In addition to everything with a new move, she also started sunbeams and gymnastics. We talked both up for a long time, and she did surprisingly well. Even in her last week of nursery, she clung to Russ and cried when he left, but in her first week of sunbeams (also her first week in a brand new ward), she was nervous but came home energized and chattering about all the fun she had. Before gymnastics, we talked a lot about being brave, and she had a blast. She even loved her leotard so much, she asked to sleep in it.
Last week while we were at Walmart, she was running up and down the aisles around me, pretending the cart was her bus and we were dropping her off places, then she'd get back on the bus and ride somewhere else. Anyway, she stopped coming back, and I didn't think too much of it, but started walking around looking for her. After a few minutes, I started getting nervous. I walked up and down the aisles and finally told an employee who put a Code Adam out over the PA for a blonde 3 year old. I was frantic, but a few minutes later, we got word she had been taken to the jewelry counter by another kind shopper who spotted her. I was in tears when I saw her, but she was completely oblivious that anything scary had happened. She had gone a good way away from me, but I don't even think she realized she was lost.
Sophia at 3 and 1/4 (:D) years old:
- favorite TV show currently is Doc McStuffins
- loves wearing our shoes and leaving them all over the house. She calls them her roller skates.
- typically shy and slow to warm up, but surprises us lately with how excited and talkative she gets, especially around other kids
- likes playing at the park, being outside, jumping in puddles, playing in water/ giving her toys baths
- she's always been a collector. Whenever we're outside, you can bet she'll fall behind because she's picking up rocks or leaves. This afternoon, for her quiet time toy, she picked a bag of batteries because she wanted to line them up. She often takes all the change out of my wallet to play with the change.
- loyal tooth brusher. The other night, she got in trouble and sent to bed. She screamed and wailed until finally telling us she at least needed to brush her teeth before bed. It seems we did a good job of scaring her about "holes in her teeth"
- recently started speaking for her toys when she's playing with them
- if something's missing, she probably knows where it is, and it's probably somewhere random
- the girl loves to be "nakie". Whenever I tell her it's time to get dressed, she responds with, "Not yet!"
- pretty whiney and starting to get more defiant, but she'll come around if the bribe/consequence is right. It's a hard and frustrating journey to find what'll change her mind sometimes
- sometimes, she talks a little like Yoda because she hasn't figured out all her adverbs. "How time Daddy coming home?" and "Why you are?" - common phrases around our house
|She loves gymnastics!|
|She was pretty sad to say goodbye to her awesome cardboard house/ artwork display|
|last night before the movers came. haha I hope she never falls out of her queen-sized bed!|
She walked in and said she was goin' fishing. haha
|Daddy got a scooter to drive to work|
|First Sunday in SUNBEAMS! She wanted to wear yellow like the sun. (The pictures are from church - the plant is not...)|
You can tell Daddy took this picture because I would've cleaned up the messy room behind her. :D
|One afternoon, she got most of the shoes in the house out and put rocks in every one. We found rocks out of our shoes for days.|
|In looking through these pictures, I realize how often Sophia is "nakie"...|
|The look on her face as she opened the gift she really, really wanted and asked Santa for (it looks like Doc McStuffins medical bag)|
|perhaps the scariest Christmas picture we took this year...|
|Just doing a little preschool lesson with Grace|
|She's always been a really good mommy to her baby dolls. I see crock pot. She sees baby doll bathtub.|
|haha she was even using the neck pillow we borrowed to help Grace|
|Sure loves her cousins!|
|We made a thankful tree for FHE in November. She came up with some really cute ideas (the red leaves are her contributions)|
|I love how excited she gets about the little things|
|doing some home repairs|