Monday, December 6, 2010

love my family

We finally got a good family picture!
Merry Christmas from the Hayes!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


baby's 1st christmas tree

Friday, November 5, 2010

5 years

Pat and I celebrated our 5th anniversary by going back to were we spent our honeymoon. In a cabin overlooking Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs, AK. It was great. We went canoeing, ate out, slept in, watched movies, went on a hike, went shopping, just hung out. It was heaven.
I honestly had never been canoeing before. I was nervous to even get in the canoe, I mean it was like 60 degrees out, so I was thinking water would be splashing in. It didn't, and it turned out to be a lot of fun. My competitive self wanted to row faster and harder than Pat, and he was just trying to go straight, so we found ourselves zig-zagging across the lake. Funny stuff.
Hopefully we can go back in 5 more years.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Attempt #1

I attempted to take some photos of the boys this morning...key word "attempted!" I'll try again another day. Jett wouldn't smile for me (yet he smiles all the time, go figure). Brody was a cheeser as usual....and he was the one I had to bride to let me take pictures.

That's all I got. I'll try to catch Jett when he's his smiley self again.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Photo opts

Cutesy face from my 7 month old! He's does this all the time....lays on his back, arches his back, and looks funny!
Almost on the move...
Beautiful blue eyes!
Brody's photography attempt (sorry daddy)
photo opt
me and the cheeser
after a scrumptious meal of green beans

Ok let me explain these last 2 pics....Everyone's been asking us "Who does Jett look like?" Our answer, "Has Brodys head shape (or Crappas!), some of Brody's features...I don't know." This first pic (sorry for the blurriness) is my Grandma Joyce when she was about 6 months old. This is her ONLY baby picture she has.

Monday, August 30, 2010

look what I'm doing...

Jett Patrick at almost 6 months

Monday, August 16, 2010

me and my boys

We've been really busy lately and the summer seemed to fly by, so when the weather cooled down a little (cooled down, as in lower 90s, seems weird to say) me and the boys took some time to enjoy a nearby park. Jett is 5 months old now. Here's what he's up to nowadays....rolling over all the time...I put him down on his back and he immediately rolls to his tummy, but hasn't mastered rolling back over, so he gets frustrated until someone comes to the rescue. Talks a ton, more like high pitched squeals, so funny! Still no binky, I've tried a few different kinds, and then finally gave up, he prefers to stuff his entire hand in his mouth to suck on.
Brody's had a lot of fun this summer with his preschool's summer camp. They took 5 field trips, Deanna Rose, Beanstalk Garden, Bowling, Pump it Up, and T-Rex restaurant. They got to ride the school bus and sing songs on the way. Brody's been to 3 Royals game so far this year with his daddy....I joined them to see the Royals play the Yankees. (Sadly, there seemed to be more Yankee fans at the game then Royals fans)
my boys...
Big brother pushing little brother

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rain is a Good Thing

Brody's "version" of Rain is a Good Thing!

And if you listen at the very beginning, that's Brody introducing his next song. Since we've taken Brody to a few concerts this summer, he starts off all of his songs by talking to his "audience" and explaining his next songs. Then he walks around the room giving us "hi-fives" as if he were on stage giving them. I'm telling you, it's hilarious! Enjoy! (Oh and the sword is his guitar)

Friday, July 9, 2010


Harvest, Stampede, T-ball, Wiffleball....

This year was Jett's first wheat harvest. He didn't get to be at the field much, but we did get to have a picnic lunch....with, what else? Fried chicken, macaroni salad, watermelon, oh, and cherry pie! I know, we're spoiled. Grandma Joyce does us proud!
GG and Jett
Getting the picnic set up.
Stretching out.
Brody and Daddy in the truck.

Then we took Brody to see Luke Bryan at the Country Stampede. He loves the song "Rain is a Good Thing." Check out the video below! haha.
Then we had T-ball early this summer.
Good game. Good game. Good game.
We also played in our friend Brian Arellano's Memorial Wiffleball Tournament. We miss him. We took 4th out of 30 teams. It was a lot of fun. And the kids had fun.....(see Brooklyn below).
Tatted up. haha.
Dan, Shane, Pat

Oh and today Jett is 4 months old! Can you believe it?
He is getting so big.....wearing size 6 months clothes, talking all the time, sucks on his hands (constantly), doesn't like a binky (believe me people, I've tried), I'm trying to wean him of being swaddled at night, he loves his jumperoo and exersaucer. Hmmmm what else? Oh, the drooling! Brody did it too. I can't keep an outfit dry to save my life. Bring out the bibs!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

recent events...

First....a little update on baby Jett. He's 3 months old now. He smiles all the time at just about anyone, sleeping through the night, starting to giggle, loves his big brother who smothers him with love! Just a cute, happy baby!!!!! honor of Memorial Day, wanted to remember all of our loved ones who are looking over us from heaven. We visited Pat's grandparents on Monday. Grandma Ethel, who passed away last August and Grandpa Ed (who I never had the honor of meeting) who passed away a little over 11 years ago. We miss you and hope you guys are happy to be back together again.
Third....we took Brody to see Brad Paisley in concert. Brody likes Brad Paisley but LOVES Justin Moore, who opened for Brad Paisley. Brody loves country music and can memorize a song after just a few times hearing it. He's got "Backwoods" and Small Town USA" pretty much down! Here are few pics from that night.

Fourth......Brody just finished soccer, here he is getting his medal from "Coach Pat!" :)
Brody made the last goal of the last game. Pat definitely had a "proud Daddy" moment. I saw it. And Brody through his hands in the air with so much was hilarious! Jett went to all of his big brother's games....just sat on my lap and took it all in.
Now onto t-ball, last sport of the summer. Then swimming lessons. Whew....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Date with Daddy

Pat took Brody to a Royals game last week, just the two of them! It was a very eventful day for them.....Slugger came by for a visit and scared Brody to death, then Pat and Brody got on the "Smile Cam" on the big screen and Brody hit a home run at the "Little K".
Billy Butler is Brody's favorite player.
Brody running the bases and the "Little K"

The Slugger that doesn't scare Brody.
Brody with his football medal. Now on to soccer.
And, of course, a picture of Jett. He's smiling all the time and I almost got a giggle out of him. Here he is at 2 months old.