Happy 3rd Birthday, N!



#2 Bear.

I remember the day you arrived into my arms like it was yesterday.  Really.

How could it have been THREE years ago?

I can’t comprehend this.  Not one bit.

This was you last night. Your very last sleep as a two year old.  Snuggled in.  Still using your pink blankie (which must be placed on top of your butterfly pillow) and your recently acquired bear that you like to snuggle with.

Last night as a 2 year old

And, now you are three.  You will never be two again.

You know you are now three.  You knew it when you woke up.  You knew it when you walked into school “mommy, I can go to Ms. Tia’s class now with #1.”  You went.

You are such a beautiful and smart girl.  You can do a puzzle practically in your sleep.  You have started tracing the letters in your name.  You like to teach us Chinese…wait, not Chinese, Mandarin (you always correct us).  You understand pretty much everything, you just choose to exercise your right to not obey or listen to everything.

You are our little rebel.  You are stubborn (poor thing, you didn’t know that mommy is more stubborn).  You are kind and sweet and give the best kisses and hugs.  And, when you are upset at night, sometimes, you’ll let me rock you.

You are going to make a great big sister and I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for you.

2nd birthday.

1st birthday.

Birth day.



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  1. Happy Birthday, N! Of course to me you’ll always be Sampson! I hope to see your sweet, rebellious little self soon! Enjoy your special day!!

  2. Aw, so sweet. Happy Birthday to her! It’s gonna be a great year for her, I’m sure. 🙂

  3. Oh how I loved this post. Happy birthday to your big THREE year old!

  4. happy happy three sweet girl!!

    and to you dear friend – i have no idea how you function this week? i would be on emotional overload!! thinking of you!!

  5. Awww. What a darling. And three already. Happy birthday to your little, big girl. 🙂

  6. Happy birthday N… hope you had a great day.
    You are so smart to be teaching your mommy & daddy Mandarin. I know that you will grow up to be a brilliant woman. HUGS!

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