Friday, November 21, 2008

Letter to Caroline- Month 28.

Sweet Caroline,

It has been a crazy month. CRAZY. You have really tested me this month. You have pushed your limits. You are truly in your terrible twos. I am ready for the 3s... so is Daddy. But, we will make it. We are learning. Slowly... but we are learning.

You are all about cooking. You love to help me. You pull your chair up to the counter and help me pour, stir, and taste test. Maybe one day I can pass the job of cooking on to you. Maybe your cooking will be better than mine.

You have an obsession with band-aids now A few months ago, you would have panic attacks over them. Now, you request at least two band-aids a day for your imaginary boo-boos. You INSIST on putting the band-aid on yourself. No one is allowed to help you.

We enjoy dancing together. We dance around everywhere. We sing and "shake my booty." That is what you say... "shake my booty, shake my booty." Your new favorite song is Johnny and June by Heidi Newfield. I was sitting in the den feeding Emma the other night and heard you in the kitchen singing it. Daddy tuned in with you. I guess we have rubbed off on him a little. He breaks out in random song like us now. Next, maybe he will break out in random dance moves. That will be funny, huh?

You have become a dressy bessy. You have been going to church on Sunday with KK and Jay since Daddy and I have to stay at home with Em-Em. You have it set in your mind what you want to wear. It has to be perfect. One Sunday I had to fight with you because you insisted you wanted to wear your Cinderella Halloween costume. I said no. You said yes. We fought. I won. But I was ready to give up and just let you wear the crazy costume. It is important to you. You think that the dress is the most beautiful thing in the world. That and your sparkle shoes. You wear those EVERYWHERE and with EVERYTHING.

Even though it has been a rough month, it has been fun at times. When you aren't being wild, you help me with Emma and say some sweet things. Sometimes you will just walk up and kiss me and Daddy just because. It never fails, before you leave to go ANYWHERE... even if it is just pretend... you say, "Bye! I love you!" You kiss your Daddy repeatedly for no reason and you can't keep your hands off of Emma. You are a special kid. You are full of life and full of love.

Keep growing sweet Caroline. You make my life complete.

I love you,


Emily said...

i love all your letters to your children! They are really going to cherish these when they are older:) Stay strong with the terrible twos:)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What sweet children...I remember how tough it could be and mine were four years apart. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...I'll be back to visit you frequently.

Kari said...

I love this idea! What a wonderfully sweet mommy!! I wish I had done this with Charlotte!

Krystyn said...

Oh, we are only a couple months behind you. Izzy loves to play and help in the kitchen, too!

What a great letter!