"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hailey Turns Five!

This baby girl is five years old! Where has the time gone? Hailey Jane turned five at exactly 2:05 p.m. on January 19th. Like I always am on my kids' birthdays, I was choked up all day long. Watching them grow up is very bittersweet for me.

I think I can safely say that Hailey had a fantastic day. The first thing out of her mouth that morning was "Am I FIVE???" She had been looking forward to this day for a long time. She came out into the living room and saw everything decoarted with balloons ans streamers for her special day. She and I went to her school and celebrated with her school friends, then we came home and Hailey, Lauren, and I finished making her cupcakes (she wanted chocolate and pink again this year). The birthday kid always gets to pick what's for dinner that night, and Hailey chose grilled ham and cheese snadwiches, tomato soup, and grape Koolaid. She is such a low maintnance child!

After dinner we had her little family party and she made out like a bandit. Having a birthday not even a month after Christmas is rough, but we always try to make sure she does NOT get jipped...either on special attention or gifts. She got new outfits from Granana and Gov, a beautiful heart pendant from Great Grandmother Gilbreth, nail polish and a cat Fur Real pet from Aunt Kara (which she labeled her "favorite" of the night), a porcelain tea set and $10 in quarters from Grandma and Grandpa. The tea set is just perfect for use with the
new table I am currently working on for the girls!

From Mom and Dad, Hailey got a squirel Fur Real pet, Easy Bake Oven mixes, a Littlest Pet Shop set, a Barbie ballet movie, a purple Caboodle filled with all kinds of make up, perfume, and nail stuff (which she has carried around the house every second since she opened it) and five dollar bills. Her siblings gave her a cat doctor Barbie and she adores it.

It was such a fun night and we were so lucky to celebrate another year of this sweet girl's life! Hailey Jane, we love having you in our family!


Brock and Jennie said...

Oh my gosh! You get me so excited to have a girl! They still have caboodles?! I absolutely LOVED mine growing up! So fun!

Joey and Nettifer said...

happy birthday! What a fun special day