(Remembering 3 years, 2 1/2 years, 2 years 18 months, 12 months, 9 months? 6 months? 3 months? Just being born )
My letter to Audra:
Here we have it, 3 and a HALF! You've been worried your age would turn and you'd miss it. But no worries, we've let you know! You are such a BIG girl!
What I admire you most about is how you always live in the moment. You find joy where you are at. You don't worry about what is going to happen next or what just happened. You are just happy in the here and now.
Your energy, goodness your energy. You are tiring with all that spunk sometimes. You spend A LOT of time on our mini trampoline.
You love animals. Too much. Your hugs are SO INTENSE with any critter that it's amazing they come back for more. "Gentle, Audra", we tell you. That's hard for you.
You are an artist, slow and patient with paint. You love to doodle, glue and tape. Plus scissors. I'm trying to ignore that big chunk missing. You cut a huge curl off your head and I found it in a clump on the floor.
You spend a lot of time playing with your tiny tinies. You love when things are tiny.
You always want your hair in braid and you actually sit to let me do it!
You do love your books. All the fairy tales, Little Red Riding Hood most. Plus Make Way for Ducklings.
You love to talk. Especially on the phone. Goodness, you talk.
If you could pick your meals, you'd pick Cheetos, toast and any fruit.
I still wear you in a carrier about everyday.
If you had to get from point A to point B, you'd run. No matter the distance.
You , sweet girl, are the cats meow, the twinkle in my eye and sweet like ice cream. I'm so thankful that I am the one who gets to be your mama. Love, Mama
Pics of her big day:
I asked you a list of questions that I hope to repeat every year. (Find your copy here).
Nicknames: Sweet Girl and Big girl
How old are you? 3 1/2
What is your favorite color? All sorts a colors. I like rainbows.
What is your favorite animal? Kitties and doggies.
What is your favorite book? The Hungry Caterpillar, Rumplestiltskin, Three Little Bears, Make Way for Ducklings, Harry the Dirty Dog
What is your favorite TV show? Doggies (She has no idea!)
What is your favorite movie? I'd like one with puppies in it.
What is your favorite song? One I made up about play.
What is your favorite food? Umm...rice and beans.
What is your favorite drink? Water and milk and juice.
What is your favorite breakfast food? Eggies and toast
What is your favorite snack? Popsicle
What is your favorite outfit? Nam's dress.
What is your favorite game? What Time is it Mr. Fox?
What is your favorite toy? tiny tinies and a flashlight and horses
Who is your best friend? Miss Kim
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my tiny tinies
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Mud
What is your favorite holiday? I like to party all days.
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? All my stuffed animals and my tap shoes.
Where is your favorite place to go? Home
What is your favorite restaurant? Maine Diner
Where do you want to go on vacation? To Aunt Di's and Uncle Randy's.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I don't know. Maybe a big kid?
What are you going to do on your half birthday? Put my crown on, the one you made me mama.