Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Hayden!!!

Today is Hayden's 2nd birthday! I can hardly believe it. It seems that we should just be having her first birthday party! She is soooo two! I love two though! She is learning so quickly, does funny little things all the time, and is so full of love! Especially for daddy lately!
This is a picture of her on her "birthday stool." This is my attempt to get her to stop sitting on my lap at EVERY meal. I love her and don't mind so much but sometimes it would be nice to eat a meal with out a wiggly toddler on your lap. There is so much crying involved any other way I have tried.... I am hopping the stool is the key. We stayed with my brother when we went to Prineville for my Grandma's funeral and they had stools and she loved it... I thought it might be worth a try. So far she loves it! One meal down a million to go!
I had wanted to do a monkey cake for her and saw it on my friend Katie's blog so I thought it looked easy enough. Hayden loved it! I decorated it during her nap and showed her when she got up and she was so excited! She just wanted to hold it. It was pretty funny!
This video is mostly for my mom. Other's might like it too because Hayden is so stinking cute! But this shows her enjoying the doll my mom and dad bought her. It is a "Baby Alive" so it blows a party blower, blows out the birthday candle, and drinks a wets. We aren't going to show her the last two things for maybe even ever. Although if I get desperate I might let her "potty train" her doll. Dr. Phil says that is suppose to help. I didn't realize it does that when I picked it out. I just thought she would love the doll and that it blows the blower. She loves it!!! Grandma Lucy gave her this really soft fleece blanket, with matching pillow, and a Hello Kitty full of bubble bath. I made her a quilt that I posted a while a go. At bed time she took her doll, Hello Kitty, fleece, pillow, and I tried covering her with the quilt I made and she pushed it off and told me NO. She only wanted her fleece. Then she kissed her doll, and Hello Kitty and snuggled in.
She really is such a sweet girl! I don't know where I would be with out this sweet girl who truly helped heal my broken heart. She is so loving, and fun for everyone. I just can't say enough about her wonderful spirit!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh happy birthday Hayden!! She's so darn cute!!! Love her cake it turned out so cute! I'm craving chocolate now, thanks!! ;)

Kim said...

I can't believe she is two already either, it seems like just yesterday the split and then you had her. I never saw her that much as a baby but boy does time go by so fast. Happy Birthday.

Mo said...

This means that two years ago I was at your house watching kids and freaking out because your dad was planning a trip to China for us with VERY LITTLE notice of when we were going to leave! Hayden is a cutie and such an entertainer. You know what... she just might be a little more like Emily than we thought. Of course, that IS her place in the family.

The Hawaiian Gards said...

Happy Birthday- no way she is two!!!!!