Elin 3.5 Year Update

Elin is long over due on a 3.5 year old update! Since turning 3.5 she has learned that she will become a big sister just before she turns 4! She is super excited for the baby and I think she will be wonderful with helping out with the baby. She transitioned from her toddler bed to a twin bed. She loves her new bed and I have gotten her to cut down on all the stuffed animals in there. She still has her favorites with her.




She has been working on her first recital dance and will perform for the first time in about a month and a half.


She has been in school now for 6.5-7 months and still continues to love it. I’ve gotten to attend many field trips and classroom parties which has been a fun way to see her interacting with all her little friends.


She is very interested in letter and words and is constantly asking me what the first letter in certain words are. So we are working on sounding out words to try to figure out what letters are in words. She has known how to spell her name for a long time now but recently she loves to practice writing it out. I am constantly amazed at all that learns and maintains.


The Stats:

Weight: 34.4 lbs
Height:  40.5 inches
Clothes:  4-5
Shoes: 8.5-9

Favorite Books:
  • Cinderella stories
  • The Little Mermaid book
  • Bunnies by the Bay
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (and similar books)
Favorite Activities:
  • Drawing people and Disney characters
  • Dancing
  • Putting on chap stick (she calls it lip gloss) and pretending to put on makeup
  • LEGO
  • Play-doh
  • Calico Critters
  • Painting
  • Watching youtube videos of old Mickey episodes, toy unboxings, and other random cartoon and sing alongs
  • Tablet games: ThinkRolls (a problem-solving game) and Pet Doctor
Favorite Foods:
  • Mini Pancakes
  • Pretzels
  • Baby carrots
  • Princess Godfish crackers
  • Scrambled eggs and cheese




  1. I really like how you did this update! So much easier than trying to write paragraphs of information and make it flow nicely! And what a cutie she is! That smile is very contagious!

  2. What a cutie! She’ll make the best big sister. She looks so happy and social in all the pictures. How exciting that her first dance recital is coming up! Can’t wait to see pics from that 🙂

  3. Oh I love her bed and bedding! How did the transition to her bed go? Any tips? We’re trying to get Mila out of her crib and she has no interest in sleeping in her bed. She and Mila have a lot of similar likes. And, as always, Elin looks so adorable in all of your photos! Hope you’re feeling well!!

  4. She’s such a doll! I love her new twin bed, so fitting for her 🙂 It’s hard to believe that she will be 4 soon!

  5. OH goodness! Growing so fast! Her bed is absolutely gorgeous and I love seeing her in it! Twin beds for the win!

  6. Elin’s room looks so cute and cozy! Love the colors.

  7. Elin has such a great smile!

    Happy weekend!

  8. She is the cutest! I just love that big cheesy grin. She’s going to be such a great big sister!

  9. What a super cute update! Elin is such a doll!! 🙂

  10. I love that little smile of her’s!! Also love that you specified “princess goldfish”. ha! Sounds like she & Lily would be great friends 😉