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New Year-New Tricks

Happy 2008! What a great holidays Hayden had. Party Baby was definitely in full swing as we had lots of people come over and play. Hayden loved watching Nico open all of her gifts. He didn't really get the concept of getting his own gifts, he loved the boxes more. Even still, he did get spoiled. So many toys, cookies, and clothes. His favourites had to be his rocking horse from Aunty Debbie, the Arrowroot cookies from Yeh Yeh, the mini Santa cellphone from Grandma, the Trustfund from the Godparents, and the Thomas couch from Uncle Ray and Miss Jenny.

Being cooperative for the paparazzi

Uncle Shawn and Aunty Sara came to stay for almost a whole week! Hayden's favourite parts of their visit were crashing on his new couch with Aunty Sara, enjoying Uncle Shawn's golden shorts, and getting his hair cut by Uncle Shawn and Daddy. Stylin.


Just like Al Bundy

Uncle Shawn and the Golden Shorts

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During

After

Mommy's favourite parts of their visit were being better than everyone at Guitar Hero, and remembering how much fun it is to have Uncle Shawn and Sara around.

Happy Mama with Sara


Officer Sandwich

Guitar Hero

Guitar Zero

Party Baby came out to play during Mama and Daddy's Boxing Day Party. Even though Hayden didn't really nap that day, he stayed up way past his bedtime, playing on his own or visiting and cuddling with everyone at the party. He danced with new friends, played the piano with Matt, chatted with the ladies, and admired Daddy's new TV with the men. He even let Aunty Sara put him down to bed. What a great Party Animal.

He partied way too hard at New Years too with Aunty Alexis, Uncle Dan, their friends Jamie and Sarah, and Uncle Ray, and Miss Jenny. It's a good thing he has more sense then Uncle Ray and Daddy and decided not to play with power tools at three in the morning.

Dancing with Aunty Alexis

Clownin' with Uncle Dan


Pooped and Partied Out


Hayden's also learned lots of new tricks over the holidays. His first real word that he uses in the right context is...CRACKER. Surprise, surprise, it's a food. He actually says something closer to "ca-ca" and uses it to refer to almost all foods. I first noticed it when I was putting him in the car seat and he spotted some cookies that he had left there for future enjoyment. He excitedly blurt out, "ca-ca, ca-ca, ca-ca!" until I handed one over. Now he'll ask for a ca-ca pretty much 24-7. Hayden's also quite the dancer. He loves to bounce up and down and swing from side to side when he hears a good tune. His favourite tunes to dance to are commercial jingles and television theme show songs. He also loves to rock out to his mini-synthesizer that Grandma found for him. Other than continuing to torment and pamper Jessie, he's pretty much just into running around wild and climbing up onto anything that he can and shouldn't be scaling. What a kid.

Me trying to get Hayden to say "Ca-Ca". He refuses to perform on cue.

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