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3 Years!!

Lucille turned 3 last week. She woke up sick that morning, so it was a difficult day. It broke my heart to see my always happy and energetic love bug lethargic and unable to enjoy a celebration. She told me her mouth hurt, but she also puked. My poor girl!! We spent all day snuggled on the couch watching Sofia the First, Trolls and her newest obsession, Frozen! Though I would have preferred to take her out to the special birthday lunch we had planned, it was nice to have a full day of snuggling.

By evening she was back to her silly, joyful self and I was so grateful. I’m so obsessed with the tiny person she has become. I know I tend to go on and on about what a loving soul she is, but every day it becomes more and more so. The way she treats me, Peter and her brother so lovingly is just the tip of the iceberg. She treats everyone and everything with such kindness. I love watching her delicately care for our animals and her dolls. When she plays with her little people and similar toys she has them interact with each other so nicely. Complimenting each other, hugging, kissing, playing games. I’ve watched so many kids play with these kinds of toys and just constantly have them fight. But fighting isn’t who she is.

I love to watch her interests develop. As you’ve probably gathered from the post about her birthday cake, she loves unicorns. She’s also obsessed with mermaids and loves playing doctor. Her love for making and dancing to music continue, and her comedy routine is growing. She thinks herself to be a fashion expert…. maybe she’s just ahead of her time. Recently she’s also developed a love for photography.

Rockin a pink jacket, pink skirt, pink socks, a striped purse and… a Halloween headband!

Rockin’ that same pink skirt (it gets a lot of use), a purple skirted top with stars, yellow leggings, mismatched trolls socks, and a leopard print with hearts belt!

I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since Lucille came into my world and made me a mommy. I love who she is right now and I wish I could just stop time and enjoy her this way forever… but I would have said the same thing 1, 2, even 3 years ago. And then I wouldn’t have known the spunky little toddler she is today. So, keep growing baby girl. I can’t wait to see who you become and I’ll always treasure the memories of who you once were.

Happy Birthday Lucille Beatrice

Sweet baby girl… I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I first saw your beautiful face. I can not put into words how much joy you have brought into my life. Nor can I thank you enough for choosing me to be your mother. A mother is all I’ve ever wanted to be, but I could have never imagined feeling so happy and fulfilled as I do now that you’re in my life.

Every day you grow and learn a little bit more… nothing could make me more proud, and nothing could make me more sad. Part of me wishes I could freeze you as you are right now, full of joy, energy and curiosity. I wish you’d never have to know sorrow, fear and struggles. But you will, and though I wish I could protect you, I can’t. But I know you’ll make it through any battle you face, so long as I can raise you to keep the characteristics you already posses and that I treasure: kindness, independence¬†and sense of adventure.


I believe that many children would have struggled becoming a big sibling before they even turned 16 months old. But not you! You have so much love to give, we needed to add a brother to our little family so you could give it!

You became obsessed with babies before you were even a year old, and I knew you’d love having one of our own. Sometimes when you’re playing with your brother, I just stare and can’t believe how a child so small can understand so well how to make another baby happy. You know that he’s younger and needs to be entertained and you’re happy to play peekaboo or pretend to feed him, knowing he can’t entertain you in return. The other day he spit up and you found his burp cloth, cleaned his face and cleaned the floor. Didn’t miss a beat, didn’t ask for my help. (Though I did help once you were done, as your cleaning skills aren’t up to par.)

And it’s certainly not just Lennon. Mommy, Daddy and pretty much everyone we see gets hugs and kisses on a regular basis. Your hugs include pats on the back, which is super adorable and endearing. You’re even loving to your toys. All your dolls get rides in Lennon’s swing and you make sure each baby gets a turn. You tuck them in with hugs and kisses and even give them baths.

lulu and maddy

As your completely biased mother I of course believe you are the brightest child this world has every known. But whether that’s true or not, what I’m truly proud of is seeing the joy you get out of learning. Every time you make a new discovery your face lights up.

When you see something new, you study it, trying to figure out exactly how it works. When you do figure out how something works, you want to show everyone! You fearlessly try new things on a daily basis… sometimes dangerous things that I wish you would fear… but overall, I’m glad that you are so fun loving! I hope you always continue to learn and explore and never experience boredom.


There’s so much more I want to say. And I keep trying to organize my thoughts on all that makes you so wonderfully special. But I will waste your whole birthday trying to write it all out. So instead I’m going to say these ramblings are good enough. ¬†You’re awake from your nap and I want to go back to celebrating with you!