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This summer when we were in the states I already had Christmas in mind when we walked through Target. (Oh, how I miss Target!) There was a section of musical instruments that looked fun and were in a bunch of fun colors; maybe I wasn’t thinking due to my enjoyment of just being at Target and maybe Justin wasn’t thinking because he was just bored by still being at Target but neither of us saw a problem with getting 2, TWO, different musical instruments for Haley this Christmas. Of course it always seems to be the less expensive items that are the most fun and this is the case with Haley’s instruments aka her “music.” I will admit there are a few positives to the whole thing, we are pretty happy that she loves music so much and no matter where she is in the house, I can hear her. I’ll know for sure if she stops breathing for any reason. But there are moments when we are asking ourselves if they were the best gifts to get?

Opening her 'music'

Opening her 'music'


'look, it makes music'

'look, it makes music'


'you wanta try?'

'you wanta try?'


'You wanta try?'

'You wanta try?'


Music 5 (1 of 1)
things will improve when her fingers find the holes!

things will improve when her fingers find the holes!

Wow, I have to admit that I just sat down at the computer and tried to learn Happy Birthday (after quiting on Frosty the Snowman) and it is NOT easy! How did we do it back in 4th grade? I guess I should be happy with the same note over and over again at this point!

Oma and Opa are here from MN for a week long “holiday” visit and we couldn’t be happier to see family! Oma brought over all the family Christmas presents for the “4″ of us and included in this were 3 new dresses for Haley! So a fashion show was in need, Oma and Haley tried each one on and then Haley would come out and “spin” in a circle, which really meant running in a little circle. They are all cute…now we just need some dress shoes so maybe a trip to the mall is in order.

The pink polka dot one

The pink polka dot one


The black polka dot one and my favorite!

The black polka dot one and my favorite!


The red roses dress

The red roses dress