I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is going and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.
Jack and Carter,
It’s hard to believe we are almost through November already, and 2014 will be over!
I must say I feel like you boys have finally turned a corner. I hate to even write it down in fear of jinxing it all. You guys are starting to play so much better with each other and there is less fighting, less mess, and most of all less stress for me!!! It warms my heart to hear you guys making up elaborate tales about taking over the world, being daddy dogs and baby dogs, army guys, cowboys and so much more. The great fall weather has reminded you of the fun that the trampoline provides as you guys spend at least an hour a day bouncing and telling tales.
You both are in tae kwon do now and loving it. Perhaps the discipline the sport provides is carrying over at home. I have created more structure for you as well, with a Family Responsibility Chart and allowances for you both.
We have so much to be thankful for and look forward to as the holidays quickly approach. I am so looking forward to that season with you boys and your dad this year!
These pictures are from our trip to the mountains by our house to find some wild horses. We were lucky to stumble upon this mama and her baby. Remember she started coming right towards us – we weren’t sure about it all so we kept our distance. It was a fun time and you guys enjoyed getting dolled up and heading to dinner after.
Please check out the other great letters to our sons starting with Kristina.