Monday, March 16, 2009

Under the Sea




This past weekend Lailah, Omar, and I went to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. We saw lots of fish, penguins, seals, and sharks! We even got to touch the baby sharks.I took lots of pics and of course some video. We had a good time..but I think Lai got a little scared,lol. Enjoy..



























Too Cute..

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Toddlerhood

Since turning 1 yr old just one short month ago, I have seen Lailah grow so much.She is learning to play by herself and allow me to get things done, she enjoys exploring EVERYTHING! and she even sits down to hear stories now. Lailah has tons of fun at daycare playing on the slide and with her friends, and she even enjoys bathtime now! I took a few pics/video from daycare, our trip to dc, and a little bathtime fun I also have a few pictures from the hospital.. Lailah had pneumonia a few weeks ago. It was very scary, but I am happy to say she is doing much better, and back to her normal playful self. Enjoy..

Lai Lai in the hospital



Playing in the house..



A trip to DC/MD



DayCare Fun..


video

Bathtime Fun..

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!!

Lailah-Alease turned One year old today. I seem to be at a stand still, or in a daze. It literally seems like just yesterday I was bringing her home just as nervous as I could be...not sure what I had gotten myself into, and so scared I was gonna break her. And now she walks and talks (just can't understand her :-)..lol), she can get undressed and brush her teeth, and even tell you NO! when she doesn't want something. It's been amazing to see Lailah grow up as much as she has. We were able to have a birthday celebration for Lailah with family and a few friends. (Unfortunately everyone couldn't make it...so we will have another party in DC). I'm not sure if Lai knew it was for her..but she definitely had fun. Here are a few photos of my TODDLER!!LOL..can't believe it.
video

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Look Who's Walking!!!



Sorry the video is a little on the dark side...bad lighting. However, Lailah has offically taken her first steps!! She actually started Christmas day but I wasn't able to get it on film..So please excuse me while I babyproof!!!LOL



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's fun to play at the Y M C A !!!!



Here's another one..



I took a few pics this week of Lai at daycare...thought I would share. Lailah absolutely loves going to the Y, and I'm sooo happy. I was worried about her crying alot or missing me. But it seems like I'm the one missing her!!LOL

All bundled up and ready to go!





In the house, just messing around





Thursday, December 4, 2008

BitterSweet




On Thursday, November 6, 2008 I lost my father. He was 57 years old, and will be missed dearly. It's so funny because now when I look at Lailah I see him. I am thankful that he was able to meet Lailah. Although this is an extremely hard thing to come to terms with, I am happy knowing that his soul is at rest.

On the sweeter side of things, Miss Lailah is a few days shy of 10 months and TONS (literally,LOL :-) of fun. She is alllll over the place bouncing, and dancing, and babbling. She weighs about 21lbs now and is 27 inches long. She is pulling up on furniture and cruising against it..no actual steps on her own as of yet. She has six teeth, and knows how to use them! There is never a dull moment when Lai is awake. I think she's going to be a dancer because whenever music comes she starts bouncing. It's like she can't help herself.Soooo cute.

It's really a cool thing to see her grow up right in front of my eyes. I like to see how she responds to things and tries to figure them out. She first locks her eyes on whatever it is that she wants and then starts a turbo crawl towards it. She fiddles with it for a few seconds with her little fingers..and then straight to the mouth! She's such a happy baby and I truly thank God for that.

Sooo..I got a job working at the YMCA (before and after school care).I like it alot. Mostly I like the fact that Lailah can go there. She is in the infant-12mos room. the first few days were rough, but she's getting along just fine now. As a new mom, it's so frustrating dealing with her being sick all the time..but I'm told it will help build her immune system. I have tons of pics..and hopefully some video coming soon.


Kodak Smile


Into EVERYTHING!





@ the YMCA























I caught you Lailah!!



And oh yeah....MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!!! Yayy for Barack Obama!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Breaking News!!!!

Lailah-Alease Hayes is 7 months old...and CRAWLING!!!! We were sitting in the living room earlier this evening and she spotted a green barette across the floor. Once she fixed her eyes on it, she got on all fours and crawled right on over...like she had been doing it all along! So everybody cheer for Lailah (and pray for me...there's no stopping her now!LOL)

Video coming soon..

Saturday, August 30, 2008

She's Got Personality!!!



Okay, before you guys say anything..I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry it's been this long since I've updated, but finally I've got some new pics!!

Miss Lailah is approaching her 7 month of life, and is EXTREMELY ACTIVE! At her sixth month check up, she weighed in at 17.5 lbs and measured at 26 inches long. The doctor said she's a perfect size and right on track!Although she's not crawling yet she is a professional sitter-upper and loves to stand. Lailah is still nursing, but also wants everything we eat! She claps her hands and tries to say "Yaaay!" and even mumbling Dadadadada. She is so much fun, always squealing and smiling, and still putting everything in her mouth. We started a Gymboree class on Saturdays and soon will start an Aquatic class at the YMCA. I love this age, she is full of energy (although I do miss the naps :-x). I have some pics to share, and professional pics are soon to come. Enjoy.

Lai's funny face




6month Check-up

Posing


Time to Eat!!!

Knocked Out



Here are a few extras..