Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We love Fall!

Jane and Lucy,

So much has happened! You're two years old. Holy cow. I have two-year-olds. It seems like you get smarter and funnier and more amazing every day. Sometimes every hour. You've both been announcing, "I have a burfday comin' up" to anyone who will listen.

We went to San Diego. You visited the Ocean. Every morning Jane, you got up and said, "I needuh go-to-duh OCEAN!" Seagulls stole your snacks. You saw Shamu, and Lucy, you fell in love with a shark.

You love to jump in bouncy houses.

You went to the pumpkin patch. Twice. We have about 700 pumpkins now on our front porch. And under the bed. And in the backyard. And the drawer in the kitchen...

You are enamored with your ballerina outfits. "I wear my TUTU now!"

You love to brush your teeth. Especially with Daddy's toothbrush.

You run around the block. Sometimes multiple times. It still terrifies me.

You are pretty sure you're faster than Maximus the horse and like to race around the house to show me. Sometimes, well, most times, you two have a head-on collision.

You both love to sing. I adore hearing you belting out the ABCs - "next time won't you sing wiff MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE", the eensy weensy spider, twinkle, twinkle, let's go fly a kite...

You like your new responsibilities of feeding the fish and the cats. So do the fish and the cats since you're pretty liberal with portion sizes.

Luce, you phrase what you want as suggestions. "Maybe I go to Nana's", "Maybe I have some raisins"...

You both are sweet, sweet sisters. When your sis is crying, you always quickly head over to crouch down, give her a hug, and ask, "Are you okay?"

You love taking trips to Costco. I'm really not sure what this is about since you've only had samples there once. "I go to Costco, now!"

Having Daddy working closer to home is great - you ladies now get to enjoy mornings with him. I love watching you run to the door to wave goodbye as he drives away.

You love your gymnastics class. I don't know how we're going to break it to you when this month-long intro class that we bought for a steal is over. You have amazed us with the change from your first class to your third class (fourth and final class is still coming up). You listen to instructions and are willing to try everything. Your body control has improved and you especially love to bounce down the bounce track (aka long trampoline). You practice all your moves at home and make me laugh all the time.

You are both so amazing. You're beautiful and funny and so very smart. I'm having the time of my life watching you grow.

All my love,

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