Happy Easter from Our Little Bunny

Well, Spring’s arrival appeared on the calendar far sooner than she has shown her head in New England. Thankfully, the snow has disappeared, but the rain and the wind has left us wanting for some nicer weather, to be sure. For a week or so I was just hoping that our ramshackle sump pump set-up didn’t completely fail and leave us with an indoor pool.

My Hair Feels Good Sleeping with Bunny

Got My Toes!

Ali at Work with Decorating Eggs My egg cracked.  Mehhh :(

What is rushing upon us is the succession of holidays. Only a week apart, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter have created quite a buzz, with all kinds of wardrobe considerations for our young Miss Hadley, as you can see. Considering how much she is growing and how fast, it is a good thing we have so many options, otherwise every photo would have a bit more of a sausage feel. Since she has yet to get a handle on the crawling, she has gotten round in all the right places, our little doughy one.

Fred and Ali's Easter Eggs Keri Dipping Eggs

What? I Didn't Hear That Me and My Cotton Tail are Outta Here

She is, as you can see, one heck of a hambone. Ali has definitely trained her well. It’s already challenging to get a shot of her without her looking right into the lens with a big grin. She intuitively poses already, as well. However, Ali has begun lamenting that Hadley has recently begun to take on a distinctly Haas male trait of blinking during photos, although I have not been able to confirm this of late.

Neener, Neener, Neener!

What's That? Mommy's Bunny

I must admit that I was a bit of a curmudgeon, imagine that, when my lovely wife walked in the door with little bunny ears, inquiring why we needed them. To which she responded, “You wait and see.” Well, she couldn’t have been more right. I think it was the best $1.00 she has spent in recent weeks. I am not sure that some of these pics would score the same cuteness factor without those fake ears, but I’ll let you be the judge.

I'm Comin' For You!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ’08

With our little leprechaun, this St. Patrick’s Day is quite a treat. We celebrated the holiday a bit earlier with the Massachusetts wing of the family. As usual the grub is always good, thick slabs of corned beef, loads of cabbage, and plenty of potatoes, as well as Ali’s excellent soda bread, with and without caraway seeds.

It's been a rough night for the Haases   Hadley and the uncles

Irish eyes are smilin'

Here is everyone accounted for in green, for the occasion of course. So let everyone be lucky on this day and don your green garb. As you can see, Hadley Killaine let her Irish show.

What's over there?

First Fall for Our Little Pumpkin

Of course our little pumpkin is none other than –







With fall now officially upon us in New England, Ali took Hadley on her first hunt for a pumpkin in preparation for Halloween, Ali’s favorite holiday. As you can see below, things went pretty well. Mom and baby were successful with the help of Aunt Keri. Hadley definitely has a wardrobe for the season.

The leaves finally started to look ablaze this past week or so. Prior to that, it was more here and there and mostly green.

Of course this fall has brought us another deep playoff run by the Red Sox, which just got a whole lot more exciting with a definitive victory in game 6 of the championship series. Hadley was definitely ready to go today, donning her Red Sox shirt in preparation for an ALCS beating at Fenway. Still, without another win, it is just another in a line of Boston baseball heartbreaks. We’re all holding onto the chance for return to World Series. Tomorrow will tell.