|Tia and her Grandpa F.|
Tia was easy going, and liked a schedule. She took two two hour naps a day for quite a while, and when she would wake up, she would just play happily in her crib until I went to get her. At three Tia slept as much during the day as baby Kayli. When she was in Kindergarten she would come home really tired, and if she watched a movie she'd fall asleep. She decided she was too big for naps though, and so she started refusing to watch a movie after school, and that was the end of Tia's naptime.
Tia was a very snuggly little girl, and when she was three I wrote, "She is still round and still likes to rock-a-bye. When she is sad she often 'wants a song!' She has been confused in the past when Kayli wouldn't cheer up even when Tia sang Twinkle Star to her." Singing to Tia was a really good way to cheer her up and make her feel better. She loved to sing "ABCDEFG" and "dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh". (She apparently didn't use the more traditional short names of those songs for a while).
|This bench was not meant for real people, but Tia loved it.|
This is Trisa and Tia in their cow dresses. They weren't twirly dresses, but they were fun.
Tia had the cutest little squeaky voice. I love to listen to it on the videos we have of her. Tia did sometimes get grumpy and then we would call her "grumpy bear", but her more regular nick name was "huggy bear". I wrote that "Tia can be a little thunder cloud or she can be the brightest of sunshine". Thankfully, she tended more toward sunshine. She still does.