I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


Happy 3rd Birthday Jordan!

The birthday celebrating didn't end when we left Disney World (which by the way - left a balloon and a card signed by all of the major Disney characters in our hotel room the night before we left). We drove 10 hours to Knoxville to visit my bestest friend in the whole wide world who lives there. Shockingly - we hadn't see her in person in a VERY VERY long time. Even more shocking, she hadn't met Jordan in person yet! But that didn't stop my dear friend Tisha from decorating and buying presents for both kids. It was so freaking sweet.

Jordan hadn't removed the pink hair yet - so we continued to celebrate Miss Princess on her official third birthday. It was the 100 day celebration! (Or 3 day... who's counting?)

It's amazing to think how far we've come in three years. My little gorgeous baby is a now firecracker three-year-old full of energy that far surpasses her tiny frame. Jordan is a handful in so many ways. What she's done in the last year just amazes me. She tolerated an arm that never fit or worked properly... And now she has an arm that is really offering her some ways to balance, play and learn. She didn't wear it much during our vacation, but she's already back on track since we returned home. She started dance class, learned how to go potty on her own and is FIERCELY independent when it comes to doing things for herself. I actually sat and waited for her to put on thick tights on her own this morning. It took her 10 minutes, but darn it - she put them on! Jordan's love of pretending to be a princess, chef, mommy, super hero and many other things blossomed in the last year. You never know when she's going to pretend to be a mommy or a ballerina or a little baby that needs cuddles. She got really good at egging her brother on - They will start fighting the MOMENT you leave the room. But more often than not, she will run over and give Cameron a hug or try as hard as she can to keep up with him. I'm so proud to be her mommy. I'll admit, she keeps getting cuter and she can melt me from time to time and that lets her get away with stuff. At the same time, she's very respectful and worries about others. She's mindful and aware of emotions and needs. I can only imagine the amazing adventures we will have in her fourth year of life!

Happy birthday Boo!!

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