My little one turned three this month and I’m just not sure I want her to grow anymore. She is at an age where she is understanding everything, having conversations and it’s just too much. My baby is not a baby anymore. I am going to be so cliché when I say they grow up way too fast, IT’S SO TRUE! She is becoming so independent and curious which is a dangerous combination.
I wanted to write her a letter on her birthday so we could remember this year and capture the sweet moments of her life.
To My Alybear,
Happy Birthday my sweet Princess! I hope you keep the same excitement and curiosity for life that you have now. I pray this world makes some significant changes and that you see everyone the same. You light up our lives and make life more fascinating. I love watching you discover things for the first time, it fills my heart. You have such a personality and you are just so loving. You love mommy to the moon and back and daddy to the sun and back. Some days you are so strong willed and I keep telling myself that is a good thing (I have no idea where you get that from- lol).
Fun things we did this year: you swam with the dolphins in Cancun, we had the 1st Q family reunion, you went baby bungee jumping, went to Peppa Pig Live with KariBaby, you finally enjoyed fireworks for the first time and beg to see them all the time, you rode a big slide by yourself for the first time at Schlitterbaun, and you got your first car.
You love: animals, Hello Kitty, Shopkins, jewelry, dancing, the beach, karaoke (only Let It Go from Frozen), dressing like mommy, and your Ipad.
You dislike: SLEEPING, going to school, and being inside.
I was fortunate to work with Anel from Tender Nest Portraits to capture these photos earlier this year. Anel is a mom of 3 and has one on the way (brave lady)! She was so easy to work with and because she is a mom, she was great with my daughter. We had so many good photos to choose from and that’s surprising with a toddler! She helped get her involved in the shoot to capture these moments. These photos are stunning and I am so happy she was able to stop time for a brief moment. If you are looking for a great children/newborn photographer check out her site here.