I’m happy and excited to be back posting on my blog after several weeks of silence. Summers are just busy busy around here so blogging has to get pushed down deep on the to do’s list!
I skipped last month’s letter as well as a my Project Ten post and am just so behing editing + blogging my clients sessions. Once the girls are back in school I am hoping to start catching up and give this blog some love again.
I’m happy that I’ve been able to write my letter and get some pictures of Olivia edited and ready to go this month, and excited to sit down with a cup of coffee and soak up all the love from my friend’s letters.
Dear Oli, my baby girl, my little cuddler;
Ever since you were as small as a pea my heart has been bursting with joy, and everything seemed more colorful and happier around me. That’s just how you are. Such a lively, colorful, magical soul, with the most mischevious smile I have even seen in my life and that smile has become even more mischevious now that you wear those crazy cute pink glasses. Oh how I love monkey! How I wish I could keep cuddling with you forever. I always soak up every bit of our cuddle time so that I make sure that the feeling stays with me forever. I know it will in my heart, but the thought of you eventually being “over” our night time routine, as you grow up, just makes me want to get as much of it as I can now that you are still loving it and requesting it. I just can not imagine a day in my life without our cuddles, I refuse.
Your heart is so sweet and tender, Oli. You have so much love to give and I know so many people love being loved by you. You always surprise me with the sweetest words or drawings or compliments and you can make anyone smile even when in the worst of moods. Yesterday you made me a drawing of a flower and a lot of hearts all over and you told me that if I was ever sad I should look at it cause the drawing would make me feel happy. How wouldn’t it? I know it will and I’m keeping it forever.
I’d love to have the ability to put into words the way I feel when you first wake up in the morning. It’s just the happiest feeling in the world. You like to sleep in, just like me and you wake up in the most amazing mood anyone could have. Every . single . morning. You smile so big and you always ask where Lola is. And Lola is usually in the living room reading or playing cause she’s the one that is usually up before anyone else. And you run to her and you two start playing together or she reads to you and you look at her in a way that makes this world a better one. You two together make my world amazing. You girls can also fight in a way that it seems that the world is about to end, but that usually ends quickly and you two become best sisters again.
It’s hard to believe that in less than 2 weeks you will be starting your last year of preeschool. I don’t know if I’m ready for that. (don’t get me wrong, I’m quite ready for “back to school”, I think that by this time of the summer it’s ok to be. It’s not that I don’t enjoy being with you and Lola 24/7 but one day when you have your own babies you will know what I mean;). But I’m not sure if I’m ready to accept that in a year, you will be in Lola’s school with hundreds of kids, with a more structured schedule and homework to do. I know you can’t wait to have real homework just like big sissy cause you’ve been dreaming about it so that you can be just like her. And I know I will enjoy it too but in my heart you will always be my baby girl. It’s like I thought that I’d have a baby home with me forever when you were born cause you looked so little comparing to Lola, who at the time seemed so big but she was actually just four years old, like you are now. And I will be bummed to have to give up our Fridays together! I love having that day for us to do whatever we feel like. We usually play board games, mostly “Guess who” and I love it when you ask me if my character has pink eyes, or blue hair, or green skin and if you win too many times in a row you want to make sure that I get to win too. And we go to the park or the store together or we make banana bread or go to Java Bean and you have the huge pink cookie and I drink my coffee. We have to make sure that we enjoy every single one of our Mamma & Olivia Fridays this year and then next year we will have to find a way to have our dates, cause otherwise I will miss them dearly and I know you will too!
Promise me that you will be this michevious and “sneaky” for ever and ever, ok?
I love you with all my heart!!!