My gorgeous big girl. You are growing up so fast it scares me. Today I took these lovely pictures of you looking all relaxed and messy after a busy day at school and decided its about time I wrote you another letter to put with them.
I am so proud of the little lady you are turning into and I just wanted you to know that. You are doing so well at school you amaze me. You can read just about anything (and do). Not just books but my emails and text messages too cheeky!
You read as well as a 7 year old and are still on the Schools Gifted and talented register for It. This year you have also been recognised as more able in numeracy and literacy too. Such a clever girl. We couldn't be prouder of you. Your favourite books to read at the moment are the Enid Blytons Amelia Jane box set. You read them very well. You have also started having your lamp on for 1/2 hour to read at night. I can't believe you do that already.
You are very studious and love School and learning. You have always been in the top group for everything and are continuing with that in year one. You have passed every spelling test with 10/10 and your your times table tests too. You've been tested on 10x table 1x a week for the past 3 weeks. Next it's the 5s. I don't put any pressure on you but you want to pass and work hard to make sure you do.
You are not just hard working though, you have lots of friends too and seem to get on with everyone. You are especially liked by the boys with several wanting to marry you already haha. I wonder what your Daddy will be like when you do start bringing boys home. Thankfully we have a few years before all that.
You have a very caring nature and always try to help the little ones at School and home. You are always trying to teach Daisy new words and encourage Rosie to learn too.
You love spending time outside and are aways attached to your bike or scooter. You especially love trips to the park, climbing, and running. You love bouncing high on the trampoline but you especially love it when I come on with you. Sometimes I wonder where you get you energy from.
You really are a lovely little girl and I'm so proud to be your Mummy. Yes you have the odd moment when you don't listen to me 1st time (or 2nd, 3rd & 4th) and yes you can be a bit rude and stroppy sometimes but overall you are a lovely little girl. You eat well, sleep well, are polite and pretty well behaved really. I can't complain at all.
I really do love you sweetheart with all my heart but you already know that, don't you? We tell each other everyday!
Kisses & cuddles.
You are such a gorgeous, happy little girl, it's such a pleasure and so easy being your Mummy. You have just slotted right in to this family and made us complete. I can barely remember life without you now.
So happy and content, you smile and giggle all day long unless we say “No”. Then you scream and cry…you are pretty dramatic! It shouldn't but it does make me smile.
You can get about quite quickly crawling but are keen to run! You stand and let go all the time now. The longest has been for about 6 seconds. You like to hold our hands and walk/ run about too and would do this all day. You haven't taken any steps yet though but I don't think it will be that long until you do!
You are still in your lovely routine (up at 7am, nap 9.30am till 11.30m, nap 1.30pm till 3pm, bed at 7pm) but are much more flexible than your Sisters ever were, this makes it easy if we are out and about.
You eat everything and anything and do like your food. We still haven't tried eggs or citrus fruit again but you have yoghurt now. I have also stopped feeding you which you adapted to easily. You really are an easy baby now you are not in pain.
You have learnt a few new words this month “yes”, “yoghurt” and “gape” (grape). You try and say “Rosie” too. We always know what you want as you point at it and then yourself but we encourage you to use the words as well. I think you know about 10 words now. We think you are going to be clever like your big Sisters.
Talking about your Sisters, you idealise them. You are always trying to cuddle them and give them big smiles when they walk into the room. I am hoping that you will all be close growing up. You don't like sharing me much though and get very jealous when I'm cuddling one of them instead. You stand next to us shouting!
You are quite loud and vocal now. You also like music, signing and dancing. When stood up holding on to the table you wiggle away if you hear music it's very cute.
Here's a few more pictures to show you what you've been up to this month:
I really do love you sweetheart but of course you know that already!
All my love your Mummy xx
It was your Birthday on Saturday and you were three. So grown up already. You really enjoyed being the centre of attention and had a lovely Birthday party in our garden. I made the cake, some of our relatives came and you got to invite your friends too. There was quite a few of us.
In some ways I cant believe how grown up and capable you are. You will always be my little girl but you haven't really been a baby or even a toddler for a long, long time. Due to start PreSchool in September you are ready for it now. You are becoming more and more confident as well as able (you can count to 39 already).
Affectionate, cute and cuddly, you have a sweet natured personality with a bit of a cheeky/ naughty side. You are my little monkey.
To mark your birthday I wanted to keep a record of what you love.There isn't really anything you don't like at the moment (except being told off but who doesn't?). Anyway here it is:
My gorgeous little girl. You also love the story Goldilocks. I read it to you most days when Poppy is at School and Daisy is napping. You like it when I tell you you are not too big, not too small…just right!!!
Love you more and more everyday sweetheart and love the little girl you are turning into. I am so lucky to have you and your two Sisters and am a very proud Mummy indeed.
Hugs and kisses
I cannot believe you are 10 and a half months already, where has my baby gone? You are growing up so fast it's scary.
You are such an affectionate little thing. Very cute and smiley as well as cuddly and giggly. This has been a lovely month as you are so much more settled. The new dose of medicine seems to be keeping the reflux at bay and you are now so content it's unbelievable. I love you so much and hated seeing you in pain but am so glad it's sorted now.
It's been a very busy month for you as you have learnt to crawl. This means you can get to all your Sisters toys now and cause lots of mischief. It drives Rosie crazy but makes Mummy smile. Not happy with baby toys now you want what your big Sisters have! Rosie gets very upset and says “Daisy needs a cuddle” when you start to interfere with her games.
You are pulling yourself up on everything now but are not quite cruising yet. You don't sit still anymore though. You are into everything and can even crawl out the back door and up the stairs. You also like to hold on to our hands and walk. It's very sweet to see your little face light up when you do it. You are not that steady but even try to dance when you hear music. You stand wiggling your bottom and have a little happy foot that kicks about. I love it!
