Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ayla Joy: 3 years

Ayla Joy,
You are so special to Daddy, Leah, and I. We are so proud of the big girl you've become. Accomplishing goals, growing big and strong, always being polite, and becoming a sister has made this year so great. Thank you so much for being you.

Ayla Joy at 3 years....

31.2 lbs, 36.5 in tall

Speaks well. Clear vocabulary. Learning letters- recognizes A-D mostly. Recites alphabet. Can count to 15 fairly well. Short attention span during structured learning activities.

Very into imaginary play. Tutus, hats, music=dancing. Always making me "lunch" or "tea" Loves to dress up! Very girly. Doesn't like to get dirty.

Has many close friends. Speaks mostly of Meredith or Lanie. We try to see them on a weekly basis.

Still very cautious and somewhat shy. Becoming more easily social with others she doesn't know well. Her cowardly-ness (bless her heart) holds her back a bit. But we try to not make a big deal and gently push her to do things. She shivers when going down Brittany's steep stairs-ha- as Meredith flies down them! Another example- walking the beam at gymnastics. She very much wants to and definitely can- but still refuses to let go of my pinky finger.

Can ride tricyle well. Learning her big girl bike- a little intimidated. Learning to skip.

Loves to be outside. Helps in the landscaping. Digs in her sandbox. Goes on walks. And plays well on her own.

Try to do a daily devotional book with her. She doesn't totally understand everything we talk about to do, but its something in the right direction. She asks alot of questions and loves learning about her God. This is something she will value forever.

Eats well. 3 meals a day plus a couple snacks. She Loves snacks. Her fave foods are cheese, yogurt, chicken nuggets, spaghetti and salad.

Asks "WHY" constantly.

Had first surgery April 2010- bil myringotomy. Adjusted well.

I feel so blessed to have you as my daughter. You have taught me so much. I can't wait to see what the future hold for us....


Brittany said...

You got some really cute pics, she looked and smiled!! You can't ask for much more than that :)

Chelsa said...

great pictures!!

Jennifer said...

Love the pictures! Oh...and have a happy birthday tomorrow, little miss 27!

Tera said...

Very sweet! Love the tiara. She's about the same size as Brynna. :)

Mandy said...

Love the pics-so sweet!