Thursday, January 19, 2012

A year gone by...

It was a year ago...the world lost a very loving man...Heaven gained an angel.  A year ago, on January 20, I lost my Grandfather.  He passed on and we were grateful that he was at peace.  It has been a long year of missing a great man!
I was around 7.5 months pregnant at the time.  My son will never get to meet him.  But he will carry part of his memory with him always.  This past Christmas, Haden was given one of my Grandfather's ties.  My March baby was given a piece to remember his Irish heritage with, a green tie with shamrocks. 
In Grandpa's honor and memory I dressed my little boy up in that green tie.  It's a little big for him now but he will grow into it and wear it often, I'm sure.  He looked so darn cute in it today! 


Grandpa,
     We all miss you and know you are watching over us all from up above.  I promise you that I will raise my son to be a man you will be proud of, a man who will carry on a piece of your legacy, an honorable man, a man like you!  We will miss you always and remember you forever.  We love you.
                                                           -Jill

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Swim Lessons at the Y

Today Haden took his first swim lesson.  It was the beginning of 6 weeks of lessons.  He is the only boy there with two other girls!!!  I think he is the youngest too. 
This kid sure does love the water.  He immediately started splashing!
 He wanted to eat the firetruck bath toy!!!  He loved all the cars, duckies, and fishies!!!
This is Haden with his instructor, Patsy (I think).  He had no problem being the demonstration baby!!!
 When we put them on their bellies, Haden would kick and wave his arms - he is quite the little fish.  He also kept voluntarily putting his face in the water...slow down kid, that's another lesson!
 The red ball was a favorite too!!!  The kids kept passing it back and forth.  When it was Haden's turn he just had to check and see if it was tasty each time. 
 While I can't say this is my best picture of either of us individually - I'm happy with it as a photo of us (there aren't too many)!  I'm so going to enjoy taking these lessons with him!!!  And am grateful that Scott came to the first one and was a great photographer (usually a hater of photos)!
 He is so fun!!!  I just love this boy - he loves everything!!!
I guess he inherited my love of the water - it will be fun to see if he continues to be the little fish I always was!!!