Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three Years Old

She can talk forever and often does. Why? Constantly. Why? Why, Mama? Why? She will announce, so strong and determined, her many ideas and plans. That she wants to become an animal doctor one day. That she is an Artist. That she is going to learn how to drive. That she wants to go to school. She loves to announce her favourites to the world: Magenta pink (not baby pink). Pancakes. Har Gau. Sticker books. Sushi (Avocado Roll). Grandpa. She adores collecting up all of her treasures and sorting them out, laying them out in neat rows. Seashells. River Rocks. Pinecones. Ribbons. Buttons. (Clothing with pockets is the best). She likes to leave seashell gifts at our friend's and neighbour's front doors. She cannot walk a few feet from our home without pausing to pick up something. Sticks. Buttercups. Salmonberries. Earthworms.

Everyday a little bit more I can see that she has a wonderful sweet heart, calm and kind, loving and strong. And everyday I am still so surprised that she - somehow - came from me. Often wish I could hold her forever as my little girl, just three years old. But I also am so looking forward to knowing her and watching her grow up, and away.

27 comments:

Amanda said...

So precious. What a gorgeous age - full of curiosity, imagination and discovery. I look forward to this stage of my little Grace's childhood. Adelaide is so adorable xx

the Martin family said...

Enjoy Three! It is such a wonderful age.

Leanda said...

Delightful! She should add 'supermodel' to those lists of ambitions! Happy Birthday Adelaide!

Rachel said...

what a beautiful post for such a sweet girl! im sure she's amazing!

Jamie said...

Beautiful post! Love this age (love every age)....
My daughter loved organizing and labeling specific colors at this age as well. Pottery Barn Kids has a color wheel puzzle that has great colors labelled on it that was/is a favorite in our house. :)

Jinnie said...

Clothing with pockets IS the best, at any age!
I don't have any kids but I love reading your posts. They are so heart warming.

Jessie said...

Great photos! I hope I have a little girl someday. :)

Carrie Anne said...

She is so precious. Happy three years, Addie.

annie yu said...

adie is like a girl after my own heart. i love that she collects things and likes clothing with pockets. she's also super adorable :)

when adie says she is an artist, it reminds me of when my mom told me that when i was little i made rings out of buttons and rubber bands and i sold them to other kids in my preschool this is something i still have no recollection of...

it always makes me happy when kids say they are artists. because they are and i hope she will remember that she is one when she's older

nath said...

hold on to those moments... they just fly by...

Carla said...

So precious. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine Denton said...

She is so beautiful! And three is a wonderful age.

sacha said...

I have a three year old girl also and I think that these two would really like each other- opposites attract maybe?- mine likes green best (with brown a close second)- she refuses to wear dresses, skirts or tights (your A. could inspire her to branch out a bit).

So sorry about your pictures being lost:(

Lindsay said...

Her dress is so cute!

Geisslein said...

She is such a cute little girl - HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me too! greetings from rainy germany, geisslein

cindy said...

i can't believe she's three, already. happy birthday sweet girl!

littlepuffyclouds said...

i love the way you write so poetically and lovingly about your daughter. Reminds me that I need to write about mine in a similar way. i have a 3 year old around the same bday as your little lady. they are magical creatures...but so earthly at the same time.

Anonymous said...

thank you for your lovely post as always. it inspires me, and picks me up when I am feeling down. I have a two year old, and so often my own thoughts mirror yours. When can I talk to her more, and oh i hope she always stays the same... sigh. we have our little girl, who is almost two now, collecting her dolls and putting them all to sleep and dragging them just about everywhere when she is awake. there are times when I just can't get enough of how precious these moments are, and then there are times when things are just wildly chaotic. Thank you, and thank you again for sharing so much of your thoughts with us. xx

Charlotte Arphenee said...

happy birthday addie

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for awhile and I have to say that you are such an inspiration.

I am a new mother to a 4.5 month old baby girl and I'm in the process of starting my own crafty (I sew) business from home so I can raise my baby.

Everything you do inspires me. When I feel down, I read your blog and believe it or not, it gives me a jump-start.

Thank you for the wonderful blog.
Happy Birthday to beautiful Adelaide ^_^

kirsten said...

my little son turned three in April - I am loving it!! He's going through a very mushy, romantic sweet stage (no not stage...this is just who he is) where it's all about positive attention. Every day I hear how 'booful' I am, and how happy he is that I'm his Mommy. Oh..and apparently he's going to marry me!

Gray Mis said...

i love to witness other mothers' love for their little ones. It comforts me to know that other women out there feel the same way I do about my little girl, who is 2.5. Cherish every moment and watch in amazement, as these little ones are capable of such wonderful things.

Carolyn said...

There's nothing like being a mom! What a sweet girl.

Amy said...

Love your blog - my daughter, Olivia is also just 3 (in March) and I've learned an invaluable trick from a friend who is a nanny: when asked "why"? give the answer and finish with "that's why" and they stop asking! It's worked for me! "we're going to the store" "why?" "because we need some groceries, that's why" "...oh". it's never failed us! because while the "why"'s are cute a couple times, they become a bit hard to answer or annoying after a while. =)

shisomama said...

happy birthday, sweet adelaide. you are one lucky girl to have such a loving, appreciative mama. may your next year be as wonderful as the last few.

stacy said...

just lovely. your words to describe your daughter are always so very touching. Exactly how I feel about mine....love your blog. have a lovely day :)

Melvyn said...

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