We cannot believe you are already two years old. It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital. Our lives are so blessed by your sweet spirit! You bring us so much love and joy day after day. You are our spunky little monkey. :o) We love your personality...my how it continues to come out day after day! We pray for your sweet spirit nightly, hoping that you will grow to love the Lord with such a big heart! We are excited to teach you what we know about Him and His love for you. And we know we will be taught by you as well.
You have many favorite things right now. You keep us giggling at your requests (and we often grow tired of a few). Your favorite TV shows are: Word World, Blue's Clues, Curious George, Imagination Movers, and Thomas the Train. Right now you prefer Blue's Clues over the others, although Word World comes in a very close second. :o) Your favorite foods are: chicken, macaroni and cheese, rice, green beans, spaghetti, popcorn, fish (Talapia, to be exact). And you will eat ranch dressing or butter on almost anything! You love milk (you're still on soy milk), water, and all juices (though you really love apple juice and orange juice). You also love almost anything sweet--we have to limit you! You love ice cream, M & Ms, Skittles, and fruit gummies. We often use these things as a reward...otherwise that's all you would eat! ;o) You love clothes and shoes...and you have begun choosing what you wear all on your own (with a few choices from Mommy and Daddy). You love to play in your kitchen, play with your babies, feed Curious George, chase Mommy and Daddy, play outside, paint, color, and draw! You love living life, and that is SO much fun to watch! You are surprised and excited about almost everything.
The past year has brought many accomplishments. You have really bloomed in your talking and are making complete, grammatically correct sentences--to our surprise--every day! You amaze us all the time! You can now jump, gallop, jump off of something onto the floor, run, turn in circles, walk backward, clap to the beat (you are VERY good at this), sing sings ("Old Donnie", "Hallie's Bridge"--London Bridge, "ABCs", and several others), dance, shake your hips, feed yourself, drink from a cup (although we're still perfecting this one!), and give lots of hugs and kisses without even being asked to. We are SO proud of everything you can do and the sweet little girl you have become...and we love you so much!
A few things you've said lately that just make us smile are:
"I chase you!"
"It's right there, Momma. Right there."
"I come with you."
"I put it in my pocket."
"Sing, birds! Sing Old Donnie. Please sing, birds!" (Old Donnie=Old McDonald)
"I want some."
"This trash? It is. I throw it away."
"I put shoes on. OK? OK."
Something sweet you said lately was while you were looking at a Noah's Ark book. There was a rainbow on the last page. You pointed to it knowingly and said, "There's a rainbow." Daddy and I looked at each other puzzled. I asked you, "Hallie, how did you know that was a rainbow?" You quickly replied, while pointing at the ceiling, "I see rainbows in the sky." LOL! We just laughed. I know we used to read this book quite often a LONG time ago...and I'm sure you learn about rainbows and such at Miss Pattie's, but Daddy and I were just caught off guard!
Yesterday you were playing with your Polly Pocket. You put her in my pocket. About 5 minutes later I changed pants and you were having a fit crying, "Polly! Polly! Polly!" (Except it came out "Pah-ee, Pah-ee, Pah-ee!") When I finally figured out what you were saying as you were pointing wildly at my closet, I said, "Oh! Polly is in my pocket. Don't worry, I'll get her." When I did, you took Polly from me and said, "Thanks. I put Polly in my pocket." I just smiled! :o)
You say silly things all the time...and frequently call Daddy and me silly. :o) That makes us smile, too! Oh sweet girl! We love you so much! Happy Birthday, our sweet love. We love you more and more every day...to the moon and back!
All our love--
Dada and Momma
A Look Back...
Welcome Hallie Shea!
March 2, 2007 12:22 pm
March 2, 2007 12:22 pm
Hallie @ 6 months
Hallie is ONE!
Hallie is 18 months...and a busy toddler!