Sunday, September 7, 2014

Letters to Lexi - 9/7/14

Lexi Rosemay,

It's hard to believe I'm writing these Letters to a big 5 year old now.

You have been in kindergarten for about a month now.  For some reason you were so scared to start school.  Any time we talked about kindergarten you would cry and cry.  Finally you told me and Nanny that you were scared to go because you couldn't do math, and you couldn't do lots of hard paperwork.  I kept assuring you that you are very smart and you would not have any problems.  But you were still scared.

You started reading this summer.  Last year in Pre-K you started reading a few words.  You would see something on TV and read it.  Me and Daddy were so amazed.  But over the summer you just started reading and reading and never stopped.  I can't take any credit for it because you did it all on your own.  By the second week of kindergarten you were already talking about how you were doing math in class.

Like I told your Bubba, you both have my short patience, and my big temper.  Daddy is in for it with 3 of us in the house!

I love being able to get up with you in the mornings and take you to school, and then being able to pick you up in the afternoons.  Then we get to spend a couple hours just you, me, and Rex before Daddy gets home from work.

Your favorite food is still peanut butter, but you are doing better about trying some other things.  You love pizza and macaroni and cheese.  You STILL eat string cheese like it's going out of style.  And like Mama, you love chocolate.

You can spot a Kia Soul (like Mommy's car) on the road from a mile away.  I'm sure that makes your daddy happy.  You are a technology queen, and can operate any device.

You love kittens right now.  You love to stay all night with Nanny and play with her kittens.

Baby Blake is your favorite person.  You are so sweet with him, and he just loves you so much.

Lexi, I hope you always know how special you are.  I hope that one day you can have a daughter, so you can know how much love I have for you!!

I love you baby girl.  Don't grow up too fast... Mama isn't ready.

Love you,


Letters to Rex - 2 years old

Rex Allen,

I can't believe you are 2 years old today!!
You are such an amazing little boy.  You pretty much do what you want, when you want.  If our schedule doesn't match yours, you are gonna let us know all about it.

Your vocabulary is getting better every day.  You are using 3-5 word sentences all the time. 

Boy do you have your mama's temper.  I was hoping that since Lexi has my temper, you would have your dad's... but I don't think that's the case. 

The funniest thing you do lately is in the mornings, if I don't give you what you want, and you get fed up with me, you beg to go night-night.  It cracks me up!!  You are a great sleeper.  You go to bed at 6:30 and get up at 7 the next morning.  You have been waking up a couple times a night because your cup is empty... looks like we have created another monster like your sister.

I have no intentions of moving you out of your crib any time soon.  You haven't made any attempt to climb out... and I don't want you getting out of a toddler bed and roaming around the house.

You LOVE Mickey Mouse.  You will sit and watch him so intently.
You love dogs and have no fear.

Shoes are your nemesis.  We leave your shoes in the car, because if we put them on in the house, we won't make it out the door before you have kicked them off.  You want to be barefoot!!

You love taking sissy to school and picking her up.  You can barely contain your excitement when you see the school buses. 

When you wake up you are such a cuddle bug.  I can barely put you down in the morning to make my coffee.  You just want to sit and snuggle for a while.  And I love it!!

Your best friend is your cousin Mattie.  You get so excited when we see her.  You love to play with her, and we all love to watch you interact.

I love you so much Bubba Man!!