Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ellie at 3

I usually take some outdoor portraits of the birthday person but this past weekend was so busy I wasn't able to find the time. I will have to do that sometime this week. It has been soooo hot .... waiting for signs of fall. We didn't have your party on your actual birthday as we were out of town for Erik's football game. The family all came over for dinner the day after your actual birthday. For dinner we had all of your favorites; Dad barbequed steak and I made home made Mac and Cheese (which was a big hit), salad, watermelon and strawberries. Grandma made you a strawberry pie, Aunt Tracy made a layered dessert of Nilla Wafers, banana pudding, bananas, and cool whip, and I made you a confetti cake with vanilla pudding and lots of sprinkles. You also got to drink some Root Beer which was what you wanted when I asked you what I should make you for your birthday dinner. You had fun running with all the cousins and I think the highlights were Jessica singing Happy Birthday and AhAhAnnie trying to blow your birthday candles out. There was lots of laughing.

At three years of age you are a firecracker. You are independent, assertive, and decisive. You are very expressive both verbally and with your facial expressions. You make me laugh every day. Every one who knows you, loves you. You think you are as old as your older brothers and sisters. You are quite coordinated and have been doing summersaults since last year. You like the rope swing at Aunt Deed's house. You love swimming and riding bikes or the quads. Outside is your favorite place. you like to play with dolls and build things with blocks. You don't watch T.V. but during the winter you liked to watch a Barney video every day. We read books before nap and bedtime and sometimes during the day you will ask to read a book. You love playing with all of your sisters and like to get into mischief in Jess or Coley's rooms when they are at school. you always give lots of hugs and say "hi" to every one who walks past us when we are out and about. Your bedtime is 8 but lately you get out of bed 1 or 2 or 3 times and have not been going to sleep until 9 or 9:30. you wake up between 7 and 7:30 a.m. and occasionally will sleep until 8 am. You take an afternoon nap which lasts 1 1/2- 2 hours. You will eat most food but fruit is your favorite. You do have a sweet tooth! You are daytime potty trained but we are still working on night time dryness. We go to the doctor for your well child check so I will add in your height and weight then. Happy Birthday Sweetness, looking forward to another year of growth and milestones!! Love you lots!!

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