Sunday, June 12, 2011

Letters to my sons

Dear Gavin,

17 months old now! June is here and it has been so hot! We have been outside a lot lately. We are definitely enjoying the summer so far.

17 months old and you are chatting up a storm! Granted, only I can understand what you are saying, but it is adorable. You've gotten several teeth in this past month. Although getting teeth doesn't seem to bother you as much. We've also started to give you some juice. You love it. You smack your lips together and down it in seconds. You love the book "Little Blue Truck". We read it every night and you are starting to get the hang of some of the motions we do. It is fun to see you so interested in books and reading. You love playing outside in the pool. You love going to the park. You look way too small to be doing some of the things you are doing! You can climb up the ladder and go down the slide all by yourself. It nearly gave me a heart attack the first time I saw you do it. You run all around with Nathan and you think that you are 3 years old or something. It is adorable. You love it when we go on walks around the neighborhood. You ride in the stroller with Kai and you both are so content. You are still a Daddy's boy. The minute he gets home from work, you are in his arms. It makes my heart smile to see that. You are pointing to all the people in our family now! I'll say "Where's Nathan?" and you point straight to him and say "There!".

Tonight was your last nursing session sweet boy. I've decided that we need to be done. It is such a hard transition for me, but you will be just fine. We were down to one session right before bed, so we are just going to have to find another way to get you to sleep. We made it 17 months, just you, Kai, and me. This is hard for me because I know that you are growing up and my sweet babies aren't really babies anymore.

I love you so much Gavin.

Mama

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Dear Kai,

June has arrived and the hot weather has been crazy this month! You are 17 months old now!

You are getting so big Kai-bear. Your personality is so inquisitive and you are constantly trying to figure out how stuff works. You tend to play on your own and prefer the quiet. You love playing outside in the pool. You take cups of water and pour them over the ground. You love getting dirty and muddy. You have learned how to go up the ladder and down the slide. You also like to scare mama by leaping into my arms from the top of the playset. You are a picky eater and you know what you like. If you don't like it it ends up on the floor. You have learned that throwing things is fun, so we are working with you on that. You love reading time at the end of the day. You bring me books and sit so contently while I read them. You are mama's boy and you look for me all over the house so that you know where I am. You have gotten several more teeth in and are sleeping so much better at night. You love smiling for pictures and turn on your cute Kai smile whenever I say "Picture". You have adorable expressions. You love going for walks in the stroller. You love cookies. You are pointing to all the people in our family now! I'll say "Where's Gavin?" and you point straight at him.

Tonight was your last nursing session Kai. I'm sad that my babies are growing up and moving on. We were down to once a day, but I realized that I need to be done now. The three of us made it 17 months. I know this will be a transition for you, but it is the right thing to do.

I'll never stop loving you.

Mama

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