January 31, 2010

Sundays are back

Dear Kurt,

I honestly woke up this morning thinking "I can't wait till the day is over!" For no other reason then it is Sunday and you had to work again. I usually love Sundays because we get to relax, go to church, and spend time together but since you started your new job I no longer enjoy Sundays like I use to.

Awful, I know.

But today was nice!

After a 6 am feeding baby-cakes slept till 9.
Baby-cakes also took a solid two hour nap before church.
You welcomed me at the door when I got home from church (I didn't expect to see you for at least another hour or two).
We spent all evening at Grandpa Larson's birthday bash.
I got to watch you and baby-cakes giggling to each other in the corner for a long while.
And now we will put baby-cakes to bed and cuddle up in our own.

I am officially back on good terms with Sundays.

Sincerely, Lori

January 28, 2010

goopy eye

notice the cute freckle on her lip

Dear Brooklyn,

I am sad to say that this is you every morning.

You were born with a partially clogged tear duct that has increasingly gotten worse.

I have tried everything that I have been told or read about to try to unclog it but it is all to no avail.

It bothers you and you rub and scratch all day long while I beg you not to. Your eye gets bright red and puffy by the end of the day.

When I try to clean it you cry and turn your head. I want to cry because of the pain I know it causes you.

But don't worry. I have a plan. Next week you have a doctors appointment and I am going to demand that they fix it!

Wish me luck because your mommy is about to get vicious on some doctors!

I love you.

Sincerely, Lori

January 27, 2010

almost frozen baby

Dear Brooklyn,

Sorry you almost froze while we were building the snowman.
I honestly put you in all the clothes I could fit on you.
It probably didn't help that daddy ended up dumping snow on you.

Sincerely, Lori

biggest snowman in the world (or at least on the block)

Dear Kurt,

We are the best snowman builders ever!

or maybe just the most ambitious....

Either way, it was fun. And cold. But mostly fun.

Thanks for rolling all the snowballs up and sorry I couldn't lift them.

I love our snowman (we should name him)

Sincerely, Lori

January 26, 2010

Naked Time

Dear Brooklyn,

Who knew that this mornings hysterics could be solved with an extra large dose of Naked Time?

First: Naked while mommy showers
Second: Naked during a long bath
Third: Naked on mommys bed (please don't pee)
Fourth: Naked in the living room while mommy cleans

When you get older please don't join a nudist colony.

Sincerely, Lori

January 21, 2010

January 20, 2010


Dear Kurt,

Outside is it snowing like crazy. It must be quite windy too because the snow is coming down at an insane angle.

You are at work. I hope you didn't have to drive too far in this weather. Even more, I hope you don't have to work too late.

I miss you.

Brooklyn is having a ruff day. I think it's the teething. I can't wait till you can come home and make her laugh. You are so good at it.

I just looked outside again. The snow has gotten worse. I feel a small ping of worry for you. I wish I never lost my phone so that I could call you.

Drive safe.

Work hard.

Come home to me soon.

Sincerely, Lori

January 19, 2010

If only to hold you

Dear Brooklyn,

Right now you are lying in your crib crying. Your dad has insisted that we should let you get use to falling asleep in your bed. This way we can just put you in your crib and you will fall asleep on your own. He has good intentions.

I can barely stand it.

Don't worry, this will be the first and last time.

Every few minutes I sneak into your room and place your pacifier in your mouth and for a minute you calm down, but by the time I am at your door you start to sob again.

Maybe this experience is more for me then for you. I will not take for granted the opportunity I have to rock you to sleep, to softly place you in your crib and know that you are happily sleeping before I retire to my own bed.

There. One last extra long trip to your room and you softly drifted to sleep with my hands on your face. You just needed to know that I still love you and that you are not alone.

Now sleep tight my little one.

Mommy is here.


Sincerely, Lori