Sloan can take off all of her clothes and put her socks on by herself. She can sort of dress herself but often ends up with two feet through one pants leg. She puts her underwear on over her head and down to her waist some times. I find it cute. She can put her crocs on by herself, which is the only reason that I bought what i think are ugly shoes, but they are purple, her favorite color. How appropriate for Sloan Violet, and no, i did not force this upon her, just simply perchance she loves the color purple.
Sloan can say most of her ABC's in song form. She can count to 14, which she surprised me with the other day. Once we got to 9, she shouted 10, 11, 12, I said 13, then she followed with 14.
Sloan knows most of her colors, but is funny about them and will typically tell you that every color is purple or green and then laugh at me, but when she is coloring and i make her ask for colors, she will use the right name, most of the time.
Sloan is a very funny girl. She does things purely to try to make you laugh and waits to see what type of reaction she will get. She is also very brave. Sloan jumps off the diving board and swims to the ladder all by herself (with water wings) repeatedly at the pool.
At her doctor appointment she was 35.5" tall and 26.4 lbs. She is obviously a bit advanced with her long sentences and being potty trained. When time for her shot, Sloan stuck out her lower lip, and when the nurse was finished she gave me a little, Wah, i didn't like that, tearless cry, and then asked for her well deserved Lolipop. Both doctor and nurse remarked at how well behaved she was.
She had a party in her classroom with store bought cupcakes - both of us attended.
The next morning she woke up to a room full of balloons
Her birthday was a lot of fun. We went to the pool, took a nap, and then went to the park to ride the beloved Carousel and Train! Her aunt and cousins were there too!
The next day was her birthday party!
We let her open each gift as the person arrived, as to keep the flow of the party going and prevent her from being overwhelmed. It actually worked out quite well because all of the children were able to play with her new toys and she was able to SHARE her new toys which she had no qualms with. Rick and I both commented that Sloan was a fantastic mingle-er and really worked the party.
Here is our captive audience watching sloan's birthday movie
Sloan received awesome presents. A Jenna doll from Bella, Fun Learning books from Weston, a pretend hair and makeup kit from Kyle, Books and Blocks from Aarnavi, Blocks from the Mount girls, Blocks and a baby doll stroller from Jen and Allison, and a baby Cinderella doll from Lorenzo and Valentina.
For party favors, each child got a violet colored Eiffel Tower key chain STRAIGHT from Paris. The girls received a ton of bracelets, a hello kitty ring, a ring pop, and a few organic suckers, and the boys received a few match box cars, a ring pop, a few organic suckers and a sports themed bouncy ball. Oh and how can i forget, a KAZOO! parents, you are welcome !
We sort of did an Eiffel Tower theme, but mostly just had a party in the house.
I think if i could state one thing Sloan loved most about her birthday, it is the birthday song. She requested us to sing it to her over and over, and we are STILL talking about whose birthday is next (MINE!) and then she asks me to sing Happy Birthday to her! She sure does know how to celebrate life!
Happy beginning of your third year of life Sloan. We know this is going to be an amazing Journey and are happy for our front row seats.