Three years ago today, the Little Miss was born. This is the first birthday that she has been fully aware of, and consequently, very excited about. In the ordinary course of the morning, getting ready for school, I’ll ask her what she wants for breakfast, and she’ll tell me yogurt and Cheerios. This morning when I asked, she said, “Nuffin” (Nothing).
I went downstairs to put stuff in the car (there’s cupcakes and goodie bags for her class, after all), and when I came in, she was coming down the stairs. “Are we leaving yet?” she asked. Clearly, she was excited to get started.
Three years goes by in the blink of an eye, and it is easy to lose the little moments in the over all wave of passing time. But, as I’ve done for both kids, I jot down milestones in Evernote, as they happen. I was reviewing the milestones for the Little Miss this morning, and here are a few of them from the last 3 years.
My note reads: [The Little Miss] crawled forward about 2 paces this evening on the carpet in the office.
She was about 9 months old at this time.
Not one for being satisfied with simple, crawling, a week later, I noted (with a photograph) that she was pulling herself up into a standing position.
The Little Miss said, “Mama” deliberately for the first time.
6/5/2012, Big brother
The Little Miss said her brother’s name, deliberately, twice in the same evening.
Just shy of a year old, the Little Miss is taking 5-6 steps at a time before plopping back down to the floor.
The Little Miss is sleeping through the night in her crib. Both of her parents are greatly relieved, and are also (finally) sleeping through the night.
2/25/2013, ABCs, and potty
The Little Miss sings (adorably) the ABC song, as well as “Bah Bah Black Sheep.” She’s 18 months old. She also used the potty for the first time on this day.
The Little Miss had her first day at preschool today.
10/25/2013, Bunk Beds
Never one for wanting to sleep in her own room, the Little Miss and Little Man spent their first night in their new (at the time) bunk beds, and loved it. They’ve been sleeping there ever since.
The Little Miss went to see her first movie in the theater, Frozen. She hasn’t stopped singing since.
The Little Miss (and Little Man) went ice skating for the first time today.
The Little Miss will have yet another milestone in the next 2 weeks, when she moves into the “senior” classroom at her school. In the meantime, it was wonderful to see her so happy and excited about her birthday this morning. She will be celebrating with her classmates today, her family this evening, and her friends (at her party) this weekend.
Happy birthday, Little Miss!