Today is Brinley's 3rd birthday. We are so lucky to have her in our family. Since I can remember, she has had this spunk to her that will make us crack up laughing even in the worst of moments. She is quick to give "love loves" to her parents and sisters, and whoever else may ask for them! She has a fiery little temper, but it leaves her as quick as it comes, and she will be saying sorry and giving a hug with a very dramatic look on her face soon after. She can cry hysterically and laugh hysterically in the same 30 seconds.
Our family would not be the same without her. She brings so much laughter to our family dynamic.

She is a loving sister and will play with just about anyone or anything. I have found her playing with two toothpicks, having a conversation together. If we had no toys, she would find a way to play dolls. It might be with forks, or pens, pretty much anything that will stand upright. She is brutally honest, as most 3 year olds are, and will say things like "she just doesn't like you" to someone who is holding Mylee while she is fussing. (Luckily it was said to someone very close who didn't give a hoot!)

Brinley's smile, a part of her that will warm my heart every single time I see it. Since she was a baby we have said that she smiles with her entire face and it absolutely lights up a room. There is not an inch of her face that doesn't participate in her smile. And on top of that, she is an easy smile. If I say "we are going to eat toast!" in my most excited voice, she will smile like I just told her we are going to Disneyland, bringing her little fists to her cheeks to make it even cuter.


I don't know how to describe how animated she is unless I put a camera on us 24 hours a day. Her expressions are indescribable. She is so full of life and we are so very blessed to be the ones to raise her. As with each of our children, we would be empty without her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BRIN BRIN!

9 comments:

Auntie Lori said...

Happy Birthday Brinley!! Love and Huggss from Maryland!! Uncle Rob, Aunt Lori, Cory, Stephanie, Heather and Kallie....

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday to Brinley! We love you lots and lots!

Josh and Kandice said...

Happy Birthday Brinley! You are such a special girl, we hope you have the best birthday!

Dennis said...

Happy B-day Sweetheart!!! I love you soooooooooooooooooooooo much I can't even put it into words!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to Brinley! We all love you and love having you in our family!

Ali said...

Happy Birthday Brinley! We hope you have a lovely day. We will say a birthday wish for you as Kyle blows out his candles tonight (he turns 12, yikes!).

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!It's Brinley's 3rd Birthday,,you party like the princess that you are little girl ;) much love & hugs xoxoxoxoxox
A Nancy

lbwillow said...

Dear Brinley,

Happy Birthday! I have been thinking about you all month. The nursery records said your birthday was August 6, so then and last Sunday I was anticipating a Happy Birthday-being early again. Now here is your birthday and I am without a car. I tried to call to tell you Happy Birthday, but you must be out celebrating! I hope so. One way or another, I hope to come and see you tomorrow. You are such a special girl. We are privileged to have you in the nursery!I love you! Lori

Marianne... said...

Happy Birthday Brinley!!!!! I hope you had a fantastic day.