This little girl is so full of personality and spunk. She is learning to talk and tell us what she thinks about things. She calls us "Daddy" "Mama-y" "A-E" and "Tay-tay". We call her our parrot because she will copy anything we say and Avery and Tatum have learned to use that skill to drive each other crazy. She is very independent and a little stubborn (okay, alot stubborn, but this is her birthday so I'm trying to be positive), she is a clown, especially when she looks up at you with her "mean eyes" then you see the little twinkle in her eyes as she breaks into a grin because she's just messing with you. Little mess.
She has the sweetest kisses in the world. She sometimes licks you in all her excitement about giving kisses. She is still in her crib because she screamed for two nights straight when we tried to let her sleep without rails. So she and Tatum share a room now. She sings "Twinkle twinkle little star" at the top of her lungs at night until she falls asleep. Then she wakes up early in the morning and starts waking up the house by singing it again.
She wants nothing to do with the potty... won't even go near it... but does like to watch from a distance when me and her sissies sit on it. Her hair makes me happy on a daily basis. It's not as curly as it used to be, but it's still so pretty. She wears a size 9 shoe now, which is about normal for a 3-4 year old (Tatum wears a 9.5). She wears size 3T clothes. Our pediatrician says she is going to outgrow her sisters and be the biggest of the three girls when they hit their teens.
She is crazy about her sisters. She loves to be near them and watch what they do and try to imitate them. Beans and rice is her favorite food of all time. When we go eat Mexican food, which is pretty much our staple, we get Laney a plate of rice and beans and watch her go. She usually eats about 3 plates of it. She also gets her own bowl of salsa, even if it is hot, she will dip those chips and eat it right up.
She doesn't like to get her picture taken. The smile above is only because she had just eaten her chocolate cookie cake. She loves playing with baby dolls. She always has a baby in each arm. For Christmas, she got a little high chair with bottles, bib, cups, etc. It was precious watching her feed her baby in that high chair and take care of all her little needs. That "mama instinct" God gives little girls is amazing. I hope this means she will like her baby brother.
Laney Hope is her name, but we usually call her "laney-lu", lu-lu", "hope", "lu-lee" or "lane."
I am so thankful for her. She is a blessing to our family and we all adore her. I love you Laney!