Three and a HALF Anna-Kate

 Anna-Kate is three and a HALF.

Here she's three

Two and a HALF

Dear Anna-Kate,

Now you are THREE and a HALF. Of course you are big.  You remind us of how big you are.  What a joy you are.  I'm really enjoying your childhood.

You are a talker.  ALL THE TIME you are talking.  You want full attention, have lots to share and will holler above everyone if no one is paying attention to you.  This often makes homeschooling...interesting. 

You have the most imaginative play ever.  Your play includes elaborate costumes, many tiny pieces and sometimes a British accent. Listening to you play sounds like listening to written text, that goes on and on.  You absolutely love books. Classic tales and nursery rhymes are your faves.  On repeat.

You totally take care of yourself.  You tell us. "I take care of myself." Except you never like to go to the bathroom without company. You are a fine eater, still a big fan of anything colorful.  Fruits and veggies you love best. Asparagus, red peppers, green onions, mushrooms are some of your go-to snacks. Your favorite treat would be fruit snacks.  

Outside you are a free ranging kid, almost always without shoes. You love being outside, with the chickens, going for rides in your bike cart, filling your wheelbarrow in the garden and moving rocks. You are not a fan of cleaning up. This is the only time when you call yourself 'too little'-when it's time to clean up. 

You are never dressed without a dress.  Pants aren't your thing. Getting you dressed for a different season can be time intensive. 

You are a social butterfly and will holler a greeting and a conversation starter to whoever you see.  You keep us on our toes, you're into everything.  You express your love and give hugs often. You are sweet and loving.  I begged for you for years, Anna-Kate. I am so thankful I got my 'one more'. I love watching you grow.  

Love, Mama

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