As birthday traditions go, we get out the birthday wreath and the birthday banner the night before to greet the birthday person in the morning. So we went to the party box in the basement last night, and Heidi decided wearing the birthday wreath was the best way to carry it up the stairs.

Happy Birthday, Heidi-bear! I can't believe you are three today! Your birth and intensive care stay as a newborn taught me then, and your current adventures continue to teach me. You make me a better mama as I learn how to parent you and love you with the truth of the gospel as you grow. Your passion and enthusiasm is contagious, and I will forever love your beautiful dimples and smile. I love you, Heidi!