this week, Keira "graduated" from her first preschool class (Bunnies, ages 2 to 3 years) to her next class (Honeybees, 3 to 4 years).
July 2011, almost 2.5 years old
June 2012, almost 3.5 years old
It's amazing to see how much she's grown, not just physically but socially, mentally, verbally. She is taller (we hear this a lot from people), has legs like her dad and is slim like her mom. She isn't as timid in social situations, and will venture off on her own without looking back for Mike and I. She is starting to be more inquisitive and will make up her own rationale for why things are the way they are. And the girl can tell you a good story about coconut trees and how to drink the juice out of it. She is starting to use "big" words, like delicious and gigantic.
I was a bit afraid of how she would transition from her old classroom and teachers to the new one, but her new teacher, Miss Kathy, said she did well. Miss Kathy is learning Keira's ins and outs, like her tendency to whine and cry when she doesn't get what she wants. We are still working on her using words over emotions to communicate.
this past weekend, Keira got her first "real" haircut. No more of Mommy's attempt to do trims.
All three of us ended up getting haircuts. I was overdue from one, Mike hasn't had a professional one since before we got married and Keira just plain old needed one. The ends of her hair were dry, frazzled and lighter than the rest of her hair, and the home-done trims weren't cutting it anymore. She did pretty good considering she's never sat in a salon chair before, and was actually looking forward to getting her hair cut.
Ryan has been in town for an extended period of time, due to this:
He broke his collar bone playing softball and had to have surgery to fix it. His doctor didn't want him to travel for a bit after surgery to prevent DVTs, so we've been spending some time with him here and there.
cooking mac and cheese and dinner at In and Out for her first cheeseburger.
a mid-week visit to Disneyland and a ride on the teacups. It pretty much confirmed that I DO NOT LIKE riding on the teacups.
on Autopia. letting Keira drive. Mike will be teaching her in the future.
more goodness from our garden. Cherry tomatoes are flowing everywhere, we may be at the end of our zucchini and snow peas harvest, and the few itty bitty strawberries that we've managed to grow.
and finally, an attempt to get some daddy-daughter pictures yesterday:
as you can tell, we weren't that successful :)