Growing up

Jovi,

You are growing up so fast. You are beautiful, funny, and so much fun to be around. As you continue to grow up, there are few things I want you to remember:

Be you. You don’t have to be a leader but be YOU. Stay true to who you are and what you believe in.

Laugh. A lot. Life gets serious, but don’t let it get to you. Find the humor in life. Laugh until you cry. 

Love with all you have. Love people, love yourself. Love your sister, love your parents. 

Be kind. Be kind to everyone. You don’t have to like everyone, but be kind. 

Dream big. And then follow those dreams. You can do it. If you want to be a doctor, play soccer, and be the girl who rides horses do it. Do it big, girl.

Save money. Buy things that make you happy, but save money too. You never know when you’ll need it.

People will be mean to you at some point, but pick yourself up and get over it. They may make fun of your clothes, your hair, or anything they can. Just realize they are insecure and being mean to you is how they cope. Just smile and walk away. That says way more about you than any amount of words.

Find your passion. If you’re in a job, relationship, or hobby you aren’t passionate about, leave it. Pursue your passions.

Call your parents. We love you. We will annoy you. We will embarrass you. You will think we don’t understand, but we do. And we always will.

Eat cake. Maybe not the entire cake, but enjoy it. 

Live, laugh, love. 

We love you, sweet girl.

Love,

Mom

Goodbye 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to reflect on the happenings of the year.

Dad got a job in Hilton Head  

We tried to sell the house

Dad worked in Hilton Head through the summer 

You went to horse camp

You turned 3

We went to Dollywood a ton

You started performing arts preschool

You played tball

You started horse lessons 

You became a big sister

You loved Santa and got a sandbox and a whistle 

You started sleeping in a big girl bed

I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer!

Love you sweet girl.

Christmas!

Oh girl, the Christmas magic was alive in you this year. You visited santa twice, we rode the Polar Express to the North Pole, and made reindeer food. 

You asked santa for a pink whistle, a big sandbox, and a racetrack and a bunch of cars. Santa came through with all your requests and more!

“Santa came! Santa came!”

Oh man, no snow. 

Your 3rd year

Blog posts have become more widespread and I am so sorry for that. 

In a few short weeks, you will become a big sister. You’ll no longer be the only kiddo, but I know you will adjust just fine. You are so excited about being a big sister and I cannot wait to see you in that role. By having a sister, you’ll always have a friend. You’ll have a partner in crime and someone to fight with. You love babies and talk about how you’re going to help.

You’ve been doing riding lessons since you attended a Ponies Camp in June. You have had 2 horse shows and you have gotten a pink ribbon and a blue ribbon. You talk about your competitions non stop. Seeing you ride is so fun and exciting. You can tell how much you love it. It’s your happy place!

You started “preschool” this month. You are doing 2 days a week at the dance school. The first day of school, you turned to me and said, “bye momma. I not need you.” I’m so proud of how big you are. The confidence you have is fascinating. 

You started sleeping in your big girl bed last week. You had a few rough nights, but overall you are doing great!

I love you, sweet pea.

M.

You are THREE!

Happy Belated birthday sweet girl! We had a big day on your birthday–you flew in 2 airplanes!

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We traveled to Charleston, SC and daddy picked us up at the airport.

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You did a great job flying!

You had a Dora the Explorer themed birthday party a few weeks ago. We had a blast!

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I’m so proud of the sweet, spunky, funny girl you’ve become. You make life so much fun. You love horses, Sammy is your favorite. You love pizza, lemonade vitamin water, and Lilo and Stitch.

I can’t wait to watch you become a big sister in a few months! You are already SO excited! You tickle the baby through mommy’s belly, and you hug it and talk to it. It’s so sweet!

I love you, sweet pea.

Jovi-isms

RoRo: dog
Poot: poop
Zipzip:to cut her play doh
Zizzy: Izzy
Nummy nummy: gummies or anything sugary
Guppy: ketchup
Fench fwries: French fries

“Pete ate my POOT.”
“Sit here me, mom.”
“Let go me daddy.”
“I you too, mommy daddy.” (I love you too)
“Can’t catch me!”
“I need to eat.”
“I could eat.”
“You went pee pee ma!”
“I go home.”
“You seep good ma? I swept good”
“Meeeeeee!?”
“I help you ma.”
“Hide me!”
“Pete is daddys. Zizzy is mommys. Barbies mine.”
“I need two nummy nummies.”
“I go fast!”
“Jump! Jump high me mommy.”
“Help meee.”
“Home!”
“Guppy guppy.”
2017 update:

Pick a RoRo out

Hatch an egg  (cracking eggs to bake)