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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What Will I Be?

I'm sure that every mother wonders what her child will be when he/she grows up. I think about that a lot now that Hailey is developing her own personality. So far, I'm thinking she'll be some type of entertainer. She's such an extrovert already. It takes her no time at all to warm up to anyone, and she loves to be the center of attention. She has such a happy, wonderful personality. I'm trying to soak in all of the smiles while she's giving them. I'm sure they'll be hard to find when she hits her teenage years!

Here's a picture of Hailey playing the piano at Grandpa Pete's house. She really enjoyed banging away on it. I certainly hope that she has more musical talent (and follow-through) than I did.

In other news, I did find a day care finally. She's going to be in a family home similar to the one that she was in first in Nashville. There are only 6 kids and they are all older than Hailey. I like that she'll have exposure to older kids. It should be a good fit. Luke's office is also considering starting a daycare when they move to their new facility. So, that might be an option in the future.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Life's Major Trade-Offs

So far, I love Atlanta. The people have been very nice. It's much more diverse. There are more job opportunities, and I bought a GPS system to help me with the streets. So, it's great!

However, these last two trips - to Buffalo and Virginia - reminded me again just how difficult it is to be away from family. It was one thing before the baby, but Hailey makes family even more important. I know everyone misses her, and we miss everyone as well. We have no support system here, which just makes life more difficult. Still, I'm glad we're here, but someday I'd like to have family nearby again.

In other news, here is the website for our new community in Atlanta. We move in at the end of the month.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

8 Months - The Age of Exploration

Forget Dora, our little Hailey has become quite the explorer. She's so independent. She wants to touch everything, and then put it in her mouth! She only wants to eat what she can grab. She only wants to be where she can roll around. She only wants to play with something that she can hold on her own. Like it or not, she's Little Miss Independence. It's fun to watch, but hard to handle, particularly because she's fearless.

We are in Buffalo until tomorrow when we'll be going to Virginia to visit Grandma. In other news, we've sold our house in Nashville and purchased a house in Atlanta. Life is going to be super busy for a while. We should be moved and settled at the beginning of May. I can't believe how fast this has all happened!
PS: There are more pictures on the Flickr account.