Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sweet baby V turns 2

My sweet baby girl,
You are two!!  Yahoo!  You are already so much fun that I'm excited to see how your personality show itself in the next year.
Within the last couple of months you decided that you like words and have decided to use them.  Before it was basically a bunch of gibberish.  Granted, it was your own little language with odd phrases you'd use again and again, so we knew they meant something!  We just didn't know what.  You're not always crystal clear on what you're saying but it sure is easier to understand you and what you want to get across!
Within the last week or two you have started saying "bless you," "I [for]give you," and counting to ten "one, two, free, foy, figh, sic, semmen, eigh, nine, ten, oonchie!!"  We have no idea what "oonchie" means but you sure do like that word.  Oh!, and "hine"!  That means "come on!" and you've been saying it for some time now but it's just too cute to not add.  Especially when you say "Hine!  Quick!!"
You still don't have much hair but it's starting to finally come in.  You even have a little section of bangs and a sweet baby mullet.  Only a little one though so we don't feel the need to cut it :)
You love to have screaming matches with Sissy and sometimes you're just shrill enough on your own.  It's piercing really.
You love, love babies.  And you seem as though you're nearly out of being one yourself.  It's like you've just blossomed into a little girl over night, leaving your toddlerness behind the day before.  You'll carry stuffies or babies around and talk to them to make sure they're all right.  You'll love them, ask them a question, and then give them a big rocking hug while wearing a huge smile on your face.
You're just full of love.  You're also full of feistiness.  Let's just say you are full of personality.  You'll say something to us with this quizzical expression on your face, you're hands up in a shrugging position, and head cocked.  It is by far thee cutest thing ever.  And sometimes you'll just keep talking in a gibberish fashion because you know you have our attention and you love it!
You love the claymation cartoons that will sometimes drive me nuts.  There are days that I miss Yo Gabba Gabba just because the claymation can be so ridiculous.  You also love "Feesh" which is Finding Nemo.  I'll take that over Pingu (which you're watching right at this moment).
Anyway, sweet baby, I love you.  You are amazingly sweet, funny, precious, bright, feisty, lovable, my "snuggle bunny," wild, caring, joy of a girlie.

Love you much,

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I completely missed my eldest's birthday letter post...

Dearest A,
Life got way too hectic around your birthday and then decided to stay that way.  You are now 5 years (2 months and 23 days) old.  You are beautiful.  You have such a kind heart.  You're my sweet and sour kind of girlie.  When your sweet, you are oh so ever kind, loving, gentle, thoughtful, gracious, giving, and good.  And when you are sour, well, let's just say that there are time outs.  You have mine and daddy's temperaments equally, although you do lean more so toward being more like daddy.  This is also why you both butt heads so much.
You're quick and do your best to learn.  You enjoy school but are starting to find it a little boring, which I can fully understand since you are learning the exact same curriculum as last year.  However, you weren't quite ready to move along since you started too early to begin with.  My dear, you are definitely a first born since we're completely experimenting with you!  We love you so much though, and are really trying to be good parents who love you with our whole hearts, discipline you when necessary, forgive you when you're in the wrong and apologize when we are.
You are feisty and certainly take after me when teasing (tickling, playing, or the like).  Sometimes we don't always know when to stop!  But we're both learning and we both drive daddy nuts in the process.
Daddy and I are both learning (as we always have been and always will be) to be careful about what we say and how we act.  Not just around you and your sister but in life as well.  We want to teach you well but you seem to be picking up on our bad habits more so than the good!  I'm sure that's not entirely true as you are more naughty with us than around others.  But we're trying to stop you from picking up more on the bad than the good.  It's really only our impatience that you seem to pick up on well but what we really want you to learn from us to be loving and gracious, kind and gentle, strong and confident, proud and yet humble.  To love others and to always see the good in them.  To give people the benefit of the doubt (like daddy) but to always make them earn your trust (like me).
I'm excited to watch you continue to grow and learn.  I don't ever want to squelch your strong personality but to show you how to use it for good.  You're already pretty awesome at being five so keep at it.  And I'll try to be more on time next year for you birthday letter.
I love you much,