Three Years of Amelia

image courtesy of her daddy

Amelia turned three this month.

It’s been a big year for her. She started school, got out of diapers, and discovered the Disney Princesses.

She is a full blown girlie girl, preferring tutus to pants and requesting pedicures on a regular basis. She loves to shop and is responsible for picking out several pieces in her ever growing wardrobe.

(I just cannot say bear to say no when she walks up to me with whatever frilly new thing has caught her eye.)

She can be maddening and wild with a temper too big for her little body. But she is also sweet and loving, revealing a heart much bigger than her temper.

As my baby girl gets older, I realize how much I love watching her grow. Seeing her react to the world around her fascinates me in a way I cannot describe. I am anxious (but not too anxious) to see who she becomes, as her personality reveals itself a little more every day.

I am totally overwhelmed by how much I love being the mother of this little girl.

 

32 Responses to Three Years of Amelia
  1. Runnermom-jen
    April 19, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    She sounds a lot like my littlest girl 🙂
    Awesome picture!

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:23 am

      Thank you. Elijah always seems to be able to capture her best.

  2. Runnermom-jen
    April 19, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    She sounds a lot like my littlest girl 🙂
    Awesome picture!

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:23 am

      Thank you. Elijah always seems to be able to capture her best.

  3. Galit Breen
    April 19, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    Ohmyheart, she is a love, isn’t she?

    (And all of that love? She’s so very lucky to have *you!*)

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:25 am

      She really is! Having a son first, I imagined how wonderful it would be to have a little girl to love.

  4. Galit Breen
    April 19, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    Ohmyheart, she is a love, isn’t she?

    (And all of that love? She’s so very lucky to have *you!*)

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:25 am

      She really is! Having a son first, I imagined how wonderful it would be to have a little girl to love.

  5. Jackie
    April 19, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    That is an incredibly beautiful picture! She is at a great age! I remember when my girls were that age… so much fun… so much pink!

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:26 am

      Thank you! I wish it was a picture I’d taken. 🙂

      And you’re right, there is a whole lot of pink in the house right now!

  6. Jackie
    April 19, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    That is an incredibly beautiful picture! She is at a great age! I remember when my girls were that age… so much fun… so much pink!

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:26 am

      Thank you! I wish it was a picture I’d taken. 🙂

      And you’re right, there is a whole lot of pink in the house right now!

  7. Life As Wife
    April 19, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    Love the shot! It is like its foreshadowing how big her dreams are (with the big open sky!)

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:26 am

      Thank you! I cannot wait to see how she navigates this big world.

  8. Life As Wife
    April 19, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    Love the shot! It is like its foreshadowing how big her dreams are (with the big open sky!)

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:26 am

      Thank you! I cannot wait to see how she navigates this big world.

  9. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 19, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    Happy 3 years, Amelia!! Gorgeous photo, and just the right words, Marina.

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:28 am

      That’s very kind of you to say. I really love the Memories Captured linky, once pick the picture, the words just seem to come together.

  10. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 19, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    Happy 3 years, Amelia!! Gorgeous photo, and just the right words, Marina.

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:28 am

      That’s very kind of you to say. I really love the Memories Captured linky, once pick the picture, the words just seem to come together.

  11. Susan
    April 19, 2012 | 9:18 pm

    she’s gorgeous – and already has excellent taste! happy three’s!

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:29 am

      She is definitely a girl with her own sense of style. Helping her get dressed in the morning is actually a lot of fun!

  12. Susan
    April 19, 2012 | 9:18 pm

    she’s gorgeous – and already has excellent taste! happy three’s!

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 20, 2012 | 8:29 am

      She is definitely a girl with her own sense of style. Helping her get dressed in the morning is actually a lot of fun!

  13. Kathryn
    April 20, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    These three years have flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was holding her for the first time in the hospital. Tell that little honey badger her Aunt Kathy & Uncle Zach love her despite her temper and wild nature.

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 21, 2012 | 4:52 pm

      I think, if anything, you guys would love her BECAUSE OF her temper and wild nature! 🙂 Cannot believe how the time has flown by. I’m so excited for your three year birthday updates!!!

  14. Kathryn
    April 20, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    These three years have flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was holding her for the first time in the hospital. Tell that little honey badger her Aunt Kathy & Uncle Zach love her despite her temper and wild nature.

    • Miss Marina Star
      April 21, 2012 | 4:52 pm

      I think, if anything, you guys would love her BECAUSE OF her temper and wild nature! 🙂 Cannot believe how the time has flown by. I’m so excited for your three year birthday updates!!!

  15. Mama and the City
    April 24, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    Lovely 🙂

  16. Mama and the City
    April 24, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    Lovely 🙂

  17. Bruna
    May 10, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    Amelia is adorable. I love your Memories Captured post. Beautiful.

  18. Bruna
    May 10, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    Amelia is adorable. I love your Memories Captured post. Beautiful.