Thursday, January 21, 2016

Good night 3yr old Dane.

When I have said my evening prayer,
and my clothes are folded on my chair,
mama and daddy switch off the light,
I'll still be three years old tonight.
But from the very break of day,
before the children rise and play,
before the darkness turns to gold,
tomorrow I'll be four years old…
four kisses when i wake,
four candles on my cake.
A goodnight kiss for the three year old
to send him to sleep and to dreaming.
And blessings to the four year old
who'll climb out of bed in the morning.







Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mikey is 2!

Dear litte Mikey,

Really you aren't very little anymore. The pace at which you are growing is amazing us. You are a joy to your family. Your personality is turning silly and outgoing. You are creative and are great at thinking out of the box. You are good at "fixing" things and very diligent with figuring things out. You love doing imaginative play and I find you playing with with your different toys and having them talk to each other.

Everything you do is adorable to your father and I. When you are frustrated you will make a little fist with your hand and pound it on the table and say "I can't just stand it" and make a scrunchy mad face. When you have a tantrum you will trow your self on the floor and then whine saying "Help me, help me" because you want help standing up again. It's very dramatic and very adorable. You are a snuggler still and always want to snuggle either me or your daddy. And, if we let you, you will stay there on our laps for a very long time. You love it when I tickle your back or arm and you just melt.

You communicate very clearly and are currently going through the phase where you say some words wrong and they sound like swear words. Truck is the biggest culprit and you love pointing out the "big trucks" while we drive. It's a crack up.

Your prayers are short and sweet.

You are a screamer. When you are happy, when you are sad, when you are mad, when you are excited. You scream. Yikes!

Eating is tricky. You go through phases where you will only want to eat protiene and then only eat carbs. Most recently you only want milk and bananas. Oh and lets talk about your love of milk. You ask for it every hour and will down 16 oz in no time flat. I told the doctor that I was concerned about it but he said you are a growing boy and you will be just fine and that I can give you all the milk you would like. What a re-leaf!

You love your big brother and do everything he does. Well, except when he is squishing you...then you don't like him very much. But when Dane apologizes you apologize to him too. You love to ride bikes together and play Darth Vedar & Bad Bad Wolf. You two are best buddies and really complete each other with your strengths and weaknesses. I always tell you two that if you work together, you two could do anything.

You two have made up a silly song together "Throw the ball, wack it over the fence, dooo taa da!" and sing it over and over together. Speaking of singing, you love singing and talking and screaming and really just making noise. Your Mimi likes to tell how when I was little I was always talking and making noise and even though it was exhausting she never wanted to tell me to be quiet so as to not crush my spirit. I totally get that now.

You are also silly. Really silly. You always have us laughing at something that you come up with. Dane likes to say "My Mikey is being so silly!". I love that about you and I hope that never goes away. We need a little more silly in this world.

You kind of fall a lot, little one. I feel like it has to do with the rate you are growing and just finding your center must be so hard. Your knees are always skimmed and you are always needing "Kisses?" to make your owies better. I love that my kisses are a magic potion to your owies.

You are very sensitive to emotions and feelings. It's a natural talent and I love it about you. It also makes you scared of things kind of easy.

 2 year old Mikey is a joy. We love you so much my love. Our family wouldn't be complete without you. You are strong from the inside out and have a passion and joy that you radiate. Always know that you are so so loved by your family & God. Every day with you is a treasure, my little snuggle bum.

We love you completely.

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