Kerigan Kay is three.

See that precious newborn? Nope, not Kolly (although Kolly Dolly is indeed so precious). It's the girl that won over our hearts three short years ago. Sweet Kerigan, three years ago today, you rocked our worlds. The moment I saw your sweet little face, I was hooked. And getting to know your heart over these years, makes me fall deeper in love every day. 

Its been approximately 1,095 + nine months in which we've been inseparable. You are my best little buddy who helps me see the world in such a different light. People say you look like me, but you cannot deny that you have the exact same smile as your daddy...and his sense of humor, personality, light-heartedness, silliness, compassion for others, etc. Maybe that's why you and I are SO compatible-because you are your father's daughter. And your daddy truly makes me a better person by always seeing the good, going with the flow, loving on others first and enjoying the ride just a little bit more...just like you, sweet girl.

three months.

one year.

photo: loree alayne photography
two years.


Our little lady, Kerigan...

  • loves it when mommy gives her a mani/pedi (She usually prefers purple polish)
  • speaking of purple...she's obsessed
  • has not even batted an eye during the transition of becoming a big sister. She loves her Kolly and never acts jealous towards her. She only smothers her with snuggles and kisses. And she only talks to her in the sweetest most sincere soft sweet baby voice
  • looks up to her Briggy but will sometimes push his buttons (poor buddy) But they truly are best friends- which is more evident now since Kolly girl made her debut.
  • she is a social little bug. She loves her peers and prays for them daily. She calls everyone "friend" if she doesn't remember their name :)
  • doesn't do well around adult men unless they are in her immediate family. Unless you're daddy or one of her grandpas...forget about getting near her (once in a while she'll give her uncles some love too)
  • she has an innate nurturing spirit. if anyone gets hurt, she's the first to come to their aid. 
  • Kerigan is our free spirit. tidiness and order annoys her. she loves to sing throughout the day. and its never the same song twice. she just makes them up. she also loves to dance...especially to her "wiggle worship" music
  • she is still a Disney girl and Minnie is her favorite. In fact, Minnie is the only character (at Disney, or even Santa, easter bunny, etc) that she won't scream her head off if she gets within a 10 foot radius.
  • loves to help mommy cook for real and could spend days in her play kitchen prepping her "pretend nummies"
  • loves to snack but hates to eat big meals in one sitting. she doesn't mind eating dinner as long as we give her a while to do it. if I clean up her plate sometime two hours later, she tells me she wasn't done and gets bent out of shape
  • speaking of snacking, the girl loves chocolate just like her brother. she's not a big ice cream  or banana fan (what?!), but is really a healthy eater. she'll choose carrots and hummus over chips any day. but her one weakness: cupcakes.
  • and then speaking of cupcakes, thats one of her many nicknames: (cupcake), pippa, pipsqueak, kerbear, trinket, sissy, sis, lovey...
  • she'll do anything to make us laugh. daddy may have to share the "family jokester" crown with her. they have their own language sometimes.
  • loves baby dolls, princesses, tutus and bows
  • but you're also our little athlete. you love running, riding your bike and turn every ball into a soccer ball.
  • is quite the artist. she loves to color, paint and design on all kinds of media...paper, chalkboards, her brother... ;-)
  • she is just awesome to hang out with. she manages to lift anyone's spirits and will certainly make you smile.
For her birthday she requested Minnie Mouse and pizza. So tonight as we celebrate with family, Minnie Mouse and pizza it is! We love you Kerigan Kay. God blessed us on so many levels when he brought that little bright-eyed, joyful little soul into our lives three years ago. 

Today is your day, my darling girl. Happy Birthday!

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