Monday, January 18, 2010

Big Steps Forward

I am sure I mentioned in a previous post how "2" Julie has been acting...well, I am happy to say that she has become much more agreeable in the last few weeks.

John and I were talking about it last night and we have noticed an huge difference since we moved her into the 3 year old class at school. She really likes her new classmates and is much more challenged than in her old class. She misses a few of her old classmates, but since they are right across the hall, she still gets to say good morning to them when we come in.

Also, naps have started to become more seldom. She only naps every other, sometimes every 3rd day. We discovered that we would be fighting with her to take a nap, then she wouldn't be tired enough at night and we would fight with her again. So that is two less fights a day right there. But she still does quiet time, most of the time it is wrapped in a blanket on the chair, either reading books or watching Caillou on the computer.
And, as if her vocabulary wasn't extensive enough, she has been saying the funniest things! Some of her new sayings are:
You go girl!
You are kidding me!
I'm such a big girl, I am almost a grown up!

She and John were just having a conversation about how he and I share a bed.
Daddy: Why do you think Mommy and I share a bed?
Julie: Because there are 2 pillows.
Daddy: Oh.
Julie: And you have to share Daddy, we share toys, books, and elephants.
Daddy: Oh

The other day, we were in the grocery store and Julie and I had this conversation.
Julie: Brr, I am cold because I am not wearing a jacket!
Me: I'm sorry, I don't have a jacket for you, I am such a bad mommy!
Julie: Mommy, I have to tell you (I swear she said that!) you are a good mommy, not a bad one!
Me: (melt into a big puddle onto the floor)

So, since Julie has been working so hard on being a big girl, she got to go to her friend Colby's 5th birthday with Mommy and Daddy and no Andy! It was a treat for her to have all of the attention and learn how bowl! Well, kind of, she had a lot of fun doing it!
And she needed a little help. But her friend Colby was more than happy to help her out.
We are so proud of our big girl and how much she is learning and growing. As always, can't wait to see (or hear) what she comes up with next!

1 comment:

Christina said...

Hooray for 3!! Was she bowling with NO bumpers!?! No way! I still need bumpers. (;