Three-year-old Faith Lucia is such a blessing to me. She is also my only baby who “looks like me” so far. She is incredibly smart, perceptive, imaginative, and downright delightful. My five-year-old son was barely talking in full sentences at three years old! He and his sister are so different. I am still loving my special time with Faith this fall with Gabe now in school. With Gianna still taking a morning nap, I have one-on-one time with Faith just about every day. Not to mention that having “just” the two girls out and about is so much easier. All three of the Franklets together is a handful, I admit it!
At three years old, Faith already knows most of her letters, letter sounds, and numbers 1-10. She knows all her shapes and colors. And this is purely from her picking up on what Gabriel is talking about from school, what she picks up from educational TV shows, and what I read to her. (I somewhat regularly play Starfall with her, or do a couple of little dollar-section-at-Target Pre-K workbooks.) She learns new things incredibly quickly, and once she learns the word for something, it sticks.
There is a little pond next to our YMCA, and after we go to the gym, we often go feed the turtles (in the summer) and the resident flock of Canadian geese (in the winter). I feel like I always have the ends of bread loaves and stale Cheerios stored in my diaper bag for impromptu trips to the pond. The kids love it. There is a big bridge over the pond that is great for watching dozens and dozens of turtles or geese flock underneath you. I have us up on that bridge when we feed the geese usually, since they are about the same size as my children and can be mean.:)
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