Grace Elaine at 3.

Well we have had a 3 year old (commonly referred to as a threenager in this neck of the woods) in the house for a little over two weeks.  Our little 8 pound, 5 ounce baby is growing up... and it makes my mama heart both proud and sad.

At 3, Grace weighs 33 pounds (71st percentile) and is 37.5 inches tall (60th percentile).  She's our beautiful fair skinned baby girl with long brown hair and huge blue eyes.  She is currently wearing size 3T clothing and size 7c shoes.

Our girl has the BIGGEST heart.  She's sassy and sweet.  She loves to help with chores and will help you out when you need an extra hand.  She knows almost every animal.  But her favorite would be either a "hosey" or dog.  She loves playgrounds, especially slides.  She just started gymnastics, and loves it.  Her dad and I want to get her in soccer too.  She thrives on routine, and knows everything has a place where it belongs.  She loves Barbies and cars.  A lot.  She also loves to host tea parties and play dress up. She's finally grasping the concept of sharing and loves to mother other children.  Grace loves macaroni and cheese and pizza.  She refuses most vegetables but will eat almost any fruit.  She doesn't shy away from spicy things either, and loves salsa.  On almost anything.  She is very independent and is very stubborn to ask for help.  She loves Mickey and Minnie and Octonauts.  She asks if we are going to Gaga's almost every time we get in the car.  Gaga is the term used for my parents and Ein... aka my sister, Erin.  She picked up the sign of the cross on her own and loves to pray before eating.

Grace is an amazing sleeper... but she gave up naps (unless she happens to be in the car at just the right time) and still sleeps between us in bed.  Grace is still wearing pullups as we have had little interest or luck in the potty training department.  I am hoping it comes to her soon.  Grace's vocabulary is still delayed.  Her left ear failed a hearing test just last week and so we are probably on our way to see an ENT after confirming the schools diagnosis at the doctors office.  We are hoping that some answers may be on their way to us.  She gets very frustrated when she can't tell us what she wants or isn't understandable.  But her vocabulary has come a long way in the last year.

Our Graceface, Gray, Gracie, is one of a kind.  She's already showing signs of being a lot like her mama... which will prove tons of fun once those teenage years arrive.  She's the best big sister we could have ever asked for and she loves so deeply.

I just truly can't believe she is THREE.

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  1. What a sweet post! They grow so dang fast.

    My kids didn't potty train until they were close to 4. It drove me NUTS!

  2. She is such a precious girl! :)

  3. She's gotten so big!! How are our babies so old?! I'm glad Annabelle isn't the only one who isn't into potty training. ;)

  4. I can't believe she's already 3!