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!
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