It’s May 25th and that means it’s time to post a letter a wrote to my daughters! If you missed my first letter you can find it here and learn more about this project that I’m doing along with a group of fabulous Mamas and photographers from around the globe.
Last time I wrote about the things I love about their sisterhood, so this time I decided to write about the things that they love so that one day they can read all about it and remember some little details that usually get forgotten as the years go by.
Dear Lola and Olivia,
Today I want to write to you both and tell you about the things that you like at this age. I’m sure you both will remember the “big” things from when your childhood but most likely not the little details. I think it would be fun for you, girls to read about it in many years and learn about the things you liked at different ages so I’m planning to continue writting about the things you guys like.
Lola, you are now 8 years and 2 months old. Your favorite color is Lime Green, Favorite food Mac & cheese & sushi, favorite restaurant Blue C. Sushi, Best friends: Grace, Ruby, Zoe & Chelsea. Favorite things to do; Read, perform your choreographed dances, Design clothes with paper, fabric, etc. Favorite teacher Mrs. Whitney. Favorite book/s “Harry Potter” and “The Book of world records”. Favorite thing to wear; a pair of skirted leggings that abuelo Chechis gave you in Argentina and you usually pair it with your grey and black polka dotted shirt that Babi gave you for your birthday. You love things that have the peace sign on them. You are particular about your socks and dislike tights. You like to play Jumprope and do headstands (you are awesome at it!). You love jumping on trampolines, on New Year’s Eve you jumped so much that your back was hurting afterwards. You also love to swim and can stay in a pool for hours and hours until your skin looks like an old lady’s. You love to make potions. You’ve just recently got your own plant that you are taking care of all by yourself. You tell me that I am the kind of Mom that sneaks spinach into brownies; I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing yet. You love to make special treats for us especially for breakfast on weekends cause you are always the first one up. You love your time alone in the morning. Your favorite ice cream flavor is Coconut and you also like melon but just the one from Argentina. You love to eat parmesan cheese with your fingers and you spread it everywhere (grrrr). You think that teenagers are the coolest thing on earth. You love playdates and usually have several a week. You love your American girl dolls that Grandma & Grandpa gave you and you take great care of them. You love playing with make-up and try on high heel shoes and you can walk on them way better than me. You love our Lola-&-Mama dates and we haven’t had one in a while, so I’ll put one in the books cause I love them and need them so much as well. Your favorite movies are Matilda and Judy Moody. You want to be a Rock star and a Fashion designer when you grow up.
Olivia, you are 4 years and 1 months old. Your favorite color is Dark Pink. Your favorite song is “Hey soul sister” and you pair it with your best dance moves. Your favorite tv character is Dora the Explorer and you love the Dora Super Babies dvd. Your best friend is Chloe and your favorite teacher is Ms. Janessa and you also still talk about Miss Helen from last year and often ask if we can see her or at least Skype with her (it breaks my heart). The highlights of your week are going to your Ballet Class and Playing with Miss Mandi at Vision Therapy. Your favorite thing to do is to play the Fishies game with Mama (me), I asked you and that’s what you answered (you are one smart girl;). Your favorite book is “Alice the fairy”, “A visitor for bear” and “Ed the egg”. I hope you never stop calling the “Trampoline” the “Jumpoline” cause it really makes more sense and I melt every time you say it. Your favorite food is Ice Cream and Candy. You love LOVE to cuddle with me in bed. Today you said this to me: “Mama, you know what makes me smile?” I said “what?” and you answered “You”. You filled my heart and soul with so much happiness! You love falling asleep on my bed with Lola and get inside the blankets and laugh out loud. You love going to the dentist because you can get those sticky lizards as a prize when you are done, but they always break right away and you end up crying every-single-time. You always pick flowers and give them to Lola, Papa or me. You love your balance bike and are getting so good at it! You love to go to work with Papa every now and then for a couple of hours and so does Lola. You want to be an actress when you grow up.
You have a lot more other things that are very favorites and I will make sure to include them as I remember them.
Love you both with all my heart!
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