Three years ago this week, Charlotte popped into our lives. She was the mellow baby I had hoped for, nursing like a champ and sleeping beautifully early on.
Since then, she has grown into a little lady with a talent for comedy, a love of bananas and strong ideas about fashion. (And, sadly, into a child who will not go to sleep without a parent rubbing her back for an hour.) Charlotte loves watching TV, playing dress-up with her big sister and going as high as possible on the swings. She can play Rock Band with the family and knows her way around an iPhone already.
She has taught us about love, kindness and patience and has given us so much laughter. We’re so blessed to have this delightful girl in our lives every day and we can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for her as she continues to grow and learn.
Happy birthday, Charlotte Betty Noodle!
Here’s a look at the last year: