Thursday, July 21, 2011
Two years ago today a burst of blond hair and blue eyes joined our family and what a delight she has been. Carrigan was born at a difficult time in some ways. Mali and Brinnly were barely past the baby stage themselves. Jonathan was very new at his job and the only thing we knew for sure was that it wouldn't be permanent for him. But somehow, having a little more "wildness" (one of her many nicknames) in our life was just what we needed.
Carrigan loves life. She's usually the first one up in the mornings and we relish our cuddle time with just her. She chatters away all day long and puts up with our inability to understand her most times. Her current favorite phrases are "hold you!" and "no, Mali! no, Buggy" and of course, "SPACE"! She loves loves loves to eat (where in the world does she get that?) and has a pretty varied taste. Overall she goes with the flow but if something upsets her too much she's quick to stomp her feet and pull out the fists. Definitely the strongest temper of the three when her buttons are pushed. One of her favorite silly games is pretending she's either asleep or blind and she does that almost as often as she tells her version of the "interrupting cow" joke. Of course, she's quick to laugh the loudest at herself.
We so love our little Elmo-Yo Gabba-Minne Mouse fan. We love her running and walking, silent and talking as one of her favorite books says. Her blond ringlets bouncing up and down bring smiles to our faces and she's just the right fit in our silly family. Care-Bear, Squeezy-Muffin: you have no idea how much we thank God for you. Fists and all.