Buba, my little rock collecting, sweatpants loving, car driving, hyper toddler, I love you! I hope that I say that to you enough. I hope that at the tender age of three and half you know just how much you mean to me and what I would do for you. My first born, my pregnancy, my first birth you were so many firsts for me and those memories are forever cherished and kept close to my heart. As you grow and change, I still want you to know you will always be my baby, my first, my son, and I will always be here for you, come what may. I hope I hold you enough and tell you it’s going to all be ok. I hope that I kiss you enough and show affection enough to you that you know it’s good to show affection and love towards family and friends. I wish for all the great accomplishments to come in your future and that you lead a happy fulfilled life and look back on your childhood and only have great things to say and recall. I hope this childhood I am making for you is a good one, a great one and one you know I tried my best to make beautiful for you.
Missy Moo, my forever adventurous, climbing, clumsy, almost full toddler, I love you too. You may be my second baby but I love you all the same. I love you from the moment I felt your kicks in my belly and that love keeps on growing each day. I watch in amazement how grown up you seem lately and worry did I miss it all, already. Your baby smell, your cooing, your crawling where has it all gone? I hope that I have enough of it in my memory to recall to you later what it meant to me when I found out I was having a baby girl. The excitement of having a girl in the family besides me. We are already buddies at best and you love sharing my purses and heels even at 20 months old. I know we never got one on one time while you were a baby like I did with Buba but I hope I have still made a big enough effort to show you just how much I love you. To show you you mean the world to me. You completed our family and our family of four dynamics are perfect for us. I try to not get carried away in the things that don’t matter as I know you and your brother are only small once, and it goes so fast. I hope you too look back and feel you have had the best childhood upbringing and have only amazing adventurous memories to share. (minus your eye splitting open). I hope I have created a beautiful life for you.
To you both, I love you dearly with my whole heart, and every inch of my body. I dream big for you both and I hope I have done a great job at providing for you both too. May you only have happy memories to recall!
Linking up to #LivingArrows at Shutterflies.
life as our little family says
Missy Moo really is growing up lately. Amazing how much so in a week. x #livingarrows
Thank you. I thought so too. The baby face is turning into a toddler face and the voice too! She also had grown so much taller lately and more hair always helps her look more mature. lol
Guest gorgeous! Beautiful photos and words as always x
Thank you Karen! They are my pride and joy for sure.
Kate ✚ says
So lovely – gorgeous photos.
Thank you. Love just playing out back of our house.
FUN WITH A MESSAGE says
What a dear message 🙂
Very sweet pics!
Thank you that’s very kind of you.
Mummy Says says
Just beautiful lovely. They are both very lucky. You certainly are making childhood beautiful for them. X
Thank you Kiran! I really hope you are right.
Beautiful words for beautiful children! Missy Moo looks like a proper little girl now, not a baby anymore. Sounds like they are super close and fab kids Jenny. Lovely post 🙂
Thank you Renee! I am loving this age for both of them and watching them change and grow together as much as individually too.
Sam @ And then the fun began says
You are such a lovely mum for writing these little love letters to your children Jenny – what a beautiful thing for them to look back on. They’re both gorgeous! X #sharewithme
Thanks Sam. I hope to one day put them all in a book for them.
Beautiful words for your beautiful children. Your love for them shines through in everything you write about them.
Thanks Louise. That’s a lovely thing to say. They are fun at this stage together. Growing up too fast though.
Sam - Life of Mum says
So beautiful! They will love to read these back when they’re older! Xx
I really hope to make them into a book one day for each of them so they can read them back when they are older. Thanks.
Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) says
Oh wow these letters are SO lovely Jenny and just brimming with your love for your two gorgeous little ones. Such a lovely idea to write to them both like this. Thanks for sharing them with us #sharewithme x
At first I just wanted to capture them each week but then I thought it would be nice to talk to them and share our adventures direct so they can read back one day.
Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says
Lovely letters for them to look back on and treasure Jenny. I cant believe how much Missy Moo is growing up! Xx
I know I think she has turned into a little girl over night. It’s crazy where has my baby gone. Thanks Hun.
You Baby Me Mummy says
Such a lovely post huni, gorgeous sentiment and pictures x
Ahhh thanks Aby. I really love writing to them directly sometimes instead of just sharing our adventures and milestones.
