Hi [big sis],
Happy Birthday! You are three today. Three? How? But you are and as you grow up so quickly right before my very eyes, you impress me every single day.
You are a wicked perfectionist. I’m not going to lie; when nana visits we play a little joke on you. We continuously open the trash can door. You can’t resist shutting it every time you walk by. You don’t prefer things to be out of order, however, if you could see your playroom the way I see it, it looks like Toys R’ Us blew up, but to you, everything is right where it should be. I know this because when I tell you to grab something, you know exactly where it is in the explosion and you strategically hoard things like binky’s and crayons.
Your vocabulary is amazing to me. I don’t even understand how you know half the stuff you say. To be able to have a conversation with someone that used to just stare at me and laugh or cry is so much fun. I am not used to it yet and you push the limits to our conversations on a daily basis.
You are so affectionate and polite. You’re the sweetest kid I know. Besides your really un-sweet moments that I try and black out, although, those are few and far between. You are full of ‘thank you momma’s’ and ‘your welcomes,’ ‘sweet dreams’ and ‘I love you’s.’ You aren’t stingy on hugs and you make daddy and I feel like rock stars when we walk into a room. I hope you always stay that excited to see us.
This year was a big year for you. You went from being the only child to being a big sister of not one but two babies. You handled this shift so gracefully. You welcomed them with open arms. You love to hold the babies, cuddle them, tickle them, rub their heads and keep them cozy. You’re a natural and these two are so lucky to have you as their big sis. You rub their heads and tell me how soft they are and how cute they are. ‘They are so cuuuute, momma.’
I know it’s your birthday and all. But I am also celebrating what I would like to call my 3-year momiversary. I had no idea what I was getting into when you arrived three years ago. You have been teaching me how to be a mom and you are doing an amazing job. I would like to take a little credit for how awesome you are turning out, but we all know it’s not me, that is just your little innate personality. So thanks for leading the way and making me look so good. Because I really have no idea what I’m doing. We are just doing it, together.
So happy, happy third birthday sweet girl. You are one beautiful human being. Thanks for blessing us with your presence three years ago. I look forward to our ongoing journey.
Love you to the moon,
And now my little photo montage… out of order, because, well, who has time for order…