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I Just Wanna Make the World Dance - Ariel is 3!

By A Happy Mum @A_Happy_Mum
Yay, it's finally here! I've been working on Ariel's video compilation for the last couple of months and with a sigh of relief, I'm happy to say that it's done! Woohoo! Six precious months of growing up compressed into a 16-min video, it's not that easy when you realize just how much has happened, how many places you've been and how fast your little baby has grown.
The girls were so excited to watch the video the moment I finished it and you know what, for that 16 minutes, two of them sat beside each other, and they laughed, they cheered, they sang and they said "Mummy! I remember! We were at this place doing this!" That brought so much warmth to my heart and although this video came pretty late, the fact is they do remember some of the things in the past and they do reminisce and relish the joy in those moments, just like I do.
So, I still believe that it's better to be late than never. And I'm definitely going to keep on doing all these clips for each of my three gems. Just give Mama some more time, okay?

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Dear Ariel,

Happy 3 years old! Gosh, it's been three years already since you came into my life and I still remember the cute, round and chubby little girl that I gave birth to on 22 December 2012. Yes, you! The baby who would cheer up my day with her wide smiles, the baby who brought joy to everyone around her, the baby who was seemingly easy to look after, the baby who stuck to me like a koala, the baby who became an adorable little sister, the baby who is to become an elder sister as she turns three.
Yes, Mummy gave birth to didi just two days before your birthday, you know that? When you came to the hospital to visit us, I was very concerned about how you would feel. Angel jiejie has already been an elder sister for three years so I'm not that anxious, but you, my baby girl, you are going to be the middle child now, how are you going to feel?

So, as best as I could, I tried to ease you into our new environment and I continued to shower you with as much love and care as I could. It was your birthday two days after didi arrived and all of us went to your school to celebrate your special day with your teachers and friends, do you remember that? We brought goodie bags to distribute, you had a cute logcake and even your tiny little brother was there to spend this special moment with you. How awesome, right?

You have been a a great big sister and I was amazed by how you didn't complain about Mummy spending too much time with didi or that I was unable to have one-on-one time with you. In fact, you adore Asher so much and it's plain to see just how much you care for him since Day 1. You look so beautiful and sweet when you sang to him as he laid across your lap, you know that? Even when he was in my tummy, you spoke to, stroked and sang to him every night without fail. That really, really touched my heart and I'm sure didi heard you too, his loving er jie. Having more kids will only bring our family closer, not make us drift apart. Remember that, okay?

You've also been learning a lot of new things, I especially love how you can scoot pretty fast now and even make sharp turns, how you jump into the pool with no fear and swim towards me, how you try to read some of your picture books and can do it 10 times in a row, how you pick up nursery rhymes very quickly, how you like to shake and boogie to every song you hear, how you are a risk-taker and are not afraid to try out new things, how you never suppress your laughter but instead make everybody burst with joy too when they hear it.
I hope you had a splendid time at the Sophia the First party with jiejie, Mummy really wanted it to bring happiness to two of you before I went to deliver didi. I was glad to see that you were rejoicing and enjoyed yourself during the games. Now, it might be harder for me to plan birthday parties for each of you but I'll definitely try my best, okay? 
May you continue to be my happy sunshine and spread joy and love to everyone always. I love you, my dear Ariel baobei.
Love,
Mummy

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