philippa's third birthday

Happy Third Birthday, Phillipa Florence! It's been a crazy year of changes for you. Shortly after turning 2 you moved from Minnesota to Florida and got a baby brother! You started school for the first time, moved to a big girl bed, got potty trained, and moved to yet another house. You handled it all so well, like I knew you would. Sure, there were tantrums and tears, but we knew we'd figure it out together. You always keep us laughing with your big words, jokes, silly songs, and funny faces.

 I can't believe how strong and independent you're becoming! I see so much of your dad in you - in your sense of humor, and in how sociable you are. You make friends with anyone and everyone wherever you go. I pray you keep your adventurous spirit and zest for life as you grow older. It's what makes you Pippa! Keep letting that light shine! Happy birthday, and here's to another year or growth, change, fun, and laughter. Love you!

And now, here's a glimpse into Pippa's third birthday celebration:

Philippa Florence

you have traveled to:

Wisconsin

Minnesota

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Tennessee

Georgia

North Carolina

South Carolina

South Dakota

Florida

England

France

Iceland (a layover...but still)

Mexico

you have lived in 5 apartments/houses

in Minnesota and Florida

you're awesome because you:

can count in English and Spanish

can say the Lord's Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and your bedtime prayers

love to put on shows and performances for us

beg for the windows down when we drive

love to read and be read to

are an amazing big sister to Teddy

sing Jesus Loves Me in English and Spanish

play your Little People by yourself for hours

love brushing your teeth 

with the Disney Magic Timer app

are excited to learn and use Spanish words

use words like "enormous" and "unsanitary"

are Mommy's helper and Daddy's little girl

love to eat green peppers, any type of fruit, and salad

smother your Pablo with hugs, kisses, and snuggles - whether he wants it or not

pet any dog you come in contact with

know how to bargain for more cookies, chocolate chips, and Lucky Charms

handled 5 huge life changes like a champ (new brother, new house, new state, big girl bed, potty training)

favorite foods:

cheese, any kind of berries, green peppers, salad with croutons, pasta, cookies, cereal, shakes (batidos)

favorite songs:

Jesus Loves Me / Cristo Me Ama

Let It Go (Frozen)

Cheerleader (Omi)

I'll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan)

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Songs

favorite shows/movies:

Little Einsteins

Dora the Explorer

Mickey Mouse Club House

Daniel Tiger

I posted this interview on my Facebook page, but here is an interview with Pippa about her favorite things. I  plan to do this with her each year to see how she grows and changes: