My sweet, funny, sassy little girl is officially 3.5 today. Along with a little playdate with one of her favorite people, we are pulling out half of her birthday presents we put away after her party to celebrate. Having a birthday 4 days after Christmas makes this plan work well!
Let's start with her stats- everyone who meets Abby tells me how tall she is! We literally skipped 3T and went to 4T and size 5. Everything else shows her belly or doesn't cover her booty. She can wear a 3T short in the waist, but the legs are often too tight. She has visible thigh and calf muscles. It amazes me! She wears a size 9 shoe. Thank goodness she has stayed that size- she has a fun shoe collection I don't want her to miss out on. She weighs about 43 pounds and is 40 inches tall.
We aren't super girly, yet. With the exception of a couple of times, I still pick out all of her clothes. I thank God we don't have those fights. I am sure they will come, but I love that I still have control. I do let her select her hair style- bow, ponies, or loopys. She has no idea who the princesses are and won't sit still for any of the Disney movies featuring them. Thanks to her Daddy, she can name her super heroes.
Her favorite foods are: cheese, almond milk, cucumbers, crunchy carrots, cheese crackers, watermelon, purple grapes, fig newtons, ginger spice cookies, and Fruity Pebble bars. She doesn't eat oatmeal, red meat, hot dogs, hamburgers or traditional pizza. At restaurants, we most often order her grilled cheese, quesadillas, or chicken strips or nuggets. We are at a good point where she will try most anything and tell us yes or no. She would drink milk, especially almond, all day if we would let her. We keep milk to meal times only. She might have tea, lemonade or apple juice once a week. She will down a tall iced water from Starbucks faster than Marcus or I can.
She is still a Momma's girl. Makes me happy I chose to stay home with her! She likes to "love on your shirt" (hug) me and gives lots of kisses all the time. We counted once and she said I love you 23 times in 12 hours. She will come get me and tell me she wants love and that means hold her and hug and kiss her. The most affectionate child I've ever met!
Most of her favorite little friends are her church friends. She still super duper loves her buddy Michael motorcycle as she calls him. I think his Mom, Miss Natalie, ranks as her favorite non-family member. She asks to go to their house at least daily. Marcus and her still spend most every Saturday morning at story time with her friends Madeline and Eva and their parents. It is fun to watch them all grow up together. She hasn't seemed to miss interacting with other kids at school this summer. I think she is enjoying being home more and playing with her toys.
Our favorite toys right now are: small Dora figurines, our doll house, "colored cars", glowsticks and flashlights. We always leave the house with at least one baby/stuffed animal and often have to bring them a blanket, bottles and snack. Her favorite shows on TV- Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, and Word World. Dora, Diego, Mickey Mouse and Yo Gabba Gabba come up every now and then.
We love her to pieces and are so grateful she is healthy, happy and ours!