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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Cheerleader

On December 6, 2010 Lizzie turned 3 years and 6 months old.  So what is my first-born like at 3 1/2?  She is definitely a child full of energy.  She will go non-stop all day long and pretty much the only way to stop and make her rest is to put on a movie.  She particularly likes Pixar movies.  Toy Story 1 and 2 have been on constant rotation for quite awhile now and for Christmas the kids got the third movie.  She now has a Woody doll, a Jessie doll, a squeaky alien, Ham, Rex, and Buzz Lightyear.  Many of those Santa delivered.

She is also no longer napping.  This was more our choice then it was hers.  She was taking forever to fall asleep at night so we decided to cut out the naps and now she passes out after a book or two.  On the academic front she is starting to recognize her letters and numbers.  She usually goes to the grocery store on Sunday with me while the twins are napping and we practice her numbers using the aisle numbers.

On Saturdays we have been going to swimming lessons at 9 am and gymnastics at 10 am.  She is doing really well with her swimming.  Her teacher has taken almost all the air out of her bubble so essentially she is swimming on her own now.  Sometimes you just see this little head bobbing around barely out of the water.  Her gymnastics class is essentially guided play at this point with a focus on learning some basic physical and listening skills.  How well she does in that class really depends on the teacher.  She listens very well to coach Katy but not so well to the younger and less experienced coach Abby.

People who meet Lizzie always comment on her energy and enthusiasm.  She really does tackle almost everything with a zest for life.  I hope that this continues as I think it will take her far.

1 comment:

Debby said...

I totally agree with Lizzie's Mom. She loved kicking a ball at Nana's and can see her playing soccer(foot ball) when she is in school. Very high energy!