September 20, 2017

Adalyn Grace is 3!

My baby girl is turning 3! Life is so good with my little best friend that never stops talking. Adalyn started 3 year old preschool a couple of weeks ago and it is going so well! She is such a social butterfly and is super outgoing. She is rarely scared of anything (except jumping into a pool).

Here are some things going on with Adalyn right now at age 3:

-She started 3 year old preschool and loves it. She had no fear at all starting and on the first day, she walked right up to the teacher and said "bye Mommy" and that was it!

-She eats almost all foods except for mushrooms, beets, summer squash and cantaloupe. Snacks are still her favorite thing ever. She asks for many, many snacks all day long. She loves meat such as sausage and bacon and will have three servings of salad or kale before she will touch any of the rest of her food. Other favorites are oranges, orange juice, peaches, dried fruit, yogurt, waffles, etc.

-She is the best, best, best big sister ever! She has so much love for Oliver, I can't even believe it. She is always excited to see him every single day and gives him tons of hugs and kisses. If he is crying, she will get right in the crib with him, sing to him, play his music for him, etc. I am so happy to have been able to give her the gift of a sibling. This warms my heart every single day.
-She knows almost all of her letters, loves to be read books, can draw the letter A, etc.

-She loves to play, play, play all the time. Parks are her favorite and she never wants to leave.
-She loves to dance so much! We went to 12 concerts this summer and Adalyn was the first to want to dance and is amazing at it (she gets it from Troy).

-She has so much personality. No day is ever dull with her. She keeps us laughing always and says the darnedest things. I keep a Google Doc of all the funny things she says.
-She is my best friend ever! We do everything together. She loves with her whole heart and is the kindest person that I have ever met in my life. I learn from her on a daily basis. She has so much compassion for each and every person- I hope I can be like her one day.

-She is still an employee of The Nutritionist Reviews and takes her job very seriously ; ). She tells me that she loves working with me and is always behind the scenes at my photo shoots. She is actually extremely helpful.
-She loves to go on walks and runs a lot of the time. She is my partner in crime with exercise and loves to go to the back of our church and say a prayer in the gazebo. She is so sweet!

-She has been fully potty trained since she was about 2 years and 3 months old! Wahoo!
-She is super strong willed and loves telling me "of course not", "I can't", etc. when I ask her to do something. She loves to throw tantrums and scream at the top of her lungs. Especially when we are in public which is always fun.

-She is a tall girl! The doctor says that she is between the 75th percentile and the 90th percentile. She is in 3t and 4t clothing.
-I have never met a girlier girl in my entire life. She loves to dress up in princess dresses, high heels, purses, jewelry, etc. It shocks me how much she naturally likes those things without us pushing them on her.

-She loves Snow White, Cinderella, Aladdin, Moana, Tangled, Princess and the Frog and Frozen. She has no problem watching them again and again.
-Everyone always thinks that she is 4 based on the way that she looks, talks and speaks.
-She can have a conversation with anyone. She is genuinely interested in anything that each person is interested in. For example, my dad loves tractors and soup so Adalyn will show interest in that for him. Troy loves Mustangs AKA "Daddy's fast car" and "junky snacks" as Adalyn says she she will talk to him about those things. She is super sweet!

-If you are sad, Adalyn will not allow it! She will do anything to cheer you up. If she sees me crying, I can guarantee that she will have me laughing in one minute or less. When my grandma died in November, Adalyn was there for me in ways that she will never understand <3 .="" p="">

-She loves telling stories and being told stories. She asks for stories about my Grandma all the time, Princess Adook who is a made up character that Troy concocted to help teach Adalyn little lessons like how she always goes to the potty when her parents ask her to lol.

-She doesn't really like playing with toys. She more of enjoys experiences such as going to the zoo, parks, beaches, etc. She loves talking to people and writing with chalk and blowing bubbles.
-She takes a 2 1/2-3 hour nap each day and without it is a little terror. Nap time = super necessary still!

-Weight- 32 lbs, Height- 39 inches

Ummm, I think that I could go on literally all day but I will stop here.

I recently found a survey online of questions to ask your kids and plan to repeat these same questions each year.

Here are Adalyn's answers at age 3:

1. What is your favorite color? Green
2. What is your favorite toy? Barney
3. What is your favorite fruit? Raspberries
4. What is your favorite tv show or movie? Snow White, no Wizard of Oz
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Hamburgers
6. What is your favorite game? Going to sleep
7. What is your favorite snack? Bananas
8. What is your favorite animal? Giraffes
9. What is your favorite song? I love you from Barney
10. What is your favorite book? Barney
11. Who is your best friend? Mommy
12. What is your favorite cereal? The cinnamon one
13. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Bubbles
14. What is your favorite drink? Lemonade
15. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
16. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Toys and taking my clothes off
17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal
18. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Just cake
19. What do you want to be when you grow up? Be a dietitian (mommy may have teared up a bit when Adalyn answered this question)
20. I am very proud because dogs Ava and Jaxen
21. I am afraid of Wizard of Oz.
22. Describe your favorite hobby. Play with my father daddy
23. What makes you feel sad? If my mommy and daddy don't stay with me
24. What makes you feel happy?  My mommy and daddy bring with me
25. Pretend that you can fly whenever you wanted. Where would you go? The tree
26. If I could choose a different name, I would choose A in Two Days
27. Where do you want to go on vacation? With Grandma Laura
28. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom? Play with you all day. Be friends. Eat apples with mommy because apples is so yummy
29. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad? Play chase with him, spin with him
30. Who are your favorite people? Auntie Natalie, Mr. Joe, Auntie Viva and Uncle Edwin, Grandpa Jimmy and Grandma Wendy, Hop, Babci, Baby Oliver

Adalyn is literally the coolest chick I've ever met in my life! I can't wait to see what this year brings.

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  1. She is so precious, cute and beautiful. You and Troy have done an amazing job!


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