Lots of things happen in 3s, and it's a very good number. However, I can't for the life of my figure out how quickly my little man turned three years old! I mean, I honestly just brought him home from the hospital a few days ago, right? Now, at 3 feet, 4 inches tall, he's only a little more than two feet shorter than me. Before I know it, I'll be looking up at him. I just can't believe it!
He speaks in mostly clear sentences now (there are certainly still a few phrases and words that we're unsure about, but we just go along with it most of the time), he repeats things that he hears others say (so we can't keep secrets anymore!), and he's a super-sponge for sure. He's constantly asking "why", and he loves to figure out how things work and how they are put together.
He knows some of his letters by name and can even point them out, he knows his colors (and loves to argue about them), and he likes to make up his own songs and dances. He's even taking a hit lately at making up his own jokes, which he laughs and laughs about, and of course we can't help but chime in, too, just because he's so silly. We've called him a little monkey so much, that when he's in a silly mood, he calls himself a monkey. I love it!
It's also very neat to see what characteristics he has of both Brent and me. Finding out how things work and how they are put together....he gets that from his Daddy for sure. Unfortunately, he also gets his patience from his Daddy (lucky for me!). Liking to have things in order and for things to be predictable...he gets that from me. (Sometimes this drives his Daddy crazy, but I am loving it! I just hope he continues to like things in order as he gets older.) Being stubborn...well, I think he gets that from both of us. We are both pretty easy going most of the time, but get us worked up about something, and neither of us is known for giving in easily, or apologizing for that matter (even though we are both working on it). Poor Chandler! He's got a double dose!
These past three years of my life have certainly been the most adventurous, and I wouldn't change one single thing. Being a mom is the best gift in the world, and I am truly blessed to have Chandler as my son. I can't wait to see how he changes and grows more in the coming year.