My beautiful baby girl, Sydney Jo:
Today you are three years old. I can hardly believe it.
My gorgeous girl, where does the time go?
This year has been a rough one for us, in finding out that your heart is sick like Madi's was. You are such a trooper, though, and nothing is holding you back at all. I pray every day that your heart function will improve and that you can continue to live as normal a life as possible.
You are making such leaps and bounds with your vocab! All your hard work with your teachers is really paying off, and I couldn't be more proud. We will show everyone yet that us Rippy girls are fighters.
It's been so busy in our lives lately-you got to see Sesame Street Live again this winter, which you loved. We were also fortunate enough to get to take you and your sister to see "The Lorax" in the movie theater a couple weeks ago. It was both of you girls' first time at the theater, and we all had a blast. Hopefully that's something that we can continue to do, as well as other events through HopeKids.
The weather has been beautiful here as of late-we even had a week of 80 degree temps in March! You, Madi, and Mama have been having a great time outside. You still love to dig in dirt and get messy every chance you get. You also love to take walks and point out birds and puppies along the way. On days that it's icky outside you like to watch "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" or the movie "Tangled."
Sydney, you have blessed my life in more ways than you can ever imagine. I hope you know how wonderful and special you are to me. No matter how old you get, you will always be my baby.