Happy 3rd Birthday William

My sweet sweet William the Badger,

Recently, Daddy has been working on finishing part of the basement and you love to be right in his shadow. You know the names of all the tools he uses, have your own set of tools and are next to him following suit as he is working away. He is your role model and you want to be just like him. It is truly the sweetest.

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At 3-years old, your personality has definitely started to come out more. You are obsessed with all things green. You like TV characters that wear green clothes, will only eat off green plates and drink from green cups, you like green beans, granny-smith apples and broccoli–because they are green, always pick out green clothes if they are clean and just want everything green, green green.

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You also developed a love for spiderman. We’re not sure how this started, but we think it was because Daddy bought you a spiderman fishing pole last year. But you have 3 pairs of spiderman pajamas, asked for spiderman toys for your birthday and Christmas and even had a spiderman birthday cake. I’ll often eavesdrop on playing conversations you and Lexi have and you’ll pretend to be Peter Parker and it is so sweet to hear you play and sing the Spiderman song.

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Speaking of pajamas, you love them. You wear them all day almost everyday. If we go somewhere, we’ll make you change into clothes, but the moment you step foot in the house, you run upstairs and put your jammies back on. During baths, the new jammies you’re going to pick out to wear next is a frequent conversation.

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Lexi is your best friend, and you refer to her as sister. You two play so amazingly well together. You love to play legos together, Tsum Tsum or at the doll house/barbie dream house or Elsa palace. However, you always play with the ‘boy’ version of the toy. So you may have the dad, the brother, the dog, or will often just have spiderman interact with whatever doll/toy Lexi is playing with. You’ll often put all the stuffed animals together and blankets and set up things on the stairs or in the middle of the living room together.

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As good of a little brother you are, you are also an awesome big brother to baby Kate. When she is sad and crying, you randomly start singing songs to her. You love to make her laugh and would often ask to hold her when she was first born. I love to put on your baby voice and talk to her calling her Baby Tate or Tatelyn. IMG_9652 IMG_9650 IMG_8922 NXWF5222 IMG_8816 IMG_8381

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As much as you love to play with your sister, you may be a little more introverted as you like to play by yourself, even when other kids are around. You often choose to play with whatever looks the most fun to you regardless of what the other kids are doing/playing.

We potty trained you around 2.5 and it was a process. You still sit down while you go and you don’t always get your gun (as daddy likes to call it) down and we often find pee all over the floor and down the side of the toliet as it has leaked between the bowl and the lid. I think we need to teach you about the beauty of standing up, but I’m a little worried we’re still going to have messes, just on the walls instead of the floor.

At 2.5 we also stopped having you take naps. You were pretty challenging to get down and stay down, but the bigger issue was if you did nap, you would stay up until 11:00 or later. You still get pretty tired between 3 and 6 and if we’re in the car, you’ll often fall asleep. If you don’t fall asleep, those hours can be a bit challenging. I talked about this in your 2.5 year post, but you are a crazy sleeper and regularly fall asleep with a book on your face.

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Favorite toys: Trains (Thomas)  hot wheels cars, spiderman, Mickey camper, Donald Duck, Goofy (because he has a green hat), Diggers, Magnatiles, your tools. You also really like to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and developed a strange obsession with The Beast from Beauty and the Beast. QAFP4591

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Favorite books: Bernstien Bears, Big Animals Book, Thomas, Digger Book, Goodnight Goodnight Construction site

Favorite Foods: love loves loves all treats and snacks. Ice cream, frosting (never eats the cake), candy, cheese its, chips, popsicles, chocolate milk, juice, fruit snacks, popcorn, cheese roll up, hot dogs, ketchup, mustard, salami, pickles, cheese, cantaloupe, honeydew (because it is green), berries, noddles, donuts, pancakes IMG_8306

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You like to eat meals less and would prefer to snack all day. I’ll leave your food on your plate and you’ll graze on it for hours taking a bit here and there. The only time you really finish something is if you want to eat a treat and need to finish your meal first.

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You weighed in at 32 lbs and XX inches tall. You’re in about the 50% for both. You seem to be a string bean and just started wearing 3T clothes but will still wear a lot of 2T clothes.

You have your Daddy’s skin and tan like a brown potato with a glimpse of the sun. You also have the huge Sampson eyes that are extremely expressive. They get massive when you’re excited or proud and have eyelashes to make every girl envious. The one thing you did inherit from me are the colors of your pretty green eyes and will have speaks of blue sneak in there every once in awhile.

William, you are as sweet as cotton candy and are my snuggle bud. You curl up into my lap like a little ball of butter and love your family. We love you so much. Happy 3 little bud!!

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Love,

Mama

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