Wow! It seems like yesterday our Liam was born, and now he is a big 3 year old boy. We had a great birthday party in the backyard. We’ve been so lucky with the weather. It’s been really hot and sunny. Just this past week it got cold. We had several of our friends over, and Liam’s best friend from school, Anouk, came too. Rafa and I made a fire truck cake and we had a fire truck piñata. It was a lot of fun and Liam had a great time celebrating with all his friends.
Mommy, Papá, Liam and Carolina on Liam´s 3rd birthday!
This little boy loves his chocolate!
Let´s see… more about Liam at age 3….
Liam’s language has taken off in the past couple of months! He speaks German, English and Spanish quite well for 3 years old, actually much better than I think we were expecting by now. His Spanish and English improved a lot while we were in Spain and the U.S., and he definitely knows that Papa speaks Spanish and Mommy speaks English and changes back and forth no problem. He does throw in a few German words every now and then, and some of the sentence structure in Spanish or English has German tendencies. But it’s quite impressive how fast he is learning.
Yummy Chocolate Cake!!!!
We’ve also tackled potty training in the past month or so! I bought Liam some cool “Paw Patrol” underwear while we were in the states in June and put it in Liam’s drawer. When we came back in July and he went back to “school”, he decided it was time to get rid of diapers and wear big boy underwear. This was all his idea, because I was planning to “train” him in Spain in August. At “school”, he’s the youngest and started the group early at 2 and a half because they needed more room for babies in his old group. It’s a class of 15 kids from the ages of 3-5. I would say peer pressure definitely works well and the fact that Carolina is a baby and she wears diapers, Liam no longer wanted them. At first, you were very motivated, and then in Spain not so much. But you would by no means put a diaper back on, unless it was a pull-up to go to sleep. And pooing…was a huge problem. But in the past two weeks, he’s been awesome and asks to go, and poops too! Woohoo for poop in the potty! Anways, lets home it stays like this now.
The cool Fireman piñata!
Umm….I think I was more into hitting the piñata than Liam. HA HA!
Collecting candy from the piñata…
Me and my sweet boy!
Liam has lots of favorites these days but the top things are….fire trucks (all things fire related), tractors, (all things farming really), Paw Patrol, and legos. He also loves playing outside in the sandbox, and has recently gotten pretty good at soccer. He likes to “fix” things too and plays a lot with his tools fixing things around the apartment. He’s also FINALLY started riding his laufrad (balance bike). We got him this for his second birthday, but has always been afraid he’ll fall. He zooms around like crazy now!
We had Liam’s check up last week at the doctor. He’s definitely a shorty measuring 93 cm (37 inches) and weighing 13.3 kilos (29 pounds). It’s kind of funny to think that at 6 months he was almost 10 kilos. HA! Besides being small, you’re a healthy little guy!
Liam can also do so much by himself now and wants to do everything BY HIMSELF. He can put on and take off his shoes, put his underwear and pants on (although he sometimes needs a little help) and take them off. Although, he is a “big boy”, he still loves his Ernesto (his little bear he sleeps with) and chews on him (yuck!). He sometimes asks for me to sing to him and rock him like a baby before bed too.
Happy Birthday Stink Monkey! We love you!!!