Abigail at T H R E E !

Tonight(or like 4 nights ago when I actually started writing this ;) ), as I was tucking her in to her bed, she touched my chest and said 'mama, I love your heartbeat'. After I peeled myself off the floor and straightened out of the fetal position, I thought to myself, ' I never want to forget that' and that's when I decided I need to grab my computer and document my not so little, little girl.

Some tidbits about her: She has the sweetest heart & the fiercest attitude and we usually see both sides of her within seconds of each other. She is definitely my child, my entire family would agree. She is dramatic and playful, demanding and cuddly. She would rather watch tv on the couch all day than play with any of her toys, but she spends at least an hour every night in her room by herself, laying in her bed, telling stories to all of her dolls. She is shy but really outgoing. She clams up around anyone the first few minutes around them (even my parents who she sees multiple times a week).

She is a terribly picky eater and I rely solely on the school she attends 5 days a week for her to get her fruits and veggies. She'll eat a bowl full of fruit, but only if her it was her Nanna's first. She loves ketchup and my homemade ranch dressing, macaroni and cheese and cherries.

She loves to dance. Loves it so much. I do a lot of dancing around the house and after she is done telling me to 'twirl and twirl again!' she goes in front of the mirror to spin and twirl until she's laying on the floor in a fit of laughter and dizziness.

She loves helping me around the house. I give her little projects to do; picking up her clothes and shoes, helping unload the dishwasher and she even loves to give the tub a good wipe down with her washcloth after all the water drains each night. She loves to help her daddy cook and has mastered cracking open eggs, sans shells.  

Things we are currently working on: +Not sucking her thumb. This one is proving to be damn near impossible to break and so far we have it to a point where she asks us before she does it. We'll get there, but probably not before she needs a full fake set of chompers. +Saying please. Ugh, we have been working on this for a year and a half! She says 'thank you' for absolutely everything, but please? NEVER! We correct her every time, and don't typically give her what she's asking for until she says it. She doesn't have a problem saying it, she just never remembers. +Using words instead of whines. We still get a lot of reaching and whining instead of asking a question. It drives me bonkers, so we are working on kicking that habit.

Some of the funniest/mind blowing things she's said to me recently: +In the middle of a tantrum, after I got her to settle down, she looked up at me with the most serious expression you could imagine and said 'mama, you are my life' and just carried on like nothing ever happened. +After she took a sip of water from the glass she had just poured, she exhaled really loud and exclaimed 'It's so cold...It's incredible!'. +And last and possibly my favorite, she was having a hard time going to the bathroom and her belly was really hurting her. She was sitting on the toilet and I was sitting on the floor in front of her, keeping her company, when she looked up at me with pure panic in her eyes and said 'mommy, my butt is NOT working!'. Almost immediately after she said that, she started to 'go' and with the most excitement I've ever seen said 'IT'S WORKING!'. Can't make this stuff up, guys!

I found this survey floating around Facebook not too long ago and thought it would be perfect to close out this post. Here are some answers to questions I asked Abigail:

+What is your name? Abigail
+How old are you? (Held up three fingers)
+When is your birthday? 'Um, um... May and an 11'
+How old is daddy? '1'
+How old is mommy? 'one eleven' - thanks, kid!
+What is your favorite color? 'Pink and Red'
+What is your favorite food? 'Not vegetables'
+Who is your best friend? 'Mallory & Annika'
+What is your favorite song? 'The choo-choo'
+What is your favorite animal? ' Elephants!'
+What are you scared of? 'Crabs' - The little mermaid, in case anyone was confused.
+What makes you happy? 'Elephants!'
+Where is your favorite place to go? 'Disney'
+What do you want to be when you grow up? 'Kitty Cat'
+What is mommy's favorite thing to do? 'Hug me'

Here's to another fun year with my favorite girl!

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