When your oldest turns 3.

Her first gymnastics class fell today, on her birthday!

Happy birthday Grace Elaine!

The other day your dad and I were driving out to look at hunting land with you and your sister in the backseat.  Dad asked (for the millionth time) when your birthday party was and I reminded him.  Before reminding myself that a week from that day you turned 3.  I asked him if it seemed possible.  His answer was that he barely remembered his life without kids.  And while that is absolutely true, I also can't believe it was 3 years ago that you finally made your entrance.

Three. Years.

Watching you grow has been my greatest joy and biggest accomplishment.  You are the sweetest and most stubborn little lady.  There is no doubt who your parents are because you directly reflect traits from both of us.  But above all else you are a big sister, and a good one at that.  I don't know if I could ever express how it makes me feel watching you with your sister.  You are a very special little girl and I am proud of you.  Without a doubt.

I can't wait to see where you are 15 years from now and what you've accomplished in life 25 years from now.  You've got big things in your future baby love and I can't wait to watch your life unfold.  Know that mama is always going to be here for you.  To pick you up when you need an extra big hug, and give you the pep talk you need.  Celebrate all the little milestones with you and make countless memories.  Know that the years can slow down and I would not have one problem with it.

Thanks for making me a mom baby.  I never knew that my life was missing something until my job role changed and I became a mother.  It has been my greatest accomplishment.

So eat some cake and dance like nobody is watching.  You are three after all and your moves are way better than your moms (and especially your dads!).

I love you, sweetie.

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  1. Aw she is a doll!! Happy Birthday to her!!

  2. I can't believe she is 3! Such a precious girl. Happy Birthday, Grace!

  3. Hope she had a happy birthday! Crazy that she's already 3!