Today, my Sophie-girl is three-years-old. How did this happen? I blinked and she is not my little baby anymore. Three is the year where your baby goes from toddler to kid. They grow up and start to lose their baby features. Their hands lose their chunk, they grow and slim up and look older. They learn to speak more words (which, for her, is a scary thought ha!) and grow more independence. All of these things are good, but make me sad a little at the same time. My baby girl is growing into a beautiful young lady with each passing day.
Sophie has the sweetest heart. I asked her what she wanted for her birthday and all she wants is a purple cupcake. Purple is her favorite color at the moment. Of course, I was referring to a gift, and asked her if there was a new toy she has been wanting and she said “no, just a cupcake.” I am looking forward to indulging in some purple cupcakes – which I can honestly say will be a first for me, and celebrating this beautiful, smart, funny, caring girl. She may be growing up, but she will always be my baby.
Sophie, I hope you never lose your humor and you continue to find joy in the little things. I hope you love God and keep him at the center of everything. I hope you never lose your spunk and continue to challenge me in every way imaginable. In so many ways, you remind me of myself – finding humor in pulling pranks and tricks over on people, laughing at yourself, constantly. It makes me laugh. I love you so much and your spirit. You keep us all on our toes and you never cease to amaze me how you can make us all smile and laugh even in the most frustrating times. Happy Birthday, my little Soph! We love you!