Saturday, July 28, 2012

To the one that made me a Mom

This post is all about my sweet oldest girl. She is the best big sister and such a helper to me. I can't believe she is going to be starting 3rd grade in just a few short weeks. I swear she was just graduating preschool.

This past year brought a lot of changes for Hayley. She got a surprise baby brother who was born on her birthday. Yes, you read that right. I was due originally on November 17, but in the early morning hours of November 14th (the day Hayley turned 8) I was on my way to the hospital with my water broken. I have promised Hayley that she will get her own parties and we will do my best to celebrate both their days to the fullest.

Also, we discovered that she has a dairy allergy. Thank goodness we have found dairy free butter, ice cream and for little sis's birthday we even found a strawberry vegan dairy free cake that wasn't half bad. It has taken some getting used to though but she is a trooper and hardly ever complains.

Hayley at 9 months old
2 years old!

Hayley and I

Preschool years
Soccer star, 6 years old
Starting 2nd grade at age 7
Summer 2012 

Thank you, Hayley for being such an amazing little girl. I am one lucky lady to be your Mommy. :) Love you to the moon and back!


  1. I'm always threatening to put a brick on my kids' heads to keep them from growing anymore. Makes me sad & excited at the same time. Whatta girl, that Hayley!

  2. Thank you, Marianne! :) She's pretty darn special!

  3. aww she seems like a sweet little girl! and what a cutie!!

  4. What a nice post! Your daughter is too cute.

  5. What a beautiful and sweet girl!!!! You can tell in het smile how happy she is. Good job Momma!!