Monday, January 07, 2013

Miss Mia Turned 3!

Last week, Amelia turned 3 years old! We opted to skip the big party and instead spend some quality time with just the three of us this year. Since we all had New Year's Day off, we headed to the Mall of America after a big breakfast of buttermilk pancakes (with sprinkles!) and bacon. (Mommy sidenote: seeing as I was at about day 3-4 of this god-awful cold, and only a few hours post-fever, the fact that we still trudged to MOA for her birthday was a little insane...)  At the Mall, we hit up the underwater aquarium "to see fishes," had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe (which Mia thought was pretty cool), and then David took her on a handful of rides.
 Unfortunately, since it was a holiday, the lines were long and the whole place was busy. Next time, we'll opt to take a day off and just head down in the middle of the week! That night, we made some homemade pizza and birthday cupcakes! Mia, as usual, helped with the sprinkles! She also did a good job of eating the buttercream frosting.

 On her actual birthday, she went into day care (Daddy had to work and mommy was attempting to recuperate on the couch). She took in goody bags for each of the girls, as well as cupcakes. She was SUPER excited to celebrate at day care! That night, she got to open up presents, blow out the candles on her jumbo cupcake, and have cake and ice cream while we all watched Tangled together for the first time. All in all, it was a successful birthday and she's very proud to tell everyone that she's now 3!

 She got safety scissors from us, and I think they may be her favorite gift!

 



So what's new with the kid these days? She's becoming such a big girl! She wants to do everything herself - getting dressed, getting her breakfast bagel prepped (spreading Nutella or PB on it), brushing her teeth, washing herself in the bath, etc. She's getting very close to being potty trained (or at least when not sleeping...she's still in pull-ups for nap and bed times) - she even went to day care in panties for the first time today! She can sing the ABCs (rock 'n roll style, if you ask her to!), as well as other basic kid songs. Incidentally, she also can sing part of the Neon Tree's Everybody Talks song (I'm so proud). She loves helping me bake and repeatedly asks to make cookies. She still loves Piglet, and will even acknowledge when it's time for the current Piglet to get a bath (she is well aware that there are 2 Piglets and she can tell the difference between the two based on smell - or lack thereof in the 'clean' one). She's becoming more adventurous - lots of jumping on beds/chairs/couches, making bridges out of books, boxes, and other household items which she walks across, throwing balls across the room, and few times attempting to crawl into baby brother's crib. She's extremely excited to start swimming lessons (with daddy) in a couple of weeks - she has even managed to wear her swimsuit all day long a couple of weekends in a row in preparation for them (thankfully, we've stayed inside during all of these times and she's aware that she needs to change in order to leave the house!). She's getting excited to be a big sister, although I know she has no idea what that actually will entail! She's started referring to him as Baby GoGo, and this seems to be sticking. She's felt him kick a few times and her eyes light up and she gets so excited! Lots of changes ahead, so we're trying to soak up as much time with her as we can before the little man arrives!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Aww, shes so big! And I'm glad Baby GoGo stuck ;)