I can hardly believe that we celebrated your birthday and now you’re 3! I still call you my baby and every single time you correct me and tell me “no Mommy, I am NOT a baby! I am your BIG girl.” I do see it, you’ve changed so much so fast that’s it’s a little hard for me, but I promise sweet girl, I’ll catch up!
Every year around your brother’s birthday (since he was 3) I have asked him “birthday questions.” So this year was your year to answer the birthday questions! You remembered playing this game with Landon only a month earlier and you felt so important that it was YOUR turn! I thought it would be fun for you to look back not how I see you at 3, but how you describe yourself at 3. So here you go…
Gianna Paige, age 3
1.What is your favorite color?
2.What is your favorite toy to play with?
“MY DOLL LEAH”
3.What is your favorite fruit?
4.What is your favorite TV show?
5.What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
“PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY”
6.What is your favorite outfit?
“DRESSES AND TUTUS”
7.What is your favorite game to play
“MY PRINCESS MEMORY GAME”
8.What is your favorite snack
“A BAR” (Granola bars)
9.What is your favorite animal
“A PANDA BEAR” (ok…..)
10.What is your favorite song?
“LET IT GO” (then you proceeded to sing it…)
11.What is your favorite book?
12.Who is your best friend?
13.What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
14.What is your favorite thing to play outside?
“JUMP ROPE” (what???? At this point you’ve never actually jumped a rope-but somehow I have an image to share…)
15.What is your favorite drink?
16.What is your favorite holiday?
17.What do you take to bed with you?
“LEAH, BLANKIE, AND LEAH’S BLANKIE”
18.What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
19. What would you like to eat for a special dinner?
“MEATBALLS AND BASAGNE” (lasagne)
20.What do you want to be when you grow up?
“A SNOWBALL PRINCESS” (I’m not exactly sure what that is so…)
And in case you were wondering what you looked like answering all of these questions…
I love you forever and always, Momma
As a mother and a photographer I am lucky to have found other women who share my passion. Their images and words resonate with me and this project has allowed us to share our stories with each other. Please continue over to read Jennifer’s letter to her sweet daughters.