The changes in Little 3 have been huge, he is almost 3 and a half and changing rapidly at the moment. Little 3 has always been grown up for his age, with two big sisters and a mummy with a background in early years he has had a good start, he has excellent language and comprehension and because of this he seems a little older than he is at times.
We still have a pushchair but not for much longer, it has sat folded gathering dust in the corner of the bathroom for the whole summer apart from one day he was tired and we had a long walk to take the girls to Sports camp. Last term I used to pop him in the pushchair to go to the supermarket after nursery, mostly so I could carry more shopping home than because he needed to be in there but having walked there all summer with him walking alongside the girls having behaved beautifully in the shops, I don't really need to do that anymore.
Our holiday saw the biggest change in Little 3, we stayed on a farm on the Isle of Wight in a static caravan, it was very safe with a few caravans, a big grass hill and a small play area with a slide built into the bank, a little climbing frame and a swing. Each morning the Little Ones got up and played in the play area with other children holidaying there while Daddy and I packed up a picnic and they played again in the evening until we dragged them in for a shower and bed.
Little 3 loved being free to wander between our caravan and Granny and Grampy's caravan next door and through the hedge to the play area, there was always an adult watching and keeping an eye on the play area and the girls watched out for their little brother while they played but he loved it, allowed to go and play, come back for a drink or a rest as he wanted and stay out until bed.
Lots more freedom followed, Little 3 spent time running around with the girls, playing on the beach and exploring places on days out but now being older he didn't have to hold a hand or get carried around, he was free to run from cage to cage at the Monkey Haven and climb the tree top trail at Robin Hill. He got to do lots of lovely things like eating ice cream every night, playing in pub play areas til late, tractor and trailer rides, canoeing and more. The whole holiday he had a permanent smile on his face, he was so happy and so free.