Emma is 3 1/2 and amazes us every day. She is always coming up with new phrases or songs that we had not heard before, and picking up on emotion and non-verbal cues from others. If someone looks upset, she will come up to them and rub their arm and say, "It's OK, I'm right here!" The other day she was in trouble for playing too rough with her sister, and she looked at me and said, "Don't be mad at me Dada." She has also taken to dramatics when she doesn't get her way. When she doesn't get to watch a TV show when she wants to, for example, she will say "Aw...I'm NEVER gonna get to watch my show..."
Speaking of TV, her current fascination is Octonauts, which deals with undersea creatures. She seems to want to be a sailor, because when I ask her to do something, she has been saying, "Aye aye, Captain Dada!"
She likes to draw, and likes to do flashcards. She identifies colors and shapes, and is learning her letters and numbers. She is a bundle of energy, and has got her sister to race her from the garage door to their bedroom door. She LOVES going to the park and playing on the slide and swings. She is still in size 6 clothing, and has thinned out a lot since this time last year!