Now that Ali is staying home with Hadley, she has restarted her knitting prowess. Apparently, Hadley is quite fond of watching as she winds down for naps, as well. Considering, our little monkey has already outgrown some of the hand knit items that we were so nicely gifted, Ali is ensuring that the little beauty will still look quite smart in the handmade goods.
Aside from the great talent exhibited in the handiwork, how about the color choice? That dual major was no joke for my beloved. She definitely has a keen eye for color, not to mention how keenly the color picks up Hadley’s eyes.
Our little one is growing so quick it is really astonishing. Everyone says it happens fast and that is no lie. Look at how well she is sitting on her own, when it was nary a week ago that she still needed emergency support in place.
Well, Spring’s arrival appeared on the calendar far sooner than she has shown her head in New England. Thankfully, the snow has disappeared, but the rain and the wind has left us wanting for some nicer weather, to be sure. For a week or so I was just hoping that our ramshackle sump pump set-up didn’t completely fail and leave us with an indoor pool.
What is rushing upon us is the succession of holidays. Only a week apart, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter have created quite a buzz, with all kinds of wardrobe considerations for our young Miss Hadley, as you can see. Considering how much she is growing and how fast, it is a good thing we have so many options, otherwise every photo would have a bit more of a sausage feel. Since she has yet to get a handle on the crawling, she has gotten round in all the right places, our little doughy one.
She is, as you can see, one heck of a hambone. Ali has definitely trained her well. It’s already challenging to get a shot of her without her looking right into the lens with a big grin. She intuitively poses already, as well. However, Ali has begun lamenting that Hadley has recently begun to take on a distinctly Haas male trait of blinking during photos, although I have not been able to confirm this of late.
I must admit that I was a bit of a curmudgeon, imagine that, when my lovely wife walked in the door with little bunny ears, inquiring why we needed them. To which she responded, “You wait and see.” Well, she couldn’t have been more right. I think it was the best $1.00 she has spent in recent weeks. I am not sure that some of these pics would score the same cuteness factor without those fake ears, but I’ll let you be the judge.
With our little leprechaun, this St. Patrick’s Day is quite a treat. We celebrated the holiday a bit earlier with the Massachusetts wing of the family. As usual the grub is always good, thick slabs of corned beef, loads of cabbage, and plenty of potatoes, as well as Ali’s excellent soda bread, with and without caraway seeds.
Here is everyone accounted for in green, for the occasion of course. So let everyone be lucky on this day and don your green garb. As you can see, Hadley Killaine let her Irish show.