Buba you are full of energy lately, more than ever. You are an explorer. You are a runner. You love sports. There isn’t a moment during the day that you aren’t trying to do something fun and creative even if it exhausts me sometimes. You are talking more than ever now. I love to sit at the table while we eat our lunch and have full conversations with you about your friends, your favorite toys, and the things you want to do after your nap time. I like to let you make decisions now, asking what you prefer or would like? It makes you feel like such a grown up and I love the pleasing look you give me when you made a decision and I have honored it. You still have your moments of not listening, which really frustrates me. I try to stay calm and explain things to you but with your non-stop energy also comes your hyper not listening skills. I don’t like to shout but it happens and I hate the look you give me after I have shouted but I know discipline is a must and gives you boundaries that you need. I hope one day you will understand that because I love you so very much.
Missy Moo you are one year old now and they say it’s just another day that you don’t change over night but it seems you have. You have changed so much. Your looks have changed, you have more hair. Your voice has changed, into a little girl’s voice and no longer a baby cooing. You are sturdier, you stand strong and walk along things. You are more assertive. You know what you want and shout for it, letting your feeling be known to us all. I can’t believe how fast the last year has gone and how much you have grown into a little tot, my baby no more. That’s the beauty of life, growing up! You will always be my baby as will your brother too, for eternity, and that’s the beauty of motherhood. I love you so very much!
These are two of my favorite photos of you both, this month. You play so well together both watching out for the other. You are healthily competitive and I love that. Both racing down the slide or up it which ever you both prefer, if one does it and the other will follow. You watch each other and learn from each other. I could not ask for more! There are still the sibling shouting and pushing that goes along with the territory but overall I never imagined you would both love each other so very much. It’s a blessing and honor to watch. The giggles and laughter that come from you both as you play outdoors together is priceless. Even when Buba, you push your sister down and she cries, she is crying out for you, reaching back up for you to be nice and play with her. Missy Moo you don’t go without fault, you pull on your brother and steal his toys when you think he isn’t watching you. You torment him just the same as siblings do and he may shout at you but then wants to sit right back down next to you. It’s a ongoing circle between you two but the love is always there.