Hello my sweet!
Today is your third birthday. You are wearing a pretty pink dress with sparkles (oh the sparkles are EVERYWHERE in our house.)
Grandma and Papa are here and we are heading out to the place where we're having a small party for you in about 20 minutes. You are very excited for your birthday and are having a good day - but the waiting around is hard.
You changed so much this year and it is wonderful to see you learn new things. You're using the potty on your own, which by the time you read this may not seem like such a big deal, but trust me - it is! You are talking up a storm and it's really fun when you tell me stories.
Usually, your stories involve mommy and daddy or something we just did, but it's great to hear how your mind works.
This year you asked "where's my brother". Well, I'm sorry to let you know you won't be getting a brother. We decided one peanut was enough for our house. You don't seem mad about it and there are many wonderful things about being an only child. All these toys and books are YOURS. You can have friends over, and are very good at sharing, but in the end you don't' have to share mom & dad with anyone.
We are a happy family and you are a very important part of that. I love painting, playing water colors with you, and teaching you how to tell the time. Reading books is also fun, but kiddo - you need to be better about listening at bed time. Those last few moments of the day can be a bit frustrating while you work out every possible scenario for staying up just a little bit later. No matter how tired you are, you don't want us to shut that door. I know that won't last forever, and it is kind of cute - but dude... SLEEP.
This summer we will take swimming lessons again, go to Denver for the 4th of July and spend lots of time outside. Today, snowed for a tiny moment, but nothing exciting.
You are downstairs putting together a puzzle and waiting to leave for your party. You know there are balloons in the car and can't wait to see them. I hope you have fun today and know that we only want the best for you for now and always.
Keep growing, stay healthy and know in your heart that I love you more each and every day.