Sunday, April 17

three

You are
exuberant
affectionate
independent
strong-willed
energetic
cautious
insomniac
observant
talkative
loving

last Sunday at your friend's birthday beach party

You love to
be tickled
chase
laugh
make us laugh
bounce
roar and pretend you're 'mama dinosaur' 
administer 'medicine'
cuddle mama
give running commentaries
wash up
'read'
have milk at bedtime
bake with mama
play with tata's tools
say, 'I love my mummy' while holding my face

You dislike
bouncy castles
balloons
strong smells
being forced to do anything
intense attention on you
not knowing where mama is
anyone in the loo with you during #2
having your hair brushed

Mama, you forgot the flash on my big day!
But I caught the happiness anyways.

Your favourite things
'brekkets' (cheerios)
bananas
wholemeal toast
playing with other children
Pingu
Ice Age
Finding Nemo
Dora
your panda soft-toy
the colour white
Owl Babies
Slinky Malinki
toy eggs
balls
stones
slides
bugs
animals

You're great at
helping
sharing
learning quickly
remembering
greeting people
putting your shoes on
tidying up
counting
making friends

The weather has been unsettled all week, but we managed an overcast day with just a short spotting of rain after lunch. All your friends turned up but one, who had chickenpox. A tasty BBQ and a death-by-chocolate birthday cake that left the adults speechless with bliss. Lots of running around outside, then the late afternoon with a few of your girlfriends playing made-up games indoors. One by one, as everyone left, you said sweetly - thankyou for coming. As mama and tata exhaled contentedly....... you stayed up late, quietly playing with your toy tool-kit pressie.

Most of all, mummy hoped that you would be happy and enjoy your day - you were and you did. Everyone had a wonderful time.

You are my joy.
Happy Day of Birth my darling girl.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, and beautiful, Mon. She's beautiful! Happy 3!

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  2. Oooh, so beautiful Mon. Happy birthday to her and happy birth day to you!

    (((hugs)))

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  3. Happy birthday to your wildflower! She is beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful. Happy Birthday to Wildflower!

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  5. awe! what a sweet girl. happy birthday! glad it was a success...

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  6. Happy birthday to the girl - lovely pics. :)

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  7. Wish we coulda been there! So happy for your Wildflower and for her Mummy and Daddy! xoxoxo

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  8. ps. I saw your Facebook posts and was excited to hit the site today as I knew there'd be an even better post :-)

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  9. happy birthday to your sweet girl, and happy birth-day to you, mama! :)

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  10. What beautiful words and a wonderful birthday tribute to your girl :)!! Happy birthday little one :).

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  11. Ohhhh. What a wonderful post. Wish I could meet her and experience her for myself. :) Happy birthday little one!

    Been missin' you Mon, but glad you are taking a break.

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  12. wow, sounds like a lovely day of celebration. Belated happy birthday to the Wildflower, she is absolutely gorgeous and certainly looks like she enjoyed every minute of her day. Wishing her a wonderful year of being three, full of love and adventures and fun times.

    Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your blogging break - take care x x

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  13. she's gorgeous. sending birthday wishes...

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  14. Happy belated birthday wishes to the Wildflower! She is precious and your words ever so beautiful. May her fourtrh year be full of adventure and fun (for all three of you).

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  15. How beautiful, the perfect birthday. And she looks so much like you in this picture to me, I haven't seen that before...

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  16. Wonderful! We have that butterfly T shirt too - it's one of my favs!

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  17. Still she sounds s similar to my little Merrily - I loved your 2 1/2 post, the first of yours that I read! Funny how age unites little ones in their quirks!

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  18. I truly enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing so much about your daughter. I'm sure she is, and will continue to be, an amazing person. This made me smile :)

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