Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I can't believe my BABY is FIVE. Five is a big milestone birthday. Five is the age she is no longer with me all day and she goes to Kindergarten. We are so blessed to have this little five year old. She was a miracle from the beginning. She was as my doctor put it, "An act of God, because Science can't explain why she is here." We are so thankful for His blessing and gift of this sweet, spunky, daughter. Hadley has grown up a lot this last year. She still is very strong willed, but has started turning into a big girl as she is more aware of others feelings and has a big heart. This past year she learned so many things. She is very determined and seems to do things that most kids her age are not doing. She has a desire to be BIG and do everything the big kids are doing. She learned to Rollerblade this year, learned all her skills in tumbling to move to the back handsprings class, she started reading, started showering all by herself, learned to swim different strokes to make the swim team, and has become very independent. She has also become a great little snuggler this last year, and I am enjoying her sneaking into our bed around 5am every morning. :)

For her birthday she asked me for a desk like her sisters but purple. They are antique school desks that aren't easy to find. Thankfully I found this old 1880's desk and was able to refinish it in two days.

She LOVED it!!
And she spent most of the morning working away...

She opened presents and then had the traditional birthday donut:

Her friend Lexie came to visit and gave her a handmade outfit for her and her American Girl Julie so they could match.

We had our family come over to celebrate her birthday. Crust Pizza and Chocolate cake. Chocolate and Purple are two things you can always count on with her. And she was very particular of the order of how the evening was going to go....presents BEFORE cake.

It was a fun day celebrating her Birth. My baby is growing up! We love you so much Hadley Faith!!!


The Guess Family said...

Such a cute desk! You did a great job. Happy Birthday to your baby. :)

Courtney said...

L-O-V-E that desk! You did a great job!

britt said...

That desk is amazing...my Lu would be thrilled. Did you paint those flowers or are they decals? Can you give me a mini tutorial?

I can't believe she's 5...I remember when you were just newly pregnant with her like it was yesterday!