Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3 years old!

That's right, 3!  Can you imagine?  This tiny, yellow baby that we brought home from the hospital is now a perfectly happy and relatively healthy 3 year old?!  Me either!  I also can't believe how much Ember has grown over the past year.  Not just physically, but developmentally as well.  She is incredibly smart!  Way too smart for our own good. 

She loves preschool and loves to play with sissy.  However, the terrible three's set in about 2 months early and they rear their ugly head every day!  If mommy makes it to her 4th birthday, it will be a miracle! ;) 

We had a small party for Ember yesterday at her Maw Maw and Paw Paw's house with just family.  Unfortunately, she wasn't feeling 100%, but I think she had a great time!  She kept telling everyone she could that she wanted her ball pit at her party.  That was something easy to do since the ball pit lives at Maw Maw and Paw Paw's house.  We brought it outside for her to play in and she loved it.  That is one of the best presents she has ever gotten.  She still loves to play in it.  And, now, she plays in it with her sister.  It's great! 

She is getting to be such a little girl now rather than a baby.  She tells us, most of the time, what she likes and doesn't like.  She comes up with the funniest things sometimes, even when she is being a bit on the naughty side.  She told me the other day, after I told her to do something, "I'm a little cranky right now."!  It made me laugh, but it was finny that she came up with that and thought it would get her out of doing what I had told her to do.  She figures things out so quickly too.  She knows how to use the computer already and wants to be on it anytime mommy and daddy are on it.  I told daddy that he was going to have to build her a computer of her own so she can play her own computer games with us. :)  I think she would love that!

She is going to be a busy girl this summer.  She is starting a tap/ballet and tumbling class next week as well as swimming lessons.  She is going to love the swimming lessons!  I hope she likes her dance class.  I know she loves to dance around the house and be silly, but it will be interesting to see how she does with an actual structured class.  We also plan on spending a lot of time outside this summer so the girls can wear each other out!  :)  I can only hope that as the next year goes on, she continues to grow in spirit, compassion, and overall well being.  I have no idea what the coming year holds, but I am sure it is going to be as enjoyable and go by as quickly as the last three have gone.