Dear Kaylee Rebecca
Kaylee Baylee, you are just about 3 and a half! I feel like you just turned 3 yesterday. You are growing up so fast, and sometimes I wish I could just pause time. But I love watching you grow and learn and I'm so proud of you every day! You amaze me with the things you can do, and you crack me up with the things you say! You seem too smart for your age, and have a great sense of humor.
You are always asking questions; you are very curious and love learning! You still love being read to and have a lot of books memorized. You know all of the letters and what sounds they make, and you can count and do simple addition. You know so much about dinosaurs, animals, and many other things.
You like watching TV at times but still get tired of it after one show or so. You like watching movies as long as Daddy and/or me is watching with you. Your favorite show is probably Dora the Explorer and your favorite movies are The Lion King and Ponyo. You like practicing Spanish with me and know quite a few words. You like to play by yourself in your room. You have a "clubhouse" made out of a big cardboard box which you bring toys and books into to play with for long periods of time. Some of your favorite toys are your doctor set, your dinosaur toys, and your dolls.
You love to play outside. We go out in the yard every day, no matter how hot it is, or even if it's raining. We go to the park and for nature walks pretty often. These days, Daddy takes you while I rest most of the time. You love spending time with your Daddy and you miss him a lot while he's at work. You wait up for him every night, no matter how tired you are!
You know that your little sibling is growing in my belly, and you already love it very much! You check my belly with your doctor set and talk to the baby every day. From the time you first found out, you have been convinced that the baby is a girl, and that you will name her Brynna. Turns out the ultrasound tech thinks you are probably right! I am so proud of how mature you have been, helping me do chores and letting me rest. We can't wait to see what an amazing big sister you are going to be!
You are great at going to bed at night now. We brush your teeth, put your pjs on, and you're ready to hop in bed. After we read to you, we tuck you in, and go to bed in our own bed. You go to sleep with no problem, although you do sometimes call us for an extra kiss, a drink of water, and/or another stuffed animal. A few times you have asked me to stay and sing to you, and I don't mind at all. It reminds me of when you were a baby and I used to rock you to sleep. :) You now sleep through the night nearly every night. You've pretty much dropped your naps but on some days you will still take one.
You love swimming, especially by yourself (with swimmies on). You still love baths and usually take 2 a day. You've had only 1 accident since you were potty-trained, and that includes overnight. You have fully weaned yourself now, and haven't nursed in months. You've been eating a lot better lately, and starting to get over your picky stage. You like all types of foods, though you are still hesitant about trying new ones. You are not a big fan of sweets and love your fruits and veggies! Your favorite treat is still popsicles.
You love visiting family. It's a lot of travel sometimes, but we are so glad we make it a priority to visit both sides of your family. You've grown up close to them, despite the distance, and we love it! You are great on car trips, and always remind every one to wear their seat belts.
You love your pets. You are very sweet to Molly, because you know she is getting old. You roughhouse and play with Aries, and I can tell you adore each other. You help me take care of the little animals, and are gentle when you pet them. You want your own fish, but for now you're content to just look at all the fish when we go to the pet store.
You are so independent, affectionate, and unique. You sure keep your dad and me on our toes! And you fill every day with joy. No matter what is going on, I can always think of you, and know my life is truly amazing. I love "super hugs" with you and Daddy, there is no better feeling in all the world!
Sweetie, I love you so much. You are the center of my world, and Daddy loves you more than anything too. We can't wait to keep watching you grow up!