Dear Avery, Morgan & Bennett,
This week autumn started, and with that we said goodbye to warm summer days and long evenings down at the beach. Avery & Morgan, I love that photo of you two dancing together at the beach earlier this summer. You guys are playing so well together these days. It’s so fun to watch your little friendships develop, especially the day to day routines like waking up in the morning, playing together, and getting for bed together too. Avery, you are so helpful and loving towards your sister and brother, always bringing them their animals when they are sad or upset.
Bennett & Morgan, I wonder what it must be like to have a twin. You guys are really starting to play with each other and interact together. It’s so very fun to watch. Here you are giving each other fist bumps. You also like to give each other hugs and MMMWAH kisses, and chase each other around the house. So funny. I can’t believe you guys are turning TWO in a month. Too fast. Just way too fast.
Bennett, my sweet little buddy, you’ve won my heart. You are TALKING so much these days! Two and even three word sentences! This week you started saying, “I love you,” (right now sounds more like “EYE wuv wu!”) which completely unraveled me. I think you are walking around with a piece of my heart outside of my body!!! Today I took some senior portraits for a 17 year old young man and his mom, and I saw myself in her, a short 15 years away.
I never want to forget the way you hold the head of your “cow-cow” lovey with both hands, while sucking your thumb as you get ready for bed each night. I cradle you like a little baby, even though your almost-two-year-old body is hanging down more like a boy than a baby. I cuddle you close, give you a kiss, you start to chuckle, we snuggle for a few more seconds (each night seeming shorter than the last), then you say, “Crib” to let me know you’re ready to be put down in your crib.
Birthdays and the holidays are right around the corner, and I’m looking forward to snuggling all together during the cool days and nights that are ahead. I love you all so very much!
I’m joined in this Letters to our Children by a group of talented photographer mothers. Each month we’re recording a bit of our family stories in words and photographs that we hope someday our kids won’t be too embarrassed to read! Please head on over to Philadelphia Family Photographer, Lucy Baber Photography next!