole the pastor's heart with your big smile!

We pray that we will be a good example for you Hadley so that you can grow up to love God! You are  a go getter that will be able to share your love and smile to the world!


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Do you think Hadley Benge has heard this a few times? I think we have a real talker on our hands!

Click this link to see a sweet baby girl say, "I LOVE YOU!"

Hadley went to the Dr. today and she has her first ear infection. :-( Poor little girl! She is on her first antibiotic (Amoxicillin) hopefully she isn't allergic and all goes well! She seemed to manage the first dosage tonight well and didn't gag when we gave it to her.

She enjoyed bath time tonight!

Hadley is our little go getter and is almost got this crawling thing down! She really wants to be mobile and explore everything! :-) 


The numbers I read as I stared at that thermometer tonight. "Is this thing right?" I thought to myself. Her temperature has never been this high. From the moment I scooped her in my arms I knew my baby girl was not herself. Her first big temperature! 

Last night you can see that the runny nose had started, but tonight it was all sleep and No play. Poor baby girl is sick. Talked to the nurse, scheduled a dr. appt., milk, tylenol, snuggles. Hadley just wanted to sleep. Since about 5PM this is what you can find in Hadley's bedroom.

What a sweet little girl! I can't stop coming in to check her temperature. It is back down to 99.7! I hope this means her fever is breaking and we can get rid of this nasty virus going around at the Benge household. 

The night you entered this world my heart grew. You loved to sleep to the sound of a heart beat from the first moment they placed you in my arms I felt a love I had never known. A love so deep, so tender, so pure my heart was full. Your daddy and I check on you every night and watch you sleep every night, we come in and kiss you goodnight very quietly opening the door just a crack to make sure your still doing ok.

First time away from mommy. 1 mo. old. Grandma and Grandpa babysat so mommy and daddy could go on a date night. 

Tonight is different. Every time you looked up at me with those big glossy eyes my heart strings were pulled a little more. I"m sitting here on the rug of your floor listening to you sleep, because I can't stand the thought of you being alone the first night your sick. 

Let's beat this fever and get a good night's rest! See you later 101.2! No one needs you around these parts!:-) 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Welcoming 2013!

Dear Blog,

I have missed you and our nights together typing and finding the beauty in the world. The world is full of so much negative that I want to document my little girls life, because it goes too fast and find the good in the world!

2012: Treated us well! Welcoming this sweet little girl into the world was the highlight of our year! She is our everything and we are very blessed to be her parents!
Hadley's birth story has some ups and downs, but in the end God let me be her mommy and for that I am thankful! 
1 week.
2 weeks. 

3 weeks.

4 weeks.

 June slipped through our fingers full of dr. visits, and visitors. So welcomed July before mommy had to go back to school. 

July 2012
2 months. 

1st Beth Moore Conference with Mom and Grandma!

4 months.

3 months. 

Uncle Jess really knows how to put this girl to sleep!

September 2012 A treasured Memory!

October 2012. At the pumpkin patch for the 1st time!

November 2012

December 2012.

From our home to yours! May your 2013 be blessed with health, love, friends, and family!