Friday, May 18, 2012

"I am big three!"

The big three-year-old! I am not sure what this pose is.
I cannot believe that I have been a mother for three years already. I know I am not saying anything new, but time really does fly. Here are some of his favorite things! I used his quotes most of the time, unless he would only give me a nonsense answer (his best friend is not "popsicle friend"??).

1. What is your favorite color? red
2. What is your favorite toy? my garbage truck (he likes that it makes a cat sound and he says he's throwing away a cat)
3. What is your favorite fruit? bananas
4. What is your favorite tv show? Wonder Pets
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? peanut butter and jelly
6. What is your favorite outfit? my orange shark shirt and blue shorts
7. What is your favorite game? Candyland, Hi-Ho-Cherry-o, UNO, Blockus, and Jenga
8. What is your favorite snack? fruit snacks
9. What is your favorite animal? cute, little animals (he loves baby animals)
10. What is your favorite song? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
11. What is your favorite book? The Little Engine That Could
12. Who is your best friend? Linus
13. What is your favorite cereal? "moldy green" Cheerios (multi-grain)
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? swing on the swings
15. What is your favorite drink? pink juice
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and Halloween and Easter time too
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Mooch, Mike, and Lizard
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes!
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? a pizza cake
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a tiger

We celebrated his birthday while we were at Disneyland, and he reveled in the festivities all weekend as each cast member wished him a "happy birthday!" We opened his presents at IHOP, where they made him a custom Sad Face pancake. He is obsessed with sadness. He finds pictures of people being sad in every book, draws sad faces, and even asks the people at Costco to draw a sad face instead of a happy face as they check our receipt at the exit. Since sad faces seem to be harder to come by than happy faces, he was very excited that this pancake came out sad. He's such a funny guy.
Calvin's custom Sad Face pancake
Developmentally, he is astounding. He has been potty-trained for a few months now (even through the night!). He has the most imaginative play with all of his toys and stuffed animals. He knows all of his letters (upper and lowercase), and is working on sounding out words. He talks SO much and has the most amazing vocabulary. He seems to understand pretty adult concepts, which sometimes makes Tyler and me expect him to be more mature than he is. We often have to remind ourselves that he is only three. He sings along to almost every song we sing (and knows all the words), and tells the most amazing stories. He is so polite and sweet, and I just can't wait to see what this life has to offer this wonderful boy! Can you tell that I am just bonkers over my little boy? I love him so much.
He wrote his name for the first time! 5/1/2012


kambam said...

I'm so sorry he loves Wonder Pets, that show is awful! Good thing about the dreams of being a tiger, though. What a cute kid!

Leah Florence said...

What an amazing kid. I think Sam drew a circle for the first time the other day. Calvin is destined for great things! Happy Birthday!