Wednesday, 4 April 2012

3 Years Old: Happy Birthday to Our Little Girl

Dear Raya Belle,

This year you have turned into a proper little girl and you astound us in everything you do!  Since you turned 2 years old you have been through so many changes! You are a little miss chatterbox, you sing songs and you love to put on shows for us all.

At the beginning of the year you moved into a big girls bed from your beloved cot, you loved it and made everything so easy, not once did you get out of your bed at night! Like everything you took to the change like a duck to water. 

You gave up your evening milk bottle in place of a mug. 

You gave up your dummy! You left them outside in a package for the 'dummy fairies' one night and they left you a present in return. Again you didn't complain or ask for your dummy ever again!

You said goodbye to your nappies and were potty trained in 3 days straight! Night and Day! This really shocked us, you little perfectionist!

You started nursery school! 2 mornings a week and again not a single tear from you. I waited in the car park for the whole morning as I was quite emotional, only to get back to the teacher saying you had been fantastic, eaten all your lunch and you were happy the whole time! This has continued to be the theme of your days there.

You had your first haircut.

You got chicken pox.

Ikea made over your playroom

And now you are going to be a big sister!

I can not explain how proud we are of you baby girl. You have such a gentle nature, you are caring and kind to others, and polite. You LOVE animals!

You have such a fantastic relationship with daddy, you have days out together and you love going to his office and helping him out. I love to watch you play fight and the fact you know what an 'arm bar' and 'headlock' are does make me laugh, daddy is teaching you martial arts already! Despite this you are so gentle and would never dream of pushing or hitting.

Your other favourite people in the world are of course Grams and Papa. You just adore playing with them and they are so involved in everything you do. They have just loved watching you grow and develop into the beautiful girl you are today. You have been going over to their house every week since you were a baby and now I watch you pack your own bag with excitement and smile at the things you want to take to show them (today it was a new play-doh set from Uncle Chris).

I love watching you play, your imagination astounds us all. We had your Fairy Tea Party at the weekend to celebrate you turning 3 and seeing you running off with all your little friends brought a tear to my eye, you really are independent and secure! I hardly spoke to you all day you little social butterfly. So many of your friends came to wish you a happy birthday. You are a special girl.

We love you Belle, continue being you and enjoy exploring this big world even more in your 3rd year.

Kisses forever angel xxxxxxxx


  1. Lovely post! Looks like she had a fab day, hope youre feeling better now, having been almost bed ridden until 16 weeks I feel for you! Could I go off track a bit though and ask how far into being 2 did you manage to ditch the dummy and bottle? I just cannot see Lily understanding the dummy fairy at 2 but that is 5 months away so just wondered whether Belle was nearer 3 or not? Xx

  2. Where did you get that incredible cake from it's my daughter's 2nd birthday coming up and I would love to give her one like that.

  3. What a lovely post. Belle is a real credit to you and your Hubby, and it is clear to see how much you love her and how that has helped her to blossom into such a confident little lady x