You are eating really well at the moment and have cut down on the amount of milk you are drinking. I am still feeding you but only twice a day. You are also sleeping so much better now. You have 2 long naps usually 2 hours in the morning and 1.5 in the afternoon, sadly I have to wake you most days to collect Poppy from School but you handle it well.
In the evening you go down about 7.30pm and wake around 7am, sometimes just before. I still like to keep you up a bit later than your Sisters just to make sure you are full, clean and wind free. It's also our special time when we get to have cuddles without jealous ones.
You have cut your first teeth this month. The two top ones are completley through and the bottom two are almost there. They have caused you some distress but its not surprising as they are huge!!! They must feel a bit strange as you constantly have your fingers in your mouth feeling them or in mine feeling mine.
You are such a giggly baby who loves attention especially from your Sisters. The smiles you give them melt my heart. They are always hugging and kissing you or stroking your hands and head. You like to climb on them and rest your forehead against their's. It's just lovely and I'm really looking forward to seeing you all grow up together.
You are trying to copy all our words and sounds now which is pretty cute. So far you can clearly say “Mamma”, “Dadda”, “Nana”, “more” “up” “yes” and “No”! When you say no it's really funny as you shake your head side to side at the same time as smiling. You also like to roar like a lion which makes me laugh.
Here's a few pictures:
You are loving the warmer, sunny weather. You like being outside but I have to watch you closely. You always try to eat grass, stones and your favourite sticks when im not looking.
There, I told you its been a busy month for you.
I love you to the moon and back sweetheart.
Hugs and kisses
I haven't written to you since just before Daisy was born and you have changed so much since then. It used to be you that was my baby but you've gown up so much and of course you have a little Sister now.
You took to Daisy straight away, happy to be a big Sister and it was lovely. I was so proud of you. Unfortunately though, Daisy was quite Sicky and needed to be upright a lot of the time. This was difficult for you as it must have seemed as though I just held her all the time. I was also quite tired and grumpy so wasn't very patient when you were naughty trying to get my attention. It was bit of a tricky few months and im sorry about that.
It all settled down though when Daisy got her medicine and started napping properly. When Poppy is at School and Daisy is napping thats our time now – Mummy/Rosie time and its making all the difference. Sometimes we have a lttle cuddle and watch Peppa Pig or read stories, sometimes we play games and do jigsaws or we might do colouring/ play dough. You are very easily pleased.
You've had one illness after the other since Christmas and I've been quite worried about you. It seems to be settling down now though and the GP wasn't too worried. This was you a few days ago. Daddy took this picture but I think he captured your cheeky personality. It's lovely:
You really are a gorgeous little girl. You love cuddles and kisses and are very affectionate. It's so cute. You do have a naughty side to you too though, especially when unwell. You actually bit me twice last month: once on the finger and once on the neck. I wasn't happy!
You still suck your thumb and I'm not sure how or if I should get you to stop.
You are going to preschool in September and are really looking forward to it. I haven't rushed to put you into nursery instead waiting to get you in to the one at Poppy's School. In the meantime to keep busy we go to a singing group on Tuesdays, a toddler group and Tumble Tots on Thursdays and you have ballet lesons on Saturdays. They've all improved your confidence and you enjoy them all.
You love to sing, dance, dress up and giggle. Your little imagination is developing too and you love playing with your big Sister. She bosses you around a bit but you play Schools, shops, Doctors and so on. I like it when you use the cushions as cars and bottom shuffle around the room. It's so funny. You also put on plays for me which I really enjoy.
You are turning out to be quite clever too. You're not 3 for a while but can count to 30 already. Infact you know after 30 it's 31,32 etc but need help with 40,50,60 and so on. You love books and stories and show an interest in learning to read and phonics. You really enjoy the Jolly Phonics songs and even know your vowels. I guess that's having a big Sister.
Fiercely independent you like to be able to dress yourself, have an opinion on what you wear and even put your shoes on alone. Your favourite colours are purple and red and if it was up to you you would be dressed head to toe in purple everyday.
Here are a few more pictures to show how much you've grown:
You really are a gorgeous girl even when youre bit of a monkey.
Love you to the moon and back sweetheart.
It's been so long since I last wrote you a letter, seven months to be exact! Life has been crazy since your baby Sister arrived. It's all settled down now though and I wanted to let you know what a lovely big girl and big Sister you are turning into.
First of all you have settled really well into School. You love your Teacher Mrs Mills and have made lots of new friends. Daddy and I are amazed at how much you have learnt already. You are in the top stream for everything: reading fantastically well, writing really nicely and now spelling too…such a clever girl. It's hard to remember sometimes that you are only four!
You just soak up everything like a little sponge and are eager to learn. Always counting, getting Daddy to set you Maths problems and even reading my emails when I'm checking them….cheeky Madam! This was you on holiday last week spelling out words:
You also wrote out Go Away amongst others.
Most of the time you are a happy little thing but you do have a bit of a temper too. We have this new thing at home so when you feel yourself getting cross you go and sit on the stairs for a few minutes and count to 10 to calm yourself down. It's really working. I think it's because you're at that stage where you think you know everything and don't like to be told off, you really believe you are right all the time.
You are very good with your sisters. Daisy already idolises you and her eyes light up when you pay her attention. It's magical to see. You also play really nicely with Rosie when you can be bothered. You play great imaginative games like Schools, trips to the beach, shopping and so on. You both love dressing up and putting on shows for me too. I love it!
Here's a few photos to show you how much you've grown up:
A gorgeous little girl. You are very affectionate and sweet natured too always telling me how much you love me – more than marshmallows, rainbows, sunshine and holidays apparently
I love you too sweetheart and am very, very proud of you.