Dear Peanut and Squeaker,

I was debating what I wanted to write to you today.  I haven’t done this before so I gave it some thought.  In this first “letter” I am asking to forgive and “put up with me.”  I hope that as you grow up and I hopefully continue to document journal our lives, that you do not come to resent it.  If you do, please tell me about it.  I will do my best not to embarrass you, but being that you are both so young right now, I have no idea what will embarrass you in the future.  Then again, isn’t it my job to cause at least a little embarrassment to your lives?  Please know that whatever I do and however you view it, it is/was done with love.

Peanut, I cannot believe what a big girl you’ve become.  You have always been independent, but it seems like you are really becoming your own little  person now.  For so long, I took advantage of the fact that you were happy staying in your room until we came to get you.  Now that you know that you can leave your room on your own, I am not entirely sure what to do with you.  Thankfully, you are not abusing this, and it does show real growth for you.  The question is, what I do now?  I have been trying to wake up and get downstairs before you and your brother are awake.  Just trying to get things started, but now you are often ready to greet the day when I am.  Just how early do I need to wake up?

Squeaker, you have always been in a hurry to get onto the next stage in life.  Feel, free to take your time.  You’re only little once, and you should enjoy it.  You are just over 5 months old, and already you will sit up on your own.  You can’t do it forever, but longer than I was expecting at this point in time.  I know that the days of keeping you in one spot room are numbered.  You already roll wherever you want to go, and I have seen you trying to push off your feet to move around.  Nana says you are just itching to get up and run around with your sister.  Though I love watching you achieve your milestones, feel free to take your time.

I love you both,


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