I just read my post I wrote last year about what I wanted to remember before Penny turned 3. And WOW! So much has changed and I didn’t really realize how much can happen in a year. Here I am planning another birthday party and thinking about age 3. Hand to heart, two was definitely more challenging than three. Not that three was a walk in the park but so much was different this past year. We had more support from family, Penny’s communication skills got so much better, I started working, Ben’s work schedule was more flexible. So much contributed to this past year and I’m so incredibly grateful for it! And the cherry on top of it all, my sweet girl is happy, healthy and so full of life! So here are a few things I want to remember…
Penny is 100% potty trained! Woohoo!
She has branched out of Sofia the First! THANK YOU UNIVERSE! She has so many other favorites now like Moana, COCO, Frozen, Spider-Man, Incredibles, PJ masks.
She can count to 30, knows all her colors, shapes and body parts.
She is so independent and only asks for help when she really needs it.
She loves figuring things out like opening and twisting things. She also yells “my finger!” If it’s difficult to figure out.
She loves cooking with me! She adds ingredients, beats her own eggs, stirs her oatmeal and even got her first burn thanks to a really hot cast iron.
She is still such a good little eater with a big appetite!
She’s observant. She knows when I don’t feel well and if I get hurt she immediately gives me a kiss.
She’s affectionate and so cuddly before bed!
She goes to sleep on her own without us.
She loves books and has memorized her bedtime stories.
She lets me do her hair every morning and immediately goes to the mirror to see it with a big smile on her face!
She is completely careless about technology aside from watching tv here and there. Still has no idea what mommy and daddy’s phone can do LOL
She loves music and knows the whole soundtrack to Frozen, Moana and Coco.
She’s so fast on her scooter!
She is so close to her grandma, great grandma, uncles, aunts and cousins! Asks for them constantly and loves being around them.
She know the names of all the kids in her class and loves going over them, writing their names and drawing their faces 😃
Penny’s vocabulary has tripled and we are able to understand each other so much better now!
Not a fan of sharing yet.
Penny started at a new school and takes the school bus to and from. After a month of making a run for it every time the bus came, she now loves it! And knows the names of most of the kids on the bus too.
Her memory amazes me. She takes me to friends houses we’ve never been to but remembers the way from the bus route.
She loves taking the bus and train but also puts her little NY legs to work.
She loves dressing herself. Currently pajamas are day outfits too LOL!
Loves nature. Loves rain, snow and water.
Swimming is her favorite.
She was a flower girl for my friends wedding and broke a vase during the ceremony.
She went through a phase where she wore 7 tiaras every day and brought her Sofia the First dolls with her everywhere!
She cleans her own plate after dinner and puts it in the sink.
She makes the biggest messes and cleans them up, NEVER, just like mama 😃
She is so smart and curious.
I’m so proud of all she has accomplished this year. Most of all I’m happy she’s happy. I feel confident she knows she’s loved and supported. I can’t wait to see all she will learn and explore this year!
This was three, four we are ready for you. I think!