Sunday, October 9, 2011

3 1/2 Years Old

Caroline is 3 1/2 years old!!
First, a little about our experience with "age 3" so far. The first 4 months of age 3 were quite different than age two. We really didn't experience the "terrible twos" with Caroline. What we have experienced are the challenging threes. Once Caroline turned three, she began crying/throwing tantrums over every.little.thing. She also began testing us...big time. All of a sudden, she didn't want to obey us anymore, and we had to re-vamp the way we handled her behavior. So we started a sticker chart and added TONS of positive reinforcement into Caroline's day. This worked wonders and (knock on wood) the past two months have been so much better. We seem to be through the most challenging time, and I'm seeing glimpses of that "magical age four" my other mommy friends talk so much about.
At 3 1/2 years old, Caroline is:
a helper, extremely talkative, sings non-stop, glued to my hip still, smart, perceptive, analytical, challenging, sensitive, cautious, loving, independent, loves to learn, likes to do things her way, is serious more than she is silly, loves to make us laugh, is crazy about her baby brother, and is the joy and light of our lives!!!!
An Interview with Caroline at 3 1/2 years old:
What is your favorite color? purple and pink, I don't like green anymore
What is your favorite animal? a doggy
What do you want to be when you grow up? a mommy
What is your favorite movie? Cinderella
What is your favorite tv show? Max & Ruby
Your favorite book to read is...any Minnie Mouse book
What is something that makes you happy? playing games on the computer
What makes you sad? when we stay home and don't go anywhere fun
What do you like to do with daddy? wrestle with him
What do you like to do with mommy? play "Go Fish"
What is your favorite food? Macaroni & Cheese
One food you really dislike is... broccoli
What is your favorite song to sing? I'm in the Lord's Army
Your favorite game is... "Go Fish"
What is the best thing about being a big sister? babysitting Matthew (huh?)
What is your favorite thing to do with Matthew? play with him in his crib
Your favorite thing to learn in school is... when we use glue sticks
If you could go anywhere in the world, it would be to... the beach!
Your favorite snack is... fruit snacks
If you had one wish in the world, what would it be? to grow up (what?!? break my heart!)
Why do you want to grow up? 'cause I want to be a mommy really bad
What is one of your favorite memories? going to the park with you
Your favorite season is... winter because I like snow
What is your favorite dessert? cupcakes
What is your favorite activity? can I say 3... BSF (Bible Study Fellowship), ballet and riding my bike
Okay, Caroline, our interview is over. We'll do another one when you're four. Okay, mommy. We'll need to because then I'll like all different things.

1 comment:

kate said...

sweet pics! :) girls and drama! last week LK was throwing a fit on the floor and my poor husband said, "i'll be glad when this phase is over. this drama and these fits." i just looked at him and laughed and said, "you obviously didn't have a sister! babe, this PHASE is only just beginning...and will last about 15 more years."
good luck, and let me know what tricks you figure out!