B, my little baseball player in the making. I enjoyed watching your Uncle teach you how to play baseball while he was visiting and that your love for it was immediate. You are growing up so fast on Mommy lately and it seems in no time at all you are off to school and that’s it – the baby era of my first born will come to an end. While I will be sad it went so quickly I think you need the structure of a classroom and the constant activities to use up all your energy. You are just like your momma when it comes to being constantly on the go. What’s next? We don’t know how to kick back and relax but that’s ok when you are a kid, it’s a good trait to have. I think you will thrive at school. I am so excited for you and to hear the stories you come home with. Next week is your very last week at nursery, you have never gone full time but your one day a week has been huge for you and me. You are more social now and confident too since you started and I know school is going to help you with all of that even more. I saw your nursery graduation pictures today and I got emotional. You looked way too grow up in your cap and gown. As I continue to plan for your fourth birthday soon I just wonder where did the four years go? How could it really be four years already?
MM my little dirty, sand girl. You have changed in the last few weeks. I don’t know if it’s leading up to your birthday in two weeks but somewhere in the mix you caught the memo you will be two and need to act like it. Boy have you acted like it this week. The tantrums are in full force, crying and shouting at your brother and Mommy when you don’t get your way or don’t want to wear something. It’s STARTED here and now. I wonder where my sweet little handbag went. The easy baby that was quiet and went along for the ride seems to have disappeared and in her place is a shouter that demands milk and cheese in 10 minute intervals during the day or else. Bedtime all the sudden is a “I don’t want to go to sleep” and you are fighting it. I am thankful you haven’t started refusing nap time because at the moment I don’t think I could handle it if you did. I never thought you would be the tough one and hoping it’s just something out of normal for you, a phase, your back teeth coming in, anything to blame and give me hope it won’t last. I don’t want to butt heads with you at such a young age already as I know it will come in the future but I would like to keep you my baby for as long as I can. The sweet cuddly one that I can rely on…please tell Mommy this is just a small phase, that the last two weeks have been flutes and this week and next will be easier.
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He looks SO happy with his baseball mitt! Gorgeous beach pic too – I love her yellow wellies.
Such a good idea, writing letters to your children. I wish I’d thought to do that when mine were little. Now they are grown with children of their own and I have to remember things from a longer distance. I think that’s partly why I started to blog, it helps jog my memory.
Thank you. I think the very same. Especially at this age at a time they won’t be able to remember for themselves and nor will I as time goes by. I try to make sure I do it each week as well as capture one photo of them doing something with it. Eventually I will put them all into a book for them to have forever.
Oh lovely I hope it is a phase. We are going through the same with Jasmin who is two in July and it is such hard work. I wish she could be my baby a little longer…. Big hugs lovely xx