Saturday, December 18, 2010

3 Years Old

Neely turned 3 this month and I can hardly believe it.  It seems like yesterday that we brought home that tiny, screaming baby.  The one that wouldn't eat, wouldn't sleep, wouldn't play.  Only cry.

I am so thankful that she has become a sweet, funny, talkative toddler.  It seems like I always say that this is my favorite age, but it really is.  She talks from the moment she wakes up until the moment she goes to bed.  She doesn't take naps.  She is too sassy for words and wears her mother out.  She loves her friends more than anything and each night in her prayers she says each one individually.  She loves school and her teacher.  She loves her church.  She loves her family.  She loves sweets. 

I wish I could just bottle her up and keep her just like this.  I wouldn't change a thing and I know we couldn't imagine our life without her.

I thought I'd share a few of the pictures from her 3-year photo shoot.  I was so happy with them and I think they totally reflect her personality.

 This is my favorite.  I think I am going to get a big one made to go in her room.
This is her fake smile. 
 I love this one, too.
And her Christmas picture...
And her everyday picture.  I always like to get at least one picture of her in her everyday clothes to remind me what she was really like at each age.

I can't wait to see how she changes this year!


Kelly said...

I love Neely!!! She is the sweetest!!!!!

The Speight Family said...

I love this post! We are so honored that we have gotten to know all of you these last few years. Neely is such a sweet and precious little girl. Emerson talks about her everyday!

Maryellen said...

She is precious. I just love her red hair. So rare and so pretty.

Tracy said...

I love these pictures of her! She is so adorable. Glad you are back blogging!

Erin said...

She is such a sweet girl! I love the pictures. The first one is my favorite!!

Lauren said...

She is just too PRECIOUS for words!!!!!