Our candy Hailey bug turned 11 on Thursday! Celebrating her is such a pleasure, as she asks for nothing (besides Shepherd’s Pie for dinner) and deeply appreciates all the things. I believe 11 goes to be a beautiful 12 months, as I can see the blurring of the traces between the unimaginable little one she is and the rising younger lady she’s rising into.
We celebrated her in such a enjoyable means! The day began off with sleeping in, consuming a bagel with an egg on prime (her fav), and watching two episodes of Full Home whereas I made dinner.
My mother shocked her by exhibiting up noon and ringing the doorbell with a bunch of balloons; such a enjoyable shock, as each children have been so giddy to see Nana. All of us went to lunch at Blue Star Grill, the place she acquired her go-to order- cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato with fries.
Afterwards we took her to Frankie’s, the place all of us acted like 11 years olds enjoying arcade video games. We didn’t even make it to laser tag or putt putt as a result of we ran from recreation to recreation racking up tickets for prizes. It was a ton of enjoyable and I laughed as all of us screamed like we received a Las Vegas jackpot after we lastly acquired a bunch of ticket playing cards to tumble over the sting of the token push recreation.
As soon as again house mother took the women on a stroll whereas David and I arrange the large surprise- an 11 reward lengthy reward scavenger hunt! Hailey loves a great riddle clue expertise and I needed to make it occur for her. It was such a blast watching her decipher the clues and race from place to position.
With 11 items, clearly most have been smaller items (one was a six pack of her favourite zevia and lime chips), however the hunt culminated along with her massive gift- a brand new desk! We sneaked it into her room so when the final clue took her there it was a giant shock. It. Was. Superior. She was utterly shocked and fell instantly in love along with her massive child reward.
Afterwards we ate the birthday woman’s request, shepherd’s pie and peach cobbler, which just about is the right mix of fall and summer season, a seasonal shift she adores. Then performed her board recreation of alternative, Trekking the World, to complete the night. All in all, one improbable day celebrating our candy Hailey.
Now to freeze time for a second and share a number of enjoyable details I need to bear in mind about her at this age and stage.
- Hailey has the largest coronary heart and a present for studying feelings.
- She is activity oriented and needs to knock out what is anticipated of her rapidly.
- She is inventive with particular expertise within the areas of writing, reward giving, and crafting.
- She loves artwork, knitting, stitching, and baking.
- She likes to know what to anticipate and will get uneasy and uncomfortable when thrown hurriedly into new conditions.
- Her clothes of alternative is often athletic garments and sneakers or denims and a t-shirt.
- She has began to do her personal hair and loves the headscarf ponytail holders; it’s the sweetest look.
- She is entrepreneurial. She makes and sells cake pops, spiced apple muffins, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Saves her cash nicely, generally too nicely, and we encourage her to spend it when she finds one thing she actually needs.
- She asks for nothing and appreciates all the things. After each meal I make her she at all times says “thanks a lot for dinner, mother!” She’s so enjoyable to provide to.
- She at present needs to be a farmer when she grows up and has fairly the flowery plan about how she’s going to get monetary savings, the sort of home she needs, what she needs to develop, and the way she’s going to promote it.
- Hailey adores Finley and is aware of the right way to deal with her nicely.
- She enjoys piano, soccer, swimming, and being a part of a crew.
- She loves me, little doubt, however has a tender spot for her dad. She’s positively a daddy’s woman.
Hailey, you carry a lot pleasure not solely to us, however to everybody you’re round. It’s such a present to be your mother and I hope you at all times know that we love you unconditionally, however that we additionally genuinely take pleasure in being round you. You’re a ray of sunshine with a present of seeing the optimistic in folks and conditions. We love you a lot and are so happy with the individual you’re. Completely happy eleventh birthday child woman!