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.


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

  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 ;)

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