Friday, August 15, 2008

i miss....

**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

**goodnight kisses

**bear hugs

**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!


Katie Smith said...

Good luck house hunting! That is what you're doing, right?

Mahina said...

yes! we are in albuquerque hunting for land right now. we want to build a home, not buy. it's great to be kidless for 6 days, but we sure miss them!

Melissa-Mc said...

Hope you are having fun. All the things you miss are WONDERFUL, but not always when you have a house on the market :)

Elizabeth said...

I love that picture! I got to hold baby on Sunday for a few minutes. The girls came over a few days ago, and my mom was saying how sweet they are. They're so cute, and I know they miss you, too!

tutu lady said...

Ditto! I miss all those things too.(Well almost all) But you get to see them tomorrow! They are the cutest, sweetest, happiest lil girls in town. Love to you all.

jessica said...

It's funny how excited I am to go on a trip with Aric w/out kids. The peace, the quiet meals...but then after two days I want my life back. I want my kids. I totally get how you are feeling.

ashley said...

have a great trip. sounds like they are in good hands! funny how much we dream of a day to ourselves sometimes and then when you are away you miss them so much!

hope you find a great plot to plop your family on!

Michal said...

i've never been away from my kids for that long--not to say that i don't miss them when we are away, but by the time i start feeling that way we are pulling up in the driveway!

Pineapple Princess said...

Pretend like it's your honeymoon. When you come home you will have a ready made family. Can't beat that!

Anonymous said...

My girls go back to northern utah for a week in the summers to spend it with thier Grandma. I always get bummed about how empty and quiet the house is while they are gone. Good luck on finding a new place to build your nest.

Sarah said...

I bed they loved having that read to them. How sweet. Children are a blessing beyond description.

Bridget said...

Those are hard things to be without. I'm sure you've had a great time though! We're looking forward to seeing the girls bright and early Thursday morning. :)

Tonya said...

At first I wasn't getting that your kids were at your house with Malia and YOU were the ones away. I hope your property hunting went well. What a fun and crazy adventure! When Matt and I go away I always end up in tears after about a week because I miss my babies. The same things that can drive me nuts sometimes are the things I miss too. You have cute girls:0)

Mandy said...

So I'm a little out of the loop lately. I guess that's what I get for being gone for 18 days! Have fun in Albequrque see you when you get back.