Daddy loves you. You are 3 and 1/2 today, but you seem almost older than that. you are no longer dependent on diapers. You are capable of eating with a fork, though you don't always. You can get your clothes on and off without assistance. In many ways you've become very self sufficient in this very short year.
Britt and you seem to be just as close if not closer than you were last year. You continue to play well together, and you seem to be right with Britt in school. And now that Rebecca is getting older and more mobile, you try very hard to include her in your games and theatrics. You get to be the big sister now, a role you seem to enjoy. This past month you've started going to a local homeschool co-op, every other Friday you get together. Momma says you are doing very and well fitting it. It doesn't surprise me, as you play well with others and know no strangers.
In other areas you do still seem young. You still need Monkey WAY too much. We've started limiting you on where all he can go, because you lose him, and we have to frantically search, as no other monkey or toy can compare. You still like to suck your thumb like a "Ba-by" which you hate to be called. Part of that is monkeys fault though, it's a reflex when you have him. One more reason we are beginning to limit him. Getting you to eat an entire meal is a real struggle. I know your hungry but forcing you to sit down and actually swallow food is frustrating.
Things we need to work on this year are not whining, getting better at picking up and cleaning up, and we are going to start doing more little task. You have some like putting away dishes after you finish eating, but Britt really does most of the chores. We also hope to do more school and projects with you.
I love you, Ruth, and want you to keep on smiling and laughing. My prayer is that you grow to be a loving and caring lady.