Tuesday, our sweet little Ella turned 3. It makes me feel so old knowing that I saw her face for the first time 3 years ago already! Sometimes the days can feel so long when you’re a parent of young children, but boy do the years go by fast! I make it a daily habit to find time to be completely in the moment with the kids… to store their voices, their faces, their heart warming laughs into my memory, because each year I am amazed by how quickly the previous year had went. I don’t ever want to forget all of these stages, these milestones, these moments while they’re young. I don’t ever want to look back and say I wish I would taken the time to soak it all in. Even though motherhood can be incredibaly tiring and demanding with little ones, I know that I’ll look back at this season and call it one the greatest times of my life; full of growth and so rewarding.
We had a relaxed and simple birthday for her, but a very memorable one. We started the morning out baking her pink rose cake together. It definitely didn’t turn out pinterest worthy, but it was so fun watching her take pride in the finished product. I’m so grateful she loves to bake with her mama! We played some games inside and then chalked up the driveway outside. When daddy came home from work we went out for some dinner, and cut into her cake and opened gifts when we got home. It’s still an adjustment not being around family and friends, but it was still just as sweet celebrating between the 4 of us this year. :)
// If there is a little girl in your life, here is a quick list I put together of some adorable items I think are a perfect gift //
> > > GIFT LIST < < <
1. Kid Kraft Lil’ Doll High Chair | 2. Duktig 9-piece fruit basket | 3. La Maison | 4. ‘M is for Me’ Personalized Book | 5. Melissa & Doug \ High Rise Doll House | 6. PETITE LEM Girls Floral & Tulle Dress | 7. V-Tech Zoom Camera – Pink | 8. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game | 9. BeginAgain Butterfly A-Z Puzzle