wow. seriously wow. canNOT believe it. She's seven. 7! Are you kidding me? I'm two whole days late posting this as she actually turned 7 on the 3rd, but I wanted to wait until after I shot her birthday photos..at which point we took her out for her birthday dinner (red robin -- its her absolute fav), then yesterday came and went (two sessions and crazy invitation making with Promise)..didn't help that I crawled into bed at 8:30....so, all that to say, here we are two days past her birthday..
Miss Hailey. I love her. She is pretty much the sweetest, most thoughtful little girl ever. With sarcasm to boot. This girl is no longer a little kid, but a full blown young girl. I can't quite place my finger on where exactly the last 7 years drifted off to, but I have a heart full of fun memories to show for them. And while I could do a whole post (and then some) on what's happened and how much our lives have changed in the last 7 years, I really wanted to dedicate a post just to Hailey at 7. So here we are....
S H E
: loves with her whole heart.
: is wildly sarcastic -- has been since she was two..
: is crazy protective of her younger siblings.
: sometimes speaks without thinking, and in turn feels the utmost remorse for anything hurtful that may have been said in that fleeting moment.
: loves to write and draw.
: always wants to do a project.
: loves going out to eat.
: hearts high school musical.
: is crazy about accessorizing. we often hear this while getting ready for school -- mom? this shirt is just too plain. do you have a necklace that I could wear?
: is apparently 7 going on 13.
: got glasses this year.
: *finally* has a loose tooth.
: is rarely withouther mp3 player in her ears.
: loves reading and is almost at a 3rd grade reading level.
: has only missed 1 spelling word out of the 300 that she's been tested on.
: HATES being dirty -- always has -- wouldn't even walk on grass when she was a baby.
: is super passionate.
: is wildly sensitive.
: really loves candy.
: loves taking pictures [that's my girl!]
here's a few of my favorite images from her birthday mini-session..
and my *very* favorite shot of the day. i looooove it. (I showed her this image and she screams, delete it! I can't believe how dirty my feet are!!! hahahahaha!!! such a Hailey thing to say!).
and her birthday dinner at red robin. we were seated right in front of a red neon sign, so all the pictures have a super crazy red glow...and thus are all black and white now. :)
she was allowed to order a fancy lemonade in a fancy glass. super fancy and super happy.
receiving her happy birthday song and sundae. yum.
happy birthday, my sweet little hailey bugg. i love you this much. love, mommy.