Lucy doesn't know it yet, but someday she will envy Hazel's easy ways. Her subtle way of appealing to those around her (okay, she does throw in a scream here and there, but for the most part she comes up to you and takes you by the hand if she needs assistance), her straightforwardness and her dry sense of humor (manifested now in Hazel as a sort of sneaky silliness).
Even further down the road, Lucy will watch as Hazel begins to have her own children, and as Lucy rides the ups and downs of the roller coaster of child-rearing she will observe her sister, Hazel, sailing the smooth waters of motherhood. They are lucky to have each other.
Hazel's language has exploded. I've noticed how this has encouraged more interaction between her and Lucy. As if Lucy has just realized that Hazel IS actually a functioning human being with whom she can associate. They will, in the future, spend many hours on the phone (or maybe by then it will be strictly text messaging) whining, praising, encouraging, empathizing, and listening to each other. It is hard to imagine now, but easy, too. They are lucky to have each other.
I am lucky to have Katy. Happy 29th, sis!
This was the last time I think I saw her. One year has past. This must be remedied!