We can't believe you are 3! Daddy, Olivia, Abby and I love you so much. You are a whirlwind of wonderfulness. You are so complex and thoughtful and yet very carefree. You don't let much bother you - a trait I greatly admire. You are quick to say that you are sorry. You're pretty in tune with how others are feeling and are considerate - even sharing or thinking of others without being asked. You enjoy so much about life and happily go with the flow (most of the time). You love to cuddle and like to remind everyone that you love them. You are such a sweet sister. You always help me out and go talk to Abby and cheer her up if she's unhappy after her nap. You wait very patiently for Olivia to come home from school even though you miss her very much. You two do argue but always seem to resolve it rather quickly. And you always remind us that even if we are mad, "we still love each other and, because we are all family!" This isn't to say it's all sunshine and roses because you can be very stubborn and can throw a tantrum with the best of them. Your tantrum dialogue sounds something like this, "I want somebody to help me! (cleaning up)," "I want you to do it (put shoes on, bring your plate to the sink, etc.)," and "Don't talk to me!" You do seem to just want to be heard though - and once you feel understand you calm down pretty quickly.
You are hilarious. You bring so much laughter to our lives. Your expressions, mannerisms, and the way you say things are priceless. You would rather not wear clothes or wear a nightgown, but you put together some really fantastic outfits that on initial glance may not work, but you manage to pull it off. I'm come to trust your fashion sense. You love your crazy hair and often do not want me to pull it up. You love your gymnastics class and although I was nervous about the transition from the parent/tot class to the alone class - you have had no trouble adjusting. You LOVE to dance and sing. Although, and maybe I'll eat my words some day, but thus far you may be a bit tone deaf. It doesn't matter though - I still love to hear you sing because you do it with gusto.
In summary, you are a joy. The last 3 years have been amazing and we are looking forward to watching you grow and enjoy what this life has in store for you.
|3 years old and thrilled about it!|