Thursday, January 16, 2014

Conversation with Emma

Everyday after preschool this is the first thing Emma says to me. 

"Can I have a fruit snack!?!?!?"

It comes tumbling out before a hello, hi, I love you mom, I had a great day, I'm a unicorn, I like grapes or even a screech, which if you know Emma is rather amazing for that last one.
Today, in an effort to alter this course of events, I made a simple request...
"Can you tell me something else before you ask that?
This is what I got.....

She got a fruit snack.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

You know you're an adult when.....

....all you really want for your birthday is not having to do any dishes.

Are you an adult yet?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ben says...

While playing with alphabet blocks....

"Mom, I'm going to make a squillion towers! Do you know what squillion means? Squillion means lots and lots!"

How's that for a vocabulary word.

Update: Apparently squillion is an actual word, meaning "a very large, unspecified number"

How's that for a smart kid!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Girly Girly


Missy Lou (a.k.a. Emma)

Queen Girly Girly

Yes that is not one, but two tutu's on top of maymoos (Emma speak for pajamas)

Now I'm not sure which is more adorable...
...Emma's outfit or...

...the fact that she calls her princesses "mommies"...
(if only all us really mommies could look that nice)

...or the fact that she makes her "mommies" dance...

Who am I kidding it's all adorable!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring and sadness

Today the weather was FINALLY nice enough to spend more than thirty seconds outside so the kids and I...

...went for a drive

...stopped to discuss our vehicles...

...shared a few smiles...

...had a little snack, before...

...going back to play...

...and then took a nap.

It was a good day.

Except for the sad part... camera lens is broken...


makes me want to cry.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thrifty Finds

Thrift stores can be so darn fun sometimes. You never know what you're going to find. The kids and I went to Goodwill the other day in search of some ugly ties to send my brother for his birthday, while he's on his mission. We came home with these beauties.

I actually like the pinkish one, and almost decided to keep it for some unknown reason, even to myself, and Tyson was particularly drawn to the brown paisley one. So I guess maybe they aren't so ugly, especially considering there's an old Jerry Garcia thrown in there, well except for the brown clip on, that one is really and truly ugly. So at least Will will get one ugly tie.
But these aren't the treasure of the day.
These are!

Now don't roll your eyes, I've always wanted to learn how to Rollerblade, but never wanted or could spend the $70 it would take to buy even the lowest end model, especially since I'm not even sure I'll take to it. But Tyson has a pair and as been wanting me to get a pair for a couple years now so at a sweet $9 I couldn't resist. I'm sure they'll be many misadventures while these are on my feet.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Child Prodigy

We have a child prodigy in our home, did you know that?

Yup we do.

It's Emma...

She reads.

Did you just faint from the cuteness?

I sure did.