Monday, August 23, 2010

Baby Girl 3 Years

I figure that when I look back at this it won't matter that is a couple of months past her actual birthday...
I love taking birthday pictures. I love how it captures the moment just as they are. And the attitude you see here does just that! She was happy to dress up but not terribly interested in being my model.
I get a lot of attitude these days. Sometimes it is happy and loving and sweet. Full of compliments (Mommy, I love your blue eyes! I like your stripey pants.) And other times it is defiant and shrill. It is always a fluffy top of blond curls and little gap teeth with her daddy's baby blues. She's a whirling dirvish and little miss sunshine, both on any given day or moment to moment.
She's not afraid to stand up for herself (self preservation with 2 big brothers) while still loving her dollies and princess dresses. She's girly but tough. She loves to sing and dance and dress up. And change her clothes 14 times a day. And eat play dough.
She loves olives and pickles (salty girl). She prefers to snack all day rather than eat a big meal. She likes a lot of different kinds of food and isn't overly picky. Unless she's just feeling picky.

Ultimately there's no feeling like her little hand slipped into mine or her arms wrapped tightly around my neck. Her kissy cheeks. Her pouty lip.
She's such a big girl now and we love her to pieces!

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Daisy Patch said...
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Daisy Patch said...

Your pictures are amazing as always! I love the moodiness as well as her amazing smile.But why do they have to grow up so fast?

Jamie said...

I can't BELIEVE you have a 3-year-old!! That went by fast! She is super cute - and such a girl! :)

Mrs. M said...

My gawd these are hilarious and beautiful and so fun.
She's such a little spicy, sweet girlie hey?
I like the funky 70s vibe that come with these shots.
We miss your girlie....your boys...and YOU!