It happened - right before my very eyes - my little Lucia turned 3 YEARS OLD. Gasp!!!
The passage of time with her is so bittersweet - it's hard to even really put into words. I try to stay as mindful as possible to be in the moment whenever I'm with her...sometimes easier said than done.
She's turning into quite the little lady. Really wanting to be independent. She's quite a force, which is a good thing, but can be challenging at times....but as challenging as this age can be, I'm really enjoying it.
She celebrated her birthday at a big bouncy house type place - kind of like Chuck E Cheese on steroids ;) and then an "after party" of sorts here back at our house for family and present opening. It was really fun to watch her in her element with all of her little friends...and kind of funny to see her processing that her worlds were colliding - school friends, neighbor friends, cousins - but she managed it well!
In related news, we are making over her room to more of a big girl room, since she was still in her original nursery from when she was a baby. We ended up switching what was our office/guest room and her old room, so that she can have the bigger of the two rooms. We've painted in her new room and added wainscoting, and let's just say, it's been a LOT of work - but will all be worth it, and I know she's going to really like it. We're just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this project, as we are getting out of (as my dad accurately calls it) "the horror phase" :)
I'm continually in awe of just how amazing it is that this little girl is here, and that Bruno and I get to raise her. It's a true gift that I do not take for granted. Ever.
Marco - I know you must get a kick out of watching your little sister turn into a big/little girl. She has a fire in her and a spirit that is so full of life. Keep shining that bright light and love of yours down on her and us as we parent her. We love you.
Happy birthday, Lucia!! She's such a beautiful little, ahem, I mean, big girl. Her spunky personality shines through in all these pictures. I'm so glad she had a good birthday and so excited for her to get a big girl room.
I can only imagine how bittersweet it is to watch Marco's little sister get another year older each year while he stays an infant. But I know he's loving you all, watching his sister be her silly, amazing self and watching you love her, knowing how much you love him too.
So much love,
Happy Birthday sweet Lucia! I have loved watching her grow through SHARE!
I know as we watch our living children grow those bittersweet moments can take over! Many hugs to you!
I was thinking about Lucia on her day as our kiddos do share the same birthday:) It looks like she had a ton of fun at the bounce place! I can't believe that she's 3 already! She will absolutely love her new big girl digs. Love the pic with the shades:)
Awww....I remember that tiny little bundle making her appearance into the world and now she's 3!!! She's so beautiful, and I'm jealous of the curls! Bless you as you continue a redecorating project. It always seems like a great idea until you're halfway through. (Or it does for me!)
What gorgeous pictures!!!! Happy birthday, Lucia!!!
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