Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For Kristen


Love is scaring away monsters in the middle of the night, then again at 1:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.

Love is reading the same bedtime story for the 999th time.

Love is a hug around the knees.

Love is watching Mr. Rogers instead of All My Children.

Love is cutting off the crusts.

Love is a refrigerator covered with creative works of art.

Love is not grimacing through the dirtiest of diapers.

Love is trading in the Camero for a station wagon.

Love is the magic kiss that heals all owies.

Love is a cuddly kid in a blanket sleeper.

Love is the first kick, first smile, first laugh, first step, first anything.

Love is your child sound asleep, any child sound asleep.

Love is a macaroni necklace.

Love is wearing the macaroni necklace to church with pride.

Love is a peanut butter kiss, a syrup kiss, a chocolate kiss, any kind of kiss.

Love is when Bert & Ernie replace Robert Redford & Tom Selleck as your most admired men.

Love is the smell of a baby's neck.

Love is saying no at the right times when it is easier to say yes.

Love is saying yes at the right times when it's easier to say no.

~~ Author Unknown ~~
This was Erin's favorite book. She used to read the last line to me. I hope you'll love it as much as we do.

Cute little pink pants! I wanted to buy some cute pink shoes with flowers to match but wasn't sure if you would like them. Let me know, and I'll order them!

It looks like Aola and I ordered the same thing! It's a good thing you can never have to many onsies!

Congratulations Kristen! I am so excited for you. You are going to be an amazing mom!


Kristen said...

So sweet! Thank you, Sandra!

Kristen said...

And by the way, baby shoes are some of my favorite things on the planet, but you don't have to order them.

I've gotta say, I can't wait till we have your shower!

Old Folks Blog said...

Love is loving your Grandchildren,as much as we love you.
The Oldfolks

Old Folks Blog said...

That was a fast responce,on my post to you.
Will be great to see you and David and glad you are doing so well.
Love much.

aola said...

It is one of my favorite books, too!

Great minds think alike:)

Kelli said...

Our kids LOVE this book. I loved your poem. It is so funny how much being a parent changes you for the better. I have discovered so many things about myself I never knew before the kids!

Katt said...

I remember reading that to Erin when she lived with me. I had a horrible time getting through the last of it without crying. But then I am just an old softy any way. I love that book.

Hey Sandy... what nutral colors would you like in your baby blanket? I need to start crocheting it.
Love Ya

E. Michelle said...

to the moon and back- always made me tear up.

Sandra said...

That's exactly the line Erin would read to us. We would say "to the moon" and she would say "and back". Tugged at the heart strings every time!