Monday, July 16, 2012


Dear Evie,

  You are 3.5! That's half way to 4. Daddy and I have been parents for 3 1/2 years!  Time goes too fast because we still feel like you were just born. I love you at this age. So full of wonder, smart as a whip, sassy with a capital S and always displaying a heart of gold.

You are my special girl. Our relationship has changed a lot because you are getting to be such a big girl. We do more things together as girls than just me being your Mama. It's so special to have a little girl to whisper secrets with, paint pink toenails, eat desserts and cuddle in bed with piles of books. I cherish our special girl time and listening to you chant "Girls trip, No boys allowed."

It's certainly not always paradise here mostly because we are so alike. You are a much cuter version of me but we both still  wear our hearts on our sleeve and like things just the way that we like it. Sometimes, it can get pretty interesting as we figure things out together.

You have a vivid imagination and take me on some interesting adventures without even leaving the house. Sometimes our adventures outside the house can be pretty interesting too. You love to make new friends and always try to recruit a new to join your fun. It's so cute to hear you say, "hi, I'm Evie. That starts with E. What's your name? What you start with?"

You make us laugh all day long! Some of your funnies lately:  You observed lots of adults laying around the pool and asked, "Why are all these people sleeping here?"  You say, "I got" instead of forgot. You needed to use the bathroom on the way home one day and I told you that we'd be home in just a minute. Your response was, "I'm NEVER wearing these panties again" as if the panties were the reason you needed to visit the bathroom. You have more personality in your pinky than some people have in their entire body. You challenge us, inspire us and motivate us to do more and try harder.

You LOVE people and are constantly thinking of others which makes me so very proud to be your Mama. We planned to make cupcakes for your half birthday and you have already requested to take some to your boys because "they like pink things too." Plans changed when we found out that we were out of eggs.

Speaking of pink, it's still your very favorite color! At Bible school, you were issued a red shirt which you immediately told me that pink does not go with red and that you did not look pretty anymore. Luckily, you recovered quickly and hopped off to sing songs with your Watermelon group.  Everything is still pink in our house!

Dresses are your favorite choice and especially long "princess" dresses. You wear 3T and 4T depending on the brand. Shoes are still fascinating to you too. I have to go on a treasure hunt to find my shoes every time we leave the house because you carry them off during your elaborate imaginative play times.

You are the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to us! We love you with all of our hearts and thank God everyday for choosing us to be your parents. You are our special gift! Words can not express our love for you. It sure has been a fun ride so far. Let's keep it going!


  1. I love this, and I love Evie's expressions in the pictures! I get so sad that Avery is growing, but Evie posts always remind me that wonderful things are in store!

  2. what a special special girl evie is! i love reading about her and hope one day our girls can meet - i know they would have the best time together! and of course if they are hanging out together then that means we would be, too! ;)
    i can't believe she's already 3.5....where does the time go?

  3. She looks like her Uncle Ben in the second picture! Such a fun celebration! Happy 3.5 Evie!

  4. So precious! She looks so excited to blow out that candle :)

  5. She is so beautiful! Nothing like having a sweet girl!

  6. Such a beautiful post. I love how excited she is over the cookie! I don't blame her. :)


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