Letters to him & her ~ #9

Letters to my children playing outside

him

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. Letters to my children playing outside

her

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.

138 thoughts on “Letters to him & her ~ #9”

    • 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

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  1. 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 πŸ™‚

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    • 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.

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  2. 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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  3. 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 πŸ™‚ x

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    • 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.

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  4. 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 πŸ™‚ Also a fantastic thing that Missy Moo is developing her fashion sense so early!

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    • 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.

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  5. 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!

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    • 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. These are always such great posts as it’s so lovely to watch your two growing up. Your photos are always so stunning πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

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  9. Grace says – What a lovely post and they are growing up so quickly. Missy Moo looks so cheeky in this picture πŸ™‚

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  10. 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 πŸ™‚

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    • 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.

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  11. It’s so lovely that you write those letters to your children. They will be able to look back at them and see how you felt about them at various stages of their lives.
    Sometimes we are too busy to show affection to our loved ones. A letter like this will make sure they know how you felt about them, at the time which they won’t be able to recall.
    #sharewithme

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    • Thank you Joanna. I think the same and we live our lives so busy that its always a rush and sometimes it just needs to all be said. I love writing to them each week.

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    • Thank you Mim I really hope so! I think it’s just nice to be said sometimes how much we love and adore them even though it’s already a given in our daily actions and affections.

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  12. Love these letters, you actually inspired me to start writing them to my lot. I’ve not published them but I have set up email accounts for all three of them and send them little notes all the time. When they’re old enough I’ll give them the passwords and they can read them all!

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    • What a great idea! I know alot of parents that write each week to each of their kids in emails so they have them when they grow up! So lovely. Just make sure you login into each email account regularly or they will be deleted. My friend lost all hers. So sweet though they will love those when they are older.

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    • Thanks Sophie you are too sweet. So glad you like it. I love writing to my little ones so they can read it when they get older and know how I was feeling at that time.

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  13. what a lovely idea and brought a few tears to my eyes!! Your kids will love reading those letters one day. Keep them for when they are teenagers – I’m sure there will be occasions when they need to read something like this!! #sharewithme

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    • Ahhh bless you darling. Thanks. I hope so I just know I won’t remember all the little details so I want to capture them and write them down to share them again when they are grown.

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  14. What a sweet letter to your little ones! Adorable photos too πŸ™‚ This is my 1st time to ever link-up with #sharewithme. I must have been living under a rock, just found this one! πŸ™‚ x

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  15. I love the phase of lining everything up (like your son with the rocks.) Some of my favorite times as a mom are walking into the room and seeing a line of cars, babies, or something else and picturing my 3-year-old working at it so hard to get them lined up just right!

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    • Thanks. I do try to write them a little note each week and a big letter each year on their birthday. It’s always great for them to look back on.

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  16. Missy Moo definitely looks more like a little girl now, and her hair’s seems to be growing so quickly.

    Love the pic of Buba – what is it with children and stones or gravel? N would be joining him in his design!

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    • Thanks Emma. Hahah they could be a good building team. Yes MM hair is amazing. Keeps growing more and more each day. Can’t wait until I can do something with it.

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  17. Aaaww how beautiful πŸ™‚ Mummy has kept all the notes and letters she wrote to me when I was in her tummy, and since I was born. My biggest sister is 18 – Mummy knows how time flies x x Love Ickle Pickle & Kaz (Our Little Life by the Sea)

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    • Ahhh thanks Tiffany. I sure hope so. I would have loved to read letters from my mother or even have photos and videos so I am trying to make sure mine have that to look back on.

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  18. Aww such beautiful words. Missy Moo seems to be losing a lot of her baby features πŸ™ and growing up so quickly! Your children only have to read this post to understand how special you have made it for them!

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    • Thank you Michelle. She likes to know it too which isn’t always easy. hahaha but couldn’t agree more. She is a doll. Buba as he gets older doesn’t like to play into the camera as much as his sister but he thinks he is adorable too. Won’t stop stealing the mirror and glancing at himself in reflective things. hahaa

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  19. What beautiful words – I’m sure they’re going to love reading back over these when they are older xx

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    • Thank you so much Carie. I can’t wait until they are old enough to go back through and see all that we have shared and the many adventures we have been on. Especially at this age when they might not remember themselves.

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    • Thanks darling. I think we are all grateful for each other. I love writing to them each week and telling them little stories about our lives now since they will be too young to recall still.

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  20. They’re looking so grown up. its so sweet how they grow to love certain things, my girl is obsessed with her fair isle christmas jumper! with every outfit! They ahve such beautiful blue eyes! x

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  21. How sweet. I can resonate with so many of your thoughts and words. My three daughters are 10, 7 and 4 – all different but I love them all the same. Thanks for sharing. #sharewithme

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    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Wow 10,7 and 4 you have your hands full with all the big milestones at once. Almost teenager want to grow up too soon little one and crazy four as they call it. I am almost at 4 with my son and my best friend says its an interesting phase. Hahaha

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    • They really grow up before our very eyes don’t they? I can’t believe it with my own two. Although they will always stay out babies in our hearts won’t they? Bless.

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  22. These are such lovely letters and I hope your kids enjoy reading them later on. They will be in no doubt of how much you love them x PS I’m so sorry but I’ve had a really busy week and I have just sat down to comment of some other #Sharewithme posts and the linky has expired. I’ll have a root around some regular contributors and see if I can find posts that way. Have a lovely weekend! x

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    • Ahh thanks hunny. It is back up and running for some reason it turned itself off. But don’t worry you can catch them all next week darling. Thanks for linking up.

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  23. Such a lovely post, Just how I feel about my two children. Such a lovely read and you have made me think about writing a letter ( with pen and paper, how very retro!) to my boys to put away for when they are older.

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