You are now 39 months old. You are a complete delight, and a 3 year old, just as described in the books. Speaking of books, you LOVE books. You love looking at books and being read to, though you seem to want to hear the same books over and over and over. Yeah, I know it's a thing for all kids but really, I'm getting bored.
You are totally a mama's girl. Don't get me wrong, you love your daddy, but you're pretty much my little shadow, and you rarely let me leave the house without you.
You don't really nap anymore, but when you do,
You love your sisters, but you also don't let them pull any punches with you. Moments like these can quickly turn into screaming matches, and you know who never wins? MY EARS.
We've been taking a lot of trips to the zoo, often with Cormac and Flannery and Catherine.
Roar little lions!
Leo, through and through.
This is totally you, 100%.
Anything cormac tries to do, you copy. You learn lots of new skills when hanging out with friends!
You (just like Ruby before you) love decorating.(and wearing pajamas)
We celebrated Halloween with Chloe and her family. Aaron made fancy halloween juice!
You dressed as a dragon, your Nana made you the best costume and you ROARed all over the neighborhood.
I went as a jellyfish, which was helpful since it was cold and wet and dark.
On non rainy days we go hiking
or running through the parks
Or we look at local wildlife
And look for frogs.
We also try to find all the best places to get ice cream that both you and Ruby can eat. We shared your first banana split!
You've been doing a lot of play dough, this was making pizza!
You have redeveloped a sweetness toward Mabel, which is so nice after some rough times this summer.
One day you announced that you wanted a hammer. I told you where to find the wooden hammer, and you brought it to me with a look of disgust and said " THIS? This is a TOY" … I guess we are going to get you some tools for Christmas.
Taking colored baths is all the rage these days. and using pool toys.
Sometimes a girl really needs to snuggle her sister. <3
Or her mama. We still rock to sleep every night after books. Although it's hard to carry your 40 lbs to bed every night, I'll rock you to sleep until you tire of it. Life it too short, and kids grow up too fast to do otherwise.
You LOVE train dates. We try to have a date at least twice a month, and you always want to ride the train somewhere.
Taking you places is so much fun, you are so funny and silly and sweet.
You are so so so funny. Sometime you say things like "I need something to chew on, like chocolate" or "I need some gum, my teeth feel wobbly!"
Mabel had a birthday and you loved wrapping presents for her!
You absolutely LOVE preschool. You ask every morning if you get to go to school today. I hope you always have a love of school and learning and play. Your best buddies at school are Jake and Mira, and you love doing the teeter totter with Jake every day.
My sweet Lucy, you are a dream come true. Somedays you are so challenging but you help me to be a more patient and loving mother with your wit and honesty. Your smile lights up a room, and your laughter is contagious.
Never stop being you. All my love, Mama