Buba my big boy, I love you so much with your big heart of gold. You have been extraordinarily helpful while we all have been so sick. Your independence is getting better too. You now will play longer alone in the living room playing make believe and with your cars. You are very protective of your sister of late. If other kids at the soft play area even look like they are pushing her or she is stuck you are there to rescue her immediately. But with your heart of gold this week you have took on a new whine something Mommy has no patience for. You used to be so good at expressing yourself and all of the sudden you whine so high pitch I can’t understand what you want or are saying. You get emotional quicker these days and I am sure it’s just your age and dealing with new feelings but I can’t wait until we pass this phase. You are loving preschool though and going swimming with them. You talk of riding the bus with your friends and it makes me realize how very grown up you actually are. We have been looking at schools for you for next year and as I walk around these classes I have an overwhelm feeling of both excitement for you and emotion.
Missy Moo you are getting more clever everyday. You are saying more words now and your confidence has grown exponentially. You have adopted this cheeky little grin when you think you are being naughty or when Mommy is taking your photo. It’s almost as if you know how cute you are and I fear that might mean trouble very soon. lol You are growing taller at a fast rate than I would like at 12 months old you are wearing 24 month clothes. I hope it’s one of those where you are just tall while you are young but it tapers off. I already know you will be a diva and strongwill when you are older add taller than me and it might be some hard teenage years ahead for us. Besides I always thought if I had a daughter there would be at least one other person at my height in the family otherwise I remain the runt. I am enjoying our girlie Thursdays together each week. One on one time is always great with you kids and it seems to really give you opportunities to have my full attention. We have so much fun at our lady luncheons. You are still struggling in nursery one day a week. You got bit badly by another kid last week too which really upset me. It’s bad enough you aren’t sleeping, eating or generally playing around with other kids like you normally do, to add a biter in your room doesn’t help. I hope since it’s only been a few weeks I am hoping it all calms down and you settle in.
You two are so much like your mother with your routines. Somehow Buba you got it in your head we all have to dress immediately when we wake up. It’s the very first thing you say to me now when I wake you. “Let’s get dressed Mommy.” I hear every morning now with your sleep eyes and your still groggy voice. You even make Missy Moo and Mommy get dressed too. Sometimes its frustrating because its nice to lounge in pjs but most of the time I am grateful to have all of us ready for the day so early. (Especially when that early mailman comes with yet another package, I am pretty sure he used to think I never got dressed). Then we all eat breakfast together and you two have your best bonding time in the morning. You sit down for some morning cartoons together, side by side watching and pointing at various things together, and speaking in your own sibling language. I love to sit on the couch with my morning coffee and watch you two from a far, giving you both your time together.