Her birthday was low key this year. We celebrated a couple of times before her birthday (once with each side of the family) and then the 5 of us on her actual birthday. It is so fascinating to see the changes in her this year. She had just started walking last year for her birthday. Didn't seem too interested in presents, but did love her cake. This year, she knew exactly what the presents were and who they were for. She tried opening them...several times throughout the day. She sings Happy Birthday with us and beams when we said her name. She even blew out the candles.
I will have to say, who ever came up with the term "Terrible Twos" didn't make it to 3 yet. Hailey has been a monster child since Wednesday. Her favorite place is her brother's loft bed. Yes, great motor skills in climbing the ladder but a good way to give her mother a heart attack. She now thinks she can use scissors for anything and everything she wants to open (yes, the scissors have been moved to higher ground). We had our first massive tantrum in church this week. Her nickname Hurricane doesn't quite seem destructive enough. The boys both went through similar "issues" when they turned 3 so I will be looking forward to it taming itself a little!
Here are a few (maybe more than a few) pics of Hailey celebrating her 3rd birthday.
|Hailey & mom spent the day with Hailey doing whatever she wanted to.|
|Doc Hailey gave me a full check up.|
|The nice worker in the bakery dept gave her two cookies. He knew the way to her heart!|
|Trying to steal some icing.|
|Singing Happy Birthday|
|The best we could do with this crew|
|Landon was quite happy with his cake|
|She likes presents|
|Every outfit she received she had to hold up and say "pretty"|
|Hailey is not a fan of "less is more"|
|Hailey with her doll Ellie who also sports an extra chromosome|
|Blowing out her candles, but it looks like she is giving mom the stink eye|