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Look who just turned three!

Dear Peach,

Happy birthday, my sweetest little girl!  I can’t believe you are officially three. Truly, it feels like yesterday when I awkwardly held you in my arms overwhelmed by it all. I’m still overwhelmed. By how much I love you and how much that feeling grows every day. And by the little things.

Here are some of my favorite little things.

Oh, dear girl how you love to talk. About everything and anything. From the moment I see you by my bedside asking for morning snuggles to kissing you on your check as you beg to stay up just a little bit longer as you rub your eyes.

You have been known to prefer watching opera to cartoons.

You have officially entered the ballerina stage. (Post coming on that soon…)

You give good sad boo boo face–like someone drew an upside down U on your face.  Is it wrong that I love it so much?

I promise, I won’t call you baby to your face, knowing that you will immediately tell me you are NOT A BABY. You are BIG. A big girl. A big sweet good girl.

Last week when we were sitting at dinner, you saw the first star out the window and said we should all wish on it!  You wished that you could ride a cloud down a river.

You won’t wear gray.

After playing with a little sweet one year old who was toddling around, you turned to me and her mama and said, with such pride over your new young friend you declared, “she’s so smart!”

You are not adverse to a salad. But you aren’t too cool with eating the same meal three times in a row.

You won’t let me cut your hair. (Or is that Daddy…)

Thank you for using handkerchiefs to wipe your little nose when you have a case of the sniffles.

Somewhere along the line, my cat that I had for 13 years became your kitty and only your kitty.

You serve a mean banana lettuce salami pancake felt sandwich.

You have made the past three years truly magical. Thank you sweet girl for every exhilarating, hilarious, tiring, glorious minute you’ve been in my life.

Love, Mama

 

 

 

 

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  1. Amber Liddle says

    Happy Bday to the Peach!! Time flies so fast, it is amazing how big they get in front of your very eyes…

    You, my dear Dottie, have the BEST collection of dresses for your girl! She is so lucky!!

    • Dottie says

      Oh Amber, thank you so much! And I have to give props to the weekly vintage kiddo round up for her wardrobe. Spending two hours trolling zee old Etsy isn’t too good for my wallet!

  2. elizabeth says

    Happy Birthday sweet girl!!! (actually, her little face is just SO amazingly sweet…how could you ever say NO to it??)

    • Dottie says

      Oh trust me, it’s tough, but I somehow manage to say no to her daily.

  3. Jody says

    She is just getting more and more beautiful every day. That picture in Daddy’s hat is like something out of ANTM!

    • Dottie says

      Ha! Oh Jody, I miss you so much, girl. I think she looks kinda pissed in that photo!

  4. jenny says

    oh my loves!!!!!!!!!! this is so durn sweet, i am misty!!!

    Happiest Birthday Sweet P!
    I loved learning these little things about her!!! My, oh my, she and my Dotty would be a HOOT together!
    xoxoxo

    • Dottie says

      I would love love love to get the two of ’em together one day! And thanks for the sweet birthday wishes for the Peach.

  5. Mari, Small for Big says

    Oh my Garsh she is so sweet, this post makes me melt.
    Happy Happy Happy Birthday to the Peach – and to BOTH of you!

    I think Birdie and Peach need to take Ballet classes together in some virtual way. Birdie is also obsessed!

    • Dottie says

      That would be one of the best things ever! Is Skype available at ballet classes?

  6. Michele says

    Happy birthday sweet peach! She really is a doll. My bug turns 3 this next month and reading this made me teary. So much I can relate to! Thanks for sharing.

    • Dottie says

      Michele, I hear you–I am so much more emotional at her birthday than my own!

  7. Melinda says

    Aw! Sweetest little Peach! Happy Birthday!

    • Dottie says

      You rock, Melinda. Seriously!

  8. Karen says

    I’m amazed by how sweet and empathetic she is. Well, she is her mama’s little girl. Seriously, I love that little boo, and I’m so glad Molly and I could make it to her party, thanks to Auntie Eileen!