What a lovely post, your children are beautiful. I love that I started writing a blog, it will give Ava something to look back on when she’s older and I’m sure your children will cherish it too. xx
Me too it’s one of the main reasons I started it to write to them and share our adventures at a time I know they may not be able to remember so young. Thanks.
This is lovely!!!
Missy moo is looking more and more grown up and like Bubba!! Both of them gorgeous little blondies like mama!!!
Hahaha yes they certainly look like me but definitely like each other more and more. I can’t wait to see how blonde they go this summer. I used to be pure white hair in the summer time. Thanks hunny.
These letters are so sweet, Jenny. They are going to love reading them when they grow up. They look more and more alike!
Everyone is saying that they look like twins now. I think so too. It’s amazing how fast MM is catching up with Buba. Thanks babes I hope to put them all together for them someday in a book.
So hard being a momma isn’t it and questioning whether we have got it right all the time? All you can do is be the best you possible and I’m certain that you’re doing that Jenny. Gorgeous little ones you have. Glad to see that Missy Moo’s eye is getting better 🙂 x
Thanks Suzanne Its healing so fast I am still nervous it will scar though. But scab is healing nicely. Yes we can try to do the best and that’s that for sure.
Its a weird thing to say over photos but they both look like they’ve grown so much over the last few months and so lovely how they’re both so happy and smiley 🙂 Also a fantastic thing that Missy Moo is developing her fashion sense so early!
I don’t know if I will regret her fashion sense and wanting to grow up so fast. She will soon think she is 3 going on 13!!! Lol they both seem to be growing up all the sudden too fast. Or we are just busier so it’s going faster. Scary either way.
Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy says
Lovely Jenny as always. Beautiful words and pictures. #livingarrows
Thank you hun. They are fun at this age for the most part and I get all emotional that they are growing up too fast.
I love Missy Moo’ s t-shirt! She is turning into more and more of a little lady, and Bubba sounds very much the typical boy. Lovely words and photo’s Jenny, I’m sure they know they are loved!
Thank you hunny. Yes Buba is definitely a typical boy. I had lots of brothers so I know all about that. I can’t get over MM and how much she is changing everyday.
Steph @MisplacedBrit says
I just love these letters! I write one to each of the children on new year every year, seal it in the envelope and hide them in a special box <3
…But nothing beats these moments of regular reflection, and I think it's only then that you truly start to understand how much changes even with only a few months in between.
Rebecca U says
such a lovely thing to have documented – they’ll love looking back and reading this!
Such a cute post, and cute kiddos!!
Jess Paterson says
Such a lovely post, Jenny! I know how you feel about not having had one on one time with your second, but I think they get the benefit of having a loving older sibling and you being a bit more comfortable with the rhythms of mummy life. You will always remember, because you have this lovely blog recording your love for your gorgeous pair. Thanks for hosting. xx
Wicked World of Lucas says
These are always such great posts as it’s so lovely to watch your two growing up. Your photos are always so stunning 🙂 #sharewithme
Grace says – What a lovely post and they are growing up so quickly. Missy Moo looks so cheeky in this picture 🙂
These are such sweet sentiments to your children. Your words are beautiful and I hope when both are older, they’ll read these with fondness and feel just how much you love them so. Thank you for hosting #sharewithme this week! Have a wonderful rest of the day 🙂
Ting at My Travel Monkey says
So lovely, and I can’t believe how big Buba and Missy Moo are getting. Where does time go?? x
I know I truly feel the same way lately. I look at pictures of them and they seen to have jumped a few milestones somewhere along the lines.
Lori @ TheHealthMinded.com says
Gorgeous shots! You will be so happy you have them as the years go on and your children will cherish these notes as they grow up!
I really hope so. Its one of the biggest reasons I started my blog and I love writing letters to them in hopes they read it back and feel how I felt at that moment of their life. Thank you.
Hayley (@hayleyfromhome) says
Such sweet words this week Jenny, I’m sure your children could never doubt how much you love them and all you have done to make them happy #livingarrows #sharewithme
Thank you Hayley that’s very sweet of you. I hope you are right. We can only try our best right?
I adore these posts! I feel like I am on a journey with you. Adorable words and photographs 🙂 Love these so much xx