Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday, Mia!


I can't believe my baby is two. Two! And almost not a baby any more. Part of me is happy to see her grow and develop independence, to need me a little less and venture out on her own a little more. Another part is sad to see time gallop by with what seems to be double the pace as with Aidan. I mean, I just can't believe it: two!

When I was pregnant with Aidan, I dreamed of a baby that would be my buddy, someone who would be content just to journey through the day by my side. As it was, Aidan ended up being a strong-willed little spitfire, intent on pursuing his own adventures; i.e. scaling the outside of banisters, flooding bathrooms, painting the dogs... you get the idea. Mia, on the other hand, craves companionship much more. Her favorite things tend to be soft and cuddly, she hates closed doors, and, well, is already quite the girlie girl. Admittedly shouldering part of the blame, I am nonetheless surprised at how early Mia has developed a fashion sense, often insisting I wear heels rather than more sensible ballet flats. {Of course, me being me, her efforts are seldom wasted.}

Every morning when I get her out of her crib, she hugs my neck as tight as she can and with gentle pats says, "Good morning, Mommy. I missed you." I feel so blessed to have her!






Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!



*Note*
Mia's white shirt is from my friend Jen's line, Eden's Bouquet.

27 comments:

Alisha said...

Aww, Happy 2nd Birthday Mia! I love these photos, she is so beautiful. A real show stopper :) I think you will have your hands full with all the boys when she is older ;)

And what she says to you each morning....that would melt my heart! Give her whatever she wants ;)

Love the boots and bolero jacket she is wearing, so adorable.

Jenni said...

What a beauty! Happy Birthday Mia!

Tory said...

Happy Birthday darling Miakins!!! You look SO grown up and lovely!

I just convo'd you on Etsy Jess...quick one.

Blessings to you all,
Tory

Jessica Haley said...

Thanks, Jenni and Alisha. Tory, I got your note and will reply shortly.

Some of you already asked, will I be offering the boots and the answer is yes. They are similar to tall riding boots, and they tie in the back. It's not the best picture of them; I'll post better ones soon. I have them coming in a variety of colors: distressed brown leather, red, and grey velvet.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mia! She's so cute!
-Rochelle

Amy said...

Happy birthday precious Mia! She is just beautiful! May God's blessings be on her this year. :)

Jake also says, "Mommy, I missed you!" I know exactly how you feel, it sure does melt your heart and makes every mess they have made worth it!

So will these boots be the ones offered tomorrow {while I will be out of town...big bummer :(}?

seg said...

Mia is THE sweetest love. She melts my heart. She makes me smile more times than I can count, she is smart as a whip and I truly adore her!

Happy 2nd Birthday sweet girl!! <3

Jessica Haley said...

Thanks, Sara! The next time she uses pink chalk like lipstick at school, I'm going to take a picture! My crazy girl!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know when you will be listing the boots, too. :)

E.B.

Jessica Haley said...

Oh, sorry! Amy asked that, too... I was hoping tomorrow, but I want to button up a few projects first. I'll post a date on Twitter soon.

Ariana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIA!

Meredith said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Mia! Love love those pictures. I had no idea you were friends with Jen from eden's bouquet as that's my clothing addiction for my girls along with your shoes...simply perfection together!

Meredith said...

Gorgeous Birthday Girl! Someone so sweet is always a joy to celebrate and aren't you lucky to be her Mum ;)Happy Birthday to Mia!

Angel Warrior said...

I look at Mia and she reminds me so much of Ava. I know the feeling that I get with my baby girl every day when I hold her and she leans her head back and kisses me with a big "mmmwah!!" while she holds my face with her little hand. Each precious moment like that just sits so deeply in my heart. She just turned 1 and it just kills me, although I love watching her grow and discover the world around her. I certainly can relate to how you feel watching Mia as she turns 2! I hope you all had a wonderful day! Happy Birthday Mia!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

She is so precious and beautiful! Happy Birthday Mia!

I love the fact that she is already developing her own fashion sense, those boots are to DIE for! I live in various riding boot styles and those are just beyond perfect! Is the red bolero from Eden's bouquet as well?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Miakins,
You are sooooooooooo beautiful, just like your Mommy!

Jessica Haley said...

Thanks to all for the well wishes for my precious girl. I wish the pic of the two of us wasn't so serious--we were both eyeing Aidan at that moment, who bounced in front of us about a half dozen times before we got a good photo.

I love tall boots, too, Jen. I wish I got to wear them more than I do here in Houston. To answer yoru question, the red bolero is Mia Joie; I am planning on offering a version of it soon.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mia, and Happy Birthing Day to you Jessica! What an amazing duo you two are :-) Simply beautiful!

Warm Birthday wishes,
Melissa Burns

LaDawn D said...

Happy Happy Birthday to sweet Mia!

Jess you never cease to amaze me! The boots are divine and as if you're not busy enough- now you are adding adorable bolero's to your list of TDF items that we all must have;)

I have been missing posting lately as my life seemed to do a few leaps and somersaults with a HUGE new project at work, the holidays, and just ordinary life details. Sometimes the simplest project like organizing an armoire can turn into a 3 day project at my house...I start by making a huge mess, getting called away for the kids, and then suddenly it's been days and I still havent finished what I started....anyway, the point of my ramblings is that I admire your finesse and dedication to your projects and still managing to successfully juggle your family life! IMPRESSIVE and INSPIRING!!!!

Thank you~

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

Happy birthday sweet Mia! Oh, she looks beautiful in the eb blouse! Of course the jacket and boots are amazing! :)

Prencie said...

Happy Birthday Mia!! She is just so precious! Love her jacket! Can't wait to see that up for grabs! I missed out on the Fri. madness but i'm hoping to get in on the new postings ;)

Tory said...

Hey! Yes it's a go--Cheney address, as usual. Sorry to be so quick, I'll respond in full via convo soon! Thanks a million, you're the best!
Tory

Mande said...

Happy Birthday Miakins!!! Your photos are beautiful Jessica.

Simone Howell said...

Happy Birthday Miss Mia! She is a beauty! What a blessing little girls are.
xo Simone

Laura said...

She's adorable!

Anonymous said...

She's adorable! Happy Birthday, Mia!

Laura

Anonymous said...

mia is beautiful. happy birthday. 2 is my favorite age.they may be busy but at this age they start showing their personalities.love the red jacket & the brown boots.

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