Her third year.

by Brittany on April 30, 2012

in Love, Parenting

Once upon a time, a beautiful and really rested and youthful looking queen was pregnant with a baby girl. Everyone in the kingdom was super excited, and the queen just glowed with happiness, as she already had two handsome princes who, while totally adorable and sweet, mostly liked playing video games and peeing in the toilet at the same time so they could sword fight and cross streams. The king, while dreamy and a good provider, had very little want or desire to discuss such woman things as spotty periods or Twilight or anal bleaching, which, at the time, was a very popular thing to do.

The queen dreamed of the day she and the princess would read fairytales before bedtime, brush each other’s hair, and spend their days shopping, having lunch, and getting pedicures just like Beyonce and her mom probably do between designing really gaudy and unflattering outfits.

Finally, the day arrived, and with a tiny magical giggle, the queen popped the princess out all shiny and sparkly and lovely, not covered in that ricotta cheese birth stuff, at all.

The kingdom rejoiced, and everyone lived happily ever after.

Oh also, the princess is super demanding, manipulative, and a touch unstable.

We are equal parts in love and absolutely terrified.





But on the upside, I take no greater joy than witnessing a small version of myself march around my house, lighting up the room with one liners and I Love Lucy monologues, picking out all her own clothes (she changes 700 times a day) and melting Andy to a puddle of Axe smelling goo with her big brown eyes.




Gigi, we’ve had you for three years, and we plan to adore you for at least a hundred thousand more.


Happy 3rd birthday.

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

ShadyCatLady April 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

Great, I just melted into a pile of finals week smelling goo. Gigi you are TOO fabulous! happy birthday :)


Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

The way Andy looks at her melts my black heart.


Becky April 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

Happy Birthday pretty girl!! May all your wishes come true~


Pgoodness April 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Happy birthday sweet girl!!!


Danielle April 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Beautiful GiGi!


Cort April 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Three years already? Wow. She’s beautiful – and I’m sure witty and smart – just like her Momma. Happiest of birthdays, Gigi!


LouisianaMeredith April 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Happy Birthday, Gigi!!


Carrie M. April 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Happy Birthday 3rd Gigi!
From 3 year old birthday twin Brynli =)


Joy April 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

little girls do have that effect on their daddy’s don’t they? I know for a fact mine is a total push over for his little blonde hair & blue eyed girl! she is a big daddy’s girl, me however she just likes to push my buttons & pick fights over her clothes, shoes, what she eats or what ever dramatic event she feels like is worth crying over, she is definitely the drama Queen of our house!

Happy Birthday Gigi!!


TDM80 April 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Oh, thank God I don’t have the only daughter that is like this. Because I was beginning to think that mine hated me and had a secret agenda to drive me absolutely crazy over….well, pretty much anything she decides to whine and cry about.
Daddy on the other hand? He’s a frickin’ Knight in Shining Armor, who’ll do anything for his dolly. So thank you! I’m not alone!

And Happy Birthday to Gigi!


Sherry Carr-Smith April 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Happy Happy Birthday!


BreAnn April 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

She looks just like you! Happy Birthday, Gigi! {and a happy belated birthday to you as well!}


Nuala Reilly April 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Happy Birthday to sweet little Gigi. Hang on to these beautiful years.


amy April 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I know you will find this hard to believe-but as Queen to an almost-five-year-old princess, they get EVEN COOLER. Happy Birthday Miss Fabulous!


Johanna April 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Happy Birthday Gigi!


cynthia April 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

ADORBS. I hope I have a little mini-me just like her one day. Happy Bday Lil Miss G!


Maya April 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

She looks just like you in that last photo!!
Happy bday Gigi!
Ps its awesome that you are the same sign!


Jessie April 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

That beautiful little girl looks just like a mini version of her Mommy. :-)
Congrats on surviving! Here’s to 30 more!!


Maggie April 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Pretty little lady! Happy Birthday Gigi!!!


Elaine A. April 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Awww, a beautiful princess who inherited your awesome hair!! Happy Birthday to her!! :D


Laura April 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

She’s beautiful. (and so’s her wall color. and that owl picture is too too cute!)


meleah rebeccah April 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Awwwwwwwwwww! Happy 3rd birthday, Gigi! She’s absolutely precious. And she looks JUST like you!


Beckey April 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

The first post I read from your blog was the one when Gigi was born. So if my math is correct, that means I’ve been reading your blog for the last 3 years!! Faithfully. Which is strange, because I’ve probably done nothing faithfully for three years except attend my weekly anal bleaching appointment and sing annoying songs around the house so that my family wants to stab me a little bit. Consider yourself magical and kinda lucky. Cheers to me, you and Gigi.


Cheryl April 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Happy birthday to Gigi!! She is such a little beauty – she looks just like you Brittany!


Nikki April 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

What a completely awesome little girl!! Happy Birthday Princess!!


Nelly April 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Happy Birthday Princess Gigi!

Oh and I am so never eating ricotta cheese again, thanks.


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AngelLeigh April 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Happy birthday, princess Gigi! &ooh, lookie, new url!


rache April 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

OMG! She looks just like you. :)


rachel May 1, 2012 at 12:48 am

Are you sure she’s yours? I don’t see the resemblance. ;)

Happy birthday Sweet Gigi! xoxo


Heidi May 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

My goodness, she looks exactly like you :) Happy Birthday Gigi!!


Martha May 1, 2012 at 8:43 am

She is absolutely gorgeous — spitting image of her Mama.


Jody Curtis May 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Happy 3rd Birthday little one! Either all 3 year old little girls are very much the same… or our girls were separated at birth. :)


Audra May 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

Mini you! Enjoy your Princess! I have three…there’s always drama and cuteness at any given moment.


Kristin May 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Oh, she’s so lovely! My princess turned eight last week and, though I love to watch her grow and change, part of me wants to strap bricks to her head and all her appendages to make her stop growing and changing. Cuddling with an eight year old is still (sometimes) possible, but it sadly can’t quite compare to cuddling with a three year old. Enjoy every moment – because it goes so quickly! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

P.S. Is it just me, or are the feet on those LaLa Loopsey dolls incredibly creepy?? My daughter has a few and we always make sure they are wearing their shoes ;)


Ness May 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

My dad STILL melts into a pile of goop, and I’m 29 :) Mind you, he often rolls his eyes first these days… Happy birthday Gigi!


JustMe May 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

That is one SWEET outfit. I’d wear it.


leanne May 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

Happy Belated Birthday, Gigi!


Shelby May 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Happy Birthday Gigi!!!!

When my daughter was 3 she would argue with me about her shirts, pants, shoes matching. She would change her clothes so often I would take pics of her in her outfits just in case she went missing cause I would not be able to tell the authorities what she was wearing the moment she went missing! She is 15 now and still matches her clothes with accessories, helps me match my outfits and we shop, get pedicures together. I love watching her turn into a beautiful independent woman with strong opinions but there are days when I get weepy cause she is not 3. Enjoy these years cause they fly by!!!


Desera May 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Happy Birthday GiGi! Hope you had an awesome celebration!


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