I wonder if you will read these letters one day. I hope so. I hope it gives you a glimpse into the beautiful person that is you and how loved you are... but sometimes these letters might make you go, "Oh, Ma! Did you HAVE to write that?" Yes, sweet son, I did. Milestones. Wait until you have your own child. You'll understand. Such as this post that I shared on Facebook:
Mardi Gras day 2016 will be remembered, in our home, as the first full day in big boy underwear for Gregory with No problems. Gregory used the potty for 1 and 2. No accidents. Yeah! Before turning 3!
Family and Friends understood and cheered you on for the accomplishment!
The same day, you were a huge help in cleaning up. You even sang the song, "Clean up, Clean up, Everybody everywhere. Clean up, Clean up, everybody do their share." It was so cute. You asked Mommy to help you and said, "There are toys under the table" while you cleaned off the toys on the table. Then you picked up the toys in your bedroom and put them in your toy drawer all by yourself. It was a great way to end the day!
The way we start our day is singing too. Mommy recently bought a child's song CD. Children sing various toddler songs. You loved the song "AEIOU" so much that you hum it and at the end of the song, when it goes really fast, you will scream with glee. Mommy downloaded the song on iTunes on the computer to play at home.
When Daddy picks up donuts and you want one. You brought your bed step stool to the kitchen counter...
One evening when Mommy picked you up, Daddy was home on the phone. Daddy was saying, "Am I going crazy....." and kept walking. You looked at Daddy, tilted your head to the side and said, "Daddy, you cuckoo." You smiled and kept walking too. Mommy busted out laughing!
Oma and Opa bought another new toy for you! A boat that gets put together. You said, "It's all broke!"
When we were visiting Oma and Opa, you started playing "fetch" with Biscuit with Biscuit's toys. Mommy wanted you to throw the toy to me... so I put my hands up in the air and barked. You laughed and said, "No Mommy. You aren't a dog." Mommy begged again like a puppy. You said, "I have an idea, Mommy. You wait there." You came back into the room with another one of Biscuit's toys. You crack me up, kiddo!
One evening, Mommy took out some construction paper. I said, "Mommy is going to trace your hand. Can you put your hand on the paper?" No problems. You are used to doing artwork with your hands because of school. Mommy traced your hand. You watched me intently. Mommy asked you, "Do you want to draw Mommy's hand?" You said, "Yes, I try!"
Apparently Mommy has big cartoon hands!
You grabbed the pen in your left hand. I took it out. I said, "Do you want to draw with your right hand?" You said, "NO!" and grabbed the pen with your left hand again. I'm strongly thinking you are a Leftie! You don't hold the pen correctly and you didn't stay close to Mommy's fingers, but you did go around my hand. It was sweet.
Mommy took out another piece of paper and made a smiley face. You said, "You draw picture of Mommy. Draw picture of Gregory now!" Mommy was going to give you the pen. But instead, you surprised Mommy.... you put your head down ON THE PAPER!! You wanted Mommy to trace your face. Lol. Tried to go as quickly as possible...
Kisses for Oma
While visiting with Oma and Opa, Uncle Rob and Aunt Roda Facetimed. They showed TJ, playing with the moving ball. TJ was smiling up a storm. You said, "TJ is TOO CUTE!" Then you started making raspberry sounds. You wanted to play with TJ. I can't wait for you to see him again!
This past week you had a couple of surprise visits! You got to meet Juliet for the first time - Yeah! At first, she was really shy. Oma said that Juliet climbed in her lap, while you went digging for a toy. You looked in your toy box and tossed toys out until you came up with a PINK car - you gave it to your cousin. So sweet. By the end of the visit, there were hugs and kisses. I sure hope Didi and Bruce can bring Juliet again for another visit, because the two of you are adorable together. Love it.
Greeting Juliet and Aunt Didi and Uncle Bruce at the door!
Tools aren't just for boys!
Are you wondering about the expression in the above picture?
You saw everyone else getting their food at other tables. You suddenly yelled out, "I WANT MY HAMBURGER NOW! F..." Yes, you dropped the f-bomb. I told Daddy about this and Daddy said, "Where is he getting that?" And then a few minutes later, Mommy and Daddy did a rock, scissors, paper for changing a pooh accident in your big boy underwear. Daddy lost and he muttered, "F....".... I looked at Daddy and said, "Do you realize what you just said?" I wonder if we should give you credit for using it at an.... appropriately inappropriate time?
You helped Juliet across the moving bridge at the park.
Big hugs, big smiles, best friends
You and Daddy brought home roses for Mommy for Valentine's day!
Oma gave you a heart shaped ballon with the words "I Love You" to give to Mommy and Daddy
Mommy turned your traced handprints into Valentine's Day cards. No Hallmark needed here!
This past week you also received a visit from one of Mommy's school grade friends. It was great to see them. It's been too long. Mommy's friend said that you stole her heart - just in time for Valentine's Day! Hopefully can share the pictures soon!
This week you worked on a project at Oma and Opa's house. You don't like messy hands. You want the paint off of you quickly. Where do you get this? Aren't all children supposed to love messy stuff? I'm not complaining, really.
Hearts you made at Oma and Opa's house for Mommy and Daddy. Thank you!
Happy Valentine's Day, Sweet Son.... you have been the joy in my heart since the day you were born. You and Daddy make Mommy's heart over flow with love.