Friday, April 24, 2009
Branson lost a tooth the other day! I think this is his 3rd or 4th one. So under his pillow it went! And of course the tooth fairy came!! I am pretty sure Branson doesn't believe in the Tooth Fairy anymore (I am sure Kyler is to thank for that) but I sure try and make him believe!
When he woke up he said "guess how much money I got!" I told him how great that was and that the TF must really love him. He looked at me and said "I think it is you." Me.. "You think I am the TF? How would I have time to travel all over the world and give kids money for their teeth and where in the world would I keep all the teeth of all the kids all over the world?" He just looked up at me and you could tell his brain was trying to process that. Then he said "no, just to me." Me.."So you think I am only your TF and that no other kid in the whole world gets money when they lose a tooth? Then how do all the kids know about the TF if I am the TF but only give you money?" Again, he looks up at me and trys to analize what I just said. I was trying hard not to laugh. Finally, he said.."Ok, ok the TF is real." I know he doesn't really believe that but I just want to keep the magic alive as long as I can.
It reminds me of when I was little and my dad use to do a magic trick with a quater. He would put it in his hand and tell me to blow on his hand. Then he would open his hand and the quarter would be gone. Then he would magically pull it out of my ear. I got to a age where I knew it wasn't really magic anymore but still didn't know how he did it. Now my dad does that trick for my kids....Oh how wonderful magic is as a kid and tooth fairys, Easter bunnys, ect, ect, ect...Why do we ever have to leave childhood??
Thursday, April 23, 2009
We are so blessed to have you as our daughter! I know how lucky we are!! So, so lucky!! I dreamed of having a daughter since I was little and you by far have exceed my expectations!! Each and every day after lunch we go outside to play with all your outside toys. I love watching you play with your huge imagination. Today you were running up to a toy bike and you stopped right in your tracks and looked across the driveway. Something caught your attention. You stood and looked the direction that had caught your attention and after a minute you ran across the drive way and bent over to look at whatever it was that you saw. After a few seconds of looking you picked it up and ran back to me and said "look mama! A baby rock!!" It was so cute!! You felt like you found a treasure in that "baby rock." Then you went on the hunt for more "baby rocks."
After your search you found Kyler's skate board and put it in your wagon. You teetered it across the two seats on each end and sat on the skate board and said "mama push me." And so we went on a walk, me pulling your wagon and you sitting on the skate board in the wagon. You have such a great imagination!! As we were walking I noticed how you started to suck your two middle fingers and were holding on to your hair. I love when you do that! Of course it means you are tried. I asked if you were ready for your nap and of course you said "no!" You quickly took your fingers out of your mouth and pushed your hair back as if I wouldn't notice. We walked back to the house and I put you to bed. As I shut the door you yelled out "nite, nite mama!" And told you that I love you! As I walked down the stairs you yelled out again " Love you mama!" We do this all the time...our little ritual.
I love you, Jade!! Always have, always will!!
I know how blessed I am to have you as my daughter!!!!