i've been waiting for this day.
i'm pretty sure i've been telling people that
life should be a bit easier once my kids are
three and five.
and here we are.
i DO think i was right in a way.
brette and reid are very independent and i'm
asking them to do more and more, which
means i get to do less and less.
pick out your clothes.
load your dishes.
get your own drink.
get yourself in the car.
its soo nice.
but reid is just now three and she's
also developing a little bit of a demanding attitude.
i literally posted on facebook that she was pure sugar,
because she WAS.
and then, she turned on me.
screeeeaming at me.
yelling at me to do what she wants.
i guess i should have knocked on wood.
she's still so sweet but she's very opinionated too.
she's also very smart.
she can spell her name, tell you her shapes, colors, counting.
i can't take the credit though, she learns SO MUCH at school.
during the fall/winter she went five days a week, but
i wanted them to feel like they got a summer break, so
she's only going three days a week right now.
summer school is over next week and then she'll move to
her new school in warrensburg.
i'm super sad to pull her out.
i can't tell you how much relief it is once you find somewhere you
are completely comfortable sending your kids.
i have that with our school in lee's summit.
i'm worried about starting over at this new school and
part of me wishes i could just leave her in
lee's summit for the next two years.
we'll see how warrensburg goes and if i'm not happy (or reid)
then i might re-enroll her in lee's summit and just take
her with me everyday.
we shall see.
what else can i share about reid...
-she LOVES purple.
everything has to be purple.
her room, her cup, her clothes.
-she also loves skirts and dresses.
if you ever see reid out in a pair of shorts,
it was most likely because i forced her to wear them.
she always wants a dress on and she will probably end up
wearing two to three a day, just because she likes clothes so much.
-she doesn't wear a diaper anymore at night and we
took the front railing off her crib so she can crawl in and out of it.
she's been doing really well and still sleeping through the night,
but she's not sleeping late anymore.
brette was always my early riser but reid is even beating brette up.
she's up somewhere between 5:45 and 6:15.
- she loves snacks.
we can eat dinner and five minutes later she'll ask for a snack.
most of the time she wants crackers, granola bars, cereal or fruit,
but she eats most anything and literally she's eating all. the. time.
- she won't let me do her hair.
it's not cute and i hate sending her off for the day looking
like a scragglemuff, but i also hate fighting her to get her hair up.
i've been taking extra hair ties to school to see if her teacher
can talk her into putting it up.
it's annoying and i hope she grows out of it fast.
-she loves my parents and our dogs more than anything.
literally if you wanted reid to live her best life you
would just give her mimi and papa with louie and leia.
nothing makes her happier.
i'm pretty sure when we moved into our house reid would
have chosen to stay at my parent's instead.
her and my parents have a special bond.
those are some basics about reid.
she's such a funny, sweet little thing and i
can't tell you how much fun it is to see her grow and
turn into this little person.
i think this year is going to be so much fun and
i'm excited for it all.