Friday, January 27, 2006

my little storyteller

Emmie - I wanna show (tv).
Me - How about if you tell me a story instead.
Emmie - Okay! One upon a time, there was a little zoo. Time, a little giraffe. Time, a little rhino. And a giraffe got in a zoo, and couldn't get out. He cryin' (makes crying noise). And one upon a time, a little monkey (oo-oo-aa-aa). And a rhino. Be end.
Me - Wow, Emmie, good story!
Emmie - I wanna show.

When she gets scared now she says "Da God betect (protect) me."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

She's kind of sick today - sitting with her elephant and "rainbow blinket" and poking herself in the eye for no apparent reason. Posted by Picasa

They're in their "clubhouse" - they actually all three played together - SWEETLY - in said clubhouse for an extended period of time today. Wow. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Some recent Emmie-isms:

"Goon (can) I kiths da kidths, momma?" - every night as I put her to bed

"I'm rockin' louder, momma!" - rocking faster

"You're a good helper, momma!" - as I clean her room

"Where's Dad? Oh, he's in California." - when Jeff goes to work

"Goon I ride my trithicle?"

"Is there monthterths in dere, momma?" - about anywhere I'm not

Yelled/sang "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart - WHERE?" in walmart today (over and over and over...)

"Goon I go to da zoo and see da rhinos, momma?" - rhinos being her current favorite animal

Sunday, January 15, 2006

the King and Queen  Posted by Picasa

I made them cloaks - they're very into dressing up these days. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Look how proud the chocolate baby is of's Saturday night, must be time for a bath and - how about a facial? Posted by Picasa

I made chocolate pudding for dessert and turned my back for a minute. Posted by Picasa

Emmie the great

The kids are watching "Lion King 1 1/2" and Emmie just said "I like the king. Where Nala?" I know she hasn't seen "Lion King" before, so I said "Emmie, how do you know about Nala?" She looked up at me, pointed to the playroom, and said "I have da book, Mom."

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Whenever I change her she says "Goon [can] I have a wipe? I needa clean the coffee table." Here she's "cleaning" her "rockin' horthsey."  Posted by Picasa

It's amazing how normal it is to my two-year old to talk on the cell phone - even with an earpiece at times Posted by Picasa

since I found his pop-gun the other day they play cowboy/cowgirl all the time Posted by Picasa

clearing the table - they actually still fight over jobs and today Riley's clearing  Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 09, 2006

Washed, pajama-ed, and watching a show; eagerly awaiting the sitters  Posted by Picasa

Emmie - "You take a picture for Elmo! Cheese for Elmo!" Posted by Picasa

He loves to do school, but unless he gets to also work on math Logan doesn't consider this "real school." Posted by Picasa

Doing schoolwork Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Church without Dad

We were about 40 minutes late for Sunday School - in some churches that means you missed it but in ours they're just warming up! Riley was glad to make it to class.

Riley's one desire was to sit in the balcony, which Dad never does. (We didn't. We sat on the other side of the church, though.)

During one of my favorite songs ever ("Where else have we to go, since you alone have words of eternal life"), I was called to the nursery to get my snotty-nosed toddler, who then did not want to stay in the service and hear Dr. Bruce Ware speak, though I did. We ended up in the hallway, cry room being unavailable. It was a great sermon, and I'm glad I fought to get to hear it.

Upon returning home, I asked everyone at lunch if they missed dad - a chorus of "yes" all around, then Logan said, "But church without dad went a lot quicker." He speaks the truth - even though I did stay and talk for half an hour...

I'm roused from my brief blogging moment by Emmie yelling "Mommy! Cleany-cleany!" That means she's made a mess. My little punk.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

They made the hats, I made the aprons. We're going to make lunch now. Posted by Picasa

this is the rainbow fairy or something like that Posted by Picasa

"Oooh, I Angelina Ballerina!" she says Posted by Picasa

They call themselves Jungle King and Jungle Queen in these capes Posted by Picasa

building a castle Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Attempt 1 for hugging picture ("Hey, everyone sit on the bench together and smile!") They just don't stop moving that long. Posted by Picasa

Attempt 3 for hugging picture Posted by Picasa

Attempt 2 for hugging picture (Emmie threw herself down at the last minute) Posted by Picasa

Gathering "crystals." They were pretending pirates were coming to steal the crystals from them. At one point this included Daddy's all-time favorite (!) - climbing up on the fence to look for pirates. I got them right down, don't worry. Posted by Picasa

Isn't he beautiful? Nothing matches, but he can pull it off. Red vest, orange sweats, different colored striped hat and sweater... Posted by Picasa

Look - one shoe on, one shoe off, the story of Emmie's life. She was showing me her "crystal," and I told her to hold still and say cheese so she said "Cheese with my rock!" Posted by Picasa

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