Dear Boys, I love you both so much!
When your dad and I married you were just 5 years old and now I can’t believe you’re already 9. When you first came into my life you were just a little guy and you’re growing up so quickly into an amazing boy. It is so fun to see you change and grow into your own person. You are so sweet, fun loving, caring, thoughtful and sensitive. I can’t wait to see where life takes you and I love being your step-mom!
You mature daily and I love your vocabulary! You are so funny and have a great way of expressing yourself – sometimes you sound like a 9 year old and sometimes you say the most insightful things and sound like an adult.
You are also the best big brother ever. You and Matthew have an amazingly special bond. He looks up to you so much and I think you love having a “somebody”. When I asked you recently what your favorite thing about Matthew is, your reply was “He’s funny.” Then you paused for a moment and said “No, that’s not it. EVERYTHING about Matthew is my favorite!” You make my heart sing! You also call him “My brotha from anotha motha” and it cracks me up every time. So true, but a funny way to think about it.
Ski season was so fun for you this year. You chose to participate in a race program on Saturdays and the Park and Pipe program on Sundays. I think this was a great blend for you, but look forward to seeing what you select next year. The race program with Jerry was great to continue and build on your basic skills. You had a fun time with the boys in your group and Jerry – so much fun that some weekends you decided to stay with Age Prep and not do Park and Pipe. Then other weekends you had a great time skiing in the park with Elliott and going to Woodward. I love that you’ll ski all day and then come home and want to ski off of the deck to practice your tricks and that you use your skateboard ramps to build jumps in the yard. (Yes, your Dad and I allow all of this – haha.) You and Nicky are becoming such amazing skiers right before my eyes – its awesome!
This past month you started Rocket and Robot club once a week after school. This is perfect for you and you’re having so much fun. You have a rocket launch in a few weeks and I can’t wait to see what you and your friends have built! You love Legos because you like to make things and put things together. When you receive a Lego kit you can put it together in a matter of no time! I’m always so amazed. You and your buddy Arturo have such fun with your villages and are so creative.
You also recently went to Moab for Spring Break with Dad and Nicky. You guys had a great time camping and mountain biking. I’m bummed that Matthew and I weren’t able to join you, but I’m sure it was nice to have some “big kid” time with Dad. 😉
We have had quite the spring (or long winter) this year, but you are so ready for warmer weather. Each day comes and you hope the snow has melted and that it is warm enough to wear shorts. You love to play outside with your neighborhood friends and can’t wait for baseball. Each time we drive by the baseball diamond you look to see how much snow has melted from the mound as once the fields are dry, baseball season starts.
I’m excited for spring, too and to see what adventures we have as the weather gets warmer.
I love you, kiddo! Love, Jojo
I knew what it was like to be a mom to older kids, but obviously you were my first experience as a mom to a baby. The last year and a half has been such a great ride and you have been an amazing gift to our family. I feel you have created a strength and bond within our family.
You are 19 months old now and are changing so quickly, everyday in fact. Each day you talk more and more. Some of your favorite words are shoes, socks, boots, ni ni (night night), Nic-ny (Nicky), Wuh (Will), Daa-ie (Daddy), Mommy, bee boooz (ski boots), ball, skis, shovely (shovel), bye-bye, bubbles and then a few not so nice ones including NO! and MINE!
You love anything Will plays with including basketballs, baseballs, Legos, etc. You also have an amazing love for footwear (and hats) and it is hilarious. You care what socks and shoes you wear and you absolutely love your snow boots. Most of this winter those are all you would keep on your feet. You also will take off your shoes to wear the “big people’s” around the house.
You are a total mountain baby! You love hats, boots and any ski equipment that the “big kids” left around the house as well as sledding, snowshoeing and skiing. It’s amazing that you seemed to know what ski boots were long before you should have. Even though you were only 18 months we put you on skis, first in the house and then out in the yard. You LOVED it and throw a fit each time we have to take the skis off.
Matthew, you are such a people person and have enough personality for two! You love to have “your people” at home and check on all of us. You walk around the house saying our names and making sure we are there. Did I say “walk around the house”? No, you RUN. Everywhere.
I’m so lucky to be your mom and can’t wait to see the new things you learn every day!
I love you Matty-G! Love, Mommy
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This month it was all I had to get my blog up and the letters written! Some photos are iPhone so please excuse the quality and others were taken with my “real” camera. 😉