3 years old!
I know it has been a long time since I have posted on this blog, but I would be remiss if I didn't come back to document just how amazing you are on this, your third birthday. (Actually your birthday was yesterday, but I'm sure you'll forgive me for being a day late since we had your party two days early!)
You get more and more incredible every day. You have the funniest, spunkiest, orneriest personality of any 3 year old I have ever met. You constantly blow me away with how smart and funny and stubborn you are. You say the most amazing things, letting your father and I know that you are really listening and learning from us, even if we think you aren't. The example I always use is when you gave Daddy his "choices". You test your limits with such gusto it is almost all I can do to correct you without bursting into peals of laughter. Other times it is all I can do to keep my temper in check when you so forcefully and blatantly defy those limits. But it's all part of the learning process. You are never mean spirited, just spirited.
This past year you have made the most incredible leaps and bounds in all areas of your development. You have always been a very empathetic, loving, and social baby, but from two to three you have left almost all semblance of babiness behind.
You are getting more and more "girly" all the time, without any real support from the other members of your family you are adamant that your favorite color is pink, and all your favorite clothes are pink, food containers, shoes, bags, toys, etc. must be pink. You are still very loving with baby dolls, and have now discovered ponies which you think are the BEST. But at the same time you want to take ballet class, you also want to take karate, so all the girliness is tempered by your desire to kick butt! I will take it.
Another area of your personality that has become more apparent is that you are definitely NOT a morning person. You are happiest to sleep in (with mama of course) until 8:00 or 9:00, but that also means that well after everyone else is asleep you are content to chatter away until all hours of the night, using every excuse that your clever little mind can think of (I have to pee, I don't like these jammies, I need to give Daddy a hug and kiss, I have to look out the window, I need a drink of water, I'M NOT SLEEPY!!!!!!!) as you can see, there are quite a few!
Your favorite person in the world remains your hero and nemesis Domingo. You will do anything for his attention, even if it is negative. The best is when you play together, which is definitely more often than when you fight with each other.
You were born on the longest day of the year so the fact that your favorite song is Here Comes the Sun is so fitting since you fill our lives with sunshine.
Happy 36 monthday Amalia.