Today I’m writing a short letter to my two girls where I talk about them sleeping, so this photo seemed fitting even though it was taken on a different night than when the letter was written.
It’s January 25th, 2013. It’s 1am in the morning and I’ve started writing this letters a few times now. I keep going back and forth in my head, “should I write about our fun family trip to Leavenworth? Or how about the jumping on the bed fest that happened tonight right before bedtime where Mamma kinda broke a spring (ouch!)” But somehow nothing felt just right. So I decided to go into your girls’ room and give you both a kiss while you are sound asleep. And I hugged you and tucked you both in, and Lola, your hair was perfectly spread around your head and you were sleeping so peacefully with almost a grin on your face as if you were having a happy dream. And I told you how much I love you and you turned and said something that I couldn’t understand and kept sleeping soundly. And Oli, I had to squish your round cheeks just a little bit because they were way too tempting and perfectly pink, they almost looked like apples, the yummiest ones. And they matched your bright pink shirt that you happily and proudly wore to bed because Lola told you it was “Wear your favorite color” national day tomorrow (there’s not such thing, let me tell you, but I’m wearing my colors, too) so you wanted to wake up wearing it. And I laid down for a couple of minutes and almost fell asleep because that was my happy place, the happiest possible one. So I’m going to keep it short and get back to give both you girls some kisses and make sure you are still all tucked in and cozy as can be and I may or may not sleep in your room tonight. I know Daddy will be just fine having the whole bed to himself.
Night babies, love you both to pieces and more!
Continue the circle of letters with my sweet sweet friend Amy Lucy Lockheart | Minneapolis Photographer
I’m running a day late for my “Letters To Our Daughters” post. But here I am! Today I wrote a letter to Olivia, just because.
Dear Monkey Oli,
Today I’m writing to you just because. There’s not a particular reason why, I just want to tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me. I want you to know that I could not imagine my life without your cuddles, your smell, your crazy hair that no matter what we do, it just goes back to crazy. Your sweet big smile with your separate teeth that fit your personality so perfectly. You deep bright eyes with those pink glasses on top. Your tiny feetsies with your shoes always on the opposite foot. Your candy monsterness, your mischievousness, your cuddliness, I mean, you are the best cuddler in the whole entire world. Cuddling with you is probably my favorite time of the day. It’s perfect! It makes my nights and my mornings incredibly magical. It makes me start my days with a smile and go to bed with a heart full of love. I could have never imagined being so lucky to have someone like you as a daughter. You are the kind of girl that could make anyone smile just by walking by. You have that in you. I’m convinced that one of your ”jobs” in this life is to brighten peoples days, and lives. You are amazing and such a special little soul. I love you my baby. I love you more than the whole wide world, and more than the stars and the sun and the universe. And you told me that you love me more than a million and even more than sweet Nicky’s (aka Sweet Micky’s the Candy Shoppe) which coming from you is huge!
A few months ago we were having lunch and you looked at me and said “Mom, wasn’t I lucky when I was a baby?” And I said, “Why were you so lucky Olivia?” and you responded “Because I had you guys as my family”. You said that out of the blue. It was just you, Lola and I eating at the table. There was nothing “special” going on, it was an ordinary day and that came out straight from your heart. I love your being I love everything about you. I would hug you all day long if I could. You inspire me, baby. I love seeing you grow but I also wish I could keep you this little forever. But I’ll let you grow because I love you. And I’ll keep all these memories in my heart and in all the photos that I take of you that I will forever be thankful for having.
Thank you for being my baby. I love you. Te amo mucho,
Please head over to my sweet friend Amy Grace of A beautiful Life Photography and prepare your tissues because everything she photographs and writes is filled with love and emotion.
This was one of the most fun sessions ever, it took place back on May but I am just now getting around to blog it.
Take a look and see foryourself what an awesome family they are!
Happy week! It’s a big one since it’s election day tomorrow and also my birthday!