Hailey turns three today. She had Christmas in the morning and birthday gifts in the afternoon. Her favorite Christmas present may have been a tube a lip balm that she calls her lipstick. For her birthday, she got more presents, wrapped in birthday paper. Rachael made Hailey a pink Barbie cake with an ice cream filling.
[More photos at flickr](http://flickr.com/photos/dustacio/sets/1781152/)
About three minutes is how long it took Hailey to notice that I wasn’t wearing glasses after I picked her up. I think she would have noticed sooner but she was crying because I made her leave school before she was finished playing a game.
Spent the early part of the morning in north Austin at Texas Jumping Bean where Alex had his 3rd Birthday Party. All of Hailey’s old friends were there.
[More Pictures at Flickr](http://flickr.com/photos/dustacio/sets/1586090/)
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We went with Greg and Rachael to the Christmas tree lighting at the Capital. The weather wasn’t very Christmas-ie.
[More Photos at Flickr](http://flickr.com/photos/dustacio/sets/1586160/)
Hailey’s school pictures arrived today.
We took Hailey to Sea World for the last day of the season on our season passes. Next year we will have to buy Hailey a pass too.
Hailey likes to sing a song that goes…
> One little monkey swinging in the tree
> Teasing Mr. Alligator, can’t catch me
> And the alligator…
> *** SNATCHED ***
> that monkey right out of the tree
We were about to go eat lunch and stopped to look at the Alligators in the pond.
I told Hailey there were no monkeys in the trees because the alligators snatched them all out, just like in the song.