Wednesday, February 16, 2011

She's Growing Up...

My baby girl is going to be three years old tomorrow. Where has the time gone. It seems like it has gone by so fast but, at the same time, it feels like we have had her forever. I don't really remember what life was like before her. There are a million things I want to say to and about her this day before she turns three. She has been such a blessing. She is a little ray of sunshine when the day seems gloomy. She loves to sing and dance and just be goofy. About ten times a day I hear her say, "Mommy, hol'me, hol'me, hol'me." Usually because I'm holding Caleb and she wants my attention. But on the rare chance she just wants to snuggle, I cherish it. Her favorite activities these days are being "mommy" to her babies, playing hide-and-seek, pestering her little brother, having "Bible study" which consists of her sitting down with her Bible, crayons, and her little notebook and asking me if I have anything I want to talk about, eating, watching Kipper, and piling everything she owns in her little baby stroller so she can go to the "grocery store" which is the spare bedroom downstairs (which she still calls "Uncle Seth's room). She has developed a rather argumenative nature lately. Not exactly with an attitude but she questions everything and she has an answer...or should I say excuse for everything. We are working on that...although I'm not really sure how to.
Her Daddy is her favorite person on the planet. She adores him. I don't really get jealous because my dad was my favorite person when I was growing up too. The relationship between a Daddy and his daughter are very special. She loves going on dates and sitting on the couch eating snacks and watching Kipper with her Daddy. It's amazing to see her grow and mature. It makes me want to grow in my relationship with my Heavenly Father because I know I can not be a good mommy without Him. I know she is going to make a great Mommy some day and I strive to be a good example to her. She is so precious to me and I have thoroughly enjoyed these last three years I have had with her.
Happy Birthday my sweet Hailey!


  1. Happy Birthday to Hailey! Those pictures of her are the sweetest. Love you guys. :)

  2. She is a beauty. If we had special ordered all the features and personality traits we wanted in a granddaughter, we could not have come up with something as incredible as God made her. She is a true joy to all of us. She is already a lot like her mommy.....keep up the good work. Give her birthday kisses from Nena and Poppa. Love you.