Monday, December 13, 2010

17 months!

Baby E after his fall at the ice-skating rink.
 Dear Baby E,

Baby E yelling at his cousins in the bathtub
The girls kept moving his cups around.....
Can you PLEASE lose the attitude?  I know you are getting your top molars in, but do you really have to throw yourself down on the floor and scream every time I try to change your diaper?  Also, would you mind not playing with that DAMN music box every second of the day?  I get it. It plays 76 different songs and it lights up and you can choose which instrument you'd like to hear, but if I have to listen to the classical version of "London Bridge" one more time, I might just start drinking BEFORE noon.  On the other hand, please don't ever stop giving mommy your "lovies", you know, the ones where you run up to me at lightning speed and when I pick you up you grab my face with both of your hands and 'kiss' my face until I'm laughing so hard I almost pee.  Those are my favorite kind of kisses.  Oh, and please continue to put on an excellent show for complete strangers.  Like Saturday when I took you to the ice-skating rink with your cousins and you danced and danced while the girls skated.  Then, when you tripped and fell and had those giant tears, I picked you up and you laid your head on my shoulder and let me cuddle you.  Don't stop that, because 5 minutes after your fall, some ladies came out of the warming shed and told me that they LOVED your little dance and that when you fell, there was a collective gasp that went through-out the room.  Oh and please don't EVER lose your desire to learn or your curiosity!  It's kind of annoying when you keep opening the bathroom drawers to take everything out, but I love how you study each thing as you're doing it and then line it all up on the floor.  I love you little peanut and I can't believe you are already 17 months old.  Where has the time gone?  You are getting bigger and smarter everyday and I could sit for hours and just WATCH you!  Thanks for making me laugh and reminding me of how important it is to be a good role model for you!

playing in the kitchen during the remodel

Love, Mommy


  1. I know...what's up with the attitude??! My twins are the same way - it's driving me crazy.

    the bath pic is SO cute!

  2. Thanks Natalie! My brother-in-law was not too happy that all of this girls could see E's "private area" while in the bathtub.....whatever!

  3. Mins- I can hardly believe he is 17 months old already..How DID that happen? I don't feel 17 months older! Can't wait to see him at Christmas. Tell your bil that it is GOOD for little girls to see little boys naked so they don't have to have some guy take his clothes off in the backseat of a car when they are teenagers cuz they don't know what IT looks like!!! Love you- Mom

  4. Love the letter! And I feel misled - where's the cussing?

  5. Yes, the whole fighting while changing diapers is making me cazy. Maybe they like walking around wtih poo on their hinies? I just don't get it. But he is a cutie!