7/15/2011

Happy Birthday Alyssa!

Today my sweet little girl is turning 3. Already!?! When we went into her bedroom to sing Happy Birthday this morning, I had to hide my tears from her. I am so sentimental because she is no baby any more, because she is 3 already. Stupid, isn't it? There, I am crying again! Ok, so this is a photo-only-post. Sharing some pictures I made today:




I got the idea for this one from Pinterest. There was a baby lying next to his name written with chalk. I made that 3 last night when she was lying in bed to surprise her. She loved it. Here she is telling me how old she is now:



And here is one from the evening when we enjoyed some time snuggling:


Now some things for me to remember:

Some days you drive me crazy (and you are good at that!) but most of the time you are sweet and fun and clever! I am so proud of you! When you are talking to me you use long sentences already, like recently: "Mama, Dad told me that the builder went away to get something to eat, but we made the cinnamon rolls, they should eat these!" You always amaze me when you come up with sentences like this! You love singing. And you do remember the words very well. Although you sometimes prefer to sing imaginary words. You are able to give a whole concert without using a single existing word. You are my little artist. Painting and drawing is your favorite occupation at the moment. And cutting with scissors. You love noodle soup. And noodles. And ice-cream. And galia melon. And the raspberries in our garden. I am thankful that you are reasonable with sweets. You know that you can have a piece of chocolate and then it is enough. And you are ok with that. You can show sympathy very well. Like everytime I bump myself. Which happens very often. You like strawberries on your clothes. They are always your first choice there. You can be very stubborn. Very loud. And very silent and shy. But also very outgoing. You like going to our pediatrician. Breathing deeply like a pro when it comes to listening to your chest. You love visit. But when you have enough you have no problems telling them to go home.

I love you my sweetest girl! You mean everything to me!

Happy Happy Birthday!

Mama

16 comments:

Isha said...

Congratulations Vanessa on Alyssa's 3rd. birthday. She is sweet like you. Lovely post. Wish her all the best in life.

Judith said...

Happy Birthday to Alyssa. They grow up so quick, make the most of your cuddly times together.
Love Judith

Agata said...

Looks like in 6 months I'll be standing right were you are today! Those Mother's tears are most precious in the world... And I find you should use your journaling for one of those beautiful layouts of yours... Happy birthday to your *big* girl! :)

Natka said...

Happy birthday to your toughter! My Maja is 3,5 already...

Lindsay said...

Aww, sniff, what a wonderful post Vanessa. Your photo is just perfect and such a great idea! My son turned three this past March and I find myself asking myself where the time went! I loved reading about your little one, she sounds like a doll! Happy birthday to your sweet daughter!

Elise said...

ADORABLE pictures, sweet girl! Love, love, love these shared thoughts and moments! Enjoy your bounty! xo!

Dawn said...

superb post Vanessa... you must take a copy and keep it for when Alyssa is older... it is just beautiful. Love the photos of her big 3

Barb said...

Awww, what a sweet post, Vanessa! Love the photos, especially the one of the two of you! And it's not silly at all getting sentimental about how fast they grow. It happened to me all the time when my boys were growing up. Just remember to enjoy each and every stage they go through. . .hugs, my friend!

Alice Wertz said...

such a sweet post, Vanessa! it tears me up a little. =) Happy Birthday to your girl! hope you all had a blast celebrating. thanks for sharing and hope you have a fabulous weekend! =) big hugs!!

AnitaRex said...

Happy Birthday Alyssa! What a beautiful post! 3 already! My little boy is turning 3 at the end of the August and I am soooo sad too. They really grow up so fast! She is beautiful! And having a girl who is 5 I can tell you that you have a lot of fun ahead!

tinadotcom.com said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Alyssa!!!


Vanessa, ist das zu fassen, die kleine Maus ist schon drei geworden? Die Zeit rast, oder?

Habt ein schönes Wochenende, Tina

~amy~ said...

awwww...happy birthday to your girl! What fun pics...prob not so fun for older peeps with double digits though, eh?

paperella said...

Happy, happy birthday to sweet Alyssa! My son will turn 4 this august and I can't believe it either. Your words to your daughter in this post really brought tears to my eyes too. All the best for your family, Vanessa.

Diana said...

Congrats! Always love coming for a visit!

Judy1223 said...

Aw, what a lovely post in honor of your beautiful daughter's birthday. Enjoy EVERY moment as they FLY by without warning! God bless her today and every day!

donna mikasa said...

Such a sweet post, Vanessa! Love your "chalky" present for her! Hope her birthday was special!