Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Hannah Leigh!

June 2nd marks a very special occasion for our family:) On this day, somewhere in China, our sweet Hannah came into the world and somehow the Lord knew that she had a red-headed sister and a mommy and daddy that would adore her every move. There are days when the reality of her birthparents overwhelm me, but today I just rejoice in their sacrifice and say many, many thank yous for the blessing of our little ladybug.

One of Hannah's newest feats is the ability to completely dress and undress herself. Sounds utopic, but I must admit that five o' clock in the morning completely nekked, yes, nekked has it's drawbacks:) She sings songs now, her favorites are "You are My Sunshine" and "3 Little Crocodiles", but only with a finale of "I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, joy Down in My Heart".

Her dimples warm my heart and there is nothing better than when she takes me in with those big brown eyes. She loves to wrap herself around our necks and gaze into our eyes, proclaiming, "Pals, we are pals" She is kind, always commenting that babies and puppies are cute and running to the side of any child crying. She can be demanding and sometimes even bordering on bossy, but I admire her spirit and know that her feistiness will help prepare her for a world that is sometimes not so kind.

On Saturday, when Emily took the stage for her recital, Hannah leaped off of Rob's lap yelling, "MOM, Look!!" "MOM, you see? Mimi, up 'dere, see?" She clapped and smiled, she was proud. How happy we are that she desires to follow Emily's lead. They are children of God and have brought such joy into our hearts. I love watching them love one another.

Emily chose a little princess bike for her sister and could not wait, so they rode bikes together today. We roasted marshmellows and and made smores tonight. Hannah finds the beauty in each and every thing we do. (I will post pictures this week:)

Hannah is a Daddy's girl mixed with a Mama's girl and her impish grin always denotes she has been up to something sinister. She loves High School Musical 2 and can do a better Sharpay than Emily or her friends. She requires everyone put on a seat belt before the car moves. And when asked what she'd like for her birthday, her standard response is "cake". (which was followed quickly with "car") She is all girl, but certainly is not afraid to take on a challenge, wearing the best shoes, of course. She is all about the shoes!

We will celebrate quietly tomorrow and have a family party at home on Saturday. Hannah Leigh, we love you so very much. Happy Birthday, sweetheart.

Hannah's First Birthday

Let me in!!

Silly Girl

And sometimes so serious...


Kelley said...

Happy birthday, Beautiful Hannah!!!

I loved hearing about the songs that she sings! I'll have to add those to Chloe's repertoire, too.

What a joy she is--that fact just pops right off of the page!!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday to Hannah too!! She's adorable and looks truly happy :)

Anonymous said...


Happy birthday sweet, darling girl! I wish an armful of joy to you, and many, many more songs. Sing on!!

Anonymous said...

ooops typo! Of course I know there is an H in Hannah!

Linette said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!!!

I didn't realize our girls had such close birthdays. :)

Beverly said...

AWWWW!! She is adorable!

prechrswife said...

Happy birthday, Hannah! Such a big girl. :-)

Sheri said...

Happy Birthday precious child of God! Hope your day was very special and that you enjoyed celebrating with your family.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Beautiful Hannah!

mommy24treasures said...

oh Happy Birthday sweet sweet little Hannah!

MacMui Mom said...

Have the happiest of birthdays, Hannah!! We are so grateful that you have a happy heart, and sing song of praise and joy! Have a wonderful year!

Love. Lisa, Eddie and Mia

Kimber said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!!!! I love this post and the photos of beautiful Hannah. I love how you describe her right now.

Heather---I feel so bad...for some reason I thought Hannah's birthday was June 19th and I had in my mind what I was going to do for her. I really did not remember that it was June 2nd. I am so sorry.

Thank you for your sweet card and wishes.

Happy birthday to Emily too!


Kate said...

Happy birthday sweet Hannah!!

Heather...this is such a lovely post, so beautifully written and combned with your music choice and made me cry. I am so glad Hannah is with your family...where she so obviously was meant to be.



Leslie said...

Oh Happy Birthday sweet Hannah! I didn't realize that her birthday was the day after Myah's! What a time to celebrate! She looks so happy! I hope you had a very special day!

Angie said...

OH...what a beautiful angel!! Happy Birthday, precious Hannah!! I hope you had a great day celebrating and singing!

Heather, I just did a post for you explaining a low country boil! ;)

Blogs by Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Denise C said...

OH a very Happy Birthday to sweet little Hannah!!!! She is such a precious little blessing!!!

DiJo said...

Happy Belated Birthday Beautiful Hannah!!!!! The angels were rejoicing two years ago when you came into the world!!!! We pray that you have an absolutely fabulous year!!!!
Blessings for a wonderful year of being two!!
Miss Diana, Ainsley & Ruby Mei

Beth said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Hannah!

Hope wasn't far behind you! :)



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