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





40 thoughts on “Look who just turned three!

    1. 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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.
    auntie alix

  5. 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!

    1. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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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