Monday, April 23, 2012

Letters to Seeley

Oh my sweet little angel!  I don't even know where to start on your letter this month.  You are such a big boy now; I did a double-take this afternoon when I glanced at the calendar and realized you'll be TWO YEARS OLD in just two months!  You've kind of lost that "baby look" and are pretty much a full-fledged toddler.  I know you don't understand, but this makes Mommy kind of sad.  I miss my sweet little chubby baby!

But it's also a lot of fun to watch you grow and explore.  You are absolutely fearless; a real adrenaline junkie like Mommy.  Part of me loves this.  The other part of me in cringing in horror. :)  Now I know how Nanny felt when I was growing up and always in the hospital with broken bones.  Luckily you haven't broken any bones yet (knock on wood) but at the rate you're going I'm sure there will be casualties at some point and time.

Last month was your second Easter, but the first Easter where you really understood what was going on.  You, Emma, and Parker had a blast at the church Easter egg hunt.  I love watching you with your sister and cousins.  I really hope that you will all grow up to be good friends.

And yes, you and Emma wore matching shirts.  Cause that's how Mommy rolls.  At least until you're big enough to stop me!

You also had an Easter Party and egg hunt at school.  You totally kicked the other kids' butts at egg hunting!

You also discovered a love of Easter candy.  Robin's eggs and Peeps seemed to be your favorite.

Besides Easter candy, you're also really into Elmo and baseball here lately.  Elmo is your "go-to" snuggle buddy at night, along with your kitty from MeMe.  And you always seem to have a bat in your hand lately.  I think this obsession started when Emma began t-ball.  If you had your way Mr. Big you'd be right there on the field with her.  It's all we can do to keep you occupied and out of the way while Emma is practicing; you want to play SO BAD! 

You've also decided that Uncle Brian is hot stuff.  Every time we go to MeMe's house we hear three words: "PopPop", "snack", and "Brian".  In that order.  I think the sudden and intense love of Brian is due to this:

He supports your need for speed.  Now Daddy wants to buy you a mini-dirt bike like Holton.  I still think we need to start with a tricycle and work our way up . . .

This past month you've become very territorial.  For instance, if you're sitting in my lap and you see Emma coming you'll spread your arms and legs out wide to take up all the room in my lap and tell Emma "no"!  So, we're working on that pesky sharing thing.  And Mommy is trying really hard to make sure both you and Emma get some one-on-one time each day.

Pancho and Bella have fallen in love with you.  Mainly because you like to share your snacks with them.  I almost died when I caught you sharing a sucker with them!  We immediately brushed our teeth and got a new sucker.  And sat in Mommy's lap while eating it to make sure no more doggy germs were shared. Ugh!

You are sooo ticklish, just like Daddy.  You love to play "this little piggy" because I tickle your toes.  And you have THE BEST tickle spot on your neck, just under your ear.  You laugh so hard that Mommy and Daddy laugh until we cry.  It is so cute and precious.

You're such a sweet little boy and I love you so very much.  I can't wait to watch you grow up.  I want you to always know that Mommy loves you!