I can’t believe I’ve been able to hug you, kiss on your cheeks, stare into your beautiful big blue eyes, and snuggle you for three years now. You’ve taught us a lot of things in these three years, but my favorite include: 1) games of peek-a-boo, rereading children’s books, bathtime fun, and Dora the Explorer episodes are more enjoyable to us than nights out on the town 2) you’ve taught us what true happiness is: the smell of your freshly washed hair, your sleepy voice in the morning, and your hand perfectly fitted in ours.
You are such a special girl! At 3 years old, you’re soaking up any and all knowledge you can. You will be smarter than me in just a couple of years, I’m sure of it. Your smile and laugh are infectious and you do NOT shy away from attention! You love reading books, making up songs, and playing games on the iPhone. You are a puzzle champ! I don’t know many other 3 year olds that can put together a 24 piece puzzle for the first time, without looking at the picture on the box, in under 3 minutes.
You’re really into helping, doing things by yourself, and winning right now. You also love to be the one to go in and wake your sister up in the morning or being the first to see her when she wakes up from a nap. Watching you warm up to her has been a slow process, but it sure is sweet now. You love interacting with her!
You’re the best alarm clock. Every morning, usually around 7:30, you crawl into our bed and snuggle with us before we all start our day. I’m beyond grateful that you’ve never been an early riser (please don’t start now), and I love that that’s how I get to wake up every morning!
These past 3 years have been the best and most fun 3 years of my life, all because of you, sweet girl! You’ve brought so much joy, laughter, and entertainment to us. You’ve further cemented the realization that I’ve always wanted to be a mom.
We love you, Lakyn Kay! You’re the coolest 3 year old we know, and we’re so glad we get to be your Momma and Daddy.