You might have noticed its a little slow around here this week. It's been crazy in real life so I'm taking advantage of the slow holiday week to take a small blogging break. But I couldn't let today go by without mentioning that this little lady turns 3 today.
photo by the always amazing katie donnelly
And when I say lady, I mean it. No more baby here. She has opinions and lets us know about them in a clear and convincing voice. She is always negotiating for a little treat, a little more tv time, a little more time in her princess dresses. She looks at the world with wonder and joy that I hope never leaves her.
I was a reluctant mother for most of my childbearing years. In my 20s I wanted nothing to do with motherhood. Even when I changed my mind in my 30s, I was still terrified. It all sounded kind of awful - sleepless nights, diapers, being responsible for a tiny tyrant. I was wrong. I don't throw around the term "blessed" very lightly but there is simply no other way to describe how I feel about my girl. I hope she always feels the overwhelming love I feel for her. Happy Birthday little girl.
Please excuse the emotional break in normal programming. I'll be back with best of the blog recaps, a Vienna trip and a Paris themed birthday party posts soon!