dear chace

Saturday, January 14, 2012

dear chace,

one month from today you will officially enter toddlerhood. this fact is hard for me to wrap my mind around. you are growing up so fast. i am busy planning your party. ok i am obsessively planning your party. i know that you will not remember your second birthday party, but in case you have your mama's memory, i want to make sure that it is an awesome party with lots of little details.

this month has been a big one for you. we have spent the last month in santa fe with yaya and pappous. you have had a grand time and have loved being the center of everyone's attention. i fear it has gone to your head a bit, but i also know that once we get back to your routine all will be well. you met your cousin finn and were a most excellent older cousin. you played nicely and shared your toys. you have met many new people and charmed them all. your vocabulary has exploded. i think that when you go back to school i will need to provide them a cheat sheet so that they know what you are saying.  your favorite phrase is "the coyotes are outside." and you tell everyone one you see.

you spent alot of time with your uncle luke (kuka) and you absolutely adore him. he introduced you to wall-e on the computer and you were in love with this funny little robot. he built a train for you, showed you how to kick a ball, shared his ipad and even read you some stories.

christmas was great fun. your dad and i loved experiencing it through your eyes. particularly when santa showed up at the house christmas morning. you were in awe. you love all he books that he brought you and were so happy that he there was an owl and a cup waiting for you under the tree. we went on the polar express train ride. it took you a while to understand that we were on the train, but seeing the look on your face when you realized that you were on the train was priceless.

it has been a great month away from home, but i think that you will be glad to be back at school you have started talking about your friends at school recently. i know the routine will be good for you.

this past month has been so much for your dad and i. everyday you surprise us with a new word or phrase and we often just look at each other and shake or heads. even though you have had a few temper tantrums along the way, you remain a sweet and loving little boy who brings so much joy and happiness to our lives.

love you always

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