Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Haley Turns 7

Hard to believe that Haley is 7 already. It's a cliche, but it's really true that it seems like only yesterday that Haley was our baby. And now she's 7!

She had a great day. Aaron took the day off so we could spend the day with her while the boys were at daycare and give her some Mom and Dad time for herself. (Or mostly to herself, the baby was still with us.)

Instead of a big party, we let Haley invite a friend from school to go to the movies. She and her friend Keira chose to see Tangled. Personally, I had been hoping she'd choose Gulliver's Travels, since I had been wanting to see that one. Aaron was even less enthusiastic about Tangled than I was, but he gamely went along with Haley's choice.

Haley and Keira were bouncing off the walls of the van with excitement as we headed into town. They were wild! The giggling and joy at just the previews made us joke that we could have left before the movie even started and the girls would have felt like they got their moneys worth. It made us feel pretty glad we had ended up choosing the movie instead of Haley's original request for a sleepover - there would have been NO sleep happening at that sleepover. ;)

As it turned out, the movie was excellent. The girls loved it and Aaron and I also enjoyed it thoroughly. Good music, fun plot, several laugh out loud funny parts. I'm really glad we went to see it. I highly recommend it.

After taking Keira home, we picked up the boys and went home to open birthday presents. Haley was happy with all her gifts. The earmuffs were an especially big hit and she wore them for most of the evening.

We then went to IHOP (Haley's choice) for dinner. Haley handed over her coupon for a free birthday dinner and they made a little fuss over her, which she really liked. They also brought her a free sunday at the end of her meal and sang a birthday song. She REALLY liked that. Aaron and I really liked the fact that all the kids behaved themselves!


Tera said...

Happy Birthday Haley. I believe that Haley and Brynna share a birthday, the 27th right?

It's a hard time of year for them to have birthdays, but you did a great job making her feel special.

Melissa said...

Happy birthday to your girl! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate 7.

Lynnie said...

Oooh! I love it when they are little and toothless! Cute family Tara!