Wow.  I think we made it.  No more toddlers in this house!  Hazel turned three today!


  • Actually… Hazel has grown quite articulate, and “actually” is her favorite start to most sentences.  She can converse with the best of them, and while she is a little shy around strangers, she is learning to speak up.
  • No, Miles!  No issues speaking up to her brother any more, Hazel has learned to really stand up for herself and what she wants.
  • Come a Little Closer…  Hazel loves “Three Little Pigs” and “The Gingerbread Man”, and will play the wolf (blow!) and the fox (chomp!) while I get knocked down and eaten.  She also loves The Gruffalo and The Enormous Crocodile.
  • So Many Cucumbers.  This girl is growing like a weed, and she will tell you exactly why that is too.  Obviously because of all the cucumbers she is eating!  She’s turned a vegetable corner, and will now happily chomp her salad while we watch the visible gains in her musculature as she flexes between mouthfuls.  Of her biceps, “They are almost touching my shoulders!”
  • Fluffy!  Nothing is more comforting than something fluffy, and Pee-ankh is still filling the fluffiest shoes in her boat.  She now also has a favorite softy (Nemo), but fluffy reigns supreme.  She loves to play legos and puzzles, read books and don accessories.  Cooking with momma is pretty fun too.
  • Big.  I mentioned Hazel is getting tall, she is big too, needing new shoes this month.  Her hair is coming in (slowly) but she made it through the twos without her molars popping through yet.  She uses the toilet independently, will squeeze her eyelids shut and cover her eyes to try to sleep at naptime, and can wait it out better than her brother looking for the morning sun to rise to get out of bed.