Sunday, January 01, 2017

Emmy says....

Em, just a week shy of 2 years old, just excitedly brought me a DVD and said, "It has clues clues on it!" (her name for Blues Clues).

No, but it did have the movie "Clue" on it.

I guess she recognized the word? As in, she read it by memorizing the shape of that word? She can't even reliably name the letters yet (last she told me, the alphabet was, "A, B, Moon, Emmeline, Daniel...."), but I guess she can read that one word.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Emmy says



Em was really excited when 3 yo asked to ride the elevator down, and she was deeply disappointed when we did. She thought he had said "alligator."


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Emmy says a lot of fun things, and also Dan

Emmy found a large stuffed Disney character at the store and carried it all around, happy to have "Icky Mouse" to hug.


Dan says: "McDonald's scrambled eggs looked like they could be a communicating life form."


Emmy threw a temper tantrum because she's not old enough to go to Young Women's Wednesday activities yet. "I want to come with my womens!" she screamed over and over.


Emmy is so competitive.
Me to Em: "Are you stubborn, just like your mom? Just like me?"
Emmy: "No! Me like Mom. Not you like Mommy!"
Me: ...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Emmy says,

1 yo is highly competitive and independent. Yesterday it was:

Me: "I need to blow my nose."
Em: "NO! Boogers are mine. _I_ blow nose."

Today:
Me: "I got up at 10:30 am yesterday, and 11:00 am today! Hooray!"
3yo: "But I got up at 13."
Em: "I get up at twenty. One." (said as though on second thought, twenty was not a big enough number.)(I didn't even know she knew "twenty.")

I lift her off my bed.
"No! Me do it!" She climbs back on so she can slide back off herself.

I put her diaper on.
"No! Me do it!" She takes her diaper half way off and realizes that she can't do it, so she says, so sweetly, "Mommy tab it up." I do. She rips it open again. "No! Me do it!"

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Jack says....

3 yo Jack, telling me he found the paper that tells how to build a toy wooden car: "Mom! I found the constructions!"


Friday, December 02, 2016

Did I just read that?

This is for real. Also funny. The whole article is actually quite delightful, from peanutbutter covered M&Ms all the way to raining chicken heads from the helicopter.

"GOVERNMENT DRONES WILL SHOOT VACCINATED M&MS AT PRAIRIE DOGS"

http://www.popsci.com/government-drones-will-shoot-vaccinated-mms-at-prairie-dogs-to-save-ferrets?con=TrueAnthem&dom=fb&src=SOC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=5841ccea19d6ba0006744a11&utm_medium=&utm_source=

Friday, November 18, 2016

Did I just read that?

"This once was the grand restaurant, bar and lounge in downtown Ritzville and could be once again. Ritzville is growing and is the need for a great downtown gathering place. Comes with two pool tables and full restaurant kitchen. Interior has been removed and ready for your imagination."  http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house_type/2096412449_zpid/1-225001_price/0-835_mp/5000-_size/globalrelevanceex_sort/48.516604,-90.131836,30.713503,-120.146485_rect/4_zm/0_mmm/

The fact that there is a town called Ritzville tickles me. Like some kind of a cartoon city for snooty people.


Also, the interior has been removed made me laugh out loud. Like--how did they remove the interior? What happens when you open the door--you walk into a wall because the interior of the building no longer exists? Reverse tardis building.