Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hayden at Two Years



A few pictures of my Hayden from May 2010 to....



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...May 2011



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My baby girl. You truly are startlingly beautiful to me. Sometimes I'll catch myself just staring at you, amazed at your stunning blue eyes and golden hair. We were laughing the other night about how you sleep with your eyes half open. Nana said it is because they are too big for your eyelids to cover :)



You were so fun this year--such a pleasant two year old. Sometimes I would forget you were only two because you are just so ready to jump into Abbey's world. You love her and love to drive her crazy. It's surprising how good you are at teasing her already. The two of you can play so well together and it amuses me to see you so engulfed in your pretend play--I wonder where the two of you go in your imaginations. You also play wonderfully on your own. I like to listen to you have conversations with your dolls. It usually reflects pretty accurately how I have been acting at the time!

You are a rather aloof child. Maybe that's not the right word. I call you my quiet stubborn one. Because you rarely throw fits or scream or cry, but you do find trouble. And usually when you are being scolded, you will half close your eyes, tilt up your chin, and get the smirkiest grin on your face. Maddening! And a little endearing, you sneak. I actually hope I never forget that particular face you pull.

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I took you to a peony garden last week to get some three-year birthday pictures (of which you had absolutely no interest.) So I'd slyly walk behind you with the camera and ask you every now and then about the flowers. You'd run from bed to bed, smelling each variety. Then you'd throw your head back like this and say, "Mmmm! Stwawbewwy!" or "Mmmmm! Chocolate!!"

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I love you, sweet pea. You are going through something major right now with the new baby here. I wish I could dig into that little head of yours and know just what you need from me to make it better. But you still delight us every day and I hope the next year is as good as the last.

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5 comments:

val said...

a peony garden?! are you sure this wasn't heaven? my favorite flower!
what a beauty that hayden is. great documentation of her little, happy life.

Nicole said...

I was thinking the same thing about the peony garden. So beautiful! What an angel child you have! She should be in a painting somewhere. I absolutely LOVE the way you dress your girls.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

How sweet! She is truly beautiful. :)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

How sweet! She is truly beautiful. :)

Jennie and Devin said...

Oh my gosh...there you go again...everything you do and touch and create (Hayden...in addition to your other 2 children) is BEAUTIFUL! I don't think I have seen a more gorgeous little girl! Her hair is amazing and her eyes...wow!