Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Daphne - Top 10



Daphne...


10. I love how you have always walked around with your hands full of small toys. As long as you’ve been able to hold toys, you’ve never had your hands empty. There’s always at least one tiny toy, if not a dozen, clutched in each hand.
9. I love that you never give up on the cat. No matter how many times she scratches you or runs away from you, you still want her to be your best friend.
8. I love that you’re a baked goods girl, just like your mommy. You don’t bother with ice cream, and you eat your cake frosting first, just as it should be.
7. I love that you are fearless. I can’t think of a time that you’ve ever shied away from anything new. You ran into nursery the first day and never looked back. You ran into Sunbeams the first day and only looked back to tell me I could go now. You ran into your first day of preschool. You run into every new thing, arms open wide.
6. You’re a talker. Though sometimes your hypothetical, unanswerable questions drive me batty, I love that you are able to express yourself so well.
5. I love your super bubble butt. It is so fat and round and fabulous.
4. I love that you have let me convince you that your eyes are hazel. OK, they may be only golden brown with a slight ring of grey on the outside. But you know it makes me happy to call them hazel, so hazel they are to you.
3. I love that it is physically impossible for you to tell people only your first name. It’s the whole thing, first middle and last, or nothing at all.
2. I love that you run everywhere you go. You never walk. I can hear the pitter patter of your feet in the hallway upstairs when I lay in bed---full speed every time.
1. I love how friendly you are. You love people (just like me) . And every time you meet someone new, you give them a big hug without being told. It’s so endearing (and maybe a little startling to some people, but who cares!) As a baby, you would hold out your arms to complete strangers at the store. They loved you! You got a charge out of making people fall in love with you, and you still do. (And it still works!)

10 comments:

tiburon said...

I love this list too!

If only I could come up with 10 nice things to say about each of my kids...

Jen said...

I love these lists!!! You have me wishing you had more kids to read about...maybe you will have to do one about Flossie, for all those pet lovers out there! ;)

Kristina P. said...

Good call on telling her her eyes are hazel! So much better than boring brown!

Devri said...

Great list! she is a cutie, and that skirt is delicious!

Sara said...

Really like to read all these fun things. I always wanted a little girl with brown eyes. I thought my hazel eyes were boring.

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

I LOVE these lists about your kids. They are so cute.

Shawn said...

So adorable----what a great way to remember all the things that you love about each of them---so precious!

MiaKatia said...

What a sweet little girl. I love those kids who can just talk to anyone, you know that so many things will be easy for them in life because they just get out there and get into life.

alex dumas said...

I really like these posts about your kids too...

Nicki said...

Avery misses Daphne a lot, she keeps seeing things (like toys) and saying "Daphne would love this, we should send it to her." You have some freaking cute kids :)