Well, I guess not really a "baby" anymore, our BIG girl is 6 months older (well almost, in 2 more weeks), Hannah will be 3 1/2 years old!! I really cannot believe how time flies! The day to day does not seem to go fast enough sometimes, when all we want is for the end of the day for Daddy to come home, but looking back it's amazing how long we have been blessed with our sweet girl! Lately, she's been moving past the terrible two's, which has been wonderful- we rarely experience tantrums anymore. With that being said we are experiencing a whole other side of our sweet girl, and the only way I can describe it is by saying she is starting to be, what I call, a typical kid! Hannah has always been really well behaved- she never stood on furniture, she wouldn't do things after we told her not to, she wouldn't really talk back, and over all she never really had a mischievous way about her... until now! I don't know what has gotten into this kid, but for some reason running on the couch has suddenly become a great idea to her! We will see her start to do something that we don't want her to, and she'll look straight at us and do it anyway! She gets this look of happiness on her face when she knows she's misbehaving, and I don't like it one bit!! Thankfully, it hasn't been for anything too serious, but it can still be aggrivating. I am also thankful, that she knows from right and wrong and will usually follow rules really well in public. In fact she gets so upset when other kids are not behaving in public, and she has become a taddle-tale. At the park, if kids are cutting the line for slide, she looks over at me like: "Do something, they just cut in line!!". Beside this new personality she has, she is still so funny! I swear, we crack up everyday from the silly things she says! Her favorite things to do include: playing at the park, digging in the sand, lately she's gotten into playing with her babies and wanting to dress them, she loves to play with water in a bowl in the sink still, she's been wanting to paint a lot lately, she could watch movies ALL day long if we let her (she totally took after me and the whole tv watching thing, I could sit on the couch forever if good tv was on!), she likes to just run around in the neighborhood, she loves being "mommy" which just means she bosses Nick and I around without getting in trouble for being rude, and she loves to "read" my books- obviously there are no pictures so I don't know what she is looking at, but she always has to take at least 2 of my books to bed with her to look at! She is getting pretty good at keeping herself occupied if I ask her to go play and she is really into pretending and talking out loud to herself! She also HAS to do everything herself: she washes herself, gets herself dressed everyday (which a big help to me in the morning), wants to choose her clothing each day, she puts salt and pepper on her food (which sometimes gets "spicy")...ect! Her favorite foods at the moment are: pancakes (which she could eat every morning, but I don't have time to make them before school), bunny fruit snacks, strawberries, bananas (still!), applesauce, mac n' cheese (she would eat this everyday too), "hamburgers" (a hamburger bun, with american cheese and turkey lunch meat), she also eats a piece of american cheese everyday while I cook dinner because she can see it in the drawer when I open the fridge (which I think is so gross, but she loves it), popsicles, and she loves our trips to frozen yogurt- she usually gets vanilla or strawberry if they have it and she tops it with marshmallows, chewies (mini gummy bears), and 1 more item that changes (m&m's, sprinkles, chocolate chips). Her schedule is pretty much the same, but she has been sleeping a little later than usual, waking up or having to be woken up for school, by 7:30. She thankfully still takes naps, we puther down by 1pm and she will sleep until 3-3:30 on good days, and then she goes down to bed by 8pm, but is up talking to herself for awhile after that. At 3 1/2 years old, Hannah is constantly keeping us entertained- sometimes it's positive and other times not so much, but we love her little scrunchy nose smile so much and her crazy loud laugh keeps us laughing! We are so proud to be the parents of such an intelligent, sweet hearted, funny little girl and we often wonder how we got so lucky!