|I love your free-spirited ways and how you wanted to wear wolf ears the morning of your birthday.|
|Your last night as a two year old. Yes, Mama teared up.|
My Haven Girl,
You just turned 3 and sometimes I have to remind myself of that because you are close in size to Anna and always interacting with her, so it seems like you are older. Your three year old self is free spirited, independent and affectionate. Your independence is both a blessing and a challenge. You are very self-sufficient and are more of the ask forgiveness not permission type. Anna is the opposite, so I'm not used to it quite yet. For instance, the other day your sippy cup broke and I found you with big scissors and wads tape trying to fix it. Love your resourcefulness, but it isn't always the safest. :)
You really know how to make someone feel good about themselves. You are always telling me and daddy that you love us “the best”. When you and Anna are playing, I have overheard you say “I love you Anna” then give her a hug. You also always pick flowers and bring them to me. You still really like for Daddy to hold you and you always ask for us to lay with you for a long time at bedtime. You never let us forget to give you a hug and a kiss.
You have such an imagination! You can play for long periods of time with little animal and doll figurines making up all kinds of scenarios. They can get very dramatic too! You can almost always be found with one of those little figurines in your hand. I find them all over the house positioned and lined up in the funniest places, like inside of several pairs of shoes.
You had your first movie obsession with Frozen! Anna LOVED it too, but you took it to a whole other level. Six months later, it is finally wearing off. Everyday after you first saw the movie, you wanted to wear a cape like Elsa, so we tied your lovie blankets around your neck. You wore them so much, that many of them ripped. You and your sister memorized every single song and sang them nonstop on somedays. You loved getting up on the fireplace mantel and performing them. My favorite was you singing "Wet It Go" since you are still working on the "L" sound. It was the sweetest thing to watch you and Anna act out different scenes, especially the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” song. One of you would play Elsa inside the room and the other would be Anna on the other side of the door. Then you would switch.
While Anna and your cousins are your main buddies, you had two little friends in Fort Worth who you grew up with since birth. Emilynn and Lily were born just a couple months before you and you saw them every week at church. Since their mamas are my good friends too, we often saw them at other times in the week and you and Emilynn went to school together. She was the main friend you would talk about from school. The plan is to keep in touch with them so you guys can continue to grow up together!
Hearing you pray is just about the sweetest thing. Everytime you start a prayer you say “it's wonderful God that...”. When daddy broke his leg and we were praying for him often, you said your same prayer, “it's wonderful God that...daddy broke his leg”. It gave us a laugh and we all new what your heart was trying to express. You love listening to Bible stories and wanted to hear David and Goliath everynight for awhile. Although you are still young and small, may you be mighty with God just like David was. You've also really started to ask questions about what different words mean. The last word you asked about was soul, that was a hard one for mommy to explain!
|What you do when you are being a little shy.|
Height - 38.5 ~ 71%
Weight - 35 lbs 3oz ~ 80%
Haven's first interview at age 3:
Goodness you are so loved our precious Haven!