My Dearest Big Girl,
Another month, another letter written to you by Mummy. I can't quite believe I have written you 29 letters now, if you count the one I wrote to you the night before you were born. Every time I look at you I swear you have grown just that little bit bigger. It doesn't help that your speech is so good- you feel like a little girl way beyond your years.
I have been trying to keep a track of some funny things you have said this month- although I managed to break my phone and therefore lost some of the notes I had been recording. I have a few though, hearing you say silly things makes my heart sing- I love your complete and utter innocence and the way in which you look at life.
1. 'You will never ever ever ever find my bum.' You were naked and Daddy kept pretending to go and try and pinch your bottom. You sat down on your horse so obviously your bottom was covered and said those words in the most indignant, cross voice with your hands crossed. It was so funny.
2. 'Oh yes that's where my pink buttons live, they live in my tummy.' Auntie Paula bought you some pink chocolate buttons when you went there one Thursday and you asked the next day where they were. I said that they were in your tummy and you said this. Very cute!
3. 'I like your bits Daddy, you have big bits.' I was sitting on the bed feeding Baby LL and you were in the bath with Daddy when I heard you say this. There was a big pause while Daddy obviously figured out the best thing to say. I absolutely love your innocence, I just wish you didn't have to lose it one day.
4. 'Mummy Baby LL is crying, I think she's got windy pops.' I always say LL has windy pops when she is crying and you must have picked up on it, so cute, and then you patted her on the back to burp her for me.
This is just a few of the hundreds of funny things you come out with, I really am trying to keep a record of them so you can see how much you made us laugh. You really are a little character and we are so proud of you for your speech.
This month we started potty training you- I wasn't going to just yet but one day you decided you wanted to do a wee in the potty and that was it. The first week you were amazing with only a couple of accidents but this past week hasn't been so good- you get distracted when we go out or if you are engrossed in something. We are going to keep perservering though as I know you can do it- I am so proud of you so far.
Another thing that has struck me this month is just how affectionate you are, especially with babies. A few friends have had babies recently, and obviously we have LL and you are just such a little Mummy around them- you fuss over them all, stroke their heads and play with their ears, and cuddle them all. It warms my heart to see you like that with them, you are such a kind hearted soul.
You are still being a monkey with your food- in fact you could be getting worse. You only eat about four different meals- 'Daddy's ghetti', Fish Pie, Risotto and Pizza. You turn your nose up at everything else and won't even try it. We are hoping it is just a phase. You would eat grapes and sweet things until you popped.
You are just such a little character and you make me smile many times a day. You also drive me up the wall, but you drive me up a wall in the way that secretly I find you funny at the same time. I try and put on my stern Mummy voice when you are being naughty but you are so amusing with it sometimes I fail. Words cannot express how proud I am of you for the little person you are becoming. I can tell that we are going to have some serious fun in the future.
You make my day's better. Even though they are tiring and at times stressful, you always give me a reason to be cheerful.
You make me a better person just by being your Mama. I see the beauty in things more than I used too. Even the silly little things. I have a huge amount to be thankful for, and most of that has come because of you. You came into the world, turned Daddy and I's lives upside down- our little whirlwind. We can't get enough of you.
Mummy loves you more than anything in the world. But as always you already knew that.