The days before

In just 16 days, my beautiful baby (are they ever anything but your baby?) turns 3.  I’m almost in denial.  That 3 entire years have passed since I held her first, saw her first, loved her more than I thought was possible in the world.  I am enjoying my time with her so incredibly much every day, the silly, funny things she says, how independent she wants to be, and the little girl she has become that makes me super proud.  I want to hold on to now because it’s so amazing, but I can’t wait to see her future.  I feel like she has been with me my whole life, and yet, I don’t know where the time has gone!  Everyone tells you, enjoy them while they are small because they grow so fast.  And how true it is.  I’m in love with the everyday things we do – the drive to preschool with her crazy non-stop chatter, the pick-up to see her run to me with arms out, the supermarket where she tells me all that she wants to buy (usually chocolate, pink milk, and soup), watching her play, and dance, and sing.  I took this shot during bath time tonight.  She loves her bath (although not a fan of shampooing!) and it’s a lovely quiet time.  Happiness is the simple things.  And I count down the days till 2 is 3.  M x

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  1. Emma March 1, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Gorgeous as always Mel. Lovely words too. 3 is a fun age. I’m sure you and S will love it <3

  2. Tammy Reid March 1, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    As Alyssa is turning 3 in May I completely understand and am right there too, lovely words to express this special time in their lives. And your right it goes WAY to fast!

  3. Bec March 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Oh Mel, I am stunned they are turning 3! Spencer loves the water and hates shampoo time too! They are so alike x Enjoy celebrating her birthday, I can’t wait til Saturday for Spence to open his presents and have his party!!!

  4. Michelle Wallace March 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Gorgeous photo. She sounds so independent. You will at least have some amazing photos to look back on as she grows older to remind you of her sweetness (especially when she is a moody teenager)

  5. melriddell March 4, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Thank you for such beautiful comments!! It’s getting so close, I’m afraid to think about it sometimes. But so excited! She won’t stop talking about her pink party coming up. It’s very very cute!! xo

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