Hailey is 2!

I can't believe our baby girl is 2 years old today. As with most milestones, in some ways it seems like she's been with us for longer than that, and in other ways it seems like there's no way it's already been 2 years. Here's a picture from the day she was born. She started out as a Daddy's girl right from the beginning.

Here she is close to her 1 year birthday. Such a cutie. Hailey has been an outgoing, opinionated, very type A personality since the day she was born!

Here's some recent pictures of her. In the last few months she has really broken out of her shyness shell. For the first 6 months or so of her life, she would only have Mommy. Then she decided Daddy was OK, but that was about it (other than her day care teachers). She has gradually added more people to her "list", and now I think almost everyone is on it. This has been challenging for Mommy and Daddy so we're glad she's over it!

She loves her brother. And he loves her right back and protects her. Of course they fight like all siblings do, but deep down they really love each other. They ask about the other one if they aren't there. It's great to see their relationship take off.

I know I'm biased, but she has already grown to be a beautiful little girl. Actually, both of our kids are the cutest kids in the world! (Yeah... every parent thinks that I know). Hailey can basically say anything she wants to. There are only a few things we can't understand at this point. She is definitely in tantrum stage, but we know that will pass and it's normal for 2 year olds! She has plenty of sweetheart moments to make us forget about the times she throws a fit. Little girls really tug at your heart strings and she is no exception! We love our baby girl and we're sad that she's officially not a baby anymore. She really is a sweet kid and knows what she wants! We love you Hailey Lane!


The Moriarty Family said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to my favorite little niece!! Where in the world does the time go?! Hailey is so adorable and just keeps getting cuter and cuter every time we see her. Those gorgeous blue eyes and beautiful bright blonde hair, I can only imagine how much she must melt your heart on a daily basis! Yall are so blessed to have such a precious angel in your midst... and she is blessed to have great parents, too! God is so so good. Can't wait to celebrate tomorrow! Love you Hailey!

Jammy said...

Sweet, adorable and so much fun!! We enjoyed celebrating with you Saturday, Hailey Lane!! You are precious. Happy 2yrs.!