16 March 2011

Two random things about the video:

1. The first song is by Ingrid Michaelson and it's called "They Way I am". Ryan used to play this song on the iPod for Hazel to get her to fall asleep for naps and at nighttime. We've always said it was her song. Even this week she heard it start playing and stopped and smiled, then when the chorus came on she stopped and listened some more. Cute.

2. The "Hey Soul Sister" song is great on it's own - we really like it. But it's especially funny because after Oliver watched the video for the first time after I finished putting it together he walked around the house singing, "Ha-zel sister..."

So, that's my two things. Enjoy!


And, it's official! She's one year old!

Thanks be to our Lord for the life He has given!

24 comments:

keight dukes said...

slideshows to music S.L.A.Y. me. tears of joy for your little perfect miss lady. i usually hate that train song but really liked that version and LOVED it with those sweet images reprogramming my brain's associations. how did youtube not mute it b/c of the copyright stuff? regardless, gorgeous girl, gorgeous pics, gorgeous life, gorgeous fam, awesome lord! happy birthday hazel!!!!

Magda said...

My baby girl turns a year old on Sunday. I remember when you were pregnant at the same time as me, and I was reading about you walking with one leg up on the curb trying to go into labor, and being 9 days late I had to try it to. That feels like just yesterday, and now our baby girls are a YEAR old. I've been giving Mia extra snuggles this week. Happy Birthday to Hazel!!

SarahMerritt said...

Such a sweet little girl! She looks more like Oliver everyday! I can't belive how fast the first year seems to go sometimes I wish I could just press pause and stay in a moment even longer.
Sarah

Eve said...

Congratulations on performing what I thought was an impossible task - making me baby hungry again.

Kristen said...

I'm with Eve...now I want another baby. Happy Birthday to a beautiful Hazel and to her beautiful Mom.....bravo!

Shanna said...

How sweet! We made a video like this of my son's first year, I'm sure we will do the same for Ashlynn! Hazel & Oliver are precious! And great music selection, I love both songs! I still need to send you message about that one outfit. I will try to message you from Etsy later today. Happy Birthday sweet Hazel!

thetwistedruffle said...

all i can see is that quilt on your son...did you make that? i am so in love with it!!!

and happy birthday to your little one!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Hazel!

Erin said...

I can not believe that she is already a year.. :) Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! You sure are amazing!

Debra Joy @ jubilee life said...

So gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

Betty said...

The video and the music made me cry, but tears of joy, love and happy tears.. Its a miracle to share with you the life of your little girl.. You and your family are blessed with this lovely young gal. Happy Bday Hazel..

Bethany said...

The video was perfect in every way--you are so blessed to have such beautiful children! My sister got married last August and at her wedding our cousin sang that Ingrid Michaelson song. Since Hazel obviously connects to that tune at such a young age it would be so neat to have it at big events later in life--sweet 16 party, her wedding, etc. It certainly is a beautiful tune!!

~cmd~ said...

Oh my! Adorable. Love your memories you've captured! Thank you for sharing!

`Christi in Califoria~

Ashley said...

Such a sweet video! I don't think I'll hear that song again without thinking "Ha-zel sister"!

Melissa S said...

So cute! Happy Birthday to Hazel!!! My second daughter turned one in December and my dad made a video using the same "Hey Soul Sister" song. I never liked the song until seeing it in her video and now my girls dance to it together :)

nic said...

they are sunshine incarnate, those two.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! So glad you could share your precious memories with us!
And you picked the perfect songs to accompany them!

Molly @ Me and Madeline said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!! This video was AWESOME, Raechel! I love all her little faces.

Sarah-Anne said...

those songs are awesome. i'm not sure if you know, but that train song is the GLEE version. the original is pretty sweet as well! :)
such a cutie you have on your hands.

A Lil Story said...

Baby fever in full effect! I can't believe she is a year already =) She is beautiful!!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

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Melanie said...

OH Raechel, what an amazing family you have. Watching this video and seeing so many of the photos you've shared on your blog over the last year makes me feel like I know you guys. (hope that's not creepy. :D) I am inspired by your mothering, your creativity. You and those beautiful little ones make me want a family right this minute. :D :D

Birdie said...

Love the video!!

~Alicia~ said...

Is that the Glee version of 'Hey Soul Sister' you used? I haven't heard that particular version before. I like it though!

(PS it totally does sound like Ha-zel sister!!)