Birthday Pictures to Follow
Three years ago tomorrow I gave birth to something I’ve wanted since I was 12. A baby girl!
My first born, my handsome boy was such a blessing. I love everything about him but after losing my mom when I was 12 I wanted so badly to have some sort of Mommy-daughter relationship.
I wrote on her first birthday, I wrote about how badly I had wanted a girl and how sweet and feisty you were. (More 1st Birthday Party pictures)
On her second birthday, I wrote about how funny you are and how you love to dance and sing.
Here we are on the 3rd birthday and I am happy to report that not much has changed other than she is getting taller. She is still sweet and feisty. She still loves to sing and dance and is soooo funny. I guess what I can add is how much you play and how social you are.
Whether the play date is with someone your own age or a 12 year old girl, you hold your own. Hide and Seek, turn taking games, racing each other, whatever it is you have them wrapped around your finger.
Ten Things I Love About You.
1- The way you come at me in the morning all bleary eyed and warm with your arms up for me to pick you up. You say good morning, hug me and snuggle against my shoulder for a few quiet moments.
2-Your affection for your brother. You look for him and look out for him. If you find something he was looking for you search for it and bring it to him. I love how you run to him when he comes out of school yelling his name and wrapping your arms around him.
3-It is adorable how you color or put stickers on a piece of paper, show me what you made for me and then take it to the fridge to hang up with a magnet. The bottom of the refrigerator doors are always cluttered with your art work. Cute!
4- Your sweet little voice singing in the back of the car every song you know or when you talk to your dolls, animals or Little People.
5- How you wrap your arm around mine when you come into my bed at night.
6- I love how you put your hands on either side of my face and say, “give me a kiss” or when you come up to me with your arms out and say, “give me a big hug.” Your so affectionate and when you hug, you hug with all 25 pounds of yourself. Your little hands run themselves up and down the huggies shoulder. It is such a sweet, loving, mature thing to do that it warms my heart every time.
7- You are Miss Social Butterfly. You go to everyone in your life with a big hug and kiss. You smile and answer questions to whomever is asking you.
8- How smart you are amazes me. I cannot believe all the information you retain. The million animal names you know, where we live, the words to at least 100 songs, who gave you what item, your friends names and when you saw them last, etc.
9- The way you smell. I just want to bottle it and wear it behind my ears every day for the rest of my life.
10- You are just plain funny. Your made up songs, the way you talk to you dolls, your made up crying, whining or fake I’m hurt episodes, tell me that you just need to perform. I will be amazed if you don’t perform on a stage at least once in your life.
Your Favorites These Days:
TV Show – Dora, Wonder Pets, Backyardigans, The Upside Down Show, Little Bill, Little Bear, & Franklin.
Toys – Baby dolls, stuffed animals, Anything Dora, Books, Leapster, Pretend kitchen, doll carriage, Little People.
Likes – Coloring, The colors pink and purple, playing with your brother, hide and seek, dancing, bubbles, play doh, painting, playdates, the park, animals, and going to farms.
I love you so much and can’t wait to see the changes you make over the summer. You are a bright light in my world and the sweetest baby girl I have ever met. How did I ever get so lucky?