Letter to Lacey: Thirty Six Months {Three Years!}

Dear Lacey,

Over the past month when people have asked me how old you are I’ve told them two. Not two and 10 months, not almost 3 but two. I’ve been hanging on to you being a baby for as long as I possibly can.

Three? Can you really be three? Wasn’t it just last week that you were a teeny, tiny newborn? Wasn’t it just yesterday that you took your wobbly first steps? Wasn’t it just last night that you were throwing your very first terrible two type tantrum?

You’re a sweet little being. Someone told me over the weekend that you’re a sweet little soul brought to the world to bring joy to others. You definitely do that.

I’m not going to lie, you’re sweet but you’re also hard work. You’re high maintenance. You like to test us, as I guess any two year old does. You’re also seemingly allergic to sleep, waking a few times a night, every night. I wonder if that means you’ll be the perfect teen. They say it works like that.

You love to dance most of all. Each night we put on music and you dance around, using a box as your podium. The way you dance makes me smile inside out. You wiggle your little bottom, you kick your legs out and you get your whole body moving. You’re a little groover Lacey.

You’re my little shadow, my heart races when I can’t see you, but you’re usually just hiding behind my dress. You’re never far from me. You’re always near.

Three years I gave birth to you, and you made me a Mama. Forever changed. To have my heart walk outside my body, is to have you in my life. Forever richer. Bigger smiles, bigger tears.

You are my first thought in the morning, and my last at night. You are the light in my life.

Happy Birthday baby girl. I can’t believe that you’re three. Today you’ll blow three candles on your cake, and it will be so. I’ll be a Mama of a three year old. xx

Love Mama. xx
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11526632640608597064 Jane

    I think I've said this before, but she is going to treasure these letters SO MUCH when she's older. It's such a great way of keeping track of how she changes and grows, and I can't believe I've been reading these letters since she was basically a baby. She ain't a baby anymore! Happy birthday gorgeous girl xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09202739244109580892 weissbunt

    Happy Birthday sweet Lacey. I'm sure mommy is making this a very special day for you to remember when you are grown :-). Have a wonderful day little lady xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16245856446134052411 Jessica (Fruit Loop)

    Aww, Happy Birthday Lacey! Hasn't that three years just flown by? I hope you all have a lovely day. xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

    Happy Birthday Lacey! And congrats on making it through 3 years – it's a tribute to YOU Mama! Enjoy today x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02634987114195614214 Kristy

    Have so much fun! Three year olds really know how to party!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00201349928544548688 Louise

    Happy Birthday Lacey! And congrats, Telle…three years of mamahood is a big achievement.

    xxLou

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17751001700549851045 LionessLady

    Happy Birthday Miss Lacey. Have a magical day with your mumma!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09583940455920694670 Chelle, Nick and Raya

    Happy Birthday Lacey. I hope you have a day just as magical as you are. Well done Telle on raising such a beautiful little sprite

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15647712827499564799 Melinda Stella

    Oh my gosh, this made me get all teary!
    Happy 3rd Birthday Lacey :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07126062316878060654 Megan aka I am Slimming

    3 already? Sure does fly doesn't it.

    Happy Birthday Miss Lacey. ♥♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556432714220385619 Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    Happy Birthday little Lacey! And what an amazing Mama you have. Such a beautiful letter. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03711195223462119984 Naomi

    Happy Birthday to your sweet cherub. Three years is a delightful age. I am sure she will cherish these heartfelt words just for her when she is older and I am so loving the curls in her hair. Congrats to YOU too for making it to three years. You deserve a pat on the back as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15239611689451264930 Josephine

    Happy birthday Lacey! (And to you, Chantelle, in a way, it's yours too ;-)

    When my son was born, and fretted about how high maintenance I thought he was, someone told me that it's the high maintenance children that are often the most intelligent! I took that and run with it ;-)

    Have a great day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16557949399382919206 Lulu froufrou

    Happy happy birthday sweet little Lacey – its been so much fun reading as you grow. Big Love to mumma for making it this far xx Year 3 is so much fun so far my favourite!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17428403547798565896 My Name is Dorothy and I live in Oz

    That's beautiful, Chantelle…. Happy Birthday, Lacey!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12932508388869573748 Megan Blandford

    Happy birthday, beautiful Lacey! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06708412469263850143 Mel

    Wow, what a lovely letter to Lacey, something she'll treasure forever. What a sweet little angel, the phoots are priceless.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15523709284033789823 Jessi

    have loved reading all the letters, but this one especially as she is such her own little person now… 3 is still a baby tho (or so I like to tell myself).

    I love the photo of her reading upside down. it is my favorite!

    x HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS L x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02995825126728558202 Mel

    I too love reading these letters – and I know that Lacey will when she's older as well.

    Love these photos of her too – she is such a little girl now.

    Happy 3rd Birthday Lacey!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10099875745851363649 thatgirlblogs

    your blog and photos are so beautiful… all the muted and old fashioned colors.

    happy birthday to your beautiful, almost 3 year old…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17396378364156813235 Toushka Lee

    Happy 3 Year Mamaversary Chantelle.
    And Happy Birthday Lacey.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14759336965970856540 Littlemissairgap

    :-))) I love how Lacey is reading the book upside down. Alison Lester's illustrations are beautiful any way you look at them. Happy Birthday, now 3 year old, Lacey.
    p.s. My Big Girl turned 9 on Sunday & I'm having a bit of a problem with that … she's now half way to being an adult.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06787886183163179543 Michelle

    Happy Birthday to little Lacey, no matter how old she is she'll always be your little girl ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09023871280943980039 Britt @ absolute alaia

    Happy Birthday gorgeous girl xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11894384858566782943 Sammie

    That is beautiful. You bought a tear to my eye.
    I always enjoy your letters to Lacey.
    Gee, I love the name Lacey.
    Don't they grow up so quickly.
    Happy Birthday Little Lacey.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13774961689281373749 Tai Tai

    That was beautiful!!! She is such a peach reading that book upside down! Happy birthday to that little bundle of joy. Hope you both have an amazing day xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    Happy day, Lacey. It's a pleasure watching you grow. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00666862774865167028 Victoria

    HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY LACEY.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00044812604091459779 Julie

    Happy 3rd Birthday Lacey!! Hope you have lots of fun and enjoy eating your birthday cake! ;-)

  • http://thehappyhomeblog.com belinda

    happy happy birthday sweet little lacey! you know, I sometimes can't wait until mine are teenagers and suddenly love their sleep-ins and I can go in and wake THEM up at horrible times of the morning. looking forward a little revenge!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03561266515285496893 lisa

    oh that made my eyes go shiney…..i feel the same about my little man he will me 3 on the 23rd april and it's gone so so fast……
    a big happy happy birthday to little lacey mae, love the photos of her reading cute girl xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10992540563706358499 Danielle

    Happy birthday beautiful girl xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11633584912858403481 Jordan

    Happy birthday Lacey! That post was far too cute :)!