One of the main reasons I decided to pursue my passion of photography was to capture the everyday moments of my children. I also hoped that by scrapbooking these images, I’d be able to physically document everything I could so the kids would have something to look back on. Unfortunately, like a lot of others mom’s, I am so far behind on scrapbooking. This is where this letter comes in to play. Even though I may not scrapbook as much as Id like, I still want for them to be able to look back and see photos and learn about how they were, but I also want them to know what I, as their mother, felt as they grow up. So I’ve joined 16 other moms through a forum called Clickin’ Moms, to write letters to our sons in a blog circle. This is the first step in being able to document at least on a monthly basis how my son Tyler is growing up. I hope to add to this and write letters to both of my daughters, Halle and Chloe, as well. Maybe eventually I can print these letters and photos out and add these to their scrapbooks.
Since this is my very first letter to you, Im giving you a little sipnosis of who you are today. You turned 2 exactly 2 months ago. I cant believe you have grown so quickly. You are a huge movie buff. Toy Story, Cars’, The Lorax, Brave, anything really that captures your attention you can watch over and over again. At this point, we have all seen these movies over 20+ times each. You still love Mickey Mouse and he is definitely still one of your favorite cartoons. You love to play with your sister Chloe. Although you do get mad at her if she doesn’t give you what you want, you already possess the “brother syndrome”. If ever she is gotten after, you make a really mean face as if telling us not to be messing with her. You have this bond with her that I know is irreplaceable. I am so glad that you all have each other. I know its because you are so close in age and my hope is that it continues on forever. Both of you love to take baths together and play. You love being outside riding your Cars’ motorized car, getting pushed on your bike (you are barely starting to actually peddle) or getting wet with the water hose. The water hose is probably your favorite! You love to hide in the cabinets for some strange reason and throw your puzzles pieces everywhere. You are talking so much more these days and its getting better to understand you. You can now say everyone’s name and we know who you are talking about. i.e “bob” – bottle, “chup” – Ketchup (which you LOVE. You even put it on a piece of cake) “Choe” – Chloe, “Aeee” – Halle, “side” – outside. Telling us you want something is definitely not a problem for you. Because you have always stayed home with Grandma or me or Daddy when we aren’t working, it has been hard taking you to the kids center at the gym or church. Slowly but surely you will get there but it does break our hearts leaving you. I hope you soon understand that we wouldn’t ever leave you anywhere and we will be right back. Dr Wilber, your pediatrician says we just need to give you positive reinforcement and explain what will be happening before hand in hopes you understand at least some of it. I know you will get the hang of it and be comfortable, it will just take some time.
There is so much I want to tell you. I want to tell you that I love your little face, your little toes, your little hands and your little nose…everything about you. I love the way you stomp when you are mad with your little face so far ahead of your body, I love the way you “vibrate” when you get something you really wanted. I want to keep you as my sweet baby boy forever. I know as the days go by, you will get bigger and bigger and unfortunately closer to being a big boy who doesnt need his momma but right now, Im so happy you do. You need me to hold you, and comfort you and love you. Sweet boy, don’t ever forget that I always will.
Here are a few favorite pictures of you Ive taken within the last couple months.
As I mentioned before, this project is part of a blog circle where other mothers are writing to their sons.