Friday, May 14, 2010

Ryleigh... our toddler going on teenager!

Ryleigh is such a big girl now!! I can't believe how smart she is!! She will be 3 1/2 next month and it's so hard to believe. She is the cutest, smartest, funniest 3 year old I have ever met!! She amazes us everyday and makes us so proud!! She is learning so much at daycare. Ryleigh loves her "friend" Jesus and that makes us so proud! The kid has a vocabulary like you wouldn't believe and uses it every second she is awake!! She loves to talk, she loves to tell stories and she loves to sing. She loves her baby dolls and pretending to be mommy. She is our little mother hen. She is very caring and nurturing and loves her little sister more than anything! She is so good to her and takes very good care of her. She is a great example for Madison too!! Some of things she is learning at daycare.... she count past 20 most of the time, she can count objects and if asked to get a certain amount of something she comprehends it and gets the exact number, she knows her abc's, she can trace her letters and her name, she can cut anything and everything on the line, she can draw her shapes and smiley faces, she knows her name starts with an "R" and recognizes it written out, she knows her letters when asked to look for them... the list could go on. I love her teacher and I am so glad that she learns so much there! She really does amaze us and makes us so proud.

She is 3 though.... she has her moments. She is, for the most part, a good listener, but sometimes struggles to remember how important it is to listen. She can be very hyper and out of control at times and throw some really unpredictable fits. She likes to say the word "no"... which is not tolerated in our house at all, so we usually have a bad moment when she tells us that and then rebels when she gets in trouble for it! BUT, even in all those moments, she is a pretty good kid. Below are some recent pictures.... they really show her huge smile!!

Oh, and she is totally into mommy being pregnant with her baby sister... she can't wait for her to get here!

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