Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy 3rd birthday Princess Calista!

Oh, little Miss Cali…how I love you so!  You have such spunk and personality.  Yes, you are also very stubborn and very resolved to do whatever it is that you want to do…and although that creates a few power struggles, I absolutely love your determination.  You are such a bossy boss girl but somehow you make it cute.  I also love your imagination.  One of the best parts of each day is watching you play and hearing you talk to your baby dolls and even your imaginary friends.  Right now, your favorite imaginary friend is Alicia.  

I love how you are a caretaker.  You are the first to run and get a band-aid for a sibling or friend in need and if anyone messes with someone you love, you are not afraid to put that person in their place.   Sometimes your stubbornness scares me, but I hope and pray that you will channel it towards something productive and that you will always be determined to be a good, happy person who takes the bull by the horns and does something GREAT with her life.  I know you will.  And even though you are one tough cookie, I also love how you still need and want your mama.  More often than not, I find you in bed with me in the middle of the night.  I know I’d get better sleep if you weren’t there, but I don’t care.  I love snuggling with you.   And this mommy has learned over the years that you don't stay itty bitty for very long.  So, I'm going to let you be little while you are and enjoy your hugs, laugh at the things you say, and snuggle you as much as I can.  

I love you, baby doll.  You are a perfect combination of sweet and salty.  Your big brown eyes melt mine and daddy's hearts and sometimes our resolve to not give in to you.  You are daddy's "Buttercup" and my Baby-doll".  I am so happy that Heavenly Father sent you to us. 

Princess dresses and pink cowboy boots is how this girl rolls!

You woke up and saw the yard art and knew that today was finally your day!

Haley made you this AWESOME cake!
Aunt Tanya sent awesome decorations.

You still love Dora.

King Daddy, Queen Mommy, and Princess Cali

The Royal Family...Yes, we all dressed up for your birthday party!

Some lovely assistants.

Welcoming guests to our palace with a red carpet.

The crew doing a craft.

Pin the tiara on the something or other...

Painting princess nails.

You are TOO cute!

The royal party guests.

Future husband?  Let's hope he grows a few inches!

You love your new princess bike and refuse to ride it with out a baby in the front!  

1 comment:

Haley L said...

You are such a good writer. Someday, Cali will read this and know how you felt. What a treasure. I know I've told you before, but I frequently marvel at what a miracle baby she is. Plus, she's as cute as they come AND she's hilarious! She has made me cry from laughing so hard on many occasions. Love you, Princess Cali!