Letters to Our Sons - April

Dear sweet peas, My letter this month is about fun, having fun, and fun memories.  I could probably overload this website with photos of the two of you being funny and having fun.  Everything you do at this age is new to you, and fills you with so much joy and laughter.  The words and phrases that the two of you come up with are hysterical and I really do need to start writing down some of the things you say, as your vocabulary grows.

Now that the weather is finally getting better and spring has finally arrived, we are able to go to the playground more often. As most munchkins, you could spend hours at the playground and not get bored.  Your daddy had to travel this month, so on one beautiful afternoon we had a fun time at the playground and then having a mommy/sons date at a mexican restaurant.  Neither of you wanted to leave the playground, but all was forgiven when you had bowls of fresh tortilla chips placed in front of you!

You've both always loved to swing and to play on the slide.  During this playground trip though, you both were brave enough to go down the big and swirly slide, and to climb up the ladders all by yourselves.  The shirts you are wearing in the photos below say it all--you are truly mommy's hug bugs!

I love you so much,

Love, Mommy

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Letters to Our Sons - March

Dear Sweetpeas, The theme for this month's letter is "favorite things".  You both have so many things you love and love to do.  We are impatiently waiting for spring to finally make its appearance so that we can go outside and do those things you love--playing with balls, going to the park, swimming, walks with your Ammi & Papa, enjoying time during your Grammy's visits.  We recently moved and I'm so excited to get out and explore with you!

As it has been so chilly out, there have been lots of fun and games inside.  You love playing with playdoh, giving your stuffed animals rides on the slide, jumping on the trampoline, playing with mommy and daddy's cell phones whenever you get a chance.  You also love to look at books and play with legos and puzzles.  You love to try walking around in your daddy's shoes, and though you fight over toys at times, you have so much fun laughing and playing together.

Though you aren't too keen on getting your picture taken all of the time, you love when I put on the timer on the camera and snuggle with you guys for a photo!  During your Grammy's last visit, you also had fun snuggling up to her.  You love our kitty cat, Bijou, but she is nervous around your screeches of excitement upon seeing her, so she usually stays by herself.  But you do love when you get to see and pet her!

Another of your favorite things include your blankies:  monkey and bow wow.  They do not leave your side and you absolutely have to have them snuggling with you for naps and bedtime.  You even give them rides on the slide and on the rocking chair, and you give them snacks and sips from your sippy cups.  It is so cute.

I love you so much,

Love, Mommy

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Letters to Our Sons - February

Dear sweetpeas, I have joined a group of amazing women in a blog circle and will be writing to you monthly.  Our topic for this month is 'love'.  I can't think of a more appropriate first topic to write to you about.  I loved you both before I met you.  Your daddy and I dreamed and prayed and wished for you.  From the very first kick I felt in my womb, to watching you both during ultrasounds moving and rolling around I have been lovestruck and in awe of every moment of you.  Have you any idea of how much you are loved, my little guys?  You are loved so very much and by so many people.

One of those things that is so special is the bond that the two of you share.  You have spent every moment of your lives together--from rolling around (and kicking each other) while you were growing in my belly for 8 months, to just moments after your birth.  These are hospital photos taken the day we brought you home.  Only moments old, and you had each already found your best friend, constant companion to play with, partner in crime to come up with crazy escapades--you have already found your best man for the day you marry.  This love between brothers, especially twin brothers, is special and unique, and I'm so blessed to have you both and to know you also have each other.

Even as you have grown, you still gravitate towards each other.  You may fight fiercely over coveted toys and books, and who gets to sit on mommy's lap, but you sure do have a blast playing together.  I listen through the baby monitor and often hear the two of you giggling hysterically, talking in twinspeak, playing games, singing, and totally cracking each other up.  There is no sweeter sound than this.  You have started to sleep in big boy beds over the past few months (the two of you climbing in and out of your cribs and into the others crib was adorable yet scary at the same time.)  When your dad or I go into your room to check on you before we go to bed, we often find you curled up next to one another on the floor, clutching your blankies.  When I check in on you during the night, one of you has usually made his way over to the other bed, so that you are both snuggled up together.  LOVE!  These moments totally melt my heart.

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In the spirit of love, I tried to do a posed Valentine's Day shoot with the two of you.  Hee hee, of course it didn't work!  Neither of you sit still for even a moment unless you are sleeping!  However, you both had some much fun chasing each other around with cutout hearts and valentine necklaces.  You have certainly stolen your mama's heart...

I love you both so very much,

Love, mommy

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