This week you turned THREE! Something even you aren't so sure about ( when people ask you still say 2 first before holding up four fingers and saying 3.)
That said I think your favorite part of your birthday was your pink donut with sprinkles that you got for your birthday breakfast. This year, almost like clock work, you woke up and realized you loved all things pink and purple and princess. It seems to be in the DNA. Also if it has a poofy skirt that twirls- well all the better. You'll be wearing THAT who cares if the weather or situation do not go with a tutu. You'll make it work.
While in some ways it may seem clinché it really isnt- as much as you are ALL girl you also hold your own with your older brother's rough and tumble games and you love the song "move it, move it" from Madagascar even more than you love Frozen's let it go... But only by a little ;-)
And yes, you will burst out in a very loud rendition of "I like to move it,move it!" Just about at any given moment. You are NOT shy, and you recently have not met a stranger. This year your language abilities really developed, but before they completely took off, you would fill in where your vocabulary hadn't caught up with your enthusiasm by saying "Bugga Bugga" where you did not know what to say. In fact, you'll still do it if you get super excited and you're talking faster than you can think. Who knows where you picked this up!
However, at this point you are talking beautifully in full sentences. You say a lot of adorable things like your love for things that are "teeny tiny"- which you'll say in a high pitched voice, with your fingers pinched up by your eye.
And after being potty trained yourself, I've noticed that when your duckies ( back to that in a second) are "talking " they usually discuss needing to go potty in high pitched voices. And yes, you love the little rubber duckies that I have collected over the years and you spent hours lining them up and naming them. It was clear you needed more "girlie" toys since Ransom's action figures weren't going to cut it and you don't seem like a "baby doll" girl. Luckily, when your brother Justice was born he "gave" you a set of tiny princesses with a little mat to play with them on. And basically when you came to visit your new brother in the hospital you were much more into the gift than the brother! Haha! Luckily you've changed your tune and now you like to par his head and coo at him " isn't he the sweetest thing?!"
Yes, Tabitha, you are officially both a little sister AND a big sister now! I think you are perfectly suited for the rolls- you are both pretty easy to play with, but also I will often not see you for a while and go off to find you happily playing alone somewhere.
And while there was so much change this year, some things have remained the same- your unending love of your stuffed Elephant "Ellie" ( who has had tail re-attachment surgery and who's rear has gotten very see-through) and your paci (which we have TRIED to regulate to just your bed)... You also have unfortunately continued to scare us half to death- not your fault- but this year we learned in most dramatic fashion that you are allergic to tree nuts. THAT trip to the ER is not one I ever want to repeat, but once again the Lord took care of you and we, as your parents, were again reminded that as much as you are our daughter and we love you- you are loved and cared for by your HEAVENLY Father all the more!
Tabitha, it has been a joy to watch you grow this last year- and as you gain even more and more of an opinion and will of your own, I pray that you will one day not give up your own opinons too easily and that your strong will, will hold you fast to the will of your Heavenly Father.