My Dear Girls,
I can’t believe that a year has gone by so quickly. It seems that just yesterday I was learning how to add these blog posts. The end of the year is a good time to reflect on how far you have each come in so short a time. I know that raising two wonderful little people like yourselves can be exhausting but it is also the most rewarding thing that I do. As a friend has said, “The days are long, but the years are quick.” That is so true. I’m glad that monthly I’m slowing down to remember some of the important things each month. My new year’s resolution is to get these letters and pictures printed in a book for each of you and hopefully one day you will have a great collection of not only pictures but what you were doing at each month in your lives.
Lilly, you have grown up so much in a year I can’t believe it. Just one year ago, we were just starting your first activity without me- a ballet class at the YMCA. You needed so much reassurance and needed me to stand at the window and watch so that you know everything is ok. Just the other day we went to a bouncy house place and you ran off to play with your friends without looking back. You have grown so much in preschool and I really think you will be ready for kindergarten next year- even if I’m not ready to send you. You were a cardinal in your school show but you told me you were a “red bird.” Your song was “Feed, feed, feed the birds in the wintertime! When the days are dark and cold, food is hard to find.”
Morgan, you have also grown up so much but in a different way. At this time last year, you were sitting for the first time. Now you walk, run, spin and try so hard to jump. You do EVERYTHING that Lilly does. You are the master of imitation and you watch people around you intently. You remember very specific things like that Grandma gives you yogurt raisins before you leave and you pointed to the cabinet and said “nummy” to make sure that she doesn’t forget. Lilly or “Lilly-ya” as you call her, is the light of you life. You don’t sleep– at all. You have been up the last couple nights from 2am until 6am which is making both of us pretty cranky. I’ve decided that payback will be worth it when you are a teenager and I will be waking you at unreasonable hours like 10am!
Lilly’s new line is “I love you more than the whole wide world” and that is how I will close my letters now.
I love you more than the whole wide world,
Please continue on to see my friend Joanne’s letter to her sons.