My baby girl turned three on the weekend. Three.

I’m still trying to work out how that happened…

Delilah doesn’t look like a three year old. Her diminutive stature and wispy hair makes her look more like an eighteen month old. Maybe as her mother I am biased but she certainly doesn’t look like a three year old to me!

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But three she is. And just to ram that truth home, she is starting at preschool later this week too. I can’t quite believe that either, to be honest!

Delilah is a joy. She is clever, precocious and curious. She is always busy, so, so busy. She is fiercely independent yet highly protective and caring of her big brother and sister.

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Delilah is loving, imaginative and innately entertaining. She makes it very difficult for me not to laugh when I should be giving her the evil eye – even her tantrums usually amuse me!

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Although the attitude is ramping up and she is beginning to really push the boundaries here at home, she remains a sunny and good-natured little girl. We have been truly blessed to have her in our family. I can’t wait to see how she grows and develops and matures.

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To my three year old princess – we love you very much. You have enriched our lives more than we could have ever imagined and we are very lucky to have you in our family. Whatever the future brings, know that you are loved and adored. And remember, you will always be our baby girl.

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Happy birthday Delilah Bear!


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34 Responses

  1. Rhianna says:

    Happy birthday to a beautiful little three year old. I am sure she will just love the start of preschool. Sending lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to you both
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  2. Happy birthday, three is such a complicated age with the pushing boundaries while being so darn cute & loveable ; )
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    • Kirsty says:

      You are so right there Deb – 3 is a very interesting age. But while the desire for independence can be exhausting, the snuggles are so completely worth it!

  3. Too cute – and happy birthday. I have a 4 year old who looks about 2. People always are surpised when they ask. The hair is part of it, and also size…it’s strange isn’t it?
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  4. Kirsty, I just found your blog and will certainly be back! Enjoy the birthday celebrations 🙂

    Our Master 12 has dyslexia and seeing your pages on albinism and autism are inspiring me. One of the greatest struggles for me has been finding information and what supports are out there, so my blog is a great place to offer resources to other Mums.

    And I just might see you at “I must confess”. 🙂
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    • Kirsty says:

      I would love to see you confessing Jenni! And it’s great when you can pass on information to others – I need to write some more posts on albinism in particular, it’s just finding the time! Looking forward to checking out your blog too!

  5. Happy Birthday Delilah!!! My lil man is 2 in 2 weeks and I am not sure I am ready for him to be!!
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  6. BossyMummy says:

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl. Time flies doesn’t it 🙂 3 is such an awesome time

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    • Kirsty says:

      3 is pretty awesome – love the fact that I can still get little cuddles but I can have cute little conversations too!

  7. Kim says:

    She’s so gorgeous – reminds me of my little Poppet at three with the fluffy blond hair and holly hobby cheeks – mine’s now 8 – sob!! It goes so fast and i cherish every moment. Bless.
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    • Kirsty says:

      I know Kim – I have a 9 and 7 year old too and I can still remember their beautiful kissable chubbiness. I am definitely trying to cherish every moment!

  8. Oh Happy Birthday Delilah! It’s quite frightening how quickly our babies grow up! My baby will be one next month and it’s just gone by in a flash!! Hope you all have a lovely family birthday xxx

  9. Me says:

    Happy birthday Delilah !!!
    They all grow up so quickly don’t they – enjoy every minute with her.
    Love, hugs and positive energy !
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  10. Happy Birthday beautiful girl! Three seems so much more grown up than two doesn’t it? Miss Ava will be there in three months time 🙁
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  11. Nawwww, happy birthday to your beautiful baby girl. She will always look like a baby to you, I’m sure! 😉
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  12. Happy Birthday beautiful princess xx
    As much as they adore their birthday’s, each one pulls a little tighter at mummy’s heart strings xx
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    • Kirsty says:

      That it does Josefa. I thought it hit me hard when my eldest turned 9 last month but this one has hit me harder. I guess she will always be my baby 🙂

  13. Awww, so cute Kirsty, I hope you’ve had a great week away! She looks just adorable… And my baby boy, just 18 months seems like he’s 3 – where is the justice in that. xx Em x
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  14. Kathy says:

    Happy Birthday Delilah. I’m a proud Mum to our three year old Little Yang who may one day be casting his eyes on you! Three years old is such a delightful age in a terrible threes kind of way.cheers…kathy
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    • Kirsty says:

      You are so right there Kathy! I’m sure Delilah would love to meet Little Yang one day, she loves meeting new friends!

  15. Happy birthday gorgeous 3 year-old. Preschool is very exciting, enjoy!
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  16. Rita says:

    What a lovely post and beautiful words to your daughter! Happy Birthday Delilah!

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Rita. To be honest no words can ever really express how much I love her – she is one very special little princess!

  17. Happy birthday to your gorgeous girl! They start to seem so big at three. Lovely post.
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    • Kirsty says:

      I didn’t really think her turning three would affect me so much. But then you throw in a move to a big bed and the start of preschool and three takes on a deeper meaning. But she will always be my baby, regardless of her age!

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