To my sweetest baby, my first born, the light of my life, where do I even begin?
You are three years old now and you're as spunky as ever. The things you say crack me up daily and I often stare at you in amazement by the amount of knowledge you know at your tender little age. You are very observant of things around you and you are extremely loving. You are a wonderful big sister and you love your sister dearly.
Let me start out by telling you some of the things about you right now.
You are a big girl for your age, you always have been being born at a nice ten pounds and 2 ounces. You had a doctors appointment last week and you are 42 inches tall and roughly 41 pounds and in a size 10-11 shoe. You are about the average size of a kindergartner, but your sweet young face gives away your real age.
You speak very well and are very opinionated about pretty much everything. You say the silliest things and I always laugh at your jokes, you are one funny little lady.
You love running outdoors, I can always count on you yelling, "ECHO" as loud as you can when you go outside, sometimes you even do it in the car. You love to run, I am often afraid you will trip and fall, though you don't fall too often when you do. You always have on the biggest smile and your laughter is infectious, I am very lucky to call you mine.
Your favorite shows are Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go, Spongebob (even though I don't care for you watching it so much, that is you and your Daddy's show), Max and Ruby and the newest one Bubble Guppies. You still like some of your classics like Little Einsteins and Curious George, you have liked those for a long time.
You are an awesome eater, you love your vegetables, including broccoli which you like to call "trees." Your favorite thing to eat at the moment is a turkey sandwich which includes of course turkey, mustard, cheese, green peppers, cucumbers, pickles and tomatoes. You like to eat your veggies raw, but when you do, you'd like to have "dip" which I make for you out of greek yogurt and dry ranch mix. You drink milk and water mainly, though there are occasions you have juice and chocolate milk. You could eat cheese, grapes, yogurt, fruit snacks and fish crackers all day if I let you, those are usually the things you ask for the most. Your new thing is wanting to eat in the living room, though we are trying to get you back in the habit of eating at the table during breakfast and lunch. Dinner we all sit down at the table to eat together (when I am home from school that is).
You sleep in a big girl bed in a room all to yourself. You have to have your three blankets with you, but your favorite is still your green blanket. You have had that since a baby, that is the one you love the most. You are fully potty trained now, and even wake up in the middle of the night to go if you need to. We currently still have pull ups on you, but you wake up dry every morning now for the last two months, so this is your last pack. You are still an awesome sleeper, you go to bed between 8-9 and sleep till around that in the morning. You love baths, and always ask us for one right after dinner, you also love to brush your teeth. We sing you songs before bed as well, you always make sure to ask us too in your sweet voice, "mom, sing me some songs...." You can now sing along and you like to make raps out of them too. I told you, you are a funny little lady.
When you wake up in the morning, rarely are you in the same outfit you went to bed in, somewhere along the line you get up and get dressed. Sometimes you are in new pajamas, and other times you dress yourself for the day. Though your most favorite thing to put on are your tutu like skirts, which you call, "hula dress".
You are not one for getting your picture taken, if I do finally get you to allow me to snap one without tears streaming down your face, you twirl, close your eyes, look away, stand up or yell, "SMILE" instead of just doing it. I used to be upset that I would rarely get smiley pics of you, in the posed sort of way, but I have grown very fond of the, serious looking off to the side shots I get a lot of the time. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of you smiling, but its usually when I catch you off guard.
You like to throw fits, but not as much as you used to. You are much calmer than you were just a mere 9 months ago. I have a feeling you started acting differently because your sister was born. You didn't act jealous in the way one would typically act, but you had your own way for sure. Though you never took it out on her, you have always been very sweet and loving toward your sister, you love her very much. You have recently started asking me to help you walk, or playing peek a boo with me now because of me helping your sister, you get a lot of just mommy time, yet it is still hard for you to understand that sissy needs some attention too.
You are a very smart girl. You have known your letters (not just the song) since you were 20 months old. I recently bought you some preschool books and you already knew basically everything in there already, you truly shocked me with as much as you know. One thing you need a little help on at the moment is patterns, but usually the more complex ones. You have down, circle, square, circle, square. You know your colors, can count close to 30, you skip a few, you know how they look, you can count objects, you know shapes, sizes, opposites, and your memory is really good as well. You love to learn new things all the time, and anything you can touch the better.
You love to cuddle with me, you also always ask to be "rubbed", especially you back and your hair. I love our quiet moments where you curl up next to me with your blanket and we watch TV together. You are my sweet baby girl and I love you so much.