Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy 3rd birthday, Lily Pat!

I wanted to jot down just a few of the special things about you that make me smile.
I love... 
  • seeing you pop into our bedroom each morning, bright-eyed, carrying your Dora blanket, sippy cup, and at least 3 stuffed animals
  • the fact that you love everything pink
  • the way you correct me while I'm telling a made-up story
  • when you ask for one more hug and kiss at bedtime
  • hearing you sing Annie in the car for the thousandth time
  • how you make Lukey-boy laugh harder than anyone else
  • that dresses are the only form of clothing you'll wear at this point
  • the way we cuddle on the couch watching Nemo
  • when you pull your chair up next to the counter so you can help me in the kitchen
  • your concern for your little brother when he's crying
  • when you bring him toys to try and cheer him up
  • the quirky way you sit on the coffee table
  • that you use the soap dispenser as your microphone
  • when you surprise Daddy when he gets home from work
  • hearing you talk about being a princess
  • your inquisitive nature
  • when you randomly tell me you love me
  • your belly laugh when Daddy tickles you
  • that you got your mama's sweet tooth
  • chasing you up and down the sidewalk
  • how easily you make new friends
  • holding your hand
I love you, sweet Lily. Being your mom is one of the greatest joys of my life. Happy Birthday.


The Engelhardt 4 said...

Happy Birthday Lily!! We were thinking about you ALL day yesterday!!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Happy Birthday!

Amy Cheek said...

Lily is such a beautiful little girl. I loved your blog. Hope she had a happy birthday!

olivia and henry said...

happy birthday, sweet lily!!!

The Laws Family said...

She is so precious!! She reminds me alot of Noelle :) Love the pictures too. Priceless!

The Sudan Fam said...

She is so precious! happy 3rd birthday!!

Douglass said...

i hope we can see you and lily when we are in town. from what i can tell, she and ella would be two peas in a pod.

thosetonnes said...

such a sweet post! Happy Birthday Lily!

the corsos said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Lily!

scheek said...

She is amazing, Natalie and I know that you are an amazing mom by this blog. It was sweet to read.

Jackie Manack said...

Hey Natalie, I met you today at Kid's Castle, just wanted to say you have a precious family and I enjoy reading your blog! And Happy (very late) birthday to Lily :)!


Anonymous said...

Such a sweet post! Happy belated birthday Lily! Love the pics!