To my beautiful Princess girl,
Today you turn three years old! I can’t believe how fast time flies and what a big girl you’re becoming. It seems like only yesterday we were getting ready for your arrival…
You were due on Dec. 21st, 2008 and I was SURE that you would come on that day, mostly because I didn’t want to spend the holidays in the hospital! Of course, you had other plans and so, on the afternoon of Dec. 24th, we headed to the hospital with expectations that we would have a new baby girl before dinnertime. And yet, you were still being stubborn and refused to come out (I guess you were just too cozy!), so our doctor cancelled his plans to attend Christmas Eve mass, and we settled in for several hours of watching “Christmas Story” and “Christmas Vacation” over and over (and over) again. Finally, at 10:47pm, on Christmas Eve night, you arrived in the world, our wonderful Christmas gift.
We celebrated your arrival and opened Christmas presents with your brother the next day in our hospital room, and all the nurses came by to celebrate – you ended up being the baby born closest to Christmas in our hospital,so everyone wanted to meet you.
But the real adventure began when we brought you home and I quickly learned that no matter how hard I tried to steer you in a different direction, pink was (and still is) your favorite color. And, while we’re still learning to live with a full blown “princess girl”, we’ve loved (almost) every minute of the last three years. Your smile, laugh and sense of humor is what we love best and it more than makes up for the times when you turn into a sassypants.
Happy Birthday, Colorado Princess! We love you lots!