Sunday, November 15, 2015

Amelia 3 years: Sweet, Sassy, Sensitive, Shiny!

I'm not sure where the past 3 years have gone. My little baby girl with the round cheeks and half moon eyes has grown in to a spirited 3 year old girl. 

For starters, she's 28.6 lbs & 37.35 inches. Still tall and skinny. That's likely to never change. 

She communicates very well, loves to sing, and says all of her letters except 'Y'. So she frequently asks for 'Logurt', likes to do 'Loga', and loves 'Lellow'. 
She used to call Rapunzel, 'Ra-pretzel', but she's outgrowing those cute phrases. 
 Although, last week Mima's eyes were itching, and she offered to get her some raindrops (eye drops) to help her feel better. 

It has been absolutely delightful to watch her turn in to a big sister. She loves sweet Macy fiercely. (So much so that I ask her to give Macy some space daily). 

When I bathe Macy, Millie and her 'bitty baby' are right next us.She's a nuturing shadow. 

 Once I caught her 'nursing' bitty baby underneath my cover. 
She tells me all of the time that she wants to be a mommy. And then I melt a little .... 

 Amelia's biggest developmental milestone in the last 6 months is most certainly her potty training! It took her several weeks of being 'scared' and sitting on the potty, but once she got the courage to try, she has excelled! She's still wearing pull ups at night (but this is completely because I don't want to have one more thing to wake me!) I'm so proud of how hard she worked to potty train, and I'm equally glad to only have 1 in diapers!

 She might have been scared to use the potty, but usually she has a lot of courage to try new things. This tickles me, because she's shy when it comes to meeting new people. (I think I'm married to her brave, shy, reserved, courageus influence.)

Amelia loves shiny acessories, tutus, 'princess' dresses, and crowns. She wore an upside down crown for about 6 weeks straight.

There was a little girl who had a princess crown, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very very good. When she was bad, she was horrid (fortunately usually just for her parents ;) ). She's  quite sensitive which makes her hard to discipline. She'll often lose her mind over tiny little things, and I've been known to quickly lose my patience with her screaming. We are working through it, though ;)

 This fall she's enrolled in ballet, and she frequently practices her pointing & flexing, curtsies, and 'releves'. The ballet studio has one way mirrors, and so I can watch how intently she listens to her teacher, Miss Katey. I'm sure we'll be doing more ballet in the future!

 She loves all things princess, and her birthday party had a Sophia the First theme. 
Mima and Papa Cooper took her to get this Cinderella Build-a-Bear, too.

 Birthday Princess.

 She got princess & my little ponies for her birthday. They were all very specifically placed here!

 She loves to wear her hair in braids, and I love that she wants me to play with her hair. It's very fine & silky so the braids don't hold well... but they are cute for the first 10-15 minutes!

 She got a Frozen bike for her birthday from her Daddy. (She already rides a bike better than Owen.... sshhh don't tell him that he isn't winning this competition!)

I love our family of 5! My dearest Amelia, you are a precious member and we are so in love with who God created you to be. You still have those beautiful half moon eyes, and now they are full of even more sparkle and curiosity.

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