life Parenting


December 11, 2020

Houston, we have a 3 year old.

In lieu of Disney World

ALSO: despite the fact that most of the last year of her life was spent under COVID-influenced circumstances, I think she is having a great time.

She is happy, extremely verbal, spirited, focused, independent, determined, and loves to make messes. Her teachers call her Mini CEO. We call her Viva. Her presence has definitely added a layer of chaos, but she brings so much joy and fun to our family. She completes our crew, she is Our Last Baby and will be forever (even when she’s a high school student missing her siblings who have moved away).



  • Reply Grateful Kae December 11, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Happy Birthday! That pic in the swing is just adorable.

  • Reply Mitzi December 11, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Happy Birthday! The last picture is lovely.

  • Reply Krishna December 11, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Enjoyed watching her’s wishing her all happiness

  • Reply Irene December 11, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Oh she is beautiful and you can see her spirit really shining! She looks happy. I think kids in this age group have truly forgotten anything about pre-pandemic life so that must help them. I hope she has a wonderful day.

  • Reply Gillian December 11, 2020 at 7:16 am

    So sweet! I first started following you when you were pregnant with her. Does seem so long ago. Happy Birthday G!

  • Reply Sam December 11, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Happy birthday! Love the photos and reflection of what she’s like at this age πŸ™‚

  • Reply gwinne December 11, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Oh, so cute! Makes me want to borrow a toddler for an afternoon, after a good nap of course πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Laura December 11, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Happy birthday G! I have really loved hearing about her first three years of life. Quite the little lady – looking forward to seeing what’s to come.

  • Reply Anna December 11, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Happy birthday, G! The butterfly picture is priceless.

  • Reply Connie C December 11, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Thank you for sharing her with us every day!

  • Reply Steph December 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday to G. We are birthday twins! πŸ₯³

  • Reply Nikki December 11, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    happy birthday! has been so wonderful and helpful to follow along, my second daughter is about 3 weeks younger than G (and my older daughter is an Annabel!) and I’ve been following since you were pregnant with G πŸ™‚ We’re one kid behind though – waiting for “Our Last Baby” to arrive in about 2 months.

  • Reply Lani Inlander December 11, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Happy Birthday G! Love the curls and the gold dress outfit πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle December 11, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Such a cutie! It does not at all seem that long ago that you were writing posts about whether or not to have a third. Happy Birthday G!

  • Reply Alyce December 12, 2020 at 10:17 am

    G is so cute! Such lovely photos – she suddenly looks so much older!

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