Happy Birthday Hayden - 2016

Hello Hayden. 
It is that time of year again when I scratch my head and wonder like all parents:
“Where did the time go?”
I really can’t believe you are going to be 5.
How is this possible?
I still remember like yesterday the moment you were born and how I knew my life would never be the same.
You have grown from a dependent little infant to an ‘I do it’ toddler to my fiercely independent soon-to-be 5-year-old darling daughter.
It’s hard letting you go off on your own sometimes, but you are growing up and this is how life works. I will still reach down to hold your hand every chance I get, but I know those opportunities are decreasing as you continue to spread your wings.
Charming and bubbly.
Beautiful and lovely.
Innocent and friendly.
Dearest Hayden, you are all of the above and more.
You are an amazing little girl and I hope you enjoy your special day.
Happy Birthday Hayden Belle.



Stephen Hayes said…
Lovely post. Happy Birthday, Hayden.
xoxoxoxox, loves and kisses, from Aunty and Uncle
LL Cool Joe said…
Happy birthday to Hayden. Yes they sure do grow up quickly!
John Gray said…
A true sweetie x
jenny_o said…
She is so cute! And from what you've told us, the inside matches the outside, and that is truly lovely. Happy Birthday, Hayden!
Jon said…
And it's been wonderful to watch her grow up. Thanks for sharing.
E. Rosewater said…
happy birthday hayden! and congratulations on having the 2nd best father in the world.
kden said…
What a cute face, Happy Birthday from Washington!
Valerie said…
Matt, there's something wrong with my eyes, they feel kind of wet. Happy Birthday, Hayden, hope your precious daddy bought you some nice presents.
silly rabbit said…
Yikes! Five. Amazing. I'm so glad that I have been able to follow you and see the kids grow into these wonderful beings. Happy birthday Hayden!
Chris said…
What a sweet birthday tribute! I hope she had a wonderful birthday :-)

They grow up too fast, don't they?
Cara Bara said…
Happy Birthday Hayden!