Monday, May 14, 2012

Peachy is Three!!

Last Thursday we were able to celebrate the three years that Peachy has been a part of our family. And we can't imagine our lives without her. Peachy has blossomed from that tiny newborn to a busy and beautiful little girl. She is full of energy and always doing something. Her absolute favorite thing to do is art projects.
Not a day goes by where the crayons, markers, scissors, glue, paper, or stickers don't come out. Lately her daily practice has really been showing itself in her artwork.
She truly draws now and can also form many of her letters. She is also able to recognize all of her uppercase letters and knows many letter sounds and the words that go with them. It is fun for me to see what she is able to do and where her interests lie as she now is the age of the preschoolers that I taught.
Dressing up is another big part of our days. I have had to limit the number of outfit changes she makes throughout the day in order to cut back on laundry. Her favorite outfits consist of short sleeved shirts and skirts. She is quite the girly-girl favoring jewelry (which she pronounces "glory"), crowns, and items with sparkles.
Independent is a good word to discribe her personality. This has its pluses and minuses. She is able to entertain herself for long stretches of time with her independent play, huge plus! She is also able to dig her heels in and not do anything anyone else suggests, a minus from a  parenting perspective. Her imaginative play has really started to come through in the last month or two, which is such a joy to see.
We are still working on potty training. She will go long stretches staying dry, but then get caught up in her play and forget that she has to go. I am confident that she will master it before she turns four! :o)
She is also a loving big sister. (And little Cream's favorite person.) As a parent it is such a joy seeing her personality emerge more and more with every passing month. What joy this little red headed girl has brought our family! We love you, Peachy!!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Those photos are precious especially the one with the big smile! I loved reading that and she actually sounds a lot like me as a child. Such a cutie!