Thursday, September 1, 2011

I don't want to forget these moments

"The days are long but the years are short"

I'd be a millionaire if I had a dollar for every time I've heard this over the past 9 1/2 months....but I'm starting to realize how true it is!!!  My sweet Kinley is just growing and changing every day!

Kinley, I love you sweet baby girl!

I love the nicknames we've given girl, sweet little monkey, Kinley bear, pumpkin britches (and variations of all of these!)

I love that you LOVE cuddling!

And get soo excited when it's time to wake up from your naps.  You always greet us with excitement and a smile.  You, my dear, get excited a lot!

I love that you're hair is FINALLY getting long enough for pigtails...well sort of

I love that you always want to be with us, and follow me into the kitchen whenever I leave your side.

I love that you squeeze my arms when I hold you, even though sometimes it's really more of a pinch and it hurts!

I love your babbling - you seriously are SUCH a girl with your high-pitched "dadadadada's".  You sound almost like you're singing sometimes!
I love watching you explore - you're always looking for the next thing to discover

I love that sometimes you'll only fall asleep if I'm rocking you and you've got a firm grasp on both of my arms.

I love watching you learn to clap.

And I LOVE the excitement on your face with you see your daddy walk through the door at the end of the day!  There is a special light in your eyes when you see him...he is a very special man!

I love that your favorite toys aren't toys at all...the teething gel bottle, empty boxes, kitchen utensils, the remote, coasters and shoes, you'll pick any one of these things over a bright shiny baby toy!

I love wrestling with you on the bed

...And finding your tickle spots

Have I mentioned that I love snuggling with you?!

I love bath time...special time for you and daddy.

I love praying for you - and can't wait to teach you how.

Girl, you have captured my heart


  1. i love this! each moment is so special...

  2. This is such a sweet post, Amanda. Love the pictures!

  3. I love this post and your beautiful thoughts about your daughter. Thanks for sharing all these special moments with us about her. You seem to love your new job as Mommy so much...what a lucky girl Kinley is! Love, Ms. Peggy (Lindsey's momma)

  4. OH AMANDA.......
    This is beautiful...
    the photos are breath taking........... and your words so sweet and tender and true !!!!!!
    KINLEY is the most beautiful GIFT from GOD!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your Family