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Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Still Can't Believe She's 3

Last week we took Alexa in for her 3 year physical. She was pretty excited about wearing a gown for the occasion. And when my 3 year old girl gets excited about wearing an ugly hospital gown for a doctor visit...well, I know we are in big trouble. This girl is going to be expensive as a teenager. Time for Matt to get a second job. (Just kidding honey!) Anyhoo, back to the visit with the doc. Can I just say how much I love our pediatrician!? Are they all this good? Our kids love him so much that Alexa runs up and gives him hugs when she sees him. Although, he was never the one giving the shots, hmmm.

Here's the stats at 3 years old:
Height: 41.8 inches - 99+ percentile
Weight: 41 pounds - 98 percentile

So not only does she act like a 4 1/2 year old, she is about the size of one too. It's kind of funny, some people flat out don't believe me when I tell them her age. It's like I have a big conspiracy so somewhere down the road I don't have to pay full price for her meal at Applebees or her ticket price to get into the amusement park. Maybe I need to start carrying her birth certificate around with us. :)

A little bit about Alexa's life at the age of two:

I think we were pretty lucky to have skipped a lot of the whole 'terrible twos' and tantrums, buuuuut we did get right into the sassy threes and had (have) some problems with listening. For the most part she is the biggest joy to be around. She makes us laugh all day long and no doubt puts a smile on our faces whenever we see her. We could not have asked for a better little girl.

There was so many things that Alexa learned to do over the last year and I think that she is most proud of this:

But I am definitely most proud of this:

Alright threes, here we come. Bring it!

14 comments:

Jen said...

wow...tall girl. that is awesome that she write her name. You should be proud. She reminds me of our oldest, always tall for her age, and sometimes it's hard to remember their real age because they act so mature! When we would go somewhere where you pay by age, we would tell them how old she was and they would look at us like we were lying, and then ask her her age. And, the sassy 3's...well, they will disappear, for awhile. Have a great day, should be a great day to ride her bike!

Sonya said...

She is beautiful! Learning to write and ride a bike, GO ALEXA!!!

I have heard some moms say that three is way worse than two but every kid is different! :)

Jen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color of her hair. It looks (from the pics) like you and I might have a similar hair color (strawberry blonde) and her's is so deep. I LOVE it.

He & Me + 3 said...

She is so cute. My kids love wearing those gowns too. :)
Be thankful the tantrums are over...I would take sassy over tantrums anyday. Stunt man is in that mode at 4 and I am ready to pull my hair out. Ugh.
She is beautiful.

Katrina said...

She is so sweet! She definitely looks proud of her hospital gown. :)
I wish Aidyn would be that excited to see his pedi. He's been terrified of ALL doctors since he was 6 months.

shannon said...

aw, look @ her! she is so stinkin' cute! when mk was almost 2 we had to take her in to the er for some x-rays and she wore that ugly gown squealing "pretty!" kids are so funny. and HOW AWESOME that she can ride her bike *and* write her name! what a rock star!

dan and rachel said...

wow, i think her stats are about the same as Jude's! that's cute that she got a hospital gown! i've never seen that before. she is just darling laura!

oh and in case you did not read that i responded to your comment on my blog, i want to say THANK YOU so much for praying for me at your bible study. it really means so much to me!

Jolene said...

WOW!!! Allie will be four next month and is 38 3/4" tall and 33 1/2#!!!! Kids are so different, aren't they?!

So, Alexa, my friend, congrats on the writing of the name and riding of the bike! You ROCK!

carma said...

She definitely looks and seems mature for her age. You done good :-)

VC is 13 but people keep mistaking him for a high schooler. Which gets awkward at times like when a drunk woman was hitting on him at Renaissance and his partner had to tell her: "Ma'am, leave him alone, he is only 13." The fact that he already has a bit of a 'stache doesn't help either :D

See, you have many exciting milestones to look forward to!

B-Dub said...

They do grow up so fast! I also have a 3 year old girl, and she is quite big for her age as well! Funny how people respond to her age, and really- why would we lie about it?

blueviolet said...

No wonder she can ride the bike so easily. Those long legs will help her pedal. Lucky girl to have long legs!

How cute is the writing?!!!

Amanda said...

Hey! Love the new blog layout!!!

Your little Alexa is sure adorable... Colton really likes his friend. That girl. My friend he says. :) I love it.

Blessings-
Amanda

Michelle M. said...

I can't believe she is only three! Punky is really tall, too, but he definitely acts his age (or younger). That is wonderful that she can already write her name!

Chell said...

Adorable! She had a great birthday!