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

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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

Dentist

Dear Blake,

I am soooooooooo proud of you!  Yesterday I took you to the dentist for the second time and you did so well!  You didn’t cry at all, and you let them clean your teeth this time!  You were such a big boy and you were so happy that you did a good job.  They let you pick out a prize and you got a balloon.  I’m so proud of how grown up you got since the last time we went.

Love,

Mama

Such a big boy!

Dear Blake,

You just had your last swim lesson of the year and you graduated your level!   You got your last patch and they said next time you come back you will be in the next level.   

Yesterday I took you to your first day of 4 year old preschool!  I can’t believe you will go three days a week now and eat a lunch there.  Next year you will be in Kindergarten which is just crazy!  You are just growing up too fast!
Love,

Mama

Mini vacation

Dear Blake,

This summer we went on a mini vacation to lake geneva and stayed at a place called timber ridge.  There was a water park inside the hotel!  It was such a fun place to spend as a family!   There was an arcade and a theater room where there was also crafts and bingo during the day.   We swam a lot and you were going down all the kiddie slides. You have gotten to be quite a swimmer this summer.  You started off set swim lessons not wanting to go in the water and now you have gotten two patches and are being so brave in the water.   It was a perfect place to take you! 

Love, 

Mama

Summer

Dear Blake,
This summer you started going to swim lessons at the Bear Paddle swim school. You have gone twice now and are doing so great! You went the first time and were very nervous and didn’t want to go in. By the second time you went, you didn’t even cry and did everything the teacher told you and I wouldn’t be surprised if you passed your first level soon! We also signed you up for T-ball again this year. You play for a team this year at the New Lenox park district called the River Bandits. You will be having your first game on Thursday!
I’m just so happy to be able to spend this entire summer with you and Owen. I’m trying to make everyday fun try to do something new and exciting with you and Owen. So far we have been to Great America, T-ball, swim lessons, the zoo, touch a truck, splash pad, swimming, etc.

I love you and we will continue to have a great summer!
Love,
Mama

4 years old

Dear Blake,

You are 4 years old!  I can’t believe you turned 4.  You wanted to have a garbage truck party so we had that!  You had a garbage truck cake and garbage truck decorations and it was at the bowling alley.  You had a lot of fun bowling and then eating and cake and opening presents, which included a lot of garbage truck presents!  You even got a real bowling pin which everyone signed for you!  I still can’t believe you are 4!

Love,

Mama 

All moved out

Dear Blake,

We are officially all moved out of our house. You lived there for almost 4 years of your life. You may not remember it except for pictures. It was a great house. We had a lot of memories there in about 6 years of living there. But now it’s time for a bigger house for our family. We are living with Papa and Gigi while our new house is being built. In a few months we will be moving in to that new house and that is where you will grow up. I hope you will love our new house just as much as I have loved our old one.

Love,
Mama