I have a Bruce friend that I saw this weekend. You may remember him. We met when we were babies. I called him Bruce the Brute back then.
Me and Bruce when we were babies.
My Bruce Friend and his mom.
But Bruce is definitely not a Brute anymore. Now he is all grown up like me. He also has a little bother just like I do. He is a sweet friend and I really like him.
His family is traveling across the country and they all stayed with us for a couple of nights. We had a lot of fun eating and playing and climbing.
We ate dinner..
We ate breakfast..
We climbed rocks.
We played superhero and princess.
We climbed fences.
We flew kites.
We had a good time with our families.
I hope I see you again soon, Bruce Friend. You and your whole family. I loved having you stay with us!
Today I started Preschool.
I get to go to this big brick school that mom says is really old. Except now it has been turned into a school just for kids my size.
I get to wear this backpack that arrived in the mail for me last week. It has pink ponies on it. Pink. Ponies. Seriously. Ponies. That are pink.
The day was pretty fun. I didn’t really tell mom much about it and I don’t really know that I have much to say about it on my blog. Except that there is circle time and line leaders and ‘Mon ami’ means ‘friend’ in French.
Oh, and little bother seriously missed me while I was gone. He gave me the biggest hug when he picked me up.
I like to make him cry by telling him he doesn’t get to go to preschool until I go to the magical land of Kindergarten. He hates when I tell him that. But I secretly like that he misses me.
So far, this school thing is off to an auspicious start. Which is a word I learned in preschool today. Just kidding. My editor put that in to make me sound smarter. Cause now I’m a big preschooler.
I turned three years old today!
This morning mom and dad woke me up singing me the happy birthday song and gave me my presents! (A ballerina puzzle and ballerina book, in case you were wondering). Grammy and grandpa sang to me on the phone and watched me be surprised by the dollhouse they got me.
Then I played dollhouse and tea party all day. Little bother was allowed to play with me because I was feeling nice.
It was a good third birthday.
Even if mom made us go to the doctor for our checkups. I don’t want to talk about that. Except to say that little bother had to get shots and I didn’t.
So, happy birthday to me!!
Halloween started badly.
Mom made me wear this hat and dad made me take a picture with little bother.
But then we went to the Munchkin Masquerade on the walking mall.
There were people handing out candy. This made my day improve immensely.
I hope your mom and dad let you eat all the candy you want.
Its that time of year again, when mom takes me to the farm. It was pretty much the same as last year.
Except, I picked a white “Cinderella” pumpkin.
And they had a new giant Cinderella carriage!
Oh, and little bother was with us.
So, besides those few little details it was exactly the same as last year.
I love fall on the farm.
Experiencing summer for the third time makes me basically an expert on this fine season,
Summer is sunshine on your face.
Summer is a full backyard.
Summer is cherry shaved ice.
Summer is mud puddles after the rain.
Summer is wildflowers.
Summer is drinking juice pool side.
But mostly summer is playing so hard you can’t even finish your steamer on the way home,
I love summer.
After Mima went into the sky, dad stayed home from work for a whole week.
The first thing we did was to get to where we could look out over the city and mountains that Mima loved so much.
Then we drove up to the big mountains and went on beautiful hikes.
Some hikes I slept through.
Some hikes had water shooting out of rocks.
(The water was loud. It woke me up.)
And some hikes were very short with beautiful views.
It was a good week together as a family, even though we were sad.
There is still so much beauty in the midst of sadness.
We stopped by IKEA on Monday night, and I realized a couple of new facts about that place.
There are hundreds of adorable stuffed animals to not buy, and no level of cuteness changes this situation.
It is the worst place to potty train.
Good thing they sell cheap ice cream.
I still love you, IKEA.
I woke up from my nap to discover this dress hanging in my room.
I was slightly grumpy, but not too grumpy to realize it was a Princess Anna dress. I yelled for mom so she could be surprised, too.
And so she could dance with me.
Then I showed my dress to little bother. Pretty sure he loves it.
Then I found my loyal steed and galloped away.
This princess dress was the best surprise ever. Totally makes up for having to take naps.
Well, it almost makes up for having to take a nap.
I am sure a Princess Elsa dress could fully make up for having to nap.
I find it is my duty to help others learn how to properly accessorize.
Dogs need a little pizzaz to complement their fur.
Little bothers need shades to spruce up their crying face.
I definitely have a good eye for complementing and sprucing.