Yes, she really is three and, no, I can’t believe it!
Rheya is a beautiful, smart, independent, willful little girl. She is choosing her own outfits now and can usually get herself all dressed with only minimal assistance. She’s a very picky eater and usually argues about everything that we put in front of her at mealtime. She is pretty shy when she meets new people, but will usually warm up after a little while. She no longer takes naps willingly, but will often fall asleep on her own in the afternoons. Rheya loves to play with Vaughan, but is also easily frustrated by things that her brother does while they are playing. She has a hard time sharing, but that’s not unusual for a three-year-old! She has been taking karate classes with Vaughan and she seems to like it pretty well. She generally participates in about 80% of the class and retains almost everything she learns there. She can recognize a lot of letters of the alphabet and can count to ten most of the time. She knows her name starts with an “R”, so that seems to be the first letter she always looks for. She loves dolls and stuffed animals and has taken a liking to pretend cooking, although she would much rather “help” in the real kitchen when there is dinner on the stove. She can be very silly, especially when Vaughan is around. They are a lot of fun together (as well as a lot of work), but she is very sweet and quiet when it’s just the two of us.
Happy birthday to our little Sweet Pea! We love you, Rheya!
We had a small party for Rheya at Nana’s house with a few friends. It was low-key, but very nice and Rheya got some lovely gifts. We had a wonderful dinner followed by some birthday cupcakes and ice cream!