h.e.h. & baby brother
watch us grow

There are some things that are “Facebook worthy” and then there are the more important things that are “blog worthy.” Tonight we had my parents over for some pizza and as always Haley wanted to pray. It was a blog worthy prayer, starting out as usual but taking a turn that had all the adults trying to cover their faces to hide the smiles and laughing!

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for this food.
Thank you for our family.
For washing our sins away.
For dying on the cross.
Thank you for Easter….eggs.
For the candy inside the eggs.
For this season.
In Jesus name,

It was the pause before the “eggs” that got us all. For a second there I thought she had finally understood Easter and all our talks had been fruitful! I’m sure she is understanding some of it and in the mean time, we’ll just keep asking her if she wants to pray before dinner!

I have always been a fan of those words kids say that are SO close to the real word but not quite. Usually they have a letter or a partĀ of the word switched up. Haley has always had a few of these words, I’ve mentioned them before, but they are getting to be less and less. I was just mentioning it to my mom on Tuesday that I was so sad, we are only down to two words:

Valinna = Vanilla

Skabetty = Spaghetti

Haley and I started to talk in the car the other day about where our new house is and if we were getting close. Once again her memory amazed me and she remembered the name of the main street we live off of : Andover Bulabard

YES! Another word she says silly! I love it! So of course when ever we are out and on our way home I check with her to make sure we are on the right road, just so I can hear her say “Bulabard” one more time!

I know we will go through some highs and lows in the future but it’s been a high ever since I met this girl. I can’t get enough of her!

(sorry about the nose – we are in cold season here!)

I am recommitting myself to our blogs! (If you only follow this one, we also have a family blog at www.higginsfamilyadventures.com) I have been a slacker when it comes to writing in my children’s journals and I have not done anything resembling scrapbooking in almost a year so this is where it needs to get recorded if it’s going to be remembered!

It’s been a few weeks now and honestly he’s almost ready for another trim but our little Matt, had his first hair cut last month. He went from being a baby with a mullet to a little man. It was amazing how much it changed his look and how I look at him! Here are some of his “before” shots from that morning, so you get a feeling for the mullet in all its glory:

I wasn’t sure if I would have to hold Matt for the cut so Auntie Jen, cousins Ben & Ayden all came out for the big event! I needed back up photographers and “attention getters” if things got bad! We paid a bit extra and hit the “Kids Kutz.” Luckily they had a booster seat just his size and at first he was ok, not excited but not getting upset.

Things did take a turn for the worst about half way through the cut. I would have said he didn’t do well overall IF I had not heard/seen the little boy before him get his hair cut! It’s all about perspective right? After seeing that kid I would say that Matt did pretty well! Thanks kid! Part of me felt a bit bad for taking pictures of my son crying and not really doing much about it but the pictures were so classic and his cousins stepped in to distract him right away.

We got the St.Patrick’s day discount and headed to Subway for lunch. He was over it! Here are a few of his “after” pictures…our little man:

(The scrape on his nose is from the slight incline of our driveway. It proved to be too much for Matt who was still getting his sea legs at the time!)