I can't believe Elise's 3rd birthday is coming up. We have less than a month until her birthday. It is crazy! In so many ways she seems big and grown up and in other ways she still seems like a baby. She is so hilarious and still rarely walks. When she's getting from one place to another it's usually either running, hopping, or galloping. She has so much energy and so much joy bottled up into her tiny, little body! I love watching her curly hair bounce as she hops, runs, or gallops along. I also love seeing her little legs dangling off the tall toilet. She is so determined to do everything herself and doesn't want me to help her get up, doing it herself! She is Miss Independence but still loves to snuggle. She likes to rock before naptime and bedtime and often holds my hand as she sits in my lap. When she's sitting on the couch with Carter to watch tv, she's always right up against him. If he moves, she moves along with him. She also prefers to sit in someone's lap to eat but has been doing better about sitting in her own chair at mealtime unless Gma or Oma are around, then all bets are off!