Feb. 14 2017
A Love Note to My Valentines...
Dear Justin, Hannah, Emma & Hunter,
Happy Valentine's Day My Loves!
Wow, how did I ever deserve 4 Valentines? You all fill my heart with more joy than I ever imagined and today I thought I'd share with you a few reasons why....
Hannah & Emma~
At age four, you two are really something else. And to see you two together, as best friends....laughing and scheming everyday is quite a sight. The love you have for each other is a relationship that is like no other. One minute you two are in your own little world, deeply entrenched in whatever kind of imaginary game you are playing, the next minute you're completely enraged at each other for often time situations that I can't ever really figure out....only to be best buddies again moments later.
Currently your favorite things to do are: color, paint, play outside in the backyard, help us to cook meals, and you LOVE to decorate for the holidays with me. Your favorite toys at the moment are: your remote control dinosaur, your "dolly" house, STICKERS (they're currently all over nearly every wall of the house), and your puzzles.
Funny things you say...Emma, whenever you get mad (like really mad) at your sister, I hear you call her "an old lady" in your meanest most serious voice. "Awe, come here you old lady!" I have NO idea where your heard this or WHY you say this but it makes me laugh so hard!
Forever my valentine. Just when we thought life couldn't get any wilder.....Hunter Dean came along and rocked our worlds. Little did I know I would fall in love with you even more deeply. Seeing you become a Dad has been one of the most heartfelt things that I've experienced. Seeing you with them....seeing you all happy...is my ultimate joy.
You my love, are an incredible husband and an amazing father. Our family is happy (and functional) because of you. Thank you for loving us.
My Little Hunter,
Where in the world did you come from and where have you been all my life? YOU little boy, have completely stolen my heart. I melt every time I see your smile. And your SMILE is one in a million. People stop in their tracks anytime I take you anywhere and you flash your GIANT smile.
You are the happiest little guy and our family is so much more complete with YOU. You have captured the heart of not only me, but also your sisters and your daddy.
My little HJ, my little Nanna.....
You remain so "tough" yet so "Intense." Your personality still reminds me so much of your Daddy. You are so focused, patient, and determined at whatever the task is you're working on. Yet, when you wrap your arms around me, bat your eyelashes and say "I love you Mommy" your "toughness" melts away. I love the way you run, I love to watch you concentrate when you draw. You're quite the little artist...in fact your entire room currently has your "art gallery" displayed in it. You still hold tight to your "Piggie" and every night when you go to bed you have "Piggie" next to you and you rub his soft ears.
Trikes and Tutus...my dainty little rough and tough girls.
My Emmie Lou, my little Lou Who.....
YOU are such a goofball. Honestly little girl, I never understood myself as much before until I met YOU. Granted I don't think I've been as naturally goofy as you are, but you definitely have similar personality traits as your mama. You love people and parties. You always want to know "what are we gonna do next?" and then you say "OH, that would be so FUN, I so excited!!" When you get your mind set on something....LOOK OUT world, you're not giving up on your idea easily, that's for sure. You always care about others...especially your sister. You're always making sure that if something is given to you, you always ask "for Hannah's too?" Me and your Daddy never really know what you're going to say or do next, you keep us on our toes that for sure.
On Sunday we kept our Valentine's Day tradition. This has been something we've been doing since Hannah and Emma were born. Emma at first was terrified of the "baboons." She once saw one float away and has yet to recover from that tragic accident. But despite the fear of the "baboons" she eventually warmed up to them.
Hunter just went with the flow. Just like he always does. He was born into a loud, constant family and just fits right in quite perfectly.
And my little tornado twosome...loved every moment. They're always excited for fun times and new adventures!
Happy Valentines Day to my Sweet Little Family,
Thank you all for being MINE. I love you all so much and feel so lucky that I get to spend every wild and crazy day with all of you. I love you all more than my heart can handle, you are my everything.
P.S. Hunter, you better stop being SO CUTE!!!