B, we have landed in America just under two weeks ago and just like every summer, you have come out of your shell and are making the most of every day outdoors. You love the water more than ever before. I have never seen you so keen to swim all day, everyday, everywhere we go. You have been to the beach, Grandma’s pool, the river, the lake, our friend’s pool and the city pool soon too. There isn’t a body of water you haven’t been jumping in around us. The weather has been so hot more than it normally is and that hasn’t stopped you from being out in it day in and day out. You really enjoy it here in the states playing with all your cousins. I wish you could do that each week as I did when I was growing up but I guess it just makes your summers here that much more special and memorable. I love that you are older this summer to remember who everyone is and remember the fun we are having from here on out. Your new favorite thing is soccer. You want to kick the ball back and forth constantly if you aren’t swimming with it in the pool. Daddy was impressed to see you loving soccer so much. We will have lots of practice over the summer. It’s going to be one summer to remember too before you start big boy school in September.
MM, we are in the states and this year you aren’t a baby anymore. We are able to do some much more as a family without being tied more to naps and feeding times. You nap each day wherever we go and don’t need the comforts of home. You turned two years old when we landed and it really just made you seem so very grown up lately. I keep looking at you thinking how has it been two years already? How have you been here two full summers in the states and yet you are still too young to remember most of what goes on here. I love that this year you seem more interested in meeting family and playing with your older cousins. You have your best friend, K here to play with too, which is more than enough for you. You love her so much and keep asking for her every time she goes home. It’s the first friend you have had your own age to bond with and play with and I hope you girls stay close for all future summer visits. Back home, we normally just have kids your brother’s age so I think it’s good for you to have your own friends too. It won’t be long though when you are running around with the older cousins in a few summers too though. I love coming home with you guys and having you get the chance to be with Mommy’s side of the family. You love being outside and while you aren’t the water baby I thought you were being scared of the water at the beach and the lake because you can’t see through the water you have become a good sandcastle builder and fake ice cream maker in your playhouse here. Maybe you are just trying to tell Mommy you prefer a swimming pool, I knew you were born a diva. Either way, you are changing each day with your speech, making friends, getting confident and bonding with family. Your new favorite thing is chalk on the chalkboard that Grandma bought you and your new baby dolls from your birthday party. Your scribbles are getting better and better, I think you just might be able to write your name before your brother can not that I am comparing. It happens. You continue to amaze me girl.
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