Terrifying Threes Coming to an End

As hard as it is for me to believe, my daughter Ginny turns 4 on Tuesday. I can’t be more thrilled. I expect her to wake up that morning and no longer act like a threenager! You hear about the terrible twos, but trust me when I say they don’t compare to the terrifying threes….the threenager year. 

While I love my little girl oodles and enjoyed watching her grow up this past year, I’m done with three. Well, at least until Grace turns three in November. At least I’ll have a brief reprieve. 

Terrifying Threes Coming to an EndAt the same time, I find it hard to imagine that my little girl will be four. How did that happen so quickly? It just seems like yesterday that I was anxious for my first baby to be born, unsure if it would be a boy or girl (although my instincts told me girl). Now, here I am ready to celebrate her fourth birthday.

Tomorrow we plan to take Ginny out for a birthday dinner, a day early because Chris has to work odd hours on her big day. We asked where she wants to eat and she didn’t hesitate. Pizza Hut, her favorite! I’m sure we’ll have to order her some pepperoni pizza, too. She loves pepperoni.

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My baby girl on her birthday.

Then, on Saturday, Ginny will have her first real birthday party with friends. It was supposed to be yesterday. However, a bout of the stomach flu ran through our home attacking each family member save two, Chris and Daisy Mae, our dog. We postponed the party and are hopeful that someone, anyone shows up.  

You’ll find my blogging recap of the week after all these fab photos of the birthday girl…

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Ginny’s first year!
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18 months old and hanging out with her aunt.
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Our 2 year old!
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Our little 3-year-old!
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Just a couple of weeks ago. I think I’ve seen this pose before!

My Writing Around the Web: 

I was sick a good part of the week and didn’t write much of anything on this blog, but a few other people published stuff I’ve written.

Little Girls Don’t Wear Red: AKA Why I Hate Shopping Over on What the Flicka! I’m talking about the frustration of shopping for girls.

Hot Bacon & Chicken Salad My delicious salad that is also a perfect way for using up Easter eggs featured on Midlife Boulevard.

7 Things No One Told You About Having Kids This post was featured on HuffPo Parents! It’s a humorous look at things you may or may not know.

Most Likely to Get Married and Move to Illinois So, once upon I won this award and it came true!

What’s in My Freezer? I let you take a peek inside my freezer. 

I’m Done After a rough pregnancy, I’m clear on one thing. No more babies after baby #3.

Not-to-Miss Articles from Around the Web

Since I’ve been ill, I didn’t get much reading done. However, I do have a couple of posts I feel I must share as they really grabbed me. 

I Have a 15-Year-Old The perspective of the other side of adoption from my blogging friend Kim! I knew she was a bad ass, but didn’t realize how far she had come and the sacrifice she made for her daughter.

The #1 Thing Moms are Not Doing That They Should Debbie reminds us all that moms need to be part of the memories our children hold of us (and we hold of them) through pictures! 


About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.



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