I was realizing that through all this crazy leaky spine drama I completely forgot to post love letters to my girlies on their birthdays. Syd was 7 on Oct 31st and Layne was 3 on Nov 22! My beautiful, angel girls are growing up fast. Who knew that 2 little packages could bring so much joy? I love that we are a family of 4 "girlies," always so close and connected. I love that my girls love to play with each other.....I'm not looking forward to that changing but I know it probably will. I LOVE that Syd and Layne are so different in every way...night and day, 100%. They are my heart and soul, the reason why life is fun. What did we do before kids?
Sydney....my oldest...my goosey goose. You are so introspective and thoughtful. You love dinosaurs and history and science. You have wanted to be a paleontologist (I had to look up how to spell it) since you were 3 and I think you might actually do it. You are starting to really love reading and are whipping through chapter books at the speed of light. You are such a great big sister. You always look out for Layne. You have been such a great help the last few months, always willing to do anything with a smile. You still love riding horses and have started to excel in gymnastics. You are drop dead gorgeous and have been since the beginning. People have stopped us your entire life to tell us how beautiful you are and you don't even know it (which makes you even more beautiful). You are easy going with such a great heart....nothing really phases you (you must get that from mama). I can still remember the very first time I saw you, I knew you were my daughter, forever and ever. We are connected in a way that transcends everything and everyone. You are a great snuggle bug (space heater) who still keeps me warm all night. I love, love, love you. Happy birthday sweet girl (even if it is a little late). I am so excited to get to keep watching you grow into the amazing woman that you are destined to be!
Laynie Lu Lu.....my baby....my fire cracker. You light up every room with your sparkling eyes, big smile, and crazy curls. You remind us how important it is to live in the moment. You are spontaneous and outgoing and SO FULL OF LIFE. You are so smart and attuned to the world around you....even at 3, nothing gets past you. You love to read and dance and play. You have kept me grounded over the last few months. Reading to you and telling stories from the sofa have made me find joy in the middle of a crisis. The time we have had together over the last few months is priceless and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Everytime I look at you, it takes my breath away. You are stubborn and persistent and passionate (you must get that from me). You throw fits that are impressive! But, you love with just as much gusto. Kisses from you are like little angel kisses. When you smile, everything stops for a minute. You are a mama's girl that is for sure, but I still get my fair share of loving....I just have to work a little harder! Happy birthday Lu Lu. I'm so grateful to be along for the ride.
I love my girlies!!!!!