Sadie turns 3.

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Three years ago today, you were placed in my arms at 10:05. We had our Sadie Grace. We brought you home and I stared at you, adored you, but it was a matter of survival. Make it to the next feeding, the next nap, the next change… We lived in three-hour increments in between 3 other children under the age of 5.

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She went to bed two and woke up 3.

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At three years old, Sadie is so friendly, dramatic, silly, funny,  and cute. These come to mind first. She is also easily frustrated, and can quickly hit a mood change. She talks all the time, everywhere.we.go. She is ready for Caroline to start talking too. She is energetic. She loves being silly, and when we laugh at her, it further motivates her silly shenanigans. She never sits still. Never wants to sit on her bottom to eat a meal.

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She continues to be our strongest willed child. She can be very exhausting and demanding, but I can notice changes as we get older. Good changes. She doesn’t get mad as often. You can reason with her (some of the time). She isn’t quite as fiesty. And as much as I love each new stage and the unfolding of each new day, I’m aware that my babies will only be this little for a brief window of time. As a result, there’s a part of me that wants to package them up and preserve them just as they are right now…well, maybe mostly like they are right now minus the whining.

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She LOVEs her blankie even though we have three that look alike you will only sleep with the one that has you name monogrammed on it. She must sleep with her Baby Alive, Blankie and a pit of sun glasses.

IMG_5339  We had a great party for her. It was mini fall festival with a  Peter Rabbit theme. She loves the new Peter Rabbit. We enjoyed ourselves so much. We had a lot of children running around even though we followed our birthday rule,of only inviting the number of people equal to the childs age.

IMG_5285 IMG_5288She is a big girl now. The third birthday means “Moving Day” is tomorrow. She is moving into a big girl bed and sharing a room with Anna Kate. Time just keeps moving forward. And as much as I love each new stage and the unfolding of each new day, I’m aware that my babies will only be this little for a brief window of time. As a result, there’s a part of me that wants to package them up and preserve them just as they are right now.

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