Saturday, October 10, 2009

She is three

She...is THREE! It seems like we've had her forever, though. And I mean that in a good way. In a "you-are-so-woven-into-the-fabric-of-my-very-being-I-can't-imagine-life-without-you" way.
Sadie is such a sweet, sweet girl. Rarely is she a handful, but rather a helping hand. Smart and curious, focused and thoughtful, filled with life. Lately, she's into making funny faces.She's also into "treasures." Treasures = anything shiny, small, and capable of fitting into a box that she can tote around and, to anyone who listens, proudly display her bobbles and trinkets. We took her to "the birthday store" (as she refers to it since its the toy store we frequent for friend's and family's birthday gifts) to pick out her present. Sadie, you see, rather help make the cake or pick out the present rather than simply eat the cake or rip into the paper wrapped gift. Here she is showing me a "treasure" (ring) she picked up in the toy store.

I love this store! They are so kid friendly and encourage the kids to play with the toys and explore the store. Jack found this awesome shopping cart. Its built EXACTLY like the buggies you'd find in a real grocery store...heavy metal, sturdy, swiveling front wheels.

Here's another Funny Face!
Sadie picked out a microphone the other day for her cousin Addison's birthday (which she shares with Sadie). She couldn't stop talking about it so guess what one of her gifts was...
They have a great train set up for the kids to play with at the store. Sadie L.O.V.E.S trains. Too bad a train set is super expensive. One day Sadie, one day.
Jammie, KK, and Kyle sent Sadie a package today. She was so excited to open it by herself and even frowned a little when I had to cut the taped box with a steak knife. I had to be super careful not to knick her anxious little fingers that kept creeping their way back to the box as I worked at opening it. Inside, there were all sorts of "treasures!" Bowls, place mats, a cell phone, color sticks, CDs, and oodles of cute clothes.
I'd say it was a pretty happy birthday for our little Sadie bug. I tried to celebrate her in every moment today...give a little here, give a little there, let a few things slide (like ice cream before dinner and staying up past bedtime). I'm so proud of her. And look forward to watching and helping her grow into a 4 year old.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Awww Sadie has gotten so big. I miss her sweet little spirit over here :) Btw her hair is soooo perfect for her. You know how I LOVE short hair. Her expressions are priceless. Man brings the simplicities back to life. Love it!

Lexi said...

Ok, first things first...

I'm sorry about your ears and Jack's! Ear pain is horrible and miserable. I hope you guys feel better soon! Hopefully the tubes will be just the thing to make them feel better.

And oh Sadie! She is precious! I don't think I've ever seen her with anything in her hair before- it looks adorable like that! And aren't small treasures the best? They fit in your pocket, in the palm of your hand, in the bottom of your drawer or tucked in the back of your journel. Love them!

Happy birthday Sadie bug!

Tell your Mama that I want to talk to her on Skype soon! :-0

P.S. I haven't forgotten about that cute little man, Jack. I love the shopping cart pics! Peyton always wants to push the cart around too! Such little gentlemen!

Forester Family said...

Aw!! Happy Birthday Sadie!! She looked adorable with her darling flower. We would love to see the Rawsons (Nena and Brent) this weekend. Let me know what your plans are so we can make some time to get together. Patsy

TheMarets said...

Happy Birthday Sadie.

Your babies are adorable!!!

Emily said...

Oh my! Happy Birthday, sweet Sadiebug! Birthdays are so bittersweet for me- naturally you want them to grow healthy, taller, bigger, all that good stuff, but I just don't want to ever let go. I am so glad her birthday was special- Lance will be excited to give her our little gift we got her. :) Maybe this week...

Jessica said...

Oh, happy birthday little girlie...you are so cute and have such a wonderful mommy who LOVES you! C...congrats on being such a lovely mother.

Michael's Library said...

Wow, they're really growing up. How have you guys been? I hope all is well. Keep up the good work with the children. Best wishes.

-Michael

Lexi said...

7:30 or 8:00 when the kids are in bed! What about you? Troy is in Baton Rouge tomorrow night and Wednesday and I'm all by my lonesome (not really, I have two little faces to keep me company). Let me know if you want to chat!

A new lap top! Whhooo! That's fun!

Lisa said...

I can't believe how they have grown! When ya' comin' back home? Although, you probably haven't checked out all that you need to discover ova' there yet.

Holly said...

Sadie looks so cute with her hair like that. I'm glad she had a good birthday. She is such a sweet girl!