The other night Marlo put her arms around my neck and looked deep into my eyes, whispering something she had never said to me before – “I love you, Daddy.  I love you so much.”  It was then that I new I was in deep trouble.  Marlo turned three this month and her transformation from gangly, nutty two year old to a determined, well-spoken young lady has been sudden and unexpected.  I’m often taken aback by the things she says like, “No, Dad. I don’t want to clean up.”  She has me wrapped around her little finger and the worse part about it is, she knows it.

Here are a few pictures of the newest female member of my family to rule my life.

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All set for a plunge into the sea.

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Birthday Girl

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Fooling around with Brooke at Los Lioness

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Best friends

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Her preschool class party

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On a hike at Temescal Canyon

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Petite but always in the mix

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Daintily dispatching the Pinata at Brooke’s Birthday Party

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