Showing posts with label Kyleigh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kyleigh. Show all posts

Friday, October 11, 2013

the day of the girl

Dear Daughters,

My three, beautiful, smart daughters. Today is celebrate the day of the girl. And I am so blessed to be able to celebrate this day, times three.

I've written a lot of letters in the past to each of you. They usually talk about what I hope you learn and the future but today? The day of the girl. I'm going to talk about the present.

Sometimes you all fight, yell and even push each other. Sometimes you all want to be alone and not be bothered by your sisters. And I think I must be doing something wrong. I fear you all will hate each other when you're older. But then I catch moments like these...

Sisters snuggled on the floor, sleeping soundly.

The look in your eyes, Kyleigh, when you look at Kayla. They turn into little crescent moons and sparkle.

You all wrapping your arms around each other when I want to take a picture. Or Kinsley leaning into your big sister.

Kinsley pretending to suck her thumb like Kyleigh. She holds her thumb in her mouth just because her sister is.

I hear your giggles. And see you all playing. The oldest leading. The younger two following along because they all want to be like their big sister. And then sometimes, when I'm really lucky, I get a glimpse into how strong each of your bonds are with me.

I feel it in the way Kinsley hugs me. And in the way Kyleigh and I laugh. And in the way Kayla's face lights up like she's seeing some secret magical thing when I tell her how proud I am of her.

And in these moments I realize I must of done something right. This right here is better than what I ever dreamed of.

You are all so beautiful in your own way. You each have your own unique talents. Some very much developed, other talents are still developing. Kayla, you are a remarkable artist, a perfectionist and so determined in everything you do. Kyleigh, you are witty and clever and our free-spirited child. And Kinsley, you are vigilant and loving and so much more that we haven't discovered yet. You each complete our little family but one thing is the same about each one of you. I love you three with every ounce of my being and I want better than the best for you.

So today, on the day of the girl, I celebrate each of you because you all are very special. Just the way you are. I've loved you since the minute you were born, and even before that. And I will continue to love you, just the way you are and just the way you become.

I love you,

"From here to the moon and back, who else in this world would love you like that?"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

to my sweet girl

My dearest Kyleigh,

It's been awhile since mommy has written a letter to you. What better day to choose then today? The day you went to preschool.

Last week we went and met your teachers. We saw your new classroom. You met your new friends. I watched you from a distance. You stood there, watching everyone. To the outside world you looked stand off-ish but mommy knows you. I know you like your space. You were just warming up. I then watched you play in the kitchen area for alittle while but that didn't last long. Because kitchens and play food and baby dolls aren't your thing. You finally found blocks and play screwdrivers and hammers. You pulled them from the bookshelf and sat in a little corner on the floor. You didn't talk to any of the kids. You didn't even really interact with them. You talked to your teacher here and there but mostly you were just content playing in that corner until it was time to go.

Today daddy and I dropped you off at school for the first time. This is the only time you've been without one of us. Mommy has only left you for a couple of hours here or there to go shopping. As you got out of the car you told the director, "I'm going to miss mommy and daddy." We're going to miss you too babygirl. We told you we loved you and would see you soon. You took a teacher's hand and slowly walked into the building glancing back and waving a little nervous wave at us. I watched another part of my heart walk away. I could tell you were nervous, maybe even a little scared. But here's what I hope happened when you got to your classroom.

I hope you were greeted with a warm smile. I hope you were excited to see your teacher. I hope you are playing with the other children, making friends and laughing. 

I know you like your space and to be alone and that is perfectly ok. And I hope you continue to play by yourself and do the things you like to do, even if no one else is doing them. But I also hope you let others in and make friends. I hope you run around with another little girl on the playground. I hope you make pinky promises. And play ring around the rosie. And sing. And dance. 

But most of all? I hope you don't miss us too much. I hope you're too busy having fun to think about us. And don't worry, when you're done having fun we'll be there, outside, waiting to pick our sweet, funny girl up.

I love you to the moon and back my sweet girl.

Love always,

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kayla's in a commercial!! (and life lately)

A couple of months ago Kayla did a taping for a commercial. It's a short little commercial to thank police officers for keeping our schools safe. It will air soon on a local channel here in Richmond, VA. But I'm so excited, and so is Kayla. I mean, how many kids can say they are on tv??

(WUPV-CW Richmond)

We haven't been up to much lately. Just hanging out, seeing friends here and there, attending one of my friends wedding. We've been staying home mostly. I kinda feel like I'm at a stand still. Just waiting for Kayla to finish her first year of school in a couple of weeks. How that is even possible is beyond me. I'm going to have a first grader! 

You know how when you have a baby people tell you time goes by so fast? Well, when they go to school it goes by even faster.

Here are some pics of our life lately. Some big camera ones but mostly phone ones. Hope you all have a great week and hopefully I'll be back with something more interesting to say soon.

Love this photo of Kinsley on the trampoline. It was taken on my phone but it's getting printed, big.

We had some visitors!

And this one is very into bugs lately. And mama doesn't like it but I'm trying to.

I'm hoping the caterpillar lasts in his cocoon, she is super excited about him changing into a butterfly.

And one last one.

Monday, April 29, 2013

my birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. I'm 27 years old. I guess I should write something profound. Or write about how much I've grown and changed in the last year. But I'd rather share these photos.

I love these photos. They are goofy and silly and not frame worthy (or are they?? lol) but it's me and my girls having fun, on a normal day, in our normal clothes. It's how we are most days.

We didn't do much for my birthday. Had dinner at my dad's. We ate cake. Opened presents. Just hung out. But I was together with my girls and my husband. (A rare sight) My husband made us breakfast and even cleaned the dishes and kitchen afterwards. I hardly had to do any of the disciplining and I was even told to go out shopping alone while I had the chance. So it was good day.

Sometimes the days that aren't planned, the days where you do nothing special in particular, are the best days.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

the birthday celebration

When Kinsley was born Kayla's 5th birthday was in 8 days. I felt so bad because we weren't having a party. We did have family over for cake and presents but that was it. So to make it up to her we celebrated her birthday for 3 days. We went and got ice cream, got her nails done...whatever she wanted to do we did. And it was more fun than a party. She loved it. So from that birthday on I decided to stop spending $100+ on birthday parties for my girls. Now we have cake and presents with family and we do whatever they want.

So for Kyleigh's birthday we spent 4 days celebrating. We went to the aviation museum because she loves planes.

We bought tons of bubbles and new balls and a water table for her (and her sisters) and spent Sunday playing outside and grilling and opening presents and eating cake.

We baked a birthday cake yesterday on her actual birthday. We did a bunch of little stuff for a few days. Much better than one party that lasts a few hours.

And now I am completely worn out. Good thing Kinsley and Kayla's birthdays aren't until November.


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