Only a month late. But our not-so-little Kaylee is 3! We were able to have both sets of grandparents come spend time with us for her birthday, and it was so nice to have both Jesse and my parents here at the same time with the kids for a few hours.
At 3, Kaylee is a ball of fire. She is incredibly clingy to me right now; separation anxiety is incredibly real, and ending in hysterical fits when I leave, even for an hour workout at the gym. Fortunately, she calms down in about 5 minutes and enjoys herself after that, but she is having an incredibly hard time with me actually leaving, and walking out of the room. We're dealing with this as patiently as we can.
Kaylee loves her sisters, and loves to play with "our sisters," and to pester them. She loves to push their buttons, but just as quickly wants to snuggle up with them when they are willing. When she is in a particularly good mood, she loves to trace the wipe off letter pages we have, and is actually pretty good at staying in the lines. She wants to do everything her sisters do, and tells me all the time she just wants whatever Lily and Emma have or are doing. Her fine motor skills are great, in my opinion, and her vocabulary is fantastic. Whereas her sisters were just now starting full stories (if I recall correctly), Kaylee has been telling us make believe stories and silliness for quite awhile. She is in the same size clothes as Emma, for the most part, and will likely pass her before Emma knows what has happened. She continues to be the snuggler, and will glue herself to who I hand her to. Nearly every Sunday, I get the report back that Kaylee was the teacher's buddy, and was content to sit on available laps the majority of the time.
We are all looking forward to the warmer days, where she can ride her new scooter on the road with her sisters for sure! Kaylee also loves to play with her baby dolls, and will come up with elaborate stories by herself, which is highly entertaining to me to watch.
|she painted her own nails, and managed to get some on her face...|