Friday, January 29, 2010

A Few Days In Haley's Life

Hello, Blog - Haley here. I thought it was high time for me to show the readers what my life is like. Here are a few pictures of what I've been up to recently.

Daddy flies me around the house and I think it's the best. So much fun! It's even better when he puts me in the Bjorn while he vacuums. We LOVE to vacuum together!

Here I am spinning around in my doorway jumper. I haven't quite figured out how to bounce, but Daddy does a really good job. I look more pictures Mom, more bouncing Dad!

I like to eat! Sometimes I get kinda messy with my food. Mom and Dad don't feed me fast enough, so I have to help them by using my fingers to shove the food in.

Here I am hanging out in my's a pretty sweet ride. Now I get to eat dinner at the table like Mom and Dad! I like the highchair best when I'm pantsless and can reach my toes. My toes are really neat and taste good!

Daaaang - I look SO cute! The pink skirt makes my tushy look particularly adorable. I've been dying to wear the jean jacket - I even asked Mom to roll my sleeves. I'm ready for the runway!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll make sure Mom posts pictures of me more often. She's slacking and my cuteness needs to be posted on the internet far more often.

Hugs, Haley

Monday, January 4, 2010

Month 5

December 25, 2009

Dear Haley,

Your white tights are sitting on our coffee table, the pink toes dangling down. Three or four burp cloths are camped out in the living room. A tiny, singular sock sits on top of my book on my nightstand. Brightly colored plastic teething rings are nested on the kitchen table. My long sleeved t-shirts are stained with spit up and drool. You have left indelible prints throughout our small home in the last 5 months.

I know you - the cadence of your breath, the wrinkles in your thighs, the shape of your button nose, the softness of your skin, and your sweet scent are forever engraved into my brain. I can’t believe you won’t remember any of this, but I will remember it for both of us and try to tuck these memories away for you. If you take anything from these letters, please let it be that you are totally and completely, unconditionally and infinitely loved. You have filled my heart when I didn’t realize it was empty. Every part of me knows that I was meant to be your mom.

You continue to grow and develop (you can roll over and now eat rice cereal!) - all at a rate of speed I am wholly uncomfortable with. You have changed from our tiny newborn to our sweet baby girl, and it appears that you’re on your way to becoming a darling toddler, a charming young lady, and a beautiful woman. Everything changed on August 5, 2009; our home became messier, our schedules became busier, and our lives became more complicated but...
our lives became substantially more defined, more colorful and more full of love than ever imagined.

I am writing this letter early (on Christmas) - you are the greatest gift I could have ever been given. You are proof positive that prayers are answered. “I prayed for this child, and the Lord answered my prayer. The Lord gave me this child.” 1 Samuel 1:27

You are the sun, the moon and the stars in my sky.