Annabelle Claire – Three Years Old
It’s been two months since Annabelle turned three and I already feel like we have a different little girl living in our house. Truthfully, after Ailey was born Annabelle seemed older overnight. We love watching her grow and change everyday, but prefer if time would slow down just a tiny bit.
Favorites to Play
Anything where she is pretending to be someone else – she loves to act (Elsa, Princess, Teacher, Mommy, etc.), Going to Ballet Class, Driving the car in the garage with Ailey/Daddy as her passenger, Coloring her family, School, Writing her name, Doctor, Grizzly Bear with Daddy, Soccer and Golf
Favorites to Eat
Strawberries, Blueberries, Mommy’s egg sandwich, Cheese pizza, Mini cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and fries, Lara PB Chocolate Chip bars, Bananas, Carrot Sticks, Chex Mix
Favorites to Watch
Frozen, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc Mcstuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Goldie and Bear, The Wizard of Oz
Stuff She Doesn’t Like
Heights – she is terrified to climb up the playground toys alone. Naps – she stopped taking them a few months ago. Being told what to do by people her own age. Rule breakers. Strangers who talk to her. Saying goodbye to family/friends – she won’t give hugs or kisses.
Annabelle loves pink, tutus, and twirling – but will tackle her Daddy and wrestle him to the ground. She loves dancing in the kitchen while I cook, jumping on the trampoline, and making her sister laugh. She has a grown up sense of humor and hold a conversation like an adult. She asks “Why?” with purpose and remembers more than we ever give her credit for. She can spell her name out loud and write a beautiful upper case A. Annabelle has trouble saying her “L” sound, but lately decided she would like to try and correct that…which I hate because she sounds even older than she already is. It feels like we have been telling her daily we want her to stay little forever, but we know it’s impossible to wish that upon a child.
Annabelle’s dress and bow were sent to us from the Plaid Pistachio Shop on Etsy. Sheri makes her clothes by hand and embroiders everything from bows to shirts. Her items are ADORABLE – especially for my monogram loving readers. Annabelle loved this dress for so many reasons – it’s orange (Daddy’s Favorite Color), has a big A for her name, and it has a great twirling skirt. Plus, she received a matching A bow that was BIG, just like her personality. Plaid Pistachio makes the cutest monogrammed shirts and matching bows. You can follow the shop on Instagram HERE for glimpses of custom items.