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08 September 2014

Sydney is Three!

Oh my Sweet & Sassy Sydney Girl,

I love you more than words can express.  You are the sweetest, snuggliest, little ball of fire that ever existed!  You are growing and learning and changing right before our very eyes.  I remember when your Poppy would say, When is that girl going to start talking? and now I swear you never stop!  You are currently walking around our back porch that is practically flooded with all the rain we've had, singing and dancing, holding a half-broken umbrella.  Life, for you, is an adventure ALWAYS!

You've started preschool, and while my goals for you were only social, I have seen such a growth in your academics in just a few weeks time.  You know most of your colors and shapes {something you never cared one bit about before} and have even learned some of the sounds that the letters make.  You can count and sing your ABC's.  You know the songs that your teacher sings at school to welcome the class, to bless the snack, and to clean up the toys.  And, crazily enough, you can correctly identify {and pronounce} about a dozen different dinosaurs!

We started you in swim lessons at the public pool at the beginning of the summer and it was nothing short of a disaster.  You wouldn't stick with your class and kept running over to play in the splash pad instead.  On Saturday, I took you to swim again and you sat/swam/played perfectly through two different classes!  Such growth in you in just a few months time.

You are sleeping in a big girl bed by yourself for the first few hours of every night, but by 1 you are in my room waking me up to come and sleep with you.  It's not a fun, snuggly kind of sleep at night because you are constantly trying to stick your fingers in my mouth.  Can we give that up now that you are three?  Please?  You know you are supposed to stay in your bed all night, so every morning when you come out of your room, you excitedly say, I stayed in my bed all night long!  It's your world, Sydney, and we are just lucky enough to be living in it.  

I want to detail some of the funny things you do these days, so here are a couple  that I can think of.

➸ The other evening before dinner, you started singing the blessing and then mixed in a little bit of an alphabet sounds song.  It went something like this, God we thank you, God we thank you, for this food, for this food, Every letter makes a sound, Every letter makes a sound... And, then, you sort of realized it and had a shocked and happy look on your face!

➸➸ All day, every day you want to be called Brooklyn.  Nana and Poppy were watching you one day while I was volunteering in Olivia's class and they had to take you to the chiropractor with them.  You did NOT like what the chiropractor was doing to your Nana and Poppy and you very sternly asked them to stop!  When the nurses and doctor started chatting you up, you told them your name was Brooklyn.  The doctors were so confused when your Nana told them your name was Sydney and NOT Brooklyn!

Haven't seen enough pictures of this little cutie?  See her third birthday video here!

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Love you sweet girl!

1 comment:

Mom Cooper said...

I feel so blessed to be a part of my precious girl's life. She is a spunky, social, spit-fire, special little girl and I love her with my whole heart. She never ceases to amaze me . I'm looking forward to many more years of her spunkiness. Love her better than a cat loves cream.