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A “grown-up” Haley watching TV with her cousins after Sunday lunch:dec-21-haley-3076

It snowed ALL day today! It’s been so beautiful. We decided against driving to the Zoo due to the weather but instead Haley got to go out and “play” in the snow with her dad, uncle and cousins for the first time. She wasn’t out too long but she did take her first sled ride!

Baby it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside

Haley and I met my sister and her boys at the MN Children’s Museum yesterday morning for a couple hours! Such a great place! Haley enjoyed the “ice fishing”!

Look at those fish!

Look at those fish!

Dec 18th, Thursday. We finally arrived in MN around lunch and then Haley took a nap, of course she thought it was bed time! So it was rough getting her up to head to see our family and enjoy her cousin’s Christmas play in the evening. Justin said it was the first time he had seen her point to her bed and say “Peas” (Please)! Poor girl….

Haley and Auntie Jen

Haley and Auntie Jen

Well, it was quite an adventure getting from Europe to America this week but through it ALL, Haley was a trooper! She seems to be really making up for all the lost sleep this first full day but I’m sure in a couple days we’ll be back on a “normal” schedule at least with getting up and going to bed!

I’m going to play a bit of catch up, this on the 17th in London, BA terminal 5. Walking back and forth, waiting for the inevitable 9 hour flight ahead!

let's get going!

let's get going!

We’re headed out this morning! Unfortunately Haley’s fever popped up again yesterday eveningĀ  and she had a bad nights sleep. Hopefully with some Tylenol we can keep it down on the trip and she can get some sleep on the planes (please pray for her!). We are still so excited to get going!

A note to her cousins

A note to her cousins

This is the orange outfit that I have jokingly said has been sacrificed to the crawling gods. If it’s clean, she has it on. It’s definitely not going on our trip with us and hopefully won’t fit her when we get back.dec-16-haley-2796!

We’ve had a couple days of packing, followed by a day of Haley being sick and spending time at the Dr so we’re a bit behind. The fever that she had all day yesterday finally broke last night while she slept and things seem back to normal this morning! Praise God! I decided to look back a year and see what I found on Dec 15th, 2007…..

telling us she's hungry

telling us she's hungry

Just Haley:

One brilliant thing they do here is require money from you to use a shopping cart. It’s brilliant because you get your change back when you RETURN the cart to the proper place and hook it back with the rest of the carts properly. Saves your car from lots of dings and scratches! Haley and I braved the unexpected “9AM on a Wednesday” crowds at Toys R Us this morning.