Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sarah's 3rd Birthday!

Today is Sarah's third birthday.  She is such a joy to have in our family.  She is fun and laughs all the time. When she is excited she makes the cutest show of it opening her mouth into a big wide 'o' and placing her hands over her mouth.  Jon asks when she went away and learned all of these cute little girly things that she does.  He doesn't know that we have little tutorials while he is at work during the day.  ;-)

Her most recent developmental advances include asking "why" twelve billion times a day.

Sarah: Mommy, why does the kids go to school?
Mommy: So they can learn.
S: Why?
M: So they can know things and be good mommies and daddies when they grow up.
S: Why?
M: So they can take good care of their kids.
S: Why?
M: Because God wants them to take good care of their kids.
S: Why?
M: Because He loves the kids and the mommies and the daddies.
S: Why?
M: Because He made all of us and he loves us.
S: Why?
M: I don't know Sarah.

She generally continues asking why until I say "I don't know." Not sure if this exercise if for her to learn things or for me to learn humility.  Either way, I think it's working.

Sarah is also using the big girl potty!  For the longest time she was just NOT interested. I could put her in big girl clothes and she would happily pee in them all day long. Obviously, we didn't do that very many days.

One day though she said, "Mommy, I want to wear panties to school.  Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Snyder will LOVE them." And so she did. And of course they did, love them that is.  And her.  So since then we have been making it more and more of a habit and she is doing fantastically.  Hallelujah.

Sarah also loves to do things herself. Like climbing into and out of the van and her car seat, getting things down from cupboards, dressing herself.  Especially dressing herself.  Yes, she wears clothes backwards sometimes and yes, they usually do NOT match.  But we like to go with what we've got, and this little girl has style. So here is her birthday outfit for today and some cutie patootie pictures for you on Sarah's birthday.  Happy Birthday Sarah Bear!


  1. she is so super cute! Now why don't I even remember that we only had our babies one day apart when we were both in the same town? I knew they were close together but not that close together! I feel silly! :) Too bad we moved so soon after having Wren. He and Sarah could be good buddies! She sounds super awesome and I'm glad you all are having fun.

    Happy Birthday, Sarah!

  2. Happy Birthday Miss Sarah.....I can't believe you are three!!! Congratulations little one. Love, Aunt JuJu

  3. My son is turning 3 this month, and like your Sarah, he LOVES to ask why. We really try to keep answering as long as we can without saying "I don't know" but sometimes we just can't "win." Such a fun (and challenging) age!