Saturday, May 13, 2017

Natalie | 3.5

It has been quite some time since I have done an update on Natalie. She is at SUCH a fun age that I don't want to forget these moments. While three has definitely been the hardest, it has also been so rewarding. Her personality is so huge and so is her vocabulary. I love talking to her. She comes up with the silliest ideas.

Favorite Foods: donuts, carrots, bananas 

Favorite Movie: Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast

Favorite tv show: the Lion Guard

Favorite Song: "the stomping song" (Set It All Free from Sing)

Favorite Book: "when Minnie runs" (Minnie-rella)

Favorite Color: pink

Best Friend: "It is you!"

Favorite thing to do: "play with Barbies!"

What do you want to be when you grow up: "Ariel, with red hair"

Three has been full of sass and character.  She is a bit of a parrot. We had been doing some work in our basement master bathroom and so everything that had been in there was in our bedroom. Natalie came into the room, saw the mess and goes "Damn it! Damn it! You guys, you're just moving this freaking stuff all over the damn house." Which sounded a lot like Daddy when he had recently stepped on a troll doll... We both bit our lip and calmly told her that "little ladies do not talk that way" to which she responded "only boys do?" Touche, Nat, touche.

Natalie is so sure of herself and her style. She doesn't care what people think of her outfits. She wears everything so confidently. She has more self love in her pinky than most adults I know. I hope it always stays that way. She is so sweet and funny. She shows compassion and empathy to everyone she meets. She is so funny and very quick witted! She loves music and dancing. She has an incredible memory. If she listens to a soundtrack, she can tell you exactly where the music comes from in the movie - even instrumentals. It always floors B and me.

She has been getting more and more excited about baby brother and being the big sister. Awhile back after her bath, I pulled her into my lap and I referred to her as my baby. She quickly corrected me that she was not a baby, she was a big girl. I asked her "If you're not my baby, then who is?" and she so sweetly said "Everest is your baby, I'm your kid".  It amazes me how quickly she has wrapped her head around this idea. (I also secretly love that she called him Everest and not Everett.) I cannot wait to see her with him. I am excited to watch her grow into the role of big sister. I am sure we'll have some bumps while we are all learning our new norm but I have no doubt that she'll be the best.

It's hard to believe that our time with just her is slowly winding down. While I am excited for baby brother to get here, I am having a hard time with the idea of splitting my time and being fair. It has been all Natalie for a very long time and I know it's going to be a big adjustment for both of us. I just hope that I can make these last 10ish weeks of just us so special that she never doubts how much we love her.