Family Magazine

Letters to Littles:November 2011

By Smilinglikesunshine @smilinglikesuns
Inspired by Sausagemama and Zoie at TouchstoneZ, I am writing a monthly letter to my children.  If you would like to join in or read others' letters, check out the linky here.

Dear Defne,
you are 4 years 11 months old. I cannot believe you will be 5 years old very soon.
You are aware that we will be celebrating your birthday soon and you are very excited about that. You continue to amaze me every day.
The other week your class had its first Assembly and I was so proud of watching you on the stage.
Then again, this past weekend we went to watch Justin Fletcher ( to my non UK readers, he is a much loved actor on the children's channel CBeebies). You raised up your hands to tell him a joke and when I asked you what you are going to tell, you didn't want to share with me. When Justin came, and gave you a chance to tell your joke, you surprised me and made everyone laugh. I don't know when and how you learn these :)
You enjoyed playing with your Grandma while she was still here, although sometimes you asked her to go home. You are such a cheeky monkey now!
Your reading is developing really well and I love watching you read your picture books all by yourself now. You are so proud of yourself!
I love you.
Dear Derin,
my little wild one, you are 23 months old now. You have changed so much recently. Your speech is really coming along now. I love hearing new words from you every day.
You are still very active but you have finally understood that we need to wear our coats before leaving home and that mommy cannot always let you walk.
I love our morning routines. After we drop Defne to school, I let you walk back to home and you enjoy looking at the spider webs ( you love spiders) and you enjoy closing every garden gate! You also love cars and are much interested in their tyres!
Recently you have started enjoying playing with cars and another thing you love is playing with play dough. You ask to play with it daily.
Lately, you have been waking up loads at nights. This week I decided to nap with you in the afternoons. It is lovely to nap with you and then playing on the bed as you love rough and tumble play.
In January, you will start to a Montessori nursery. You will go two mornings and I hope you will enjoy your time there.
I love you.

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