    • Dottie says

      It was great seeing you at the party Karen! Molly was such a love and I’m glad you liked the pictures! That little cutie of yours is killing me with her adorableness!

  9. Stephanie May* says

    Happy Birthday to her – what a cutie she is! I love a girl with green eyes (I have the same!) 🙂

    • Dottie says

      Hurrah for green eyed girls! Thanks, Stephanie!

  10. miss james says

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEACH! three is so much fun! enjoy it. you are adorable! i love your cute hair cut and your little vintage dresses are making my heart pitter patter.

    xo.

    • Dottie says

      Awww–Miss James, you are just the sweetest! Thanks, lady!

  11. Alix says

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet girl!!! It’s been SO much fun to watch you grow and turn into such a gorgeous, sweet, smart little lady. I remember when you just had a little tuft of sweet blonde hair, like a baby bird…and now look at you! With your long lovely “big girl” locks! But as pretty as you are, you are a lovely spirit too….and I know Minnow would agree with me here.

    Have a most marvelous day little lady!!!!! Give your mama and dada big hugs.
    xoxo
    auntie alix

    • Dottie says

      Sniffle–thanks Alix! You are such a love! I don’t know if Minnow would fully agree.. Hee hee!

  12. Tiffanie says

    So, SO darling. Happy Birthday to your little lady, Miss Dottie!

    • Dottie says

      Aw, thanks, Tiffany!

  13. kyssa says

    (singing)
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday DEAR PEACH!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    lots of love
    xoxo

    • Dottie says

      Kyssa–this is the sweetest thing! You rock!

  14. bethR says

    she just keeps getting prettier.

    happy birthday, family!

    • Dottie says

      You are so sweet! Thanks, Beth!

  15. karen says

    Make me all misty, why don’t you! Happy Birthday to such a sweet Peach, and nice work, sweet mama and daddy! xoxoxo

    • Dottie says

      Aw shucks! It’s hard not to get a bit misty when thinking about your kids, right? Thanks for the compliments

  16. Paola says

    Happy Birthday Peach and congratulations Peach’s Mama for getting through three years!
    I can’t believe how much hair she has. The Minx was still mostly bald at three.

    • Dottie says

      Paola, you are such a doll! My child has way more hair than me! I am still in awe of it! And she’s had many many many haircuts!

  17. tracy says

    Happy Happy Birthday PEACHIE!!!

    I bet you would love playing with my Cooper. He has green eyes too and LOVES LOVES LOVES to talk.

    xoxoxoxo

    auntie shutterbean

    • Dottie says

      I’m so setting them up on a date! That Cooper is quite the catch! hee hee!

  18. lishyloo says

    happy birthday sweet girl! i hope to meet you someday in person!

    • Dottie says

      You will! If I have my Betsy and Tacy loving heart set on it! I need to see Tova’s cuteness in person!

  19. Nina says

    What a lovely post! Such a precious peach you have, oh those eyes, and that hair! I’ll never forget us overlapping in the hospital and you bringing Izzy that sweet little knit hat, us looking at each other like…..hmmmm….good luck to you! I’ve still got the hat somewhere and hope to have #2 wear it home as well! Big hugs to a job well done. Happy Birthday….3, WOW!

    • Dottie says

      Ha ha ha! Wasn’t that sooo long ago? It feels like it, right? So crazy. Sigh! I hope the new one enjoys it too! I can’t believe you are ready to pop #2. WOW!

  20. karen says

    awwww, the Peach is three! Shucks. I miss you lady. And as the mother of the “so smart” toddler, I have to say, I agree Peach, she IS so smart. And so are you for saying so. I think of that moment all the time, and it always makes me giggle. She’s a treasure, that little peach, just like her mama. xoxo

  21. Dottie says

    Girl, I miss you every freaking day, lady! I owe you a call. Yeah, you have that crazy smart toddler. As she likes to prove it each day. Ha! MWAH!



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