Disney!

Dear Blake,

 We just got back from an awesome vacation to Disney World!  This is the second time you have been there. We drove with Papa and Gigi just like I used to do when I was a little girl.  We brought a lot of things in the car for you to play with like DVD players and of course a Magna doodle.  We also brought walkie talkies so that we can talk to Papa and Gigi in the other car.

First we went to Jacksonville Beach to Auntie Christine in Uncle Bryan’s house.  We stayed there for a day and when in the pool and the beach and then we all drove to Disney World together.  We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside which is our favorite place to stay.  One day TT and Uncle Colin came and surprised Auntie Christine and Uncle Bryan and they got to see Rory for the first time. We went in all of the parks and you even went on most of the big rides.  You went on Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest and Space Mountain and Splash Mountain and the mine train ride which was your favorite you said.  It was so fun to show you all of the things that we do when we go to Disney and to see you enjoy it as well.  I cannot wait to take you back again someday!

Love,

Mama

You are 5!

Dear Blake,

You just turned 5 years old!  You are a whole hand old!  I can’t believe how fast time went, one minute you were born and the next you are 5!  We had a great day of celebrating, you wanted to go bowling and then Aurelios, so we did just that.  Then we went out to eat with Papa and Gigi and TT and uncle Colin and Rory at Olive Garden.  

The next day we celebrated both yours and Owen’s birthdays.  We had a lot of people over and had a big party even with a bounce house.  I told you I was sad because you are growing up and you said “But Mama, I have to, that’s what kids do, they grow up.”

I love you very much, 

Love, 

Mama

Preschool grad!

Dear Blake, 

You recently had your preschool graduation.   I can’t believe you are all done and will be going to kindergarten in the fall.   There was a little concert of songs performed and then you all went back to put on your caps.  You came walking out to the graduation song and waited in line for them to call your name and walk across the stage.  It made me cry to see you go accept your little diploma and graduate!  Then they said “Congrats to the class of…2030!”  That will be here before we know it.  Please stop growing up.  

Library card

Dear Blake,

Over the weekend I took you and Owen to the library and you got your first library card!  You were excited and wrote your own name on the back of the card all by yourself and even got a sticker for it!  Then of course you went and picked out books about garbage trucks and even a garbage truck movie!  I can’t wait to take you back!

Love,

Mama

New cousin!

Dear Blake,

A few days ago you got a new cousin!  Cousin Rory Joseph, born to TT and Uncle Colin.  On Easter you got to meet him for the first time.  You were so excited to meet your cousin and did such a great job being around him.  I can’t wait for you and Owen to grow up with a cousin and play with him and have him as your friend!  It will be so fun to watch you all be together!  It was such a great moment!

Love,

Mama

Registered Kindergartener!  

Dear Blake,

You are officially a registered Kindergartener!  I can’t believe you are all signed up for Kindergarten next year.   Time flies and you’re going to be 5 years old soon.  

We are also going to Winsconsin Dells for the first time!  We will be going to a water park and indoor theme park!  I can’t wait to have so much fun with you!  

Love,

Mama

Our New House

Dear Blake,

We are finally moved in!  We have a new house!  It’s been a crazy couple of days but we did it!  We moved in before Christmas and even hosted Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!  I am so happy to see you love your new house and to see you so happy when you got all your toys back from the boxes.   

Love,

Mama

New house

Dear Blake,

In one week we will be in our new house!  It feels like forever we have been waiting for this.  Only a few days left.  We have been out of our old house since April and have been building a new house.  Finally, the day is coming soon!  You will have your old bed back and all your toys.  Everytime someone asks you where a certain toy or stuffed animal is, you tell them “It’s in the Pod!”  Well, we finally will be able to get it back!  We have been driving by almost every day to look at it and see what new thing they have done to it.  I can’t wait to move in, in a few days and start our life in our new, forever home.  This will be the house that you will grow up in and I can assure you, we are never moving again!  I can’t wait to show you our brand new house and all the wonderful things that you will discover there!

Love,

Mama

Letter to Santa

Dear Blake,

The other day I helped you write a letter to Santa and tell him the things you wanted for Christmas.  We took it to the New Lenox Village Hall where they have a huge Santa and a mailbox to deliver your letter.  You were so excited to put your letter in the mailbox and see the new lights they put up!  It was a great night that I hope we can carry on that tradition for many more years!

Love,

Mama

Halloween

Dear Blake,

Yesterday your dream came true of being a garbage man, because you were one for Halloween!  I had got you a WM (waste management) shirt and made you a WM hat and you wore a yellow safety vest and carried a garbage truck shaped box to collect your candy in.  You were the cutest garbage man ever!  You had said you wanted to be that since last year so it was a long time coming.  You ended up getting a ton of candy!

Love,

Mama