Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another Year Gone By....



This little girl is 9 today.....


She is smart, funny, creative and our first born.


She loves Hannah Montana, her new DS, writing stories and animals.



I made her a polka dotted Hannah Montana cake for the occasion. We celebrated last night with dinner and presents. (Don't worry, it went much better than this did. My mom made dinner. Smart on my part huh?)



I'm changing my blog song for the day to a song I sang to her all the time when she was a baby. I know, I know, sounds painful but an infant doesn't know about being in tune right? She didn't seem to mind my singing.....really! I would hold her and sway with her and tell her all about my dreams for her. And she would look up at me with the biggest blue eyes you'd ever see.



You see, she was my first born so there was time to sway and chat and sing. I love our chaotic, fun life with three kids but some days I miss those early quiet times so many years ago....



We love you so much Hailey, Happy Birthday big 9 year old!!







I Hope You Dance



I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance I hope you dance



I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake But it's worth making



Don't let some hell bent heart Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out Reconsider
Give the heavens above More than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you dance



(Time is a real and constant motion always) I hope you dance
(Rolling us along) I hope you dance (Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)



I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance Dance



I hope you dance I hope you dance




18 comments:

Theresa said...

SWEET Hailey, Happy 9th Birthday! My little granddaughter loves Hannah Montana too! Cute pictures! Have a blessed day!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday Hailey!!!! She is so cute!! LOVE your cake...it is a perfect rock star cake! I absolutely LOVE that song and it is what we DO wish for our children....DANCE!!!!!!!!!♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Happy Birthday Hailey!!!!! What a cutie she is, and getting so grown up. The cake is too cute. Love it. Hugs, Marty

aprilfoolwed said...

Happy Birthday Hailey!

I know exaclty what you mean when you say you love your crazy life with three kids - I do too! I had such little time with just one baby, and I miss those days when rocking just one sweet girl was the only thing I had to do!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful little girl! These are the sweetest years, I know you will enjoy them. Happy, happy Birthday Hailey!

beth said...

Happy birthday Hailey!! What a great cake!! What a pretty girl!! Love that song. :)

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Hailey! Hope you have a very happy day. :)

We have a special song for each of our boys too. I remember singing and swaying very well. They are 20 and 17 now but those songs still mean the world to us.

Nancy said...

Happy birthday to your Hailey! I hope she has a great day. She sure is a sweet little girl!

Nancy

DREW'S MOM said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Hailey!!! I love that song... and when I became a mom that became my song to my little man.. xoxo

Anna said...

I think the cake is very cute! Happy birthday to your daughter. My 8 1/2 year old loves Hannah Montana, her DS and animals too.

Tootsie said...

she is just so beautiful!!! Happy Birthday little lady!

Kelli said...

Enjoy your special day Hailey!!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Happy Bday Hailey!! That song makes me cry everytime I hear it(;
Hugs~Kelly

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Hailey!!

Wendy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

xinex said...

What a pretty birthday girl with a beautiful name! Happy birthday, Hailey! Love the singing and the song!...Christine

Rue said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Hailey! I hope you get your wish ;)

You made me teary eyed Michelle!

(((hugs)))
rue

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Such a nice post for your daughter. She's so cute. I love the cake you made. Looks awesome and probably tasted delicious I'm sure. Happy Birthday Hailey!!