Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lila at 3.5

Oh Lila. What to say about this little girl? She never stops. She is constantly talking, singing, humming, moving! She is exhausting. She tests my patience every day. But she is incredible!! She is SO smart and hilarious and sweet. She is also sassy, bossy and literally causes us headaches every day.

I'm not sure how to organize my thoughts, so here is my brain dump about Lila:

She is about 31 lbs and 37 inches tall. She is wearing 3T and 4T and size 9 shoes. She prefers dresses but will usually agree to wear what I want her to.

Lila was retested for egg allergy (skin and blood test) and is still severely allergic.

She goes to bed between 8:30 and 9pm and wakes up between 7 and 7:45am. She's done with pull-ups (yay!)

She just started preschool this month. She is going 2 days a week from 9-noon. She is doing really well. She still seems upset when I drop her off, but she has started talking about friends and teachers and says that she has fun. The other day she said, "You know that girl Kate, at preschool, with the yellow hair? She's my friend." I think it is great for her to learn how to handle herself with a group and to meet new kids.

She has a crazy big vocabulary and it is so fun to listen to her come up with stories. She is so creative and funny.

Lila is so klutzy. She falls constantly. She doesn't support her own weight half the time, so she just tumbles over. She is also still quite the daredevil. She will climb up on the back of the couch or the posts on her bed. She will ask, "Is this dangerous?" And when I say yes, she usually says, "Good" and jumps!

She is learning to recognize words, is starting to spell words and knows her letter sounds. She loves PBS online games and Leap Pad apps that show her spelling and letters. She wants to read so badly!

She loves music, dancing, singing and musicals! She is my child, for sure. She loves songs from Newsies, Annie, Dreamgirls, Smash, Shrek the Musical, and many more. I'm starting to introduce her to Wicked, Aida, etc. We are going to our first children's theatre show, Beauty and the Beast Jr. this month! I'm so excited to introduce her to live theatre.

Her favorite things to play with are: Dress up clothes (!!!!), Little People, Littlest Pet Shop, legos, coloring books/easel, any type of craft, playdoh, dolls, magnet dress-up dolls and sticker books. She loves practicing her writing whether it's tracing letters or making lists, maps, recipes, etc. She likes to play outside of course and likes to climb trees, swing, play with balls, riding her bike etc. We got an above ground pool this summer and she has loved swimming! She also just loves to turn on music and dance!

Favorite shows and movies: Sophia the First, Curious George, Handy Manny, Super Why, any Disney princess movie, play-doh shows on Youtube (people demo-ing and reviewing toys and playdoh sets), anything musical!

Lila is a great little girl. She is very challenging because of how strong willed, bossy and grumpy she can be sometimes. But on a good day (and they mostly are good), she is smart as a whip, hilarious and witty, goofy and silly, loving and sweet and great to be around.

She is a sweet big sister. She helps Rosie, brings her toys, soothes her when she cries, etc. She also takes her toys, nudges her so she falls, and wrestles with her. They are really starting to interact and it is so much fun to watch.

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