You are now 3 years old. I can hardly believe it. I remember when you were 7.5 lbs and your little foot was about the length of my palm. Not any more. You have grown so much.
At this time, you love ketchup and fries (more the ketchup than the fries – I swear you’d drink a cup of the stuff if I let you), cupcakes, pizza, spaghetti and “neat-bols”, momos (only the outside), thukpa, soups and of course, rice and curry.
You love dragons – you have a Puff the Magic Dragon book and CD that KSDorjee gave you that are your prized possessions, you have a dragon that your Pala bought you at Universal Studios Orlando and of course, you have your Dragon Tail and Wings that I made you that you want to wear all the time (Most Rewarding Project Ever!).
You love Thomas the Tank Engine and friends, Dora the Explorer (though why she has to talk so loudly, I’ll never know), Bubble Guppies, Cat in the Hat and Max and Ruby. (Yes, you’ve discovered the TreeHouse channel and you are completely addicted!) It made me glow with pride though when I asked you what you wanted for your birthday and you responded “More Thomas books!”.
On your third birthday, we went to Chef Mickey’s for your birthday Brunch and then post nap, spent some time at the pool. After that, I had heated up some chicken noodle soup and you pretty much scarfed down two bowls!
You are able to say 2 prayers in Tibetan, you use Tibetan when you really want to stress a point (“Nang doh” – translation: let’s go home) and you can count to 20 and recite days of the week in Tibetan. You know all the words to “Oh Canada” and sing it regularly and sometimes at odd places (the airport, anyone?). Actually, you’ll learn pretty much anything if I put a tune to it. ”Oh my tummy aches, oh my tummy go-nga (translation: go-nga is egg in Tibetan. See the challenge for the poor kid?)” is my favourite anecdote this year.
You just got your first very own library card last Saturday and we were both so proud. Your first check outs were a Max and Ruby book, a “Mary had a Little Lamb” book (“Look Amala! Farm animals!”) and the “Good Morning, Masie” DVD. Sam, our librarian, loves you to pieces and you got a “Hi Rigden” from the cutest little girl (Florence)from your daycare whom we also met at the library.