**the pitter patter of little feet on hardwood floors
**the high squeals of joy from a 22 month old
**the sound of sisters making each other laugh
**the constant happy chatter and singing of a baby in her crib when she is supposed to be going to sleep
**the first glimpse of a groggy faced baby in the morning just as she's waking up
**the three bright smiles i get every morning
**watching the girls wrestle with their daddy
**the outstretched arms of the baby as she looks up at me and says, "hug, hug"
**the sound of little girls chasing each other in the house
**the sweet prayers of our two girls at meals and family prayer
**having our girls remind us to read the scriptures before bed
**watching the girls roller skating for their second time
**the excitement that sprinklers cause
**hearing nani say, "goodnight, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite, see you in the morning, i love you!"
**rocking with the baby before she goes to bed and having her point out all of the features on my face.
**having the baby sing along with me as i rock with her
**the baby's breathing heard through the monitor
**nani and lala talking and laughing, and making way too much noise in their rooms after they have been tucked in, when they are supposed to be going to sleep
**the sound of girls playing happily together
**the girls watching out for each other
**the sounds of sharing
**listening to lala talk in her very unique accent AND watching her expressive face while she talks
**little helpful hands
**watching all three girls run to the window screaming with excitement "daddy!" when they hear mitch drive up in the truck after work
**seeing these happy faces everyday (only 2 years older! this is the day after kawena was born and it is the only picture we have of all three girls on mitch's work computer)
we miss you so much girls! be good and have fun with your auntie malia and we will see you soon!