Well my little girl, my first baby, turned three a month ago. How did that happen?! So much has changed in the past year. Not only with Elle but also with our family. A new brother, a new home in Denver, preschool…so much change and for the most part, she’s done well with it. Probably much better than me. It’s hard not to squeeze her and give her a big kiss on the cheek when you’re near her…I’m sure most of you feel that way about your little ones.
When did my little toddling toddler turn into an expressive, high energy, pink-loving, lipstick/makeup/fingernail polish- loving, bug loving, Ipad/TV/book addict and yes, a little big of a drama queen?
Two was SO much fun. It will be a year that I will always cherish. From the constant hugs, to laughs, to new words and a bigger vocabulary to excitement about everything, I loved everything well mostly everything (we did have tantrums) about two. Three on the other hand is proving to be a little above my parenting skills but more on that later. This is about two. When Elle was turning one, I wrote a quick little summary about my favorite memories and things about that first year so since I’ve become terrible at writing in the baby book, I’d thought I’d share them here.
I love hearing the pitter patter of your little feet running into our room in the morning.
I love how you never meet a stranger. You have no whims about saying hi to other kids or their parents and telling them something special about your day.
I love that you know my real name and that you know how to say your formal name – which I never taught you – and that love you to tell people, “that’s my mommy. Her name is Jennifer. That’s my baby brother. His name is Reid. Say hi Reid!”
I love you how you have to do the same three things before going to sleep: I have to pretend to do your makeup, then little piggy and then tell you everyone who loves you
I love the funny ways you pronounce words like “Stool” is sootle
I love how you ask if I love something just so you can say, “Me too.”
I love how you tell everyone you meet about your best friends, the triplets.
I love how you love to wear dress up and accessorize your clothes
I love how everything has to match
I love hearing you say, “mom, I love you.” out of the blue
I love hearing you play pretend
I love how you call every bug cute and give them silly names like friendly and lovey
I love how polite you are, saying excuse me and thank you without a thought and saying, “Sorry brother” when you accidentally knock him over or something
And the list goes on and on but I very special and blessed to be my little girl’s mama. This has been a year that I’ll always cherish.