This happened way back when .... when my daughter was about 3ish. It was Grandpa's birthday ... I had dressed my wee girl up, shiny black patten Mary Jane's, white tights and a big flouncy blue dress and a blue bow on her crimped hair ... Grandpa was sitting in the family room, and when my daughter saw him she ran racing to him at full speed ... she stopped right in front of him and with the most enthusiasm i had seen in her she said a very loud "Happy to You!!!" ... She then clambered onto Grandpa's knee as we all kind of stood around laughing merrily! It was so cute and funny as in her enthusiasm she had forgotten the word "Birthday."
Years later, the little quote "Happy to you" by my daughter, has become a family standard. And every time my daughter says it to someone I can easily recall that scene of almost 20 years ago and it always makes me happy ... yes always!!!
Recently we had a "happy to you" moment ... just see the pictures below! This moment made me so very happy ... it was a blast and I felt like a kid again.
|awe, yes ... a carousel ride ... what a wonderful "happy!"|
|this is a wooden 1912 C.W. Parker carousel, fully restored and it is just gorgeous, and i am Happy on my favourite horse!|
|Hayley, riding Valiant, and trying to take pictures of me ... lol!|
|Vivienne, my favourite horse ... usually my daughter rides her, but this time I hopped on.|
|Valiant, directly ahead of Vivienne ... my daughter rode him this time.|
|I think this is Belle ... isn't she a beauty?|
|and to complete the scene a 1925 fully restored Wurlitzer ... the tunes coming out of this could make even Scrooge happy!|
My wish for all of you is a lifetime of "Happy to You's" ... Happy is such an amazing feeling ... so enjoy it, explore it and spread it around!
"Happy to you." ~ Hayley West