You wear a size 2T pants, 3T shirt, and a size 9 shoe
Sleeping Patterns: You do take a nap everyday, but it only lasts about an hour and a half or so...You are in your toddler bed (crib with the mattress lowered all the way and front rails off). Ever since we went to the beach this summer and you had no choice, you now sleep with us every night. Sometimes we can get you to sleep in your room, but you will inevitably end up in our bed before dawn.
Eating Habits: You could survive every day of your life with a Pop-Tart. Brown Sugar and Cinnamon flavor, to be exact. But when I force you to eat something different, your breakfast favorites are waffles and pancakes, too. You love spaghetti, chicken nuggets, and applesauce. You love strawberries and grapes, but you are not very big on any vegetables at all. So we are working on that.
New Discoveries & Accomplishments: You are fearless. This summer you swam non-stop (while wearing a puddle jumper.) Your brother and sister were both terrified of the water at this age. You love all sports. Whatever is being played, you want to participate as well. You are getting pretty good at recognizing your colors, but not so much your letters. You can tee-tee and poopy in the potty, but you'd rather not. You still prefer your diaper. So we're going to work on that very soon. This spring the Pappy (pacifier) Fairy came and took your pappies away. The babies needed them. (S)he picked them up out of our mailbox. You were very tickled to see that the fairy left some grass leaves behind in the box.
Places You Love: When we go to the Galleria, you must ride the carousel, but you can never remember the word. You always say something to the effect of "Are we gonna ride the, um, what's-it-called?" You got to go to the beach twice this year and the pool several times. It's safe to say you are a water-baby at heart. You love going to the ballpark, and you are always game to go on an evening walk with the family.
Special Friends: You idolize your brother and sister - much to their chagrin sometimes. You also love your cousins Mason and Josie Kate. You have recently been babysat by Grace, Hannah, and Erin. You are crazy about "the girls" which is what you use interchangeably to describe Grace and Sadie as well as Erin and Emily. Also, you have this cute way of saying Milesh. You get really excited to see him.
Current Events: It's almost football season again. We are gearing up for some Helena Husky football and some Bama football. Nationally we are getting ready for the next Presidential election. The GOP race is wide open, but it looks like Donald Trump is the most likely nominee. The weather here in Birmingham has been hot, muggy, and rainy. So basically, just another Southern August.
What We Did This Day: Today is Friday. We saw your brother and sister off to school. Then we had a little bit of mommy-and-Will time at home watching your beloved Paw-Patrol. Later we went to the Galleria so you could take a birthday spin on the carousel, followed by an evening of football. We are planning to watch the first-ever Mayor's Cup Game, a.k.a. Helena vs. Pelham High School
Your birthday party was last Sunday at Nona's house. It was a dump-truck-theme. Post coming soon.