And just like that,
in what feels like the blink of an eye,
our baby girl is three.
While you were still two
it felt like we could cling onto the last of those baby days,
but really, in actual fact, you left those behind some time ago now.
You are 100% a little girl.
And you have completely blossomed this past year,
in ways I knew you would
and in ways I didn't expect.
You are still the cuddliest, most affectionate little thing,
who can always stop whatever you're doing to have some snuggle time.
But you have also gained so much independence over the last year,
you have dropped so much of your clingy nature
and you are so brave and friendly in new situations,
with a happy little approach to everything that gets thrown your way.
You are oh-so-caring,
and seem to want to love and nurture everything in sight,
but you are also our total little wild thing.
Right from when you were a baby,
we knew that you were going to march to your own drum;
and we weren't wrong.
You are so happy to be doing your own thing,
you dance to your own beat,
and you make it all up as you go along.
And we wouldn't have your free spirit any other way.
Not a day goes by where we don't laugh at something you have done or said,
and you love nothing better than pulling a cheeky grin
when you know you've done something to make us smile.
You are messy,
you are creative,
you are super sharp and don't miss a trick,
you are silly,
you completely know your own mind,
you are our little sunshine,
you are more than a little bit chaotic,
but loving you is just the greatest adventure ever.
I love you so much,
my beautiful little girl.
And I feel so grateful and happy every single day,
that I get to be your mummy,
and that you get to be my girl.
Happy third birthday.