Hazel is 1! I almost cried..

I knew June 20th would come quickly. Around the time our 3rd born came into the world we noted that time started gaining speed on us. At first, time was like a lawn mower, we would push it along and sometimes be caught counting minutes, because we were bored. Then, time became like a John Deere Tractor, we could jog along with it at a healthy pace still breathing steady and enjoying the sites! Then suddenly, this corvette showed up and tied us to the back of it and we are being carried along trying to bring it to a halt so we can see what we might be missing, but we just can't. Every now and then the corvette slows down for some gas and I'm given the chance to put up a blog entry. Time becomes a companion again and enables me to reflect and enjoy the beauty of this sometimes all too hectic life. So without further ado here's the latest report from our home:

Last night, a day late, we celebrated Miss Hazel. She was up for the occasion even after receiving two shots in each thigh earlier in the morning. We bought her some rubber sea toys for the bath tub. It was a well spent $7.50 I can assure you. 

Here is Hazel pre-party. Her other gift was a beautiful little senorita type dress I found at the exchange. Bath tub toys and a new dress, what more could a girl ask for on her birthday?

Here's dear first born. He is contagious right now. ;(

Samuel just had to make sure everyone knew that his eyes are the same color as Hazel's new dress.

Taking some baby steps.
 For her cake, Jackie and I decided on a white cake. Instead of typical frosting between the layers we opted for a mix of some homemade strawberry jam and a spoonful of HazelNutella. We mixed it up and smeared the layers and then iced the scrumptious creation with a perfectly light and mildly chocolaty buttercream frosting. It was a hit!
HazelNutella and her cake.

The morning of Hazel's party I took her in for her shots as I mentioned. After the shots when I was holding her and trying to console her she bit me on the shoulder. That's when I almost cried! I didn't cry because she turned one. There's no sense in crying over another blessed day with one of the dearest (to me) people on earth.

Happy Birthday Hazel Cruz Virginia Reynolds! You are so lovely to us all. We love your olive skin, your dark hair is as striking as your black lashes, your twinkling eyes beguile us. Yet, my little love, as evidenced by the bite on my shoulder you do have sin and I promise to help you fight it! I love you my dear and may you have many, many more celebrations under this crazy Reynolds Roof.


Claire Higgins said...

Ahhh yay! Been waiting for this post! Happy happy birthday sweet Hazel! Can't wait to meet you soon...please don't bite me.

Andrea said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! I love watching her make beautiful blue goo-goo eyes at Mark in Sunday School. :)

And I hear you on the lawnmower analogy. My baby - my baby! - is 4.5. Yikes!

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

great read and pictures!

Karen said...

Our dear little Hazel. Another beautiful child to add to the fold! Life is about celebrating and you have so much to celebrate. I will hug and love on her next month. Thanks for the post!!!

dirtandrib said...

Happy birthday little Hazel! As for your mama, she needs to hijack the corvette.

Tiffany said...

Another beautiful birthday! What a lovely dress and such gorgeous eyes to go with it : ) Blessings, sweet family!!

Karen said...

I always marvel at the writings of Christy. you missed your calling when you didn't write a children's book. Love from your grandmother.

Appollo Schloss said...

Happy birthday to that little darling! Well wishes to the contagious one.

Brittany Martin said...

Happy Birthday, cutie! I hope we get to meet her someday.

CHiggins said...

Beautiful girl !!

I saw colby's pic and thought you were having a "Hospital" party like the Pirate party last month !!!