28 April 2015

Sloan is 3.75!!

Sloan is now 3.75 years old! hooray! She is a wonderful girl to be around with such a big heart. She is about 40" tall and just under 35 lbs. If you ask her to tell you her name she will give you her full name "Sloan Violet Beeman" She knows our address as well as the two streets necessary to get to our home.

Sloan held a snake in Science Class!

Sloan can now count to 29, though sometimes she skips over 16. We were stuck at 12 FOREVER and i finally started working with her on it.. I wrote the number 13 on the dry erase board that we have hanging on the door to the garage. Every day, when we would leave, I would show it to her and then we would count together. The numbers to follow were super easy for her. She has gotten better with a little practice since I started writing this post. She can also count to 100 by 10s with a little help.

We got a lot of snow in February

Sloan recognizes most of the letters. V, Y and U are a bit tricky, except her middle name is Violet so that helps! She also knows the sounds that the letters make, can rhyme words with me, and can identify a starting letter from a word. With a little help, she can also do simple addition and subtraction.

Sloan can complete a 50 piece puzzle on her own, and will do so in about 5-10 minutes after the first few tries. I actually watched her complete a 24 piece puzzle in under a minute and then put it away. I'm amazed by her. I don't know if this is normal or not, but she completes puzzles with ease. I bought her a 100 piece puzzle to start working on and together we did it quickly (she does most of the work) i suspect she will also be putting this one together on her own now. I often find her putting all of her puzzles together in her room and family room. Sloan is very good about finding something to do and we rarely watch television - just a few times a week or less.

Sloan can write her name, though sometimes it is written backwards, or Right to Left. She can also write many letters and will sound out words to spell. Vowels are often missed unless they are hard sounds, but she's 3 so i'm ok with this.
Drawing an Ant (she also drew his bottom on the other side of the paper)

Modeling some of her "dresses by Mommy" 

Sloan does not like to go to sleep, she is too afraid to miss something. Sloan also talks a mile a minute and will also talk in her sleep which can be entertaining when she is not scared.

Her second cousin Luke is 9 months to the day older than she. They could pass for twins!

Great Grandma Sloan's 90th birthday!

Sloan can ride a bike with training wheels and really enjoys doing so. She likes to paint and draw. I have even received the pleasure of her drawing on the deck, and on the inside of my books (such as a bible study book, she also fills out the questions but also wrote all over the text.) IT was a one time occurrence and hopefully won't happen again.

Loves to go to the theater and see plays!
running a bit late :)

Sloan has an amazing vocabulary. She plays well with her friends at school and is well liked.

 Sloan can do laundry (with help), and can "fold" and put away her clothes. She sets the table and clears it after meals. She picks out her own clothes most days and will even help pick out Piper's clothes.

we go to lunch together and she loves to take selfies with me :) I was late picking her up today for lunch and she had to sit in the lunchroom and wait on me. I felt horrible as i ran over to her building with my shoes in hand (they were NOT running shoes) and when I arrived, apologizing profusely, she just laughed and told me it was totally fine and she was perfectly ok b/c she KNOWS when i say i will do something, that i will do it! She embodies so much of her father's carefree personality, and i love that about her!

Waiting for a bike ride with Daddy!

Hated the Easter Bunny:

Loved her EAster Dress


High-canoes (it's a volcano)

AT a Different day, that wasn't this day......

Chocolate makes me CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAYZEEEEEEEEEEEE! (it's true!)

When i grow up, I want to wash dishes. But i want to live with you forever because i don't want to grow up. But if i do grow up, then i will have a baby. Piper will grow up too. When i get bigger, she will also get bigger.

Mommy, you look fab-lee-ous.

Mommy, i know i am a Beeman, but i REALLY don't like Bees, as she swats a bee away.

Colors: Blue and Purple
Restaurant: Sushi Thai
Movies: Little Mermaid
TV Show: She changes between Curious George and My little Pony.

I can't say it enough, Sloan is patient, thoughtful, kind and loving. She is understanding with her baby sister, even as we are dealing with the frustrations of biting. She is so laid back. She is such a joy in our lives. We sure do love our Sloan Violet!


  1. She still has the most amazing eyes! What a smart girl with all those puzzles! Chloe has shown some interest too, so maybe I need to push her a bit further and get her a more challenging puzzle to try. Sloan sounds like she is quite the joy to be around, even at this age which can be trying for many.

    1. Thank you Stephanie! We definitely have our trying moments, but for the most part, she doesn't get away with much. Our biggest issue is bed time! :)