Sunday, November 28, 2010

Taking Hailey home

After saying Goodbye to McKenzie, who she had been staying with for the past week....


Den and I brought Hailey back to her Grammy Carol, 
after church today.

With her dog, Heather, in tow, we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to Turlock, 
while Grammy made the 2 hour trip from Roseville to Turlock.
(in other words we met halfway)

Hailey talked to us pretty much non stop while she drew her pictures.
She told me about the great recipe her Dad has for split pea soup and how I should text him for it.

Hailey asked me if I was her Great Aunt. 
I told her since I am her Papa's sister, that yes, I am her Great Aunt. 
She wanted to know if that was sort of like a Grandma. 
I told her YES, most definitely. I want her to feel that way.

Hailey said she likes to pretend Heather the dog is her little sister.

"When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian and an artist."

"You have got to try Grammy's recipe for Cranberry Cider."
(and then proceeds to tell me how to make it)

Suddenly she thinks she spots Grammy's car!
She was so excited she could not get out of the car fast enough!

Oh the reunion with her Grammy was so so sweet!

Hailey told me I could put her drawings today on my blog, so here they are:

"I have the art work of my Mom." she proudly told us.

Sometimes I just have to go back in time and look at these happy pictures.
It's been 2 1/2 years since her Mom has been gone. As Hailey gets older I see more and more of Robin in her. Her art abilities, the articulate and detailed way she explains things, her chattiness, even her talk about recipes. I can't help but believe Robin stays close by...especially to her Hailey.


Grandmotherfairy said...

Sweet post...what a blessing you are to so many!

Dad and Susan said...

Ohmigoodness! This is such a precious post! We love it all, especially Heather being so much a part of everything including hugs. Hailey is definitely of her mother and Chickee. So so darling.

Love, Dad and Susan

darlene said...

This brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet girl. And the very funny picture of the dog being squeezed in the middle of Hailey and her Grammy made me laugh out loud!

darlene said...

Hey Jill, when am I going to finally get pre-approved for your comment section??

Richard said...

I, too, believe Robin is involved in a very intimate way with Hailey...thank you so much for helping to make the past week so special for Hailey!!

Sue said...

And this is what family's all about. (I like the way yours operates!)


Natalie said...

It has been GREAT catching up on your life again after being out of touch for so long. It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I've missed you!

McKenna Heasley said...

McKay and I loved getting to meet Hailey! What a beautiful and sweet girl. We miss you guys!

Ammy said...

I loved this post, Jill...made me cry, but it was SO SWEET!!!

grandmapeg said...

This is definitely a touching post. Hailey is as entertaining as Elora. I also laughed at the picture of the dog squeezed in the middle of Hailey and her grandma. That was cute. Thanks for sharing such a touching post.

Lisa said...

Hailey has to be one of the PRETTIEST GIRLS ever! I absolutely loved the photos & her drawings are really great! I have a thing about 'eyes" You can see so many things when you into people's eyes & I absolutely LOVE that she focuses on drawing them with such detail. I know someday I'll get to buy one of her drawings for my walls! In my world, it's not "if walls could speak." It's "If EYES COULD SPEAK" : D

Karen Mortensen said...

I love that picture of McKenzie and Hailey. Those two are so cute together.
I loved spending time with Hailey. She is so adorable. I really felt Robin around her a few times.
I wish we would have talked some, I could have taken Hailey and Heather with me. I don't live too far from them. But, it is probably good that I didn't. I would have had a hard time giving them back.

Eileen said...

This is a beautiful post. And I think mother and daughter are close too. Hailey is a beautiful child to look at, and I can see from what you've written she is beautiful inside too, I'm sure her Mom is so proud. I hope Hailey feels her Mom all around her.
God Bless.
Love and Prayers,