This little mini-shoot to commemorate my baby’s third birthday is full of hidden treasures – can you find them? “Raffi” the Giraffe, her daily nap companion at daycare. Her favorite polishes (she’s a nail polish fiend – her current favorite is “Hot Fiend” by Essie). The muslin blanket she was carefully wrapped in every night as an infant, and which she drags around still today. The pink hair bands she wore to tame her wild hair. And of course, her infamous “pink dress” (it was actually purple), the dress that still makes her feel beautiful every time she puts it on. These items may seem innocuous, but to me they mean so much more. They are my tiny reminders of her past, the cornerstones of her present, and the ephemeral hints to her future self.
Today, I wish a Happy 3rd Birthday to my little honey badger. You’re a tough, stubborn, devil-may-care three year old, who loves to dance, build things and, last but not least, play princess. You are loved beyond words by everyone around you, and your father and I couldn’t be more proud of you!
“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream