Gage got the celebration started early by sharing a throwback photo of Monroe's first moments on Earth on Instagram on Thursday, October 24. "TBT to the first time holding the love of my life," Gage captioned the baby photo. "Tomorrow, she turns 3."
The next photo in the post is a more recent pic of Monroe looking all smiles with her dad and showing off just how grown-up she's looking already.
In fact, all of Gage's recent photos of Monroe bring a smile to our face. We dare you not to crack a grin.
Jeff also shared a snap of Monroe looking oh-so-sophisticated in her room last week.
The months leading up to Monroe's third birthday have been quite eventful. She was expelled from her preschool after Jeff made negative comments about the school on his Radio Andy show, Jeff Lewis Live. However, Monroe didn't really seem to be fazed by the situation. “Can I tell you, she doesn’t have to go to school, she loves it! She’s the winner here," Jeff said during an interview with Extra in September. "She goes to the park and all the classes. She’s having a great ol’ time!"
Jeff and Gage were eventually able to get Monroe into a new preschool this fall after the Flipping Out designer said he made "a donation."
The former couple is currently embroiled in a contentious custody battle as they attempt to reach a permanent arrangement for Monroe. Jeff shared that co-parenting with Gage was not going well on his radio show on October 8. “I have begged him to try to work this out together, but what happens is, sometimes, in all honesty, I feel like I’m co-parenting my child with a child,” he said. “On Sunday, I literally put my face in my hands and thought, ‘This guy is going to torture me for the rest of my life. I’m a prisoner.’”
Gage addressed Jeff's claims about their custody battle in a statement to PEOPLE on October 9: “In the interest of my daughter, I continue to have no comment on the matter."
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