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Letters To Our Children | May 2014 | Chicago Child Photograher

Letters to Our Children is a monthly blog circle that celebrates the little one’s in our lives.  Please be sure to click on the link at the end to see what my fellow blog circle photographer’s are sharing for the month.


May, 2014

Dear Grayson,

Do you know what the best part about being your mother is?

The laughter.

boy with bat | Chicago Child Photographer

I could listen to your laugh all day long.  Even when you laugh in your crazy, maniacal way, or when you announce “I can laugh the loudest of all!” and then cackle hysterically.  It’s fantastic.  It’s completely and utterly contagious.  I don’t know how anyone could possibly not giggle along with you when you do it.  You make us laugh all day long.

I hope you never lose that.  That feeling of pure happiness.  The joy.  The smiles that seem to generate from deep within your sweet little soul and bubble up and out to the world.  If you are ever feeling down or sad or just not quite yourself, I hope that the joy that lives within you, the laughter that is an intrinsic part of who you are…I hope that joy finds a way to help you smile.

Every day you make your daddy and I laugh.  I mean, big belly laughs.  From the moment you jump out of bed early in the morning to the moment your tired eyes close at night, we laugh and laugh.

You run around the house pretending to be Superman or Batman.

You play baseball like a pro, and exclaim “Awwwww…bad pitch!!” when daddy throws the ball in a silly way.

boy with baseball bat | Chicago Child Photographer

You say the cutest, silliest things.

You tell us jokes…

You: “Knock, knock!”

Us: “Who’s there?”

You: “Grayson Batman!”

Us: “Grayson Batman who?”

You: “Grayson Batman ME!  Ha ha ha!”

You gallop, you jump, you spin, you crash.

And all the while you laugh.  And we laugh.

You make us smile, even on the dreariest days.

I wish I could bottle up the laughter and save it for all time.

boy playing baseball | Chicago Child Photographer

I love you,

Your mom


Now please click over to Ashley’s blog to see her letter to her child.

Rebecca Hellyer Photography is a Chicago child photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family and wedding photography.  Please contact Rebecca to schedule your custom session today!
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  • AshleyMay 20, 2014 - 8:26 am

    I love your letter!! Just last night my little boy was running around the house laughing and screaming and I kept telling him to hush because his little brother was sleeping. Then it dawned on me that a loud, full of laughter little boy is a happy little boy…and that is exactly what I want!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonMay 20, 2014 - 8:53 am

    So lovely – both your words and your images. Grayson sounds like he has an incredible personality. So fun to be circling with you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ShilanMay 20, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Love love love! Grayson is one handsome little boy <3ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnMay 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    Love your letter! It sounds like you have such a good time together.ReplyCancel