Buba, you are now starting to miss home. Even though you are swimming in the sun on a daily basis, playing with so many other kids, and experiencing grand adventures here in the states you have also started to be homesick. You ask when we are leaving and returning to “your” house. You remind me it’s time to get back on the plane and go see Daddy. And little dude it’s not long now, we leave Wednesday for Seattle for another week then we are UK bound. You get excited every time I tell you about the plane ride home. I only pray you are as good going home as coming. I am excited to take you to Seattle because Mommy has so many friends there with same age boys as you to play with. You probably don’t remember last summer there but this summer you are sure to forget about going home at least for a little while. You have come alive this summer, grow up so much since we have arrived and I couldn’t be more proud of what a great big brother you have been lately to your sister. You are her forever best friends.
Missy Moo, you are growing up WAY too fast. Your hair makes you look older and as always you are looking more and more like your brother every day. You have grown sassy with your brother and I can foresee you will be the boss of you two. You have him running and fetching your toys, or your milk you dropped, or pretty much anything you want him to get for you he does. Bless him. You are one smart lady already. You have mastered walking. You stood up a few days ago and that was it, no more crawling. I am sad but at the same time relieved you won’t be wearing anymore holes in your tights from crawling. You love the sand, the water, and everything about being at the beach. I can’t wait to show off your new swimming skills in swimming lessons when we return before we left you didn’t really do much but now you can swim underwater, willingly put your own face under, love splashing and kicking about. You have even got the hang of doggy paddling which surprised me as your brother still can’t do it. I love your independence these days. You explore around the house and don’t need so much attention anymore. I am sad to see you grow up so fast but honored at the same time.
Alright you two water babies, I hope you make the most of swimming and playing on the beach tomorrow as that’s our last day here at grandma and papa’s house. Mommy is sad but I think you two are ready to move on to the next adventure, then home. I have really enjoyed our two months here in the states and sharing all my own memories and favorite places with you both. You both have caught an American twang which has pleased me and made me happily cry. It’s such a great feeling seeing you both in my country, and bonding with our American family. It will be so hard to leave the sunshine and family behind but we will all be back next summer to do it all again. I can’t wait and I am sure neither can you both!