Saturday, January 26, 2008

Second Anniversary

Two years ago today our little black-eyed beauty arrived on our doorstep, just in time for dinner. Even in the last few months, I can still see Haley's progress to becoming a poised and confident little woman, ever more able to handle adversity (like naptime and her brothers) and speak her mind.

Today I enjoyed watching Haley and Levi operate in the parallel universe where they live. They piled throw cushions to make a campfire and arrayed an assortment of stuffed-dogs-in-toy-buckets to roast marshmallows. They set out a lunch of plastic playfood on the ottoman cube. They wrote numbers on scraps of paper, divided up the "points," then played a game where running up to touch Jesse restores lost points.

Here's to the next year of watching Haley's wings unfurl.

3 comments:

  1. Two years?!? Wow. Well, what a fabulous little addition to our family she is. Thanks for bringing her in.

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  2. I'm guessing Haley didn't thrive like this because you were letting her play with those "Brutal Stuffed Animals." Those are really disturbing! And yes, any humanitarian would happily get mine instead ;)

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  3. Don't you just love the things kids come with?

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