Dearest Julia Moon,
Last month you turned FOUR! Days just goes by so fast. You’re growing too quickly for me to catch up. I’m afraid I will miss some things about you. I want to remember each and every moment – how you look at this age, how I can still see your baby chubby cheeks at this time, how your hair smells like baby powder ALL THE TIME!, how you cry, how you laugh, how you sleep, and everything else about you.
You still sleep beside me. Occasionally, you’ll ask me if you can lie down on your bed (next to my bed in the same room). I’ll say yes of course! But when you get really tired and sleepy, you’ll grab your pillow and blanket and crawl next to me and ask if I can hug you and cuddle with you until you fall asleep.
Almost every night, when we get ready for bed, I would carry you in our bathroom, sings “You Are My Sunshine” and you would lay your head on my shoulder and pretend you’re sleeping. You’d hug me tighter and I would say how much I love you. You should know that it’s getting a lot harder to carry you – another sign that you are growing. But I know how much you love getting carried. I specially love it when I do it like how a mom would carry a newborn. You just enjoy every second of it!
I would read your bedtime book once we’re in bed. You’ve actually memorized the “Good Night Moon” book. You’d ask me to read it first then when I’m done, you’ll say it’s your turn.
Every night, I would ask if you’d like to paint, and you never say no. I’ve printed more preschool worksheets so you’ll be occupied
Once or twice a week you’ll wake up early in the morning when I’m getting ready for work and cry. You’ll ask me for your pillow, blanket and little sofa bed and fall back asleep on our bathroom floor while I get ready for work. It always breaks my heart to leave you in the morning.
I love how excited you get when I pick you up from preschool. It never fails, it doesn’t matter how many people are in the room or how quiet the room is. When you see me come in that door, you will just yell “Mommy!” with that sweet smile on your face. You also always hug Mrs Storz, one of your teachers, before we leave. You are just the sweetest.
And the list can go on and on. These are just some of the things worth remembering.
I love you Moon!
This photo was from your birthday last year.
And here are some of the most recent photos of you.