Brody turned three years old on October 6. He is getting to be such a big boy. He still sounds a lot like a baby when he talks because of pronunciation, but his vocabulary is huge. He makes us laugh several times a day with the funny things he says. This morning when we asked him how old he was now he replied, "I three! I can spin really fast now," and then he proceeded to spin around in a circle as quickly as possible. He is a very cautious child in terms of physical play. Socially, he is very friendly and doesn't get shy or hide. However, he does usually prefer to hang around or near Mom and Dad instead of playing with a bunch of kids. He still is good at throwing a tantrum, and is very stubborn 99% of the time. The terrible twos continue strong even though he is now three. He is showing improvement in how he expresses his anger and will lash out at inadament objects instead of people now. And he does also show his sweet side often. He is a wonderful brother to the babies, and is usually very good to share with his big brother. We just love our sweet, determined, imaginative, smart three year old. This is what is going on with Brody at three years of age.
He has learned: to go on the potty, to count to 20, his ABCs, to identify all colors and shapes, to talk on the phone, to sing many songs (including his favorites: Once There was a Snowman, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and ABCs) and to use a mouse and play games on the computer.
He likes: firefighters and firetrucks, Mickey Mouse, tools and fixing things, swimming, candy, goldfish, fruit snacks, Kool Aid, juice, macaroni and cheese, blankets, buckets/bags/totes, cuddling and hugs after naptime, Chuck E. Cheese, animals, nursery, the daycare at the gym, parks and play places.
He dislikes: anything slightly uncomfortable - like shirt tags or cold water or slightly hot food, Palmer egging him on, and potatoes
Things he does that makes us laugh: pauses between each syllable and changes inflection drastically when talking, tilts his head and gets right in your face when asking a question, runs funny (very emphatically yet a bit slow), asks for a blankie or medicine anytime his feelings get hurt or he gets a small owie.