Lily is 3. I can't believe that it's been 3 years already. She's a big girl really. What can I tell you about 3 year old Lily? She's a girly girl. She likes to have her toes painted. She likes for you to put her "scara" on her when she sees you putting on makeup. She likes dressing up and wearing my shoes. She's a great mommy and has about fifty kids. She has an imaginary dog. She likes to play pretend shopping and house. She loves to help you with whatever you are doing, whether it's cooking or cleaning or gardening or ...anything really. She has a very tender heart and gets very concerned if she thinks you are sad or sick. One of Josh's favorite tricks is to say that she's sad so she'll sit in his lap and say, "It's o.k. daddy. Put your head on my shoulder." It really is precious.
She also love to learn about things. She loves to ask questions, but she also likes to figure out stuff on her own. She doesn't need your help, she will tell you. She like to read and draw and she's very into puzzles. She can put together a 24 piece puzzle all by herself (even though she still insist you sit on the floor with her while she does it. She's very encouraging and tells you how smart you are when you put the piece in.)
She's also very active. She loves to jump and flip all over the house. She puts the couch pillows around the living room and practices her "tricks". She likes for you to sit on your knees and put your head on the floor to make a ramp for her to climb up and jump off of (great for your back, let me tell you). She also dances between jumping sometimes. She's got moves you need to see to believe. She's all elbows and hips. It's very funny.
Lily is still teeny tiny. She still only weighs about 25 lbs. but she's about average in height. She's going to be one those kids whose pants are always falling down because to get them long enough in the legs, they are too big in the waist. Now that she's potty trained (woo-hoo!) she doesn't even have her diaper to hold them up anymore.
Gosh, I just keep looking at the picture of her with her birthday cake and I can't believe how big she is already. She's a little kid, not a baby, or even a toddler. Look at that big smile. I love this little girl more than I could ever say. She's the best thing that ever happened to us. I can't wait to see what the next year brings.
This sea shell is kinda hard to eat. Get me a drink!