Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Third Birthday, Reese


My wild and fabulous little Reesey pie.

Today is your third birthday. I can't believe it… has it been a whole year already? When we prayed for you, we had no idea what we were in for. And what an incredible blessing you would be.

You are so smart and so tall that people always think you're older. I worry about you in that, but you don't seem to mind. You have great manners and you love to play with other kids. Plus you're adorable. Every morning you have breakfast with just your Daddy. You ask for a yogurt and a vitamin and he happily obliges. You say "I have a need to hold you" or "I have a need to snuggle you" and it's too good to correct. You are so unbelievably funny. You have the best sense of humor and seriously good comedic timing. I love that about you.

You have such an incredible imagination which you most definitely get from your father. You love to sing and dance. You remember ever word to every song you've ever heard, which is so bizarre for your age. You spend your whole day singing with a voice you most definitely get from your mother.  You rarely want us to sing, you want to hear the music. You flip out when Daddy comes home from work because you're so happy.. to be honest, we all are grateful to see daddy. You sleep with 4 dolls: Little Baby, Dolly, LuLu and Baby Zoe.. but Little Baby is your most favorite. You are a girly girl but you are tough as nails. I love that about you.

This year, you became a sister and simultaneously made a best friend. I was so worried it would be stretching for you, but it hasn't seemed to be. You and Kendall truly love each other. Every single morning when you hear her stirring you run into her room shouting "KENDALL! SHE'S AWAKE!", fling open her door and crawl right into her bed. And she always smiles and I never stop you. You're a little rough and tumble with her, always dragging her around the house or mostly accidentally knocking her over as you run by, but we are teaching you to check on her and you are so compassionate. And you actually ask if she can play with you. "Kendall wants to go outside with me, mommy". I love that about you.

I wouldn't trade our relationship for anything in the world. You love your family so much and often want us to have group hugs. You are so much like me that sometimes its really frustrating for both of us, I think. But we laugh together and play together all day long. You push me in ways I never thought I would be pushed. I have grown so much as a person over the last three years because of you.  I just want to do everything I can to make sure you feel safe and secure, and I think that you do. You know I love you fiercely. Not a single day goes by that you aren't going, going, going and taking me along for the ride. I love that about you.

My precious little Reese. I just tucked you in a 2 year old and you will wake up a 3 year old. Someone recently told me to be sure not to quench the fire within you. And that fire within you? That's what I love most about you. Don't ever change. Happy birthday, my love.


  1. You are the best mama!!! *tears* I hope I can love my babes as well as you do someday =)
    Happy Birthday Reese!!!

    Much Love!

  2. I love your post! What a beautiful reflection on your little girls life.

  3. Happy birthday to your precious little girl!

  4. You always bring a swell to my heart and a tear to my eye. Thank you