Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summer Girl...

I am pretty sure she is the most fun little five year old in the world. She is funny, wise, silly, and smart...and she has more sass than anyone I know.

In three weeks, she starts Kindergarten. I have so many feelings about this.

Monday, August 13, 2018


Mommy! Look! WHEELPINS!!! ~ P
Umm, I think you mean pinwheels? ~ M
I mean what I say! STOP RUINING ALL THE THINGS I LOVE! ~  P. She means what she says.

How do leaves grow? How many steps are in the life cycle of a leaf? ~ P

But mommy, you have to give it to me! ~ P, wanting candy.
Why do I have to? ~ me, laughing.
Because! I am your sweet baby, and you should always want to give your sweet baby anything she wants! ~  P

Being sick is hard. I just want to take off my underwear, wear some cozy clothes, and watch tv. ~ P. ok, then...

J, what would you do if you had a pet fly? ~ P
Umm, feed it poop? ~ J

I am telling you things. ~ P
Yes but... ~ J
No, it's my time to talk. ~ P
But I have something important to say! ~ J
Stop saying words until I talk all of my words out!!! ~ P

I want you to stop bossing me! ~  J
But if I don't boss you, you won't know what to do! ~  P

We are working on astrology. We have to choose a planet and design a way or a station to make it habitable. ~  M
That's a cool project! ~ me
Umm, yeah. But I chose Neptune, and now I'm worried I'm going to regret it. I just didn't want to choose Mars like everyone else!  ~ M

Mommy, how was your eye doctor appointment? Were your eyes better, or worse? ~ M
They were only a little worse. ~ me
Hmmm. Well, yeah, that happens when you get old. Your senses don't work as well. Maybe that's what you're experiencing? ~ M. Thanks...

I'm so hungry! I want something big and appetizing. But not too big. But super appetizing... ~ M.

What would you do if you had thirty dollars? ~  M
I know! I would adopt a baby! And buy a toy! ~  J

You sound like a pig. ~ M
No! That is my elephant seal noise! ~ P
Oh...yeah, I can tell the difference now... ~ M, very seriously.

I wonder how long it takes a mako shark to swim the whole ocean... ~ J
Well, the ocean is very big, it's many miles. ~ P
I know. It's vast. ~  J
Yes, and you know they don't just keep on swimming, they have to stop to eat...and to mate. ~ M

I have an owie! ~ P
Where? ~ me
On my young toe! My young toe is really hurting! ~ P

You should not have taken my dinosaur, P. When you take something that isn't your's, you should apologize. ~ J
Fine. I'm sorry I took your dinosaur. But I'm not that sorry, because I wanted it. ~ P

It's mommy's birthday, so she gets to be the boss. ~ P
When do I get to be the boss? ~ the husband
Ummm, on your birthday? Or when mommy's not around? ~ P

What kind of animal is this meat? ~ P
It's chicken. You're eating a leg. ~ the husband
Oh. We really did not respect that chicken. ~ P

Mommy, is a stallion a boy or a girl? ~ P
A boy. ~ me
J! You're a stallion! ~ P
Yes. I know I am. ~  J

Where is a sharks territory? ~ J
The ocean? ~ M
But where in the ocean? ~ J
It depends on the shark... ~ M, proceeding to name all. the. sharks. ever. and where they are found.
Never mind! I decided I don't want to know! ~ J

P! You are killing me! ~ J...she likes to sit on him.
Umm, not yet, I'm not! ~ P

These tacos are so good. I'm so full, but I just can't resist them! ~ M

When I grow up, I might make EVERY DAY taco Tuesday! ~ M

...and that is how the life cycle of a seed works. Do you understand? ~ M, after a VERY long explanation.
Ummm, no. I don't understand. But I also don't care. ~ J

You're a turdy! ~ P
What? Why are you calling me that? ~ M
You're late! You're a turdy! ~ P
Tardy is late. I think you are calling me a poop. ~ M
Oh. Well, ok then. ~ P

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them. 
~ Leigh Anne Tuohy

Sunday, August 5, 2018


From a distance the world probably seems like a big, bad scary place. If you listen to the news, or even ask the person next to you, they will likely talk about war, poverty, corruption, and hate. 
And they are right, from a distance, but...
I belive, up close, there is enough good, enough love, and enough pure kindness make the world go round.
~ Leon Logothetis

Monday, July 30, 2018

Crafting Monday...

This week, we got messy...we made plaster stepping stones for outside. The kids LOVED this, but it was so messy, it stressed me out a little bit. Ha!

They turned out super cute, though, and the kids are so proud of them!