Three going on Sass

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Today, my little girl turns 3.

my little girl is three

It feels very surreal that just three short years ago, I announced her birth on this blog. But once I think about it, it’s very real and she’s definitely three going on Sass. I love my little Duchess and all of the life in her. She’s loud, silly, amazing and mine.

As we see her turn another year older, I tend to wonder of where all of her traits come from. The older she gets, the more I see that she’s the farthest thing from me. She has no problem standing up for herself, and will take on the role of leader with such exuberance. She enjoys throwing monkey wrenches into routine, especially since she knows that her brother is such a stickler for it. Yes, we’ve reached that stage of little sister-dom and she’s doing quite well with her new power.

my girl is three

She’s all that I wanted in a daughter. Strong yet dainty, intelligent and charismatic, a daily reminder that life can be overly bright and brilliant. It all comes from this little person that you’ve only known for so long. It’s a real blessing to have your first born be just like you, and your next born be the you you’ve always dreamed you could be.

Each day she shows me something new, and pushes me out of my comfort zone. She talks to strangers (and makes them have conversations with her), she sings loudly in public, and gives the biggest toddler hugs you can ever imagine. She says “I love you” many times a day, out loud.

making summer memories

She’s a goofball. She’s dramatic. She spins in circles just to get dizzy and fall. She’s everyone’s protector, even her big brother. She’s an uber fashionista and loves to view, create, find and appreciate beautiful things. She brazen. She’s bold. She’s the female version of her Father in more ways than one.

my girl is three

As I leave my little girl today to head off to BlogHer in Chicago, I can’t help but miss her already. Although I have to go on her big day, I know the biggest gift I can give her is to bring her light with me. Smile wide. Talk to strangers. Live the lessons she’s taught me for the past 3 years.

my girl is three

Happy Birthday baby girl. Keep spinning and laughing. Mama loves you.

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 7.24.13
    Sara said:

    Awe Happy birthday sweet girl! I remember you announcing that you were pregnant with her in super purple people fashion!! there was like 3 of y’all pregnant at the same time!! It was like in the webby chat waters or something!!!

  2. 7.24.13

    Happy Birthday to your little one! She’s adorable! My daughter is just like that. She is more of what I wish I could be. She is brilliant and strong, and not afraid to speak her mind. I love it!

  3. 7.24.13
    Susan said:

    aww they grow up so fast don’t they?

  4. 7.24.13

    Love the photos such good ones. That one by the blue door is my favorite so pretty.

  5. 7.24.13
    Kristyn said:

    what a cutie! my daughter is 5 and full of sass now

  6. 7.24.13
    LisaLisa said:

    Awe, she is sooo Beautiful. Happy Birthday to her and May God Bless her with many many more!

  7. 7.24.13
    Tazim said:

    SO sweet. Happy birthday to your dear girl. And have a great time in Chicago!

  8. 10.16.13
    Mel said:

    It’s so weird to be happy and sad all at the same time as they grow so fast.