Friday, April 30, 2010
Oh how the years go by!
Three years ago at this very moment I was holding my baby girl for the first time. She was all I thought she would be and more. I will never forget getting to see Matt holding her and cuddling her as I was wheeled to my room. It was the most precious sight. She was about an hour old already. Mackenzie was just so beautiful and so tiny. I couldn't believe she was ours. God had given us the biggest blessing.
Today, Mackenzie is just as beautiful and still tiny! She's gotten to be a sassy girl but that will never get in the way of my love for her. I am so proud to be her mommy.
Watching her grow and learn has been an amazing experience that I know will only get better. I just wish time could slow down a little. Before we know it, she'll be grown. I say that to remind myself to cherish these moments. Even the tantrums and sleepless nights. It's hard to remember when I'm in that moment. When I see her face, I melt. I love her more than I ever thought I could love anyone.
Today you turned 3! You are such a big girl now. My love grows for you every second and I can't imagine not having you here. I love your smile, smell, and every single one of your toes. I could kiss them forever.
I love how loud you sing your ABC's.
I love your quirks.
I love that you want to snuggle before going to bed.
I love watching you play.
Here are some of your favorite things...
Your favorite thing to play right now is "store." You say "See you later, I going to the store. I going to Fred Meyer to get some grapes!"
Your song to sing is "row row your boat."
Your favorite color is pink.
Your favorite book is the Pirate Play Dora book. You learned how to count in Spanish with that book.
And, you love temporary tattoos. You can even apply them all by yourself!
You are growing into quite the little lady. I hope you never doubt how much your daddy and I love you. Always know that we are here for you, even when you think we're not. I love being your mommy and will always cherish your snuggles. I love you to the moon and back.