Saturday, January 28, 2017

Amelia is 3!

Amelia turned 3 two weeks ago. She wanted a "pink cake" for her birthday. Meemaw and PopPop came over for lunch and cake and ice cream:

 Since we're still overloaded with Christmas presents, Amelia got just one from us for her birthday: a red tricycle passed down from Gavin that was waiting in the attic. Gavin never really used it much, but Amelia zooms around the house like crazy:

 Also, at the beginning of this month I bought a new light teal loveseat for our living room:
 Ready for church in her fancy pink dress:
 Not ready for more pictures:

 The night before Amelia's birthday I told her 3 yr old's don't wear diapers. She started wearing underwear the next day and after just a couple accidents the first 2 days has not had accidents since. I put her in a pull up when we leave the house but she hasn't needed it, only using a diaper overnight. When she needs to go to the bathroom at home she takes herself, wipes, flushes, and washes her hands without my help.

 Sucker for going poop on the potty:

Amelia is a joy at 3 yrs old. Her tantrums have gotten less frequent lately and she seems to have matured. She is my shadow, always wanting to help in what I am doing. She gave up naps a month or so ago and sleeps well at night, usually about 12 hrs falling asleep between 7 and 7:30pm. She loves to play outside, ride her bike (Gavin's old tiny 2-wheel bike with training wheels), play with Gavin and the neighbor boys, play with little people and her baby doll, play on her tablet, read books, play with toy money,watch Frozen (she calls it "Frosty") and Dora, and eat snacks. Cheese sticks, cheese slices, bananas, and goldfish are among her favorite. Her favorite meals are french toast, which Pop Pop makes her frequently, and cheese ravioli, garlic toast, and caesar salad, which we had for her birthday meal. She loves anything pink, and asks for pink versions of everything. The other day Gavin said "I love Arby's." Amelia replied, "I love pink Arby's." She gives me lots of hugs every day and tells me "I love you" frequently. At her 3 yr old checkup she weighed 29 lbs (31%) and was 37" tall (49%).