Monday, September 21, 2009

Bad bees!

Nathan (age 6) was stung by a bee. The bee "broke" the rules when it stung him because it bothered him, but he didn't bother it.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The No-Boy Dispenser

Uncle James' chin-up bar was laying on the ground, and after entertaining herself with it for a while, Elliana came up to me and said, "Do you know what this is?"

Me: "What?"
E: "It's a No-Boy Dispenser."
Me: How does it dispense no-boys?"
E: "If a boy sits in it, it will poison him, and then there will be no more boys!"  

Let's hope her theory does not prove correct!

Predictable answers

Hannah (3.5 years): I'm going to clean the [bathroom] counter
Dad: Well, you need to go talk to mama first.
Hannah: Okay, I will. And mama will say, "Oh, how good of you!" And then I
go clean the counter.


Elliana (4 1/2) announces, "Look, I can fly like an airplane!" as she sticks her arms out on both sides, and proceeds to do an all out belly flop straight onto the floor!   

Simple Wisdom

Our family recently got a new kitten.  This morning I overheard Elliana sitting down with Esmerelda (That's what Elliana named the cat) to share her young wisdom with the small animal.  It went something like this:

"I'm going to tell you how the world works. All the world is different. Cats are different from dogs, and people are different from cats, and dogs are different from people. Everybody goes potty different. Cats use a litter box, and people use a toilet, and dogs go on walks with their owners in the grass. Cats have paws with claws, and dogs are the same as kitties, but I have hands with fingernails. So...yeah, everybody is different, and that's how the world goes round and round."   

So cute!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Growing up

Daddy, talking to Shannon (age 10 months), "Can you stay this age? Can you stay this size?"

Elizabeth (age 4): "Oh, she won't!"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Elliana earned a treat, so I gave her a glazed doughnut.  She says, "Yay, a frosted bagel!" 

Thursday, September 3, 2009


"If you don't let me watch a movie I'm never going to eat again! ... Except breakfast and lunch and dinner and snacks. After that I'll never be hungry again and starve."
Sam, age 4

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Taylor (age 5): Girls are womens.

Teller at the bank: That's right, and what are boys?

Elizabeth (age 4): Strangers!