Sunday, May 23, 2010

Parker Grace is 3

Three years ago today, you became our baby.

I am sitting here looking at your tiny baby face wondering how in the world you got so big right in front of our eyes.
You are our first born.
And you are precious.

Your 2 year old year was full of adventure, fun, learning, love, & growth.

We watched you grow from our tiny toddler girl into a little preschool lady.

Your timid ways have grown into adventurous curiosity.

You are a master of songs now.
You can sing the songs I've sung to you all your life, right along with me.
Loud & clear.

You are so fun & so silly.
You've filled many mornings & evenings around here with lots of laughter & silliness.
You love to play outside.
You've come a long way from cautiously stepping barefoot on grass, to rolling in it now.
You love anything outside. Water, playgrounds, parks, walking, running....

And this year....oh yes, this year....you discovered the wonderful world of candy.
Still not sure how I feel about that.
You would say that I love that, but I don't think so.

Your sweetness has always surrounded you.
Although this year you've learned the world of no's, fits, & independence, your sweetness remains.
I'm so glad for that.
You give sweet hugs, kisses, smiles, cuddles, & words.
Makes our hearts melt.

You are still easily entertained.

You love to make things.
You've turned into quite the artist, but how could you not?
You love to write your name, paint, draw, color, cut...
And being a crafty mom, I love that.

You're also beginning to understand my love of cooking....

You're an awesome big sister.
Tucker loves you so much.
You greet him loudly after every nap & he searches the room to find you.
You even enjoy sharing your toys with him.

You are very curious & unafraid to try most new things.
You're not even shy.
Where did you come from?

You're still are little bitty girl.
Although you think you are very big.
You tell us that every day.

You've stolen this guy's heart.
Although, he still makes you do what you should.
He's such a good dad to you.
You are a very blessed lady.

I can't believe you're 3 & yet it feels right.
What I want to remember about you right now is how even though you feel so grown up, you're still so young.
You still have baby skin & smells.
Your voice is sweet.
Your hand is still so small in mine.
I want to keep you this way forever.
But I can't wait to find out more about this beautiful person God has filled our lives with.
You deserve the happiest birthday.
We love you our little Miss P.


Jalissa said...

Happy Birthday Parker! Such a precious little girl.

Tina Certain said...

O-kay, now I have to get my tissues! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER GRACE! You are a joy and a blessing and I love you so! Grammie

Sherrie Kulwicki said...

Beautifully said about a beautiful little girl by my very beautiful niece! Parker is a very blessed little girl to have you for a mom Amber! Much love, Aunt Sha

Amy J said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a sweet little girl! I have a three year old with a spring b-day also... Just found your blog randomly tonight and thought I'd say hi :) Blessings-

Shane and Kelly Daniels said...

What a sweet post! Happy birthday Parker!