Monday, July 22, 2019

Eloise Jane: 3 Years Old!

Sweet Eloise Jane, this week you turned THREE years old!

You continue to show us that you are here to live life to the fullest. You want to taste everything, feel everything, experience everything, know everything- your curiosity is insatiable! You are extremely intelligent + stubborn, which can be a hard combination at times. You are very strong in your feelings and opinions. You are also extremely sensitive, affectionate, and snugly- you always want to "snuggle just a LIL bit more" before nap and bedtime. You love being carried around by Mama!

Here are your 3 year old updates!

How big?

I'll update with your official doctor appointment this week, but you are still trending extremely tall for your age! You and Iyla can officially share clothes now, even though she is 3.75 years older than you.

You fit best into 4t tops and dresses, and 4t or 5t pants. You wear a size 8 shoe.

Here's a good comparison of your growth in the last year: the first photo is last 4th of July, the 2nd is this year. You've grown so much!


You are a good sleeper once you are down. Typically you go to bed around 7:30 at night and sleep until 7:15/7:30 the next morning. You take about a 2-3 hour nap in the middle of the day, from 1-3/3:30. You have started really delaying and stalling with GETTING to bed, wanting just ONE more book, MORE snuggles, ONE more trip to the bathroom, etc.

You love to have your "milkies" and read books together, then once in bed I sing you a song- usually one I've made up about Auntie Sheri or Mimi and Grampy.


We got great news at the eye doctor this week- both of your eyes are seeing equally at 20/40 with your glasses on! The doc said we can omit your daily 2 hour patching for the next 3-4 months, and at your next appointment we'll reassess if we need to go back to patching. Your left eye is getting stronger, and we couldn't be happier!

Potty Training?

You've been trained with telling us when you have to go #2 since you were around 8 months old, and JUST last week you made the final leap into full time undies- hooray! While I was out of town for 5 days Papa took advantage of mixing things up and having you go full on BIG GIRL. You've been doing great and I am so proud of you!

Favorite things?

*The color blue, which I LOVE! I honestly felt you as blue when you were in my belly, and sure enough you gravitate toward anything that color.

*Constructing and deconstructing things. You are a little engineer and scientist, and are extremely meticulous and patient with tasks you are interested in!

*Being outside. You LOVE your sandbox and all the creatures found outdoors.

*Animals and insects! You love any and all creatures big and small. Dogs, cats, frogs, beetles, caterpillars, etc.

*Water/swimming! You are rocking your weekly swim lessons, and if there is a cup or bowl of water nearby you love dunking toys in it.

*Your sister! You always want to know where Iyla is, and you two are starting to play more and more together. The best noise in the world is when you two are laughing together! However, that laughter typically merges into crying within minutes when one of you provokes the other with words or hitting.

For your party this year, we had Mimi + Grampy and a few friends over to celebrate, with a fun Safari theme for our animal lover! So much fun:

Here are more photos from your recent adventures!

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet Eloise Jane! We love you so much!