We had some good family time last night. Hailey is 14 months younger than my granddaughter Elora, and they sure enjoy each other.
Auntie Robin (I guess that would be technically Great Auntie Robin) picked up Hailey this morning and took her up past Shaver Lake for the annual Family Camp that our family has been a part of since the early 1960s.
By the way, yesterday Hailey was showing me her 3 mosquito bites. I told her that I didn't have any bites, that mosquitoes don't bite me. She thought about that for a few seconds then she said, "I think they don't bite you because they don't like the taste of your blood." I thought that was a very educated statement coming from a 4 1/2 year old! Most kids would think they just bite the skin.
Oh, and here's another one. She was trying to drink some orange juice in the car yesterday on our way home. The sippy cup would not work after the first couple minutes. I told her some of the pieces of orange were probably stuck in the little holes. She said to me, "It is probably just my saliva." Dennis was driving and I heard him say, "Saliva?? I can't believe she said 'saliva'."
Today before she left, Hailey and I had this conversation:
Hailey: I really miss Natalie. (she is her mom's sister) I have not seen her since I was 3 1/2 (I'm sure that is not true) and I want to see her so badly.
Me: Oh, well maybe you can see her someday soon.
Hailey: I know how I can see her!! I will just have a party. Natalie LOVES parties and she will always come to a party!
I know Hailey loves all of her family. And what is so wonderful is Hailey KNOWS all of her family loves her.
Here she is having one last look at cartoons for the week, while eating her carrots.