As the years have passed and the boys have been in more activities and in school, that started happening less often. We always seem to run into people we know. Now, we have Hailey. We no longer go unnoticed...scratch that...Hailey does not go unnoticed! No matter where we go, no matter where we are...Hailey gets attention. She's not doing anything special...no tricks. She is 100% just being herself!
Today was an excellent example. The grocery store is in the same plaza as the YMCA that we belong to. After working out, Ian, Hailey and I ran into the store to pick up a few things. We were probably in the store for about 35 minutes. I had 5 people stop and talk to us. What was Hailey doing, you might wonder. She was laughing. She was laughing to get Ian and I to laugh. When we would laugh at her, she would laugh harder. It was the funniest thing. At the end of our shopping trip, a woman at the end of the aisle, walked back to me. She said, "I have to tell you, your daughter is the cutest little girl I have ever seen. The world could use more laughter like hers in it." I simply replied, "Yes, it does". My heart swelled....I get to hear this all the time!
Here are a few pictures of Hailey playing in her new favorite spot...great for gross motor! (oh...the first couple is what it looks like when someone gets into trouble...not a happy girl!)