Briggs turned 3 years old on October 15th! I wasn't able to plan a party this year but we had a fun day! We started off with waffles (one of his favorite!) with candles and sprinkles! Then he opened some gifts and played for a little bit! After that, we spent the day at the Texas State Fair! Piper was out of school for Fall Break so it worked out perfectly!
Briggs loves dancing and singing, Spiderman anything, dinosaurs, trains, riding in the stroller, "Go, Diego, Go!," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," chocolate chip muffins, apples, grapes, chocolate chip granola bars, yogurt raisins, wheat thins, milk, and honey nut cheerios. He dislikes all meat except a hot dog or Chick-Fil- A nuggets, sausage, and bacon. You know...the healthy stuff! He wears 4t shirts and 3t pants. His legs are still shorter in ratio to his back which has been true since he was born. He wears a size 9 shoe and weighs about 36 pounds. Earlier this year he had his adenoids shaved and tubes inserted into his ears! This has helped him tremendously with his asthma/allergy stuff! He no longer will nap and usually sleeps from 7 pm-6:30/7 am. He wakes up running and ready to be active and does not stop until bedtime. He is really imaginative and pretending more and more! He is finally enjoying it when I read to him, especially when it delays going to sleep! He definitely loves to make others laugh. He is cuddly and sweet and prefers mama more than anyone else. I don't mind that at all! I don't know how tall he is but he seems to be taller and bigger than most boys his age. At least I get a surprised look every time someone asks me his age. He is potty trained and in a big boy bed! We just love this little man!
Piper and Michael had the opportunity to participate in their first ever Daddy/Daughter camp out with all the girls in Kindergarten! Each grade level has a camp out with their dads twice a year through sixth grade! I think this is going to be a great experience in building a community! This was Piper's first time to camp...in a tent! For those who REALLY know my daughter, I'm sure you are thinking "Wow!" The morning of, I heard her ask Michael, "Daddy, did you pack my nightlight?" Girlfriend had no idea what she was about to embark on...in a tent...with no electricity! But, they did have a fun time and she loved it!
Piper attended her first field trip to the Dallas Arboretum yesterday. It was originally planned for the week of Halloween but had to be cancelled due to rain. Yesterday was when the cold front moved through and we all thought it was going to be miserable, BUT...the sun shined and our coats kept us warm! It was a fun trip and I am so thankful I am in a position to be able to chaperon and thankful that Aunt Amy watched Briggs so that I could!
Little Red and the Big Bad Wolfie! We went trick or treating with friends in the neighborhood. Piper loved every single bit of it! She was sad it was over but she told Michael "I loved, loved tonight!" She would tell every person she passed "Happy Halloween!" as if she was saying Merry Christmas! She did that as she arrived at school even! Funny! I love this part of her personality! Briggs really enjoyed walking up to each house and saying 'trick or treat!' Michael stayed with him while I stayed with Piper and her friends because Briggs was much slower. It was fun seeing him figure all this out this year and really enjoy it!
We also carved a pumpkin this year. Piper was all about digging the seeds out and getting dirty, but Briggs just watched and kept saying "Yucky."
And the pumpkin seeds were delicious!