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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Little C turns 3!

How did we go from this:
to this?
Three years passes in the blink of an eye and the blur of a million moments.  Our Crazy C-Dog, C-Diggity, Little C or self proclaimed "Doggie-Bear" is quickly moving from toddler to preschooler.
He still LOVES cars, trucks and trains.  Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles are particularly fascinating -- garbage trucks too.  I was observing the other day that some kids are ball kids, some kids are vehicle kids, some kids are dinosaur kids, some kids are animal kids etc.  C is all vehicle.  He has approximately 500 Matchbox cars that can be found in every room in the house (including bathrooms) as well as the car, van, garage, yard and even my purse.
His favorite car is this delightful pink number:
I'm not sure why.  There's nothing special about it other than it is pink.  He calls it his "hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm".  It is really hard to type a sound.  But the name of his car is a sound.
C also LOVES people.  He talks to everyone!  I had a technician in the house the other day who could barely get things done because C had so much to say.  When my visiting teachers come over, I have to distract C or there will be no adult conversation to be had.
Some of C's favorite people are adults.  He's got his nursery leader, Sue (also known as Suep), Kathryn, Stephanie, Sister Pabst, Grandma Betty, Wendy, Shellie (notice a trend here? they're all women!)  He also loves the teen-aged girl next door, My 'Kena (whose real name is Makena).  He does have a few peer friends: Jeffery, Gabriella, Max, Timber, Carter.
His doggie sometimes gets sad when I'm feeding baby L. 
A few of his idiosyncrasies:
Perhaps it is the lingering effects from his hospital stay and multitude of doctors last spring but whenever C get even a slight bump he immediately says, "No go the hospital!  No go doctor."
If I ask C if he's okay he always responds with, "No, I fine."
He doesn't have thumbs, he has thumps.  He doesn't watch DVD's, he watches DBDB's.
He climbs and jumps constantly.  He is a study of perpetual motion!
He loves to pray and generally says a prayer every time we pray as a family but fortunately he will allow someone else to pray after he's done.  But never before! He'll interrupt prayer if he hasn't had his turn first.
He is not much for breakfast foods, preferring instead chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce for breakfast. However, when we have pancakes, he will eat them if he has ketchup to dip his pancake in. Gross!
He's the biggest helper and biggest mess maker in the house.  Always wants to help but is never quite competent at the job.
He likes to sing and is currently the all time song picker for family nights.  He usually picks I Am A Child of God and more recently A Child's Prayer (Heabenly Fater).
He introduces me to people as his Mommy-Bear and calls Roy Daddy-Bear or Papa-Bear.
He's an early riser, popping up sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m. but usually around 6:30 a.m.  Doesn't matter when he goes done, he'll be up bright and early.  No concept of weekends and sleeping in either.
Some of his favorite movies are Dumbo, Finding Nemo, Monster's Inc. (my monster show), The Polar Express, Cars 1 & 2, and any of the Despicable Me/Minion movies.
He still takes a nap during the day.  He's really great about his naps.  I just have to put him in bed and he goes to sleep.  Sometimes I have to put him in bed twice, but not usually.  Night time on the other hand is a problem.  He really hates to give up and go to bed.  We've tried cutting out the naps but that makes for a terror all afternoon and evening and he STILL doesn't want to go to bed.  Not worth it.
Basically, Little C keeps me on my toes.  He is everyone's best friend and most irritating pet.  The kids all love him and he loves them back with all the love in his whole being.  He brings joy and aggravation-- frequently in the same moment!  We love you C-Dog!!

Height 3 ft 2 in
Weight 33 lbs 9 oz

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