Three and a half: March 1, 2013
Height: 42 3/4 inches
Favorite Stuffties: Woody and Buzz, Otter and Burrows
Favorite Book: The Lorax, I Want My Hat Back, anything she can get her hands on
Favorite Game: Playing Rapunzel, princesses, dancing
Favorite Song: Love Interruption by Jack White, Anna Sun by Walk the Moon
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Medium: Ink
And just to break your heart, 2 and a half:
Easter weekend was fantastic. The Lindgren's came down and we all crowded in our tiny house (which I secretly love!) Last Easter didn't feel right not all being together. There was little sleep (up til 2am, awake at 5:30am for Easter mischief, littles ready to hunt at 7:30ama) and Easter treats galore. Visty and I made a whole bunch of food I'd never made before and some of it was good. The weather was the best Easter weather I can remember, which was surprising considering how early it was.
The rest of the month flew buy with spring normalcy. S had a dentist appointment where they had to sedate her, poor thing. I attended ADDYs. Bret played football.
To continuing April with flowers, baby showers and out of town visitors...
February was pretty much consumed by the largest project of my career being launched. It was an amazing, exhausting, stressful experience. Bret was amazing, keeping the house running and the toddler in clean cloths and me as sane as possible.
Miss S started to do some basic math. Addition and basic fraction kind of stuff. It blows my mind. She likes us to write down all the letters of the alphabet so she can trace them. She can recognize 14 of them on sight. She's also starting to put letters with sounds. She has this awesome ballet move where she jumps up and tries to touch her foot to the back of her head.
She says "I yove you."
We had a quiet Christmas at home. Miss S ate more than her fair share of the Santa cookies. Santa seemed okay with it though and brought her a glass bottle of Coke all to her self and a little kitchen! Half way through presents she opened a new pair of ballet slippers (she had out grown her old ones) and quickly put them on with nothing but a tutu.
And that is how she stayed dressed all day. Perfect!
I really wanted December to be filled with holiday fun. We saw Santa at Scarlett's request (He was kind of a jerk. He told S to yell her list to the elf with the camera so they could get a good pictures. So my sweet girl was sitting there confused and yelling her simple list of a candy cane and soda to the elf. Santa never listened to her himself and when we left she told me she didn't think he heard her. Broke. My. Heart.), took a horse drawn carriage ride through downtown, taught S about the tree of sharing, took a night cruise on Lake Couer d'Alene to the North Pole where her name was read from the good list, saw living reindeer and hand made gifts. And of course our house gnome came to life the 12 days before Christmas making mischief and leaving little goodies.
Christmas morning was wonderful. S's letter must have made it to Santa because he brought her a candy cane and soda and a play kitchen! We stayed in jammies all day and played with every new toy. Many times.
On to a new year...
We went to Portland and Disney on Ice. Hosted Thanksgiving and decorated for Christmas. I helped organize an event to raise scholarship money for design students. S got serious about potty training. It was a busy month and yet I seem to have few words.
Miss Scarlett was Wendy Darling from Peter Pan this year. I found a lady who makes vintage looking nightgowns and then we dyed it pink. Scarlett hasn't seen the disney movie, but the illustrations on her wall all have Wendy in a pink nightgown. I lost track of the time and the light and didn't get any great pictures of her before trick or treating,
but I got a few right before bed time that night.