I simply cannot believe she is 3 years old already! She is all girl - full of sweetness, cuteness, drama, sass, giggles.... you name it! She loves everything pink and anything related to baby dolls, princesses, dress up, make up, and lipstick.
She also loves to sing. She sings to us ALL the day long every single day. She will sing songs that are real songs like "Twinkle Twinkle" and "I am a Child of God" and then she will also make up her own songs as she goes along. Those ones will sometimes last for a LONG time..... she looks around the room as she sings and adds in whatever she can think of. They often sound something like this:
"I am so cute and beautiful and my mom is so beautiful and cuuuuuuuute..... My daddy is coming home and he will get me and he will stay home with me for the whole day and he will never leave again ever my life......... etc etc etc." It is quite amusing and very endearing. I can sit and listen/watch her do this for hours! Sometimes one song will literally last 15 minutes!
She will also say things to me randomly throughout the day like:
"You are my sweetheart and my best friend."
"Mom, I love you soooooooo much, ever my life."
"Mom, you look beautiful today. Your hair looks pretty like a princess."
How can you not feel great about yourself when she is around? :) Oh, I just adore her!
Needless to say we had a PINK birthday party for her. She called it her "pink princess party" and we are still talking about it. She thinks she is going to have it again every day. Her favorite things were all the jewelry and lip gloss and of course the pink frosting! Oh, and I think she also liked the fact that everyone was doting over her.
I love fussing over all of the party decorations and I tend to go all out, but hey it only comes around once a year! I spent the day making the decorations and the cupcakes and getting it all set up - so fun!
This next photo is one of my favorites from the day because of the expression on Matthew's face. He is always soooooo into birthday parties, even if they aren't his and it's all he can do to resist from jumping in and opening up the presents for the birthday girl/boy. In fact before this shot was taken we had to kindly remind him numerous times to step back and let her do it on her own. So I love this shot because you can see how excited and happy is for her - such a proud big brother standing over there looking over her and being there to help her but also doing a great job of not taking over and doing it all for her. So sweet!
All three of her big brothers and her cousin Sadie surrounding her and "oohing" and "aaahhing" over each little thing!
Lots of kisses for my Mimi as usual!
And a couple shots we took outside before the party started.
This is her best picture taking face lately..... she sees the camera and pulls out her biggest, cheesiest, squinty-eyed smile that she can possibly muster! We adore this look too!!