Wednesday, April 3, 2013

And now you are 3!

Ginger turned three earlier this week.  I can't believe how the last three years have flown.  I really can't imagine life without her.

Ginger you delight and frustrate me in equal measure.  Baby girl, you have the most wonderful personality. You regularly thank us for what we do for you, and I never expected that from a three year old.  Just today you said "Thank you Mummy for making my lunch.  It is too yummy!"

You love to dance.  The biggest excitement for you of turning three is the chance to go to ballet.  You can already do plies, gallop, spring point, turn pirouettes, put your arms in fifth and keep your feet in first.  Mummy is pretty excited about you going to ballet too, I have been waiting for this moment since the 20 week scan that showed you were a girl.

And truly, you are such a girl.  You love playing with your baby dolls, particularly baby Beth.  You like fairy wings, wands and pretty dresses.  Your favourite colour is pink.  You also love going to the fabric shop, which is a most welcome development for Mummy, though it must be said that your delight is intensified when we are shopping for fabrics for your dresses and quilts!

And you are so stubborn, which I am sure will serve you well through your life but boy can it be trying getting you to do something you don't want to do. You are also a born organiser both of your peers and the adults in your life! "Come on everyone".  "How about we do X.  That would be a good idea" is probably the most commonly heard statement from you.

You have such poise with your friends and in all social settings.  I don't know where it has come from but I think it is a blessing given the itenerant life we read.

You love to read. You will sit and be read to for hours.  Your favourite stories at the moment are Paddington Bear and some stories from an ancient collection of "Listen with Mother".  You love to take a "big pile" of books to bed at rest time and will happily spend a couple of hours in your bed reading to yourself.

You faith grows ever stronger and this has been one of the things that makes me most proud.  You really love your Jesus stories, as you call the bible and you ask to take it to bed with you every nap time.  Most days you actually take two children's bibles to bed.

You love your brother, and often say to him, in a small echo of Mummy, "Tom Kitten, darling, I love you".

Little girl, thank you for the last three years.  I look forward to seeing what the next year holds for you.

Happy Birthday.

*The dress used fabric from Spotlight, chosen by Ginger. Well, the mermaids were; I coordinated the red spot. The pattern is The Paper Fan Dress by Anna Maria Horner.

The girls loved playing Ring a Rosie at the party.  The wings are just sheer fabric with holes for arms cut out.  My MIL made them and they were quite a hit.


  1. A very happy birthday to Ginger!

    Also, we'll be away from the computer traveling over the next few days, but I hope you all had a lovely and fulfilling Easter as you joined the Catholic Church.

  2. What a girl! She's a treasure and I feel sure she'll be a sweet servant all her life. YOU are an excellent mummy.
    Well done!
    Kids who like to be read to for hours grow up to be the most brilliant conversationalists.

  3. Awww Happy Birthday Ginger...time seems to go so fast at times doesn't it? I just loved reading this sweet very lucky she is to have a Mummy like you! My girls are loving their books at the moment too and just how sweet is she loving her tom kitten!!!
    That dress is gorgeous...I know 2 little girls who would love those mermaids so I might have to have a glance in Spotlight...and add it to my pile of unsewn dresses!!She chose well...I hope it was a special day for you all filled with love xx