Happy birthday, Elisabeth Anne!!

Three years ago today, it was bitter cold in Lafayette.  I woke up about 2 am and realized that New Baby Three was about to make an appearance.  About 9 hours later, we learned that New Baby Three was really Elisabeth Anne!  What a wonderful three years it’s been, my sweet girl.  You, I often say, are indescribable.  You are a bundle of sweetness and mischief of whom I am never quite able to stay ahead.  You definitely brought a new dimension to our family.  Your smile lights up a room, and it is a cold soul who is able to resist it.  You have a hilarious personality, with a sense of humor beyond your years.   You are incredibly independent, needing to do everything by yourself.  You march to your own tune, being the only family member who yells, “No, be quiet!” whenever someone starts singing, which is often at our house.  You are still so tiny and so nice to snuggle with, and I love when you come to me after you wake up from your nap and say, “I wanna lay with you, Momma.”  You currently cannot be found without a baby doll in your arms, and you are a great “mommy.”  Your favorite part of turning three is that soon you will be able to start gymnastics like your sisters, which has been your dream ever since they started classes.  Your biggest accomplishment in the past year has been graduating out of diapers, which was met with cheers all around!!  You are so smart and so beautiful and so sunny–you bring such joy to my life!!  I love being your mommy and I am so thankful for you.  Happy Birthday, my sweet Elisabeth.  I love you.

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