Colette has been asking for the past couple weeks, “Do you want me to be 3?”

I don’t want her to feel like in order to please me she has to stay 2, so I have diligently said “yes I love seeing you grow and learn to do new things.”

However, I want to say, “no! You’re my baby and you are growing way too quickly!!”

As we celebrate her 3rd birthday today, I must remind myself that she is not mine to keep, she is mine to grow. My little baby girl peanut has grown into an adventurous, entertaining, energetic, and incredibly loving little girl, and I know she will keep amazing me and blessing me. (Maybe just slow down a little….)