Monday, April 27, 2009

In My World...

You'll find this funny if you have seen Horton Hears a Who... You know the part where the little girls says something about "in my world, everyone's a pony and they eat rainbows and poop butterflies..."

Well, tonight Kaci was eating milk and cookies and was drinking her milk with a spoon. I told her to stop and to pick up her cup to drink.

She says, "Well, in my world, people use their spoons to drink milk."

(I am trying not to laugh, because we have been working very hard about teaching them not to argue...)

So, I told her that in her world, she still has a Mommy who can tell her what to do, and that she better put her spoon down and pick up her glass to drink.

And she says "well then you better go back to your world, because people here don't like rules like that."

I was bursting at the seams trying not to laugh and to be the stern parent who doesn't-like-being-talked-to-like-that. It didn't work so well. She is so hilarious...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Screeching Sara

Sara's new trick is to screech like a screech owl when she thinks she is being ignored. Should I mention that she thinks she is ignored A LOT?

I think this picture came after she screeched for 5 minutes straight and we gave in... The look of victory

Praying in Spanish

Kaci was praying yesterday. (Who else would come up with this stuff?) She stopped in the middle of her prayer, and said "I think I am going to start saying my prayers in Spanish." I told her to finish her prayer, and after she did I asked her why she wanted to start praying in Spanish.

"Because... there is only 1 God, and like 100 different languages. Just because someone doesn't know English doesn't mean they can't pray, so God has to know every language."

(At this point, I am trying not to laugh. She is so serious about it, and her eyes are bright blue and sparkling.)

"You know what else Mom? I don't know very many words in Spanish. But that's ok, because sometimes I say words in English that I don't know either. Little kids who live in Spanish don't know all their Spanish words, and God still hears their prayers."

Oh what a sweet girl. It is so hard to keep a straight face when the little wheels inside her head are spinning this fast!

Friday, April 10, 2009


How could you ever say "no" to these eyes?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"Do Dogs Get Married?"

What would you answer if your 4 year old asked you that question?

I answered "No, Dogs don't get married."

Tyler nudged me and said "way to go...." and winked at me. He then told me to "wait for it."

Kaci says "Well then how do dogs have puppies?"

Tyler saved me and went on to explain that Dogs probably get married in their own language, and we just don't know about it... That little girl has so much going on in her sweet head!

See the Resemblance?

"I'm gonna hug her and squeeze her and love her and kiss her and call her George"

You can laugh at our little Elmyra, but it is a daily battle for us.

Kaci, stop squeezing your sister!

But MOMMY, I'm just hugging her!!

You need to click on the picture to see Kaci's expression....