Little Miss Mil'

Three years ago we brought a little munchkin home from the birthing center and found that two of the tulip bulbs we had planted (read: The Mail Man planted for me because I was too exhausted) had bloomed. One red and one pink. In my mind they were a gift representing the two little girls who would now live in our home. They have not bloomed this early again until yesterday when there was one pink tulip just in time for Amelia's birthday.Life changed a lot for our family when we became four. There were sleepless nights where full, dreamy slumbers had been for some years. There was the sharing of time for Big Sis, and there was joy and exhaustion all at once. Amelia has always been a little bit worried. She thinks about things thoroughly, she reacts intensely, and she loves deeply. Her favorite thing is food. Eating is pretty much her passion. She requested eggs and honey toast for her breakfast yesterday. She also loves cheese and fruit, but she's not picky. She's my kid who will eat anything we tell her is yummy and believe us. She'll do almost anything for a treat, this one. Except potty train. She needed to do that in her own time frame and treats were not a motivator. She takes great pride in her achievements and thrives on praise when she gets it right. Amelia is a lover. She tells us all frequently that she loves us sooooo much. She could sit and listen to books for hours and will not sleep without them. This year she learned to converse (she now tells stories about when she was little during dinner conversation) potty train, sleep all night, and ride her tricycle. She adores big sis and really tries hard to keep up with whatever Hadley is doing. Amelia was my best garden helper last year. She took a great interest in everything going on outside, and helped me plant all of our seeds this year again. She really loves being outside as often as possible. Right now Amelia is a fan of all things tiny, which made fairies the obvious choice for her birthday celebration. This little girl keeps us on our toes for sure. Every day is a new adventure, and we love being a part of her journey. Here's to another exciting year, Amelia. You're the best. Two Weeks OldOne Year OldTwo Years Old
Three Years Old
p.s. Amelia has recently become very fond of whispering secrets. The other morning she woke me up and whispered in my ear..."Can you share your pillow with me? I can't find mine." Now how could I resist that request?

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  1. How time flies...I can't believe she is three! Love the tulips. I wouldn't have been able to resist her pillow request, either. Happy Birthday, Amelia!

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  2. How precious! Aren't children wonderful and a lot of work at the same time?

    It was fun to see you at the library, we need to get together sometime....

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  3. She is adorable, and she sounds like such a sweetie! Happy Birthday Amelia!

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  4. Awww! What a sweet girl. And this post is equally sweet. Congrats to you Mama! You're clearly doing a great job to have such a lovely little girl (not to mention that fab big sis) in your family!

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  5. Three!!!!!!! What an adorable cutie. :)

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  6. Oh my gosh! That was the sweetest post in the world. I can't believe she's three! The whispering is so sweet.

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  7. Happy b-day to such a sweetie! And I so love her pink boots! I have a pair very similar to hers. They come in quite handy in Seattle and I wear them a lot. The hubby always rolls his eyes when I wear them but I get lots of compliments on them. Clearly Amelia has great taste! ;)

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  8. I love that a tulip bloomed in your yard just in time for her birthday - it is quite a journey raising these little ones, isn't it?? xo.

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