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1095 Trips Around the Moon

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Dear Katie,

Today is your 1095th day on this spinning marvel we call earth. From where I’m standing, the sun has smiled and laughed more often and the moon has danced with an extra lilt in her step these past few years. I think it’s because you’re here. You make your daddy and I laugh and cry on a daily basis. You are our miracle.

This is the letter I wanted to write. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties it took me all night to add music to your slideshow. So, instead of a birthday letter bursting with all the love I most definitely have for you, I am going to regale you with . . .

. . . your life in Facebook updates.

Today Katie stroked my face and said, “I love you mommy. You’re so pretty. YOU HAVE BIG TEETH.” Um, thanks?

Katie: is THAT Father God? Daddypotamus: um… no. That’s Joe Lieberman. [awkward silence]

Katie has noticed I like a few mint leaves from the garden for my morning tea. Today she did it for me . . . only she used grass.

Katie is into licking things now. She just licked my foot.

Apparently Katie loves food as much as I do. Last night she prayed that I would not forget the Chipotle burrito I promised to bring with us to the zoo.

My daughter brought us both bibs for our mid-morning snack. I look like an idiot, but she seems pleased.

Took Katie to my chiro appt with Jim Bob Haggerton. She wasn’t on the schedule but she asked him to “just” her and he obliged. THEN she asked him to “just” her babydoll! Baby Conner got the full workup. BEST CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE EVER!

Day 2 of not letting Katie snack all day in hopes that she will eat at meal times. Now she is licking the veggies I’m trying to wash.

“It’s boom boom in the sky. Scared Katie.”

Literally sitting on the edge of my chair waiting for my little girl to wake up. I want to play!

Took Katie to look at Christmas lights tonight. She demanded “More snowmen!” “More reindeer!” “More pigs!” Pigs???? I love my daughter ; – )

My two-year old is mooning me!!! This is NOT something that goes on in our house, so how did she know it would be funny?

Me: Katie do you know your middle name? Katie: Mmmm hmmm Me: What is it? Katie: MILK!!!

Sharing a cup of peppermint tea with my little girl.

I love that when Katie begs for peaches it sounds like “pooch! pooch!” Glad I’m not touchy about my weight : – )

Taking a bath because Katie wet MY pants!!!

Me: how much money do you have? Katie: I have three and a hundred, six and a mountain money. Okay?

Now for the slideshow!

My prayer today is to be gifted with thousands and thousands more days to dance around the sun with you, hear your laughter, and bask in your beauty. Happy birthday, my love.

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31 Responses to 1095 Trips Around the Moon

  1. rose says:

    beautiful :) many happy returns from a frosty scotland to Katie on your 3rd birthday. god bless xxx

  2. Heather says:

    Eek! More slideshow difficulties. Hopefully it will be working soon.

  3. Mommypotamus via Facebook says:

    Slideshow is working now ; – )

  4. Our Sentiments says:

    That was a great post, and such a great slide. K2 wanted me to do it again, but I think I am having issues on my end. I love the song, what is it called?

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  6. Tiffany says:

    So wonderful! Thank you for sharing it! It made me tear up and it isn’t even my baby girl. :) And could she look any prettier in purple?!?

    • Heather says:

      Thank you, and I LOVE that photo of her in purple. I captured it the first week Daddypotamus bought me a really good camera and to this day it is my favorite.

  7. Kristine says:

    That was so sweet! Made me cry.

  8. Liz Lowrie says:

    she’s just beautiful, heather!

    • Heather says:

      Thank you, Liz! I’m getting Katie lunch right now but I can’t wait to read your most recent post. I read your tweets and wondered how it worked out.

  9. Morgan Mayes says:

    Thanks a lot, Heather. I’m blubbering like a baby now… And missing my Emma who is at Grammys. This morning she had woken up and was still sleepy. She laid on my pillow and said ‘Hold you, mimaw’… I leaned down and she wrapped her little arms around my neck and pulled me so close.
    I shouldn’t have pulled away to go do something (I think it was pick up Logan)… I wish I could have just laid in those arms until she fell asleep again.

    • Heather says:

      Oh, I love those cuddly moments. They are so rare in my house . . . usually only when Katie is sick. I always feel guilty for enjoying it when her tummy hurts and all she wants is “holding.”

      Katie LOVED watching this slideshow with me. You should make one for Emma! I used Picasa, which is free. :)

  10. Esther says:

    Katie is so precious and beautiful! She is abundantly blessed to have you and Daniel as parents. Happy 3rd birthday, Katie!

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  12. Cynthia Harper Haggerton via Facebook says:

    Remember her birth day like it was yesterday, no way 3 years have FLOWN by!!

  13. t. says:

    Your daughter is gorgeous and so are you! Please note that one revolution around the sun is one year. You have posted that your daughter is 1095 years old!!! Perhaps you could rename it “1095 Sunrises!”?

    Loved your slideshow, btw! :)

  14. Melanie Buck says:

    That was wonderful. I loved seeing all the photos, I had forgotten how small she was, Katie you are growing up.

  15. Kathryn Nordyke says:

    Ok, I am not related to you whatsoever, but that video totally got me all teary-eyed! SOO precious! Love it.

  16. Bridget says:

    I absolutely LOVED this post! Happy birthday to your beautiful 3 year old and happy birthing day to you! May Katie’s next year be full of joy, wonder, and countless blessings!

  17. Genevieve says:

    Um, adorable. So sweet and fun to watch. Happy Birthday Katie!

  18. Angie says:

    I loved that and it made me tear up. She is so beautiful, and she looks like such a happy little girl. My Zoie will be 7 in 3 weeks. Time goes so fast I wish I could slow it down or turn it back to when she was 3. Happy Birthday to Katie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Sara says:

    So sweet. I just started following your blog. This post brought tears to my eyes. I hope I can be as great of a mom as you are :)

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  21. Danielle Smith says:

    What a beautiful post – such a treasure – many happy wishes to your sweet girl on her birthday….

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