terrific troublesome three


Baby Love turned 3 ! This past year she discovered Lego and princesses.  She can play Lego hours on end and most day she's in her Anna get up.  If she sees Anna on screen she would refer to her as herself.  She would tell me "look at me on TV, I'm marry to prince Hans", and refer to Elsa as her sister.  I thought she would be a tomboy but am I ever wrong.  She loves dresses and head wears and all things shiny and pink.  Love dressed herself everyday and can put together a mean outfit. 

Love is LOUD !  always on top of her lung.  Even her inside voice is loud !  We are not sure what to do but keep on encouraging her to not scream when she talks !!!  Love loves food and loves to eat so I don't have to stress over her.  In the morning she would dress herself then go into kitchen, survey what's on the table and asked me to get her breakfast.  Depending on mood, she'll ask for cereal with milk with a side cup of milk, or pancake, banana, yogurt, xoi (sticky rice), or yogurt with crushed cereal on top.  Love is not a food snob like her sister !  She eats everything, from caramelized fish to spicy curry, she's up for anything.  Adventurous she is.

Love is a toddler with a large vocab.  From last year to now, she went from a few words to full on sentences and can even tell stories !  I can now carry on a decent conversation with her about pretty much anything and she'll have some inputs.  Her comments are often funny, at times thought provoking and surprisingly, very clever.  Like one time I told her "don't eat too much candy, your teeth will fall out", she said "No, when they fall out I get new one.  Dr. Jenna (Jennifer) will put in a gold one for me.  It'll be shiny!" (she's referring to crown).  Another one is during our walk home from picking up Bee, she was running before us.  Bee grabbed her and told her to be careful of cars, "you don't want to be dead right ?  cars hit you, you'll be flat!", and Love, with a big smile, said "and I would look so cute !".

Love does everything with passion!  She fully commit to anything that she set her mind on, which is a problem at time when she encountered a hiccup.  Like round piece of Lego won't fit into a certain spot in her Lego house.  And when she's frustrated or angry, she does it with passion too !!!  

Love likes to tell me "I love you to the space ship" and recently she changed it to "I love you to pluto far far away", after her sister pointed out that from earth to spaceship is not that big of a distance.  Once after bed time prayer, she asked why we can't touch the heaven.  I told her because it's really far from earth and she said "we need a really long ladder".  What I enjoy most now is how happy she is each morning, chirping "I didn't pee in my underwear !!!".  She's been saying this phrase for months and months now because she's really proud of it and we're too. 

Love's favorite show is Paw Patrol, Masha and the Bear, and Monster High (the rollerblading episode).  She loves to watch all things Frozen and Kinder Surprise on YouTube Kids but the ipad is always out of battery :-)  it's done on purpose so viewing time is very limited.  We don't want our kids to spend too much time in front of devices.  They are so good with playing on their own and with each other and we don't want to ruin it.  They both are creative kids and love all things artsy and that to us is a wonderful gift both C and I need to encourage and foster. 

I enjoy Love's company very much.  She's funny, cranky, cute, demanding, passionate and animated.  She's fun to have around and she gives really good hug and kisses.  Happy 3rd birthday to my darling.

Bee spent an afternoon locked in her room to make cards for Love !  She wants it to be a surprise.