Three already it feels like just yesterday I dilveryed you right I the middle of our frontroom floor as planned. Your were my perfect home birth baby and now your a little toddler.
I pray for you way before you were formed in my womb. I asked god to send me a little girl and he did.
You are my little princess full of light and character. You boss your brother already as if your older then him.
I love the way Jayden’ looks out for you. His overly protective and makes sure you are happy.
You were the calm and patient as a baby. Not in a rush to do anything a silent observer. When I use to change your nappy you would hold your legs up and patient wait for me to finish. When you got to two years you decided you could change your own nappy, so I had no choice but to let you potty train at 2.
And that really sum up our relationship me watching you supporting you and cheering you on whenever I can. I do let you have your own independence as much as possible while trying to make sure you have manners and respect.
In a group of babies and toddler you always watch and observer and wait for the right moment before you try something new.
You like figuring thing out especially when it involves your hands. You enjoy sitting in your buggy trying to work out how to open and close the seat belt. Your curiosity led me to leave the buggy up for you to enjoy the puzzle. Sometimes you would spend 30-60 minutes clipping the buckle. You never did manage to open it but clipping it was you speciality.
By 1.5 you moved on to clothes and buttons, zips and poppers. You were fascinated with clothes before you could walk. You often would find the Landry clothes and careful put on everyone items. Dad’s pants are your skirts his sock as a glove.
I remember sometime when your dad was getting ready for work you would sit by his draw trying everything on and telling him that your going to get him dress.
The little 2 year old insisting she is able to do up her dad’s belt. That’s what I love about your daddy he always has time for you no matter how late he is he understands how important those little thing to you are.
You have been say ‘I do it ‘ for the last year now.
You will insist on carrying the shopping
Changing your sister nappy
Putting on and taking off your clothes
Doing shoe laces
And much more.
We do love your “I do it” attitude it is certainly teaching me to be more patient.
You love cooking chopping mushroom, cracking eggs.
That’s you showing of your handy work.
When I say you smile your so adorable I could literally eat you. You have the sweetest little sole and your very loving I can’t imagine one day your going to be a women or a young girl.
For now your my big little baby and I love every once of you and who you have become.
You challenge my opinion of children and how their characters and personalities are shaped.
Without trying to sound bias you are the sweetest nicest toddler I known and I love you. Watching you brings me so much joy I could saver the moment I would be a millionaire.
Even when you scream out of frustration- I still find you funny. I bite my lip so you don’t see me smiling when I tell you not to scream.
Your already a little madam a girly girl. You like your hand bags and clothes. And you always comment on how pretty something is.
When I organised your hair assessories
you were so excited you tried everything on twice.
My little princess … you even try to give me fashion tips.
I think your going to be into arts and craft as you seem to like that stuff. You paint nearly every day and one of your first talents I notice about you was your ability to hold a pencil correctly at a little age.
I thought pencil grip was a taught skill but from 10 month you found a pencil and held it instinctively with the correct grip and started writing/ scribbling.
That was a major surprise for me. I would never even have given a baby a pencil but you found one and made the most of it.
Ever since I discovered your talent for “mark making” Ive been leaving pen and pencil lying around for you to do your thing. I’m not sure what it will develop into but I want you to explore and use all your gift and talents.
Some people don’t get it, and that fine. But I know you and if holding a pen make you happy then you can have any pen you want. You don’t write on wall or poke anyone you just want to make marks. So many different adults have approached me telling me your to young for pencils or pen and warning me of the dangers but I don’t let stop me.
At one stage I attached one to the buggy and you were so happy to sit and make marks.
If I’m honest I have no idea what to do with this passion yet, I’ve been learning to paint and do calligraphy for myself. I don’t watch push you in any direction just give as many opportunity to do what you love.
I’m never going to tell you to colour in the lines … I want you have the freedom to find your own path.
I am excited to watch your talents and gifts blossom. I can’t wait to shower you with all the supplies you need to make your master pieces. For now you have a easel and arts and craft supplies and I’ve let go off my reluctance to paint. I’m actually enjoying painting with you.
You had about 6 month worth of gymnastics now and you have shown us you are able to follow instruction well. You enjoy it but sometime you are very shy and that prevent you from getting involved. I do it with you sometimes and you love it. Your naturally bendy and you love practicing.
I thought gymnastics was your sport until I took you to ballet. I’ve never seen you so happy… you are so excited you persona changes instantly. My naturally reserved observer who stands closer to the back of every line is first in line.
It really makes me smile to see this side of you. You stand so close to the teacher no one else can get a look in. It might as well be your private one-to-one lesson after all you stick to the teacher like glue. After every song you run back to me to give me a massive hug and kiss and your glowing with joy and excitement. Sometime you even let out a little scream. Before I can say anything you running back to join the next song.
I love these moments and it makes every bit of the struggle to get you and your sister to Romford at 10am worth ever once of the rush.
Dancing allows you to shine. From September your starting to learn tap.. I have a feeling your going to love those clicking shoes already.
Your father and I don’t understand ballet we just don’t get it but I guess we will have to learn together for you. Anything that makes you happy is worth our attention.
You love singing and playing music instruments. I’ve recently taken my old keyboard out again and your convinced it your. I see you singing and hitting keys and I’m convicted to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to play. Another skill and opportunity for all of us as a family. I want you to have many skills and talents growing up and I want equip you for adulthood.
Your father can play piano by ear and I’m convinced I can /want to too. Music is in your blood and I hope you continue to enjoy it.
Maybe that’s why you enjoy learning phonic. I started teaching you and a few of your friends Phonics in Barking Park cafe and you are my star pupil. You make every minute of my hard work worth it. Your a joy to teach and you soak up information like a sponge.
I think your a genius, I think we all once are given the right keys to unlock our potential.