Happy birthday, North West! The daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is celebrating her third birthday today, and what a year she's had! Not only did the adorable toddler become a big sister—to brother Saint, in December—but she's become a social media starlet in her own right, regularly showing off her spunky personality on mom Kim's Snapchat and Instagram. In honor of her big day, let's take a look back at three times we couldn't help but swoon over little Northie this year.
When she promised Mom she wouldn't get any bigger:
In a video shot poolside and posted by Kardashian earlier today, the birthday girl rocks her signature top knot and a colorful bathing suit for an interview with her mama. The video starts with an adorable roar from North, which lands her a kiss from Kim, who says, "Are you not gonna get any bigger? You're not gonna get any taller. I want you to stay little forever, okay?" North giggles and agrees. Aww, if only it worked that way!
When she finally got over her fear of Snapchat:
North has been the star of Kardashian's Snapchat since she joined the social sharing site this spring, but it took a while for the tot to really warm up to the Snap spotlight. Then, during a car ride to the beach a few weeks ago, Kardashian posted a slew of videos starring her adorable daughter sporting the star crown and flower crown filters. While it's clear that Mom is way more into the Snap session than her daughter, North finally gives in at the end, letting out a "Hi, Snapchat" and showing off a huge, infectious grin.
When she got a little sassy about having her picture taken:
It's tough being in the spotlight all the time—especially when you're 2. An exasperated North showed off her sassy side to let Kardashian know she was done with a photo session. Lounging in Ugg boots and pajamas and using her fur coat as a blanket, the pint-sized diva let out a "No!" when Kardashian pointed the camera at her. "No what?" her mom asked. "No pictures!" North shouts back, rolling off her comfy perch for dramatic effect. "That was amazing," her aunt, Kendall Jenner, can be heard saying at the end of the video.
It's only a matter of time until this little star gets a few social media pages of her own. Until then, here's hoping she continues to take over her mom's with her sweet and spunky personality.
Kaitlin Ahern is the editor of Parents.com. You can follow her on Instagram.