Oh my candy Hailey bug. How have we loved 12 great years with you already? Time flies and it reveals each time somebody asks- oh my goodness is she taller than you? Sure, she is, with no up on tippy toes required. Her final official measurement has her at 5’3″, an excellent two inches taller than her mother, and she or he likes to remind me of it continuously.
However a slight teasing is about as imply spirited because the woman will get, until you cross her on a soccer area the place a aggressive degree of aggression appears to come back out of skinny air. She is such a candy outdated soul, proud of life’s easy pleasures, and grateful for little issues.
Don’t get me mistaken, she is aware of tips on how to push her little sister’s buttons, however isn’t that simply within the sibling genetic make up?
We’re celebrating her immediately with lunch out, a shock escape room expertise, her dinner of selection (Shepherd’s Pie and Tret Leches Cake), and presents. I by no means imply to spoil our youngsters with items, however the generosity of our relations on birthdays is honest and I’m on the lookout for a enjoyable option to cover her items and have her discover them. I’m considering of stuffing clues inside balloons and as she pops each she’ll have to unravel the riddle and discover a present. She adores scavenger hunts and the like!
However earlier than I take off to spend the day with my firstborn, listed below are a number of enjoyable info about Hailey at 12 years outdated that I wish to bear in mind.
- She likes to know what to anticipate. Give her a plan and she or he’d good to go. Spring one thing on her final minute, even one thing good, and count on huge eyes and fast chat in regards to the particulars earlier than she hops on board.
- She loves an inventory and can knock it out like no person’s enterprise. Want one thing executed? She’s your woman! She’s reliable and succesful.
- She is self-motivated and disciplined. On her personal accord she’ll go for a run, follow piano, examine Spanish, or clear her room.
- She is SO chatty. You most likely wouldn’t understand it should you simply met her, however as soon as she’s snug with you, count on nonstop chatter about no matter goes by her thoughts in the mean time.
- Arts and crafts is a favourite pastime of hers. Portray, scorching glue crafts, and Modge Podge can virtually all the time be discovered on my kitchen desk. File underneath: this is the reason we will’t have good issues.
- She craves the comfy feeling of house, soccer, and fall, like her mama. Lighting a candle, placing out snacks, and watching Georgia or Georgia Tech on the sphere is her concept of an ideal day.
- She loves taking part in with a bunch of different youngsters. She has a pair shut associates, however on the whole she’s a fan of an enormous group of youngsters, sufficient to get a recreation of basketball or tag going. If that’s not within the playing cards, she prefers to hang around at house.
- Present favourite meals: all FRUIT, hamburgers, Shepherd’s pie, Cobb salads, every thing bagel with a fried egg on prime. Oh and did I point out fruit?
- Present different favorites: attending to sleep in, when mother reads aloud whereas she does artwork, taking part in soccer, candles that odor like fall, lemonade, snuggling Finley.
As she grows, I can see our relationship begin to shift. From needing me through the younger years to trusting me with the center years stuff as she transitions from little child into full blown tween. I’m hopeful, watching this transition, that our relationship will proceed down the trail of slowly morphing from authoritative parental determine to eventual shut pal as soon as she’s absolutely grown, simply as I really feel fortunate sufficient to have skilled with my mother.
“The years fly by” stuff, whereas extremely correct, additionally typically rubs me the mistaken manner. So as an alternative of lamenting about time, I’m specializing in gratitude. I’m so grateful to be her mother. I’m so grateful for the expertise of getting to boost her and watch her develop. I’ve loved each stage and the pattern continues. I do know 12 goes to be an ideal 12 months for our woman!
Completely satisfied birthday, Hailey bug; we love you greater than all the celebrities within the sky!