Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I'm in denial. My little girl is NOT 5 years old. I must've counted wrong. Seriously - it's weird that she's that old. She's always been a baby to me - and 5 is just too big. Where's the "rewind" button? It's just not fair. If anybody knows how to slow time down - please do share. Anyway... with very bitter-sweet feelings - I present the:

Her birthday was technically a month ago. But this is the best I could do. Anyway - we had a great day! We always decorate the kids rooms the night before their birthday so that they can wake up to all the excitement. And we always do breakfast in bed. And of course, we had to do PEDICURES!

It was Hal's first time getting a Pedicure. She LOVED it. It's totally her thing. We will definately be going more often - because it just happens to be "my thing" too!!

Hal has had it in her mind for the past year that she wanted to have a "pajama party" for her birthday. So, we invited all her friends and had a pajama party. We made pancakes, painted nails and played games. It turned out fun! These were her invitations: I wanted to take pictures - but it was a little too chaotic! Sorry.

And here is her annual preschool birthday poster!

Our family would not be complete without our Hallie. She is truly a ray of sunshine in our lives. I don't know what I would do without her.




angie said...

such a princess that baby girl of yours. Love everything about her, from her initial shyness to her high heels to her contagious laughter.

Andrea said...

5 YEARS OLD!!! Yikes! That makes me old! Seriously, though, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that Hallie Grace! I so much enjoyed spending time with her this past week. It was so fun to see her and Ashlyn playing and pretending together. Such girls! Happy Birthday my one and only niece! Your Aunt loves you so much!

Barlow Adventures said...

I agree where does the time go, my baby is 7!! Soon not to be the baby anymore but still. Darling pictures, she is a cutie!

The Morton Family said...

Oh my! How much fun, that looks like! I love the invites, quite creative.
Your little guy is growing and soooo handsome! We need to catch up! I hope all is well!
Happy Holidays Girl!