So, I have decided from now on I am going to write a letter to go along with my post each month. Hopefully one day these letter will provide some smiles on my kiddos faces from the memories the bring. At the very least maybe it will help improve upon my writing skills.. there is a reason I teach math and science and not language arts, haha! So here it goes… Make sure when you are done head over to Melissa Zilman’s blog, she is pretty amazing!
Dear Jacob, Bella, and Brady,
We are doing our very best to wait for this spring to start, but man, it sure is killing us not to get outside! Anyone who knows our familiy knows from the moment the spring birds start chirping and the sun starts shinning we are out there playing till the sun goes down (or mom says it is bath time!). We have luckily been able to hit a few days.. even if that means mom has to stand at the front window holding Brady while I watch Jacob and Bella play on their new basketball hoop wishing I could be out there but knowing 30 degrees is way too cold for a 4 month old. haha! :)
Miss Bella.. you are the birthday girl today!!!! Oh my goodness are you just eating every single bit of it up. I think you are going to hit the record for the number of times your birthday is celebrated. We celebrated this Easter weekend at Grandma Debbies, of course today after school we celebrated with your favorite, pizza, since it was your real birthday, at school you celebrated and you even got a super duper surprise from Jacob’s wonderful kindergarten class (click here to see it.. it is hysterical!), and you will have a few friends over for a party in about a week and a half.. you are one lucky lucky girl! I took you out shopping the other day and then the next day we took some birthday pictures for you. You were such a hoot and boy do I love all your personality. You are sweet and loving and even a bit sensitive, with a little spunk and diva in you. If you ask me, its the perfect mix! The other night after climbing into bed with me at 2 am, you tapped on my shoulder and said “hey mom.. do you think we could go out for some special time, maybe get a sandwhich and chips” haha.. you are too much. But of course we went out for a sandwich and chips later that week, I hade a blast and I am pretty sure you did too! You love your special time with mom just as much as I love my time with you!!!
My Jacob… I CAN NOT BELIEVE how much more grown up you seem to me each and every day. You have decided that is it much cooler to watch sports center in the mornings than it is to watch cartoons!!! WHAT?!?! If that doesn’t scream growing up than I don’t know what does! You are super duper into the NCAA tournament going on and have been constantly tracking how you are doing in your brackets! You actually are doing really really well, way to go big man! You are pretty much eating everything in site at home and can’t get it in your mouth fast enough (we are working on slowing down a bit.. haha.. you get that one from your dad, sorry kev). You are becoming such a fabulous reader, I am just amazed at how far you have come this year.. it is kind of bitter sweet for your mom when at bedtime her little guy is reading to her instead of she to him (although we do still do that and both enjoy it very much!). Hopefully if spring every happens you will start soccer practice.. I can’t wait to watch you play this season! And the big news for the month is your new basketball hoop. Somehow you sweet talked your papa into letting you invade his coin jar. Papa said if you could roll the money into dollar rolls you could use it to buy your basketball hoop.. well, $200 in change later you got your hoop!! I am pretty positive you know many ways to make a dollar now! haha! I have to say you pretty much love it and all the other kids on our street say thanks as well! :) I am beyond proud of the big boy you are growing into!
Brady boy.. I don’t even know where to start. Personality.. we are seeing more and more! You now grab and play with toys.. you chew your fingers non-stop… and your favorite activity is watching your brother and sister. As they move from one part of the room to the other your eyes always follow. It is pretty darn cute! You did start playing in the jumperoo this month and although you haven’t really started jumping you enjoy sitting up and playing with the toys in between glances at your brother and sister. You still are beyond perfect in every way. You are such a great baby.. so easy going. Pretty much as long as you are fed and not tired you are one happy little boy. Just this week you got 2 teeth!! The front bottom 2. I haven’t been able to get a picture yet, but I am sure I will grab one soon. You have been a drooling mess this entire month, so I thought that would be coming soon. Oh.. and you rolled over from your back to your belly for the first time this past weekend. You only did it once, but you certainly did it!! And well.. you are pretty darn cute!! I just can’t get enough Brady smiles, grins and giggles.
Can’t wait to see what this next month brings. I love you all and am so proud of all three of you!!!