Saturday, June 28, 2014

Audrey - 3 years, 6 months


I feel like I just wrote your three year letter and here we are in June! Here's the rundown on what life is like for you my sweet three and a half year old!

You just finished your first year of pre-school. You love school, your teachers and your friends, and you ask me all the time when school will start again.

As you can see, you've grown so much! But your growth is not just physical. You can write your first name all own your own, along with most of your letters.

Your personality is developing more and more, and you are your own unique person. And you have some of the silliest quirks. If you have a jacket or sweatshirt on, it has to be zipped or buttoned all the way to the top. You simply cannot stand to wear it if it is open or only done up halfway. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you seem to like to be shirtless lately. You'll proclaim that you're hot (even if it is freezing) and strip your shirt right off. And those are just a couple examples of your silliness! 

You wake up grumpy almost every day. It doesn't matter what time you wake up or how long you've slept, whether you woke up on your own or I woke you up. I have a feeling this is foreshadowing of your teenage years, and, honestly, I'm not looking forward to it.

You are the perfect combination of girly-girl and tom-boy. You love dresses, having your nails painted, make-up and jewelry. But while wearing that dress, make-up and jewelry, you'll dig in the dirt, drive trucks back and forth through the sand, jump in puddles, and sit and watch ants for hours.

You are very active and love to be outside. You are my tree-hugging, nature-loving girl!

You absolutely LOVE jumping on the trampoline! And you'd stay out there all day if I let you. But you love to run and play ball and do yoga, too.

You also finally learned to ride your bike! The first few attempts involved lots of tears and frustration, but one day the movement just "clicked" for you and you took off pedaling. 

In other firsts, you had your first trip to the dentist and your first haircut! Surprisingly, the visit to the dentist went much smoother than the haircut, which turned out to be more like a trim than a cut!

You're three and a half, but I swear you think you're twenty-three. You love to help do anything adults around you are doing, and you believe you can do anything despite your age and size. Cooking, setting the table and helping with the laundry are some of your favorites.

You are independent, but still love to cuddle. Your are physically strong, but oh so sweet. You have your own (strong!) opinion, but you still love to imitate. You are my little walking contradiction and I love every quirky bit of you!

I love you more than all the stars, sweetheart!

Love always,

1 comment :

tinsi.bird said...

wow! what a pleasure to read :)