08 May 2012

{Katelyn} 3 years old

Katelyn is 3!!! Where did the last 3 years go? Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital?! I must say, this is probably my favorite age so far. She has changed so much in the last year. I was just looking at her 2nd birthday party post and she looks like such a baby there compared to now!

She has become quite independent over the past year:
  • She is fully potty trained during the day and goes all by herself now.
  • Sleeps in a big girl bed and there  were no problems transitioning to it from the crib. Unfortunately or fortunately, she gave up her nap when we moved in December. It makes bed time so much easier than it had been but harder for me to get things done during the day.
  • In the last 2 months she has figured out that eating is GREAT! She is willing to try food that I make and will even say...."I'll try it Momma! I'll try it!" A lot of the eating has to do with what we call the food. She tried steak and liked it, so now most beef products are ____ steak. i.e. We had meatloaf the other night and we called it "Meatloaf steak" and she gobbled it right up. Next up to try to slide past her is a hamburger. Maybe if we call it "hamburger steak" she'll eat it.
  • She became a BIG Sister!
She is quite the talker and there is NEVER a quiet moment in the car unless she has fallen asleep. She is talking in full sentences and uses words that make Jack and I look at each other in amazement all the time. She is quite the repeater! And this girl has a memory that is amazing! You can't tell her something at night unless you plan on holding up your end of the bargain the next day because she won't let you forget and if we go somewhere that she went with someone she wont' let you forget that either! I hope this memory stays with her. It should be quite helpful come time to go to school.

She is still attending the CDC on post and we still call it school. She made the transition from the CDC in Georgia to here with little problem. She was a little sad the first day she went here because it was a completely different routine but after the first day she was good to go and continues to ask to go all the time. She just moved over to the 3-5 year old room where there is tons of stuff that she'll love! It's more of a free for all and not as much structured art time, etc which can be good or bad, but for Katelyn means that she can paint or color whenever she wants and doesn't have to wait for the teacher. I got her registered this morning for Preschool for the fall. She will be over the top with excitement so I'm going to hold off on telling her about it until about August, because I don't want to answer and explain daily that we still have 3 more months to go. She'll be going with 2 more of her friends which will make it all the more exciting!

Katelyn is very much a tomboy and enjoys doing things with Daddy. One of her favorite things to do with him is drive through the truck stop that is near our subdivision. She is infatuated with tractor trailers and can tell you what kind of a trailer the truck is pulling. Hmmmm, wonder how she knows all that?! Let me just say, it wasn't my doing! One of Jack's dreams came true the other day......while driving on the interstate (which we do daily to get anywhere from our house), he rolled down her window and she stuck her arm out and made the motion for the trucker to honk his horn.....and he did!


Some of her favorite things.....playing with cars and trucks, singing in the truck while driving with Daddy, riding her bike, playing softball ( a new fav!!), doing puzzles, and coloring, painting and stamping.  She loves doing art things! She is really a diverse little girl. One day she's into her baby's and dolls and then the next minute she's playing with cars. I love it!


Here's a little Q&A with Katelyn:

1. What is your favorite color? pink
2. What is your favorite toy? Lightning McQueen and Mater
3. What is your favorite fruit? Juicy apples
4. What is your favorite tv show? Doc McStuffins
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? spaghetti?? (we never have this for lunch unless it's a leftover which is rare! Who knows!)
6. What is your favorite outfit? anything pink
7. What is your favorite game? Elephant game
8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks
9. What is your favorite animal? doggies
10. What is your favorite song? Mean – Taylor Swift
11. What is your favorite book? Berenstain bears
12. Who is your best friend? Lily and Liam and daddy’s my best buddy
13. What is your favorite cereal? Capn crunch
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my bike
15. What is your favorite drink? Juice box
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Baby and dollie and polka dot blankie
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Patty cakes (pancakes) and cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Buffalo Wild Wings
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? make cupcakes ?? (She was being silly, but I'm going to go with it because that's what she told me!)

This was quite comical to me because most of these answers change daily! I plan on doing this every year on her birthday and see how much it changes. 

Wt: 27.8 lbs
Ht: 35.5 in
Clothing: 2T pants, 3T shirts
Shoes: 7/8

Through the years:
Birth - a few days old

1st Birthday!

2nd Birthday!
3rd Birthday!

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