shoe size- 9
clothing size 4t
You are 3 years old today. Oh my heart outside of my body. I love you SO much!
You are very inquisitive, you ask all the questions.
You have a silly sense of humor.
You are very independent. You want to do everything yourself and you usually can!
I love the days I’m home with you to watch you learn and grow. I see all the sides of you. Your happy side, your excited side, your adventurous side.
I feel that we connect SO much better when I’m with you all day than when I get home from work at 4:30 in the afternoon. I’m able to really know when you are tired or when something has upset you or you just need to get outside and RUN/JUMP/CLIMB. I know when you’ve had enough and when you just want to snuggle in my lap. Your sweet little face makes it hard to say no to you.
AS A BROTHER…
You are BEST friends with Jaidan. I mean, really. I have always nonchalantly said that yall get along but after a friend said that their kids can’t stand being around each other it made me examine yalls relationship a bit more. You do absolutely everything together. From waking up and eating breakfast right along side each other, to building with legos or Lincoln logs. Yall always ask to share a snack plate. You play outside together. Jaidan taught you how to swing all by yourself and he will push you to get you started. Yall build forts together, drive around in your dune buggy, play tennis and baseball together. You eat popsicles with each other. Built in best friend. You copy everything he says and does. Something weird for remembrance sake… we were stopped at Aldi and daddy ran in to grab a couple things. You were in your car seat (rear facing so laying back) and Jaidan was out of his to talk to you. Before I knew it I heard you making a weird noise and Jaidan said something about something in your nose. I yelled at Jaidan discovering that HE stuck a rock up YOUR nose. OMG, I was so mad. I quickly got you out of your seat and you were just making noises trying to get it out. Finally you SNEEZED and it shot out. I’m not looking forward to more of those experiences.
Zoie adores you too. As soon as she wakes up she looks over at yalls bed. She gets excited if she just HEARS one of yall. She loves taking your paci and putting it in her mouth. You like to see her poop when we change her diaper. Weird boy. Lol.
You haven’t stuttered in a while, I guess it really was a phase! Jaidan just recently taught you how to say all of these words correctly but LUCKILY I just recorded you last week saying them all wrong & cute. For certain sp- words you would use f- and others you would just take off the P. So Spark= Fark. Spin=pin, Spun=pun, spoon=POON (my abs fave!) For spaghetti you used to call it BETTY. And now you SAY SKABETTY!!! Ahhh so stinkin cute. Oh yes, and daddy wants me to mention here how you think you can spell spoon. You say G-N- Poon!
You have pretty much quit naps but there’s still that weird transition for you where you still NEED a nap but if you did nap you wouldn’t go to sleep until 11pm. We know this because when you’ve accidentally fallen asleep (even for 10-20 minutes) you don’t go to bed until 11pm. So we do no naps and you go to bed at 7:30. That is a strange feeling for us. We’ve always done the late night thing. It is definitely more relaxing for us as parents though. But also hard if we want to go do something at night. You are a great sleeper though. 12 hours at night. Occasionally you wake in the night from a bad dream or needing to pee. Lets talk about your paci. You are a paci lover, there’s no denying that. We have gotten you down to only having it at night or in the car. Some days you ask for it more than others but a good rule here is out of sight out of mind.
Some of your favorite foods are bell peppers, almond butter toast, tomatoes, apples, sugar snap peas, spaghetti, meatballs, pretty much any kind of meat. You are not a fan of hamburgers so when we go to Grumps you get a grilled chicken breast. You LOVE French fries. You like marshmallows. You wont do any condiments yet. You say you like pizza but you end up having me take off the cheese, scrape off the sauce and you wont eat the crust. Haha. I think you like the idea of pizza more than actual pizza. You always ask for chocolate but you only lick it a couple times and then hand it back to me. I’m thinking you are not a fan of chocolate!
SO more to the FIGURING THINGS OUT that I posted about in your 2.5 year update. We thought there was something wrong with you, blood work came back normal. We thought maybe sleep apnea, the Dr. didn’t think so. Well so a friend had suggested you might have seasonal allergies like her son. We started giving you Claritin at night and you would sleep SOOOO much better. You stopped getting congested and sick. You kept getting sinus infections and did antibiotics like 2 months in a row. We went to get another blood test for allergies so we can see exactly what seasonal allergies it might be. We got the blood work back and you are NOT ALLERGIC TO ONE SINGLE THING!! HAHAHA. Seriously, I laugh but I’m like WHAT IN THE WORLD!! So we stopped doing the Claritin and you’ve still been fine. No idea what goes on with you but you’re good for now- summertime.
You know your ABC’s. You can recognize most of the letters and you know most of their sounds. You were playing a game on the ipad the other day where you had to pick the first letter of each word and you did most of them correctly. When I do spelling with Jaidan you ask for your words too so I’ll give you a shape or letter or small word and let you scribble. You actually wrote some letters!! L H A T and O. You were so proud. I think you will be a great learner too. You love to read books with me or Jaidan. You love to read your own books. You love cutting paper! You like gluing too but cutting is your favorite.
You once sat still and peeled crayon wrappers off for 2 hours. True story.
“You are going to be 3 tomorrow. I’m going to cry because you’ll be so big. I love you so much.”
You are my little buddy for sure. Oftentimes you’re my shadow, especially when I walk out of the house to go to the truck, the store or pretty much anything out of sight. You love to help me no matter what I’m doing but particularly when I’m working on something like a building project, mowing the yard or working on the cars. You steal my tools right out from under me while you work on trees or scrap wood or anything else you can find.
Your personality is absolutely incredible. I can already tell you’re going to be strong-willed but very caring about others and you’re very attentive to detail. There’s things you can do that Jaidan can’t simply because you pay close attention by nature. And pretty much anytime something changes in the house or someone’s hair, etc, you recognize it right off the bat.
I really can’t imagine having three kids as awesome as you all are. You’re similar in some ways to Jaidan but very much different in others. You are your own person through and through and I can’t wait to see what this next year brings for you.
I love you with all my heart little buddy. There is nothing I won’t do for you.
TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY…
Me and daddy took a vacation day from work. We are making you a special birthday breakfast. Pancake (in the shape of #3 of course!), bacon, eggs and strawberries! Then we are going to Pirates Cove to play and finally going to dinner of your choice, Olive Garden! 🙂
And don’t forget to check out our videos on youtube. 🙂