My baby girl is three years old! I can hardly believe it, and the worst part is she seems much older than three! : ( With the way she walk and talks and her attitude and sass, it's hard to believe she's ONLY three some days. She still keeps on our toes and reminds me everyday how much discipline it takes as a parent TO discipline your chidden. How can she be so charming one minute and the next make you want to pull your hair out?! I've decided it's a special gift God gives toddlers.
We celebrated her birthday on a few different days (of course), and she loved every second of it. She loves getting gifts and she loves cakes and she loves knowing it's all about her!
Something I did starting on her third birthday is ask her a list of questions that she of course answered. I recorded it and I can't wait to ask her the same questions every year until she's...18?
Here are the questions:
1. Favorite Toy: Play-doh
2. Favorite Movie: Aladdin
3. Favorite Food: Chicken and oatmeal
4. What you want to do when you grow up: Play with play-doh
5. Favorite Outfit: Dress (the dress she was wearing in the video)
6. Favorite Game: Her new car
7. Best friend: Daddy...and Mommy
8. Favorite Animal: Doggie
9. Favorite Song: Frozen
10. Favorite Book: Jesus
11. Favorite Thing to Do With Mommy: Play with play-doh
12. Favorite Thing to Do With Daddy: Go on a date
I can't believe that she stood there for so long and answered all of our questions. Obviously some answers don't make sense, but that's what I love about it. She is the best.
Our trip to Punta Cana couldn't have come at a better time. I feel so blessed that my best friend's husband, Mark, invited us to go! Mark's company was working the Lady Antebellum Get-Away event at the Hard Rock Resort there, and we got to go for FREE! Crazy. God must have known we NEEDED it and He was right. Before our trip, I honestly couldn't fathom getting to sleep in every single day and not take care of anyone, but myself. It was unimaginable! But for seven straight days, I got to do exactly that. It was heaven. By day 5, I definitely was really missing the kids and even ready to get back to my routine, but 7 days was the perfect amount of time. Any sooner, and I wouldn't have been ready, but any longer, and I would have become anxious and bored. Spending that time with my husband and best friends was exactly the refresh I needed during this very busy, stressful, and overwhelming phase of my life.
Sienna prayed the "God is good..." prayer at dinner, and it made me cry. She asked why I was sad, and I quickly reassured her that I was happy! Then she said, "But your eye is dripping!"
Sienna choked on a piece of chicken, causing her eyes to well up, so she said, "Oh my eyes look sad."
We were in the car one day when she saw a billboard for the Tampa Bay Rays. She quickly started talking about baseball and how Daddy played baseball and hit the ball! Then she started talking about how he showered at the field, and walked up the stairs. This is significant because the last time Matt showered at any field and walked up the stairs (in Columbus) was over a year ago! She wasn't even two years old the last time we were with Daddy at a baseball field. We found it astonishing that she remembered all of that from so long ago.
My Dad was talking to Sienna and he told her that Mommy and Daddy were the boss. She said, "No, just mommy."
Sienna wouldn't cuddle with Matt, so he told her that he wasn't going to be her daddy anymore (I know, very mature). Sienna just looked at him and simply said, "That makes me sad."
Maddox will still shake his head back at you. He thinks it's hilarious.
Price loves being chased around the house. He crawls as quickly as those fat little legs will let him!