Happy Birthday to Princess Portia!

Today our little princess is 3. I am so grateful for this joyful, spirited little girl, even if she knows how to push my buttons. On her special day, I want to share some of my favorite things about Portia.

1. She is one of the most caring, considerate children I know. She always looks out for others.

2. She loves babies and other kids. She's already decided she's ready to take care of our new little baby.


3. She's very independent. That may sometimes be a bad thing, but it's been so nice to have her take the initiative on learning to do everything from potty train to dressing herself. 

4. She has the best hair ever. Though it's sometimes a struggle to get her to let me comb her hair, it's cute and crazy and totally matches her personality.

5. One of my favorite things about Portia is that she decided she couldn't wait three more weeks to join our family. It was a pleasant surprise to have a February baby when my due date was March 20. She couldn't wait to play and hasn't stopped since.

6. Portia's smile and laugh are infectious and every time she flashes that smile, everyone around her smiles.

7. Portia is a talker and has the funniest things to say. My favorite thing right now is to listen in on her phone conversations with her "friends."

8. She is a loyal friend. She refers to her little group of friends as "my girls", which is hilarious, and is so excited whenever she sees anyone she knows. She also has a knack for remembering names (she'll thank me for that someday).

9. She is a great sister. She has so many strengths but always has time to play with her brother. Whenever they are playing together, they have a great time. Portia adores her brother and wants to be everywhere he is.

10. She loves to cuddle. She loves to sit on my lap to watch TV or read books and has to sit as close as possible to whomever she sits with. She makes my day frequently by walking up and throwing her arms around me, kissing me on the cheek, and saying, "I love you, Mom." She usually finishes up with a pat on my cheek.

I am grateful for this amazing little girl and all that I have learned from her already. I'm excited to see what the future brings for this sassy, fun-loving, genuinely happy little girl.
(Last year's birthday)


Sierra said...

My little girl is 3! I love that last picture in her swimsuit. She's so young there! Yet, her facial expressions have stayed the same. Love all of those pictures. Love this girl so much! Happy Birthday, Portia!

Nick and Lexie said...

Happy birthday to my little Portia. We wish we could be there to celebrate with her. I loved all of the pictures. My favorite was her praying before she eats her fake meal in her chef hat and apron.

Anne said...

what a cutie...happy birthday!

winter said...

Happy birthday! Can you believe she is 3?

bonnie said...

so adorable! we miss you guys!

Cami said...

She is a doll - wonder if there's another one of those growing in you? Do you have names picked out?

It was fun to catch up a bit last week. You look so great. I can't go at all in the morn this week - I hate night workouts!

Hopefully we'll see you next week sometime.