Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Lady is 3

My little lady is 3. In many ways I feel like she's been three forever. Eisley is precocious, intelligent, bright, smart, energetic, mischievous, thoughtful, loving, creative and experimental. She keeps me on my toes and it's so fun!
She's normally a pink and purple girl, but today when we went out for mani/pedis I asked her what color she'd like. As she stood infront of the rainbow wall I could not have been more surprised when she said she'd like, "fween!" I encouraged her that there are pinks, purples, even blue! She thought a little longer and reiterated, "fween!" She held so still as the lady painted her nails. It was very fun. She was thrilled beyond words to be having this adventure with me!
We celebrated at Famous Daves with Grandma and Papa. We ate cake and opened presents. Sorry these are just cell phone pictures, I'll get real ones up here some day!
Eisley's gifts this year included a new bike (we gave her a few weeks ago) to which we added a basket and a bell. We hung a swing in the garage for the kids to play on. She also got a bathtime doll from Grandma and a scooter from Nana. The list doesn't end there! She got some puma shoes, doctor coat and tools, stuff for her doll house and a purple umbrella. Blessed little lady!
I love my little girl more than words can say. She grows me. She delights me. She surprises me. She plays peak-a-boo with Ender. Makes him giggle while riding in the car. She goes from tantrum to singing a sweet song with in seconds. She is unpredictable and so much fun! I could just babble on and on. I just love her to pieces! Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Great Grandpa Haaland

We got to spend a few of Great Grandpa's last hours with him. As we listened to his labored breathing we chatted, laughed, told stories - he wasn't responsive but as his clenched hands relaxed there is no doubt he sensed the joy and warmth around him. What a gift for my children to have known their Great Grandfather. What a gift for me to have known Grandpa Haaland. A quiet confidence with a calm demeanor and thoughtful words.