Today you are 3, my love!! It really feels like yesterday I was writing to you for your 2nd birthday. In the past year you have amazed us daily. We have spent a large chunk of the year battling potty training. I kept begging you to do it before your 3rd birthday and you snuck in at the last minute and did it!! We are so proud of you, and better yet, you are so proud of yourself.
You've grown up into such a funny little girl. You are constantly saying things that make us break out laughing, and more often than not scratching our heads trying to figure out where you came up with that. You are strong willed and will often hold your own. However, you balance that with your sweet heart. You will always be up for crawling in my lap to cuddle and sing songs together. You will never shy away from running to give us hugs and kisses. You always will tell us how much you "lub" us.
You've been such a guider and teacher for your little sister. You are her biggest cheerleader, and I love hearing you trying to teach her new things. You would encourage her to walk, to talk and to play with you. You are always giving her hugs and kisses, even when she doesn't want them. :) You make me so proud of how much you look out for her. She (as well as your daddy and I) is so lucky to have you.
It's been a big year for you, honey. You made it through your first surgery better than we could have imagined. You amazed us with your strength and courage. You got your first bike, got to see Barney & Friends, went to school, and got to go to the Children's Museum.
As much as it pains me to have you growing up on us so quickly, I love to watch what a beautiful little girl you are turning into. You are so smart, funny and thoughtful. We were blessed beyond imagination when God gave us you. We love you more than words can say, Kendall. Happy 3rd Birthday!!
Check back tomorrow for a TON of pictures from the Candyland birthday party!