3 years old.

I’m not sure how this is even possible, but McKenzie is 3 years old today! I can’t believe it, my baby girl is 3. So much has changed over the last year. It has been so nice being home with McKenzie because I was there to watch her grow into a sweet, sensitive, independent little girl.

Once McKenzie turned 2, she started to put sentences together. That quickly became non stop talking to non stop singing. Slowly that became memorizing and acting out movies and songs and basically it’s just non stop all day everyday. Even when we put her down for bed, she still keeps singing and acting our movies for a good 30 minutes. Her imagination is very creative and I love watching her play with her toys. She is definitely going to be like her Dad who is obsessed with toys, I just hope she doesn’t have OCD like him where they are lined up all over her room, hopefully just a small dose of organized where she likes to keep everything in it’s place which she does right now for the most part.

McKenzie started school in the fall where she would go for 2 hours, 2 times a week. She started to go 3 times a week in February and then the pandemic started at some point in March and she hasn’t been back since. It breaks my heart that she hasn’t been at school. She loved her friends and her teachers so much and blossomed into such a sweet playful kid there. Her teacher would tell me that she always made sure to include children who were playing alone which made me so happy.

We potty trained McKenzie around 27 months and not too long after we moved her to a big girl room! We attempted soccer last fall but she wasn’t that great at listening and following directions yet. I think her school really helped her with that so by the time we put her in gymnastics in February, she was so ready for it. She would do everything the teacher would tell her and always looked back at Brian and I feeling so proud of herself. It feels like so much has happen from the time she turned 2 until now, I look back at the year and feel so proud of my girl.

It’s such a shame that this pandemic had to happen for so many reasons, but I really do feel bad for the kids during all of this. I’m grateful my baby is so young and doesn’t really even question why she hasn’t gone to school or gymnastics and thinks we just have fun at home everyday. I’m hoping things change this year and we can safely get back into school and programs that help to shape our children into independent well rounded kids. I can’t wait to watch McKenzie become a big sister in just a few days, I know she will take such pride in her new roll.

Happy Birthday sweet girl! I can’t wait to see all that you do this year.

XOXO
Mama

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