Saturday, November 26, 2011

Moving ears?

Taylor, age 7, "Wait. I have to move my ear."


Thursday, November 24, 2011


Elizabeth, age 6, "Taylor, there's no dying."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cause Mommy said!

Shannon, age 3, talking to daddy.

Shannon, "Daddy, time to get up!"
Daddy, "Time to get up, why?"
Shannon, "Cause mommy said!"

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Elizabeth, age 6, "Taylor, it says hippopotamus!"
Taylor, age 7, "No, it says happiness."

Monday, November 7, 2011


Mom was leaning over to get the silverware out of the dishwasher. She complained that she felt fat (she's 6 months pregnant).

Elizabeth, age 6, "You're not fat!"
Mom, "I'm not?"
Elizabeth, "No, you're straight!"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Elizabeth, age 6, " I didn't have any bad dreams! Then there was the twinkle, twinkle star."

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Elliana (6 1/2) "My mouth isn't stretched out enough. Let's talk for a while."

Time has lost its wings

After a trip to the store that took longer than expected, Elliana (6 1/2) said, "Well, time sure didn't fly that time. Time walked!"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We are in the process of packing to move. Taylor, age 7, "You mean all of this is going to college?!"

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cowgirl Big Sister

At our ranch-themed family reunion, we told H-girl (5), who happened to be wearing her cowgirl hat and bandana, that she would soon be getting a baby brother or sister. After recovering from the initial, happy shock, here's what she said.
H-girl: I'm getting to be a Cowgirl Big Sister!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Shannon, age 2 1/2, is trying to turn off a light by blowing on it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Elizabeth, age 6, "I'm growing teeth, back there."

Monday, May 30, 2011

Broken Clouds

Taylor, age 7, "It's raining. But, part of the cloud is broke, so it shouldn't be raining."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

For now...

Taylor, age 7, "Let's just say I broke my leg for now."

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tired Mama

cousin's Mom: yaaaawwwwnn...
H-girl (5): "You sound like my Mama."

Monday, April 25, 2011


Shannon, age 2, is sitting on her sisters lap with a wet diaper on.
Elizabeth, age 5, complaining, " She's getting her wetness on me!"

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Flags Birthday

Dominick, age 9, "Hey, the flag's birthday is July 4th"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tea Party

Elizabeth, age 5, "Want to have a tea party with us dad?"

Dad, "I need to eat something."

Elizabeth, "We'll have snacks."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nursery Home

Elizabeth, age 5.5, is a great singer. yesterday I overheard her singing "I Am a Child of God."

"I am a child of God, and He has sent me here. Has given me a nursery home, with parents kind and dear."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Playing house

I overhead this conversation between Sam, age 5, and Katie, age 4 while they were playing house (the girl's idea):

Sam: ding-a-ling (holding up "phone" to his ear)
Katie: yes dear? (answering her own "phone")
Sam: I've been thinking about it and I decided we should get married.
Katie: We already are married.
Sam: Oh.... never mind. Good-bye.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Careful, Santa!

Daddy: (after being silly with H-girl) There's a square on our ceiling.
Mom: It's called a patch job.
Daddy: Did someone put a hole in our ceiling?
H (turning 5): Maybe it was Santa!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Taylor, age 7, "Hey, Dad! There's a lot of things made in China."