Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The little things...

I know, I'm behind on blogging these days...I'll try to be better!  And I'm sorry, this post isn't going to be chock-full of pictures, but I do want to write down a few little things that our girls have been saying and doing lately that just bring smiles to our faces!

Anna Kate, when I asked her if she wanted me to read her a story: "No, Mom, I just want to read my dictionary." (I found her an illustrated children's dictionary at a yard sale this weekend - best 25 cents I've ever spent!)

Whenever you ask Caroline how old she is, she responds, "THREE!" with a huge grin and giggle. She knows very well that she is NOT three, but she loves the laughs she gets out of all of us.

Anna Kate at dinner last night: "What's that green dip for chips? Block-a-moley? Yeah, I don't like Block-a-moley." I didn't have the heart to correct her!

Caroline is very persuasive these days. When she wants something, she has been known to identify it (cookie, milk, paci, etc.) and then say, "Please, Mommy, ma'am, love you!" Just covering all her bases!

Speaking of Caroline's manners, she very rarely forgets to say "yes, ma'am" or "no, ma'am". The only problem is she says it for both me and Daddy (and any other adult, regardless of gender!).
I dropped Anna Kate off at her Wednesday night class a couple minutes early last week, so she was the first child there. Her teacher offered to read her a story and told me later what had taken place. Apparently she had inadvertently changed a small word while she was reading to Anna Kate (something insignificant like "on" instead of "in"). Anna Kate of course corrected which her teacher responded, "Well, Anna Kate, do you just want to read the book to me?" Anna Kate then said, totally innocently, "No, I'll just help you with the words you miss." Ahem. We have since had a discussion about correcting teachers.

Caroline's vocabulary has just exploded lately. She said what might have been her first 5-word sentence the other day. I was wearing an apron (which I guess I don't do very often) when I went to get her up from her nap. She took one look at me and said, "Yucky apron, take it off!" She is our child who likes things to stay the same - nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary.

This one was a while back, and I already posted it to Facebook, but if it doesn't get posted here, it will be forgotten!

While grocery shopping...
AK: Mommy, I am high and exhausted. (emphasis on "exhausted")
Me: (quizzical look)
AK: You know, like God.
Me: Tell me more...
AK: (singing) Your name above all others, high and EXHAUSTED!