each month i have been writing letters to one of my boys- telling them about us. the happenings of our family and the things they have accomplished. i hope to be able to give them these letters one day, and that they will read them and understand just how much their daddy and i love them! i am joined by a few other photographers that are writing letters to their sons as well. please be sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to follow along.
if you missed last month’s letter you can read it here. my letter this month is to my youngest son quinn…
dear quinn –
oh how you have grown these last few months. i blinked and you are no longer a baby – but a little boy.
you are talking up a storm now- nonstop! you want to make sure everyone has heard what you are saying, so you will repeat yourself over and over until either mommy, daddy or your brothers acknowledges what you are saying by repeating you. i love watching you form thoughts into words and expressing your likes and dislikes. it is funny how you have picked up on things your brothers do to express themselves- like raising your voice or stomping your foot when you are mad. when you want to do something you will pat your chest and say ‘me do it, bin do it.’ speech has opened up a whole new world for you now – your little personality is in full bloom!
you also decided several weeks ago that climbing out of your crib is an excellent activity to do during nap time. i was not ready for this – how can my baby be ready for a big boy bed? but you were and you love having your big boy bed. you have done an excellent job staying in your bed and going to sleep. there have been a few times i have found you asleep on the floor – but for the most part you stay in your bed. i am very thankful that you have gone back to taking naps.
and if that isn’t enough growing up – you are now potty trained! daddy was home with you one day when i was at work – he convinced you that going pee-pee on the potty was the best thing ever! you have done fantastic. you have had a few accidents – but for the most part you have got this going pee-pee on the potty thing down. you will announce it as loud as you can ‘pee-pee potty’ and run into the bathroom. i must say watching your daddy and brothers jump up and down and cheer with excitement while you pee has got the be the funniest thing i have ever seen. i’m pretty sure you are convinced peeing on the potty really is a party, and getting an m&m helps as well.
quinn, i am so very proud of the little boy you are becoming – my heart aches thinking about how fast you are growing up. i know there i times i think to myself that i am ready for the next chapter of our lives but i would love to be able to freeze time – and bottle up the little you. i am excited to watch you accomplish these milestones in life but i tear up thinking about just how fast you are growing up.
i love you so very much sweet boy and i look forward to seeing what tomorrow will bring for you!
up next is my friend miranda hagan. please be sure to read miranda’s letter to her son here.