Riley Roo--You have such a love for learning, fixing things, and imaginative play right now! Your sweet, kind heart brings a smile to my face every time I see you give your sister a kiss on the head or say, "Come on, Mags, let's go play!" I love that you still like to cuddle on the couch and ask me to hold your "whole body" and "rock, rock" you. I know you're growing up at a rapid rate and I cherish these little boy days more than you'll ever know. I'm super excited about being able to stay home with you another year or two and know that we'll have even more precious family memories to come. May you always know deep down in your heart how greatly you are loved by Dad and I and most importantly, by your Heavenly Father.
Maggie Moo--The way your eyes twinkle and those dimples appear makes me want to eat you up with a spoon! That's a southern expression for saying how much I adore your playful personality that is almost always full of joy! You definitely are becoming more independent and figuring out that you have your own voice and mind to think for yourself which is something I don't ever want to discourage. Just remember that while you think you may have it all figured out already, your parents still may be able to teach you a thing or two! :) Your empathetic little spirit that is always checking to make sure everyone is "okay" is a gift that others will always appreciate about you as well. My prayer is that you'll continue to grow in wisdom and knowledge and that your confidence will come from the Lord.
You two are a delight to me! It is a privilege to be your mom and to join you in this beautiful journey of life together! May this coming year bring us even closer together as a family!