It's May 28, 2013 and you are three years old today! See how much you've changed from one year ago? You are no longer a toddler and are now a pre-schooler. (You don't go to pre-school yet.)
You have turned into such an entertainer. You sing all the time and have several songs memorized. You even try and sing along with my music when we go on walks with the jogging stroller. If we laugh at anything you do, you will try and repeat whatever it was to keep your dad and I laughing. You also love to get your 'electric guitar' and play for us while you dance. You prefer it if we dance along.
Some of your favorite things are: bubbles, Pepper, flowers (you like to pick dandelions), the next door neighbor boys (Luke and Davis) and riding your tricycle or scooter. You are pretty girly, but you keep your shins bruised from adventures.
You know your full name and will tell people, but sometimes you get confused. Occasionally you say, "My name is two." You never confuse where you live. If I ask where you live, you always tell me which city. (If you can't tell, we are working on safety information in case you ever get lost.) You have never met a stranger and are so friendly. While I think that is one of your greatest strengths thus far, it's also potentially problematic at this age. Sometimes, we have to keep a pretty close eye one you.
We are working on letters now. You know all the letters and their sounds, so we have moved onto writing them. You don't really have the fine motor skills required to write well yet. But, you can write a few letters (sometimes they are backwards). C, A, X, T, U and O...random letters, I know.
You are just now starting to really test your own will-power. There was no doubt since the day you were born that you had a stubborn streak. For the most part, you listen as well as any child your age. Recently though, we've been hearing the word 'no' from you a lot! It's hard not to laugh because the face you make when you tell us 'no' is hilarious. (You scrunch up your nose and furrow your brow.) I think our saving grace for this "miss independent' stage that you are embarking upon will be the fact that you 'just want to make us happy.' You ask us 'Are you mad?" when you do something wrong. If we say 'yes' you get pretty upset.
We are really enjoying watching you turn into your own person. There are so many things about you that we've learned. In retrospect, many of your qualities were evident early on...I think most of your little personality is the way you were born. We love you and the laughter that you brought into our lives.
You have doctor appointment on Thursday so we will get a weight and height then...