Monday, September 8, 2008

What I love...

(holding hands while crossing the street. its too cute)

Today Caleb and Carissa turn 22 months old. Its honestly hard to believe that they will blow out 2 candles in a matter of days. Where has the time gone?
Each day in the Kintner Clan brings new joys, new challenges, new words, new discoveries and new found independence. Each day I find that I love my little ones more and more. So, Caleb and Carissa, on your 22nd month of life I'm sharing some things, big and small, that I love about you. This post is for you.
-your cute voice and laugh
-your many hugs around the neck
-it when you say "get my neck", look up at me with your big blue eyes and wait for me to tickle your neck
-the way that you say 'again' in a high pitch with such excitement in your eyes
-when you say "I wanna say cheese" which means you want me to take a picture of you
-your hugs and kisses -that you love your brother "Cay-web". Every day after your nap you are so excited to see Caleb and play with him.
-that you love books
-that you are learning to 'clean-up'
-that you are all girl. That you are petite, beautiful and love shoes! I love how you want to pick out your shoes every morning and wear them immediately after waking up in the morning and from your nap.
-how you tell your brother what to do "lay down", "sit here"... (daughter like mother)
-it when you say "bye, see ya" while carrying your purple purse or makeshift bucket purse. Perhaps the bucket purse will become a fashion statement in the near future?
-how you ask to go "night night"...what a blessing to mommy and daddy
-how you hide in the closets often giving away your hiding spot by saying "Where's Carissa?" or "Where'd go?". I also love how you never grow tiered of us finding you.
-that you eat a wide variety of healthy foods
-the way that you hold a pencil correctly
-when you say "look" about 50o times when you want me to look at something
-how you feel safe and rarely cry when I drop you off somewhere or leave you with a sitter
I Love...
-that you are all boy. that you are broad, tough, and handsome.
-your white curly head of locks. Sometimes we call you 'Curly'. -your giggle.
-your walk, your strut, your swagger
-how you don't let bigger kids overwhelm you but instead jump right in and play
-how much you like to be 'gotten'
-your love pats
-that you love your sister "issa"
-how you are daddy's buddy
-your dance moves. You crack us up! People comment on your cool new moves all of the time!
-how you hide in the closets and can wait an unusually long time for someone to say "where'd he go?" "where's Caleb?" before revealing yourself
-how you like to snuggle muggle (for a fleeting moment) before you go to bed
-that you take long naps
-how you are an expert stacker - you can stack our soup cans higher than you are tall
-that you are a 'big helper' around the house. You love to help unload the dishwasher. I hope you still love it 10 years from now!
-that you love books
-that you eat a wide variety of healthy foods
-how you feel secure and don't cry when left in someone else's care
(huggin' our welcome bear)(Eatin' apples and...Caleb, are we mad at mom for taking so many pictures?)


  1. Very cute! Can't wait to see them in a couple of months! I probably won't believe how big they've gotten!!

  2. Oh, so cute! I can't believe they are 22 months either! Where does the time go? Give them a kiss from Aunt Kim -

  3. They are both so precious!!! Give them a kiss from me!!!