Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Haley!!! little Hay Hay is SIX today!?! Where has the time gone??? I still remember the day she was born. I was at school in St. Joseph, MO and my sister was due on February 4 but they decided to induce her on February 5. I told her to hang on until I got there! I had one class that Thursday morning that I HAD to go to so I stuck around for it. Well, it started snowing and I remember as soon as the professor (Dr. Blessing) released us, I ran to my car and got on the road. The normal 45 minute trip from St. Joe to KC took TWO HOURS!!! It had snowed so much that only one lane of traffic was open. My dad kept calling every hour to make sure I was okay but once I hit KC, I was on the open, snowy road. The trip which usually took 5 hours took a whole 7 hours!!! I got to the hospital just in time to see my sister then they kicked us all out of the room and within 30 minutes, we had our little Haley!

My dad and I went back to my sister's house to watch Max (what a good doggie, hope he's having fun at the Rainbow Bridge), do some laundry for my sis and upon her request, bring her an orange Gatorade the next day. The funniest story that I remember is my dad and I standing over her in her crib and my sister saying, "They say that babies can only see 8-10 inches in front of them," and without a moment's hesitation, my dad and I both swooped down real close to her face!

Anyways, happy 6th birthday you big girl! I love you!!!

Here is Haley and my Grandpa circa 2005, this is one of our whole family's favorite. Love and miss you Grandpa!
Haley and Emma...Emma's not too sure about this little person.
Matt came into our lives and Haley fell in love with him just like I did. Here's a picture of the two of, they aren't playing dolls...
Haley this past Halloween as Dorothy...can you believe how much she's grown up!?!
Lyssa and H at camp last summer...we're two peas in a pod. My sister always does the thing we used to tease our grandma for doing, "!"
Love you little sister! Can't wait to share many more memories with you and watch you grow up!!!


Slamdunk said...

Happy birthday from up north.

I arrived at the hospital about an hour before our first child was born. The Mrs. was at her parents house 2:30 hours away, and she went into labor early--I was planning to join her there in a few days.

I was helped that it was 2 am when I got the call, and shaved about 30+ minutes off of the trip with a little speeding. Glad it was September and not February though.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Happy birthday to her!

...and so sorry you can't join us! Nick was appalled to hear about why you couldn't come. He said really, it should be considered a national holiday!

Adie said...

She is so cute!! I love her blonde hair! I can't wait for tomorrow!

Cecilia said...

Happy birthday, little one!!!