Wednesday, November 4, 2009

one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

mid-october, 2009

after thoughtful consideration, Mr. Gump and his seven hump wump was the final, deciding factor for Tessa to determine,

"This book is definitely fiction!"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

in the future

sometime last year

"When I grown up and get married, where will you and daddy live?"

because this is, after all, her house...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

why she hit her sister...

october 17, 2009

"It's just that when I get mad I get really strong"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

learning to read

"Now I know how people learn to read! They just magically know all of the words.

That's how I did it."

Sunday, August 30, 2009


August 30, 2009

"If only this was a real broom, then I could take my feet off the ground."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

about a boy up the street

August 11, 2009

"He's cute for a little dude but he's not cute for, you know,like, love.

Friday, August 7, 2009

when I grow up

"I don't think I'll be a juggler when I grow up."

Monday, August 3, 2009

way back then

August 3, 2009

"When I was five I didn't know that much stuff."

Sunday, August 2, 2009

the kinda bad part about being a grown-up

August 1, 2009

"You have to yell at little kids all of the time"

(seriously? is this all she thinks we do? oh dear.)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

back in the day

"I still remember when I was five."

(Um ... earlier this week?)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

about being a grown-up

July 22, 2009

"The good thing about being a grown-up is that you get to eat cake whenever you want.

The bad thing about being a grown-up is that you are too big to play on the playground."

Friday, July 3, 2009

she lost her first tooth

"I was like, 'Did it come out or something? 'Cause it kinda hurts.'"

"I didn't think I would lose a tooth till I was, like, six!" (which will be in less than 3 weeks)

and how does she feel? "Happy, but when I swallow it tastes gross."

Monday, June 29, 2009


"I used to like nuts, but my tastes have changed."

(maybe she just likes m&m's more?)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Daddy & Mommy Long-legs

"Are Mommy-legs nice?"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

about going for a walk

"You don't go for a walk without a grown-up because the police will catch you."


"Police are actually nice and not mean."

(both of these facts she learned from personal experience when she was only 3. Oh dear.)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

at dinner today

"You know how sometimes when you are about to eat something and you get the feeling you aren't going to like it? Well, I just felt like that."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

about Aunt Sarah's dogs...

"I know how to tell which one is which.

Oscar is the jumpy one

and Olive isn't."

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Just a few minutes ago T and I had this conversation. Keep in mind they just got out for summer on Friday.

Tessa: Mommy? When do we go back to school?

Me: At the end of August.

Tessa: Ohhhh!

Me: You want to go back to school?

Tessa: I want to go to first grade!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


May 30, 2009

"My feets got big muscles, see?"

Friday, May 29, 2009

One from Lizzy

a conversation with my then (January 2005) four-year-old Lizzy.

Lizzy asked: How do people stay in heaven?

a little perplexed by the question I answered: Well, God can do anything so if He wants us in heaven, then we stay there.

Lizzy was thoughtful for a minute before she continued: But clouds get slippery!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

which is worse?

December 3, 2008

"Mom, what do you think hurts more, a scraped elbow or a baby coming out of your belly?"

Sunday, May 24, 2009


April 6, 2009


"You don't eat glue, even though it's yummy."

Saturday, May 23, 2009


April, 2009

Tess: Mom, remember when I used to go potty in the backyard because I didn't want to come inside?

Me: No, I don’t. When was that?

Tess: Yesterday.

Friday, May 22, 2009


May, 2009

"Mom, what's that thing where you go with your family in the summer, it's kind of like a field trip but you sleep there?"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

about a dog

about the neighbor's new puppy...

 “I can tell it’s a girl because it looks cute. Boys don’t look cute. Pepper (our dog) doesn’t look cute and he’s a boy. (thoughtful pause) But human boys look cute!”

office supplies

from October, 2008

"Mommy, where is that stamp thing that you put papers together and then (claps her hands) puts a bullet in it?"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

on being cute

April 30:

"God only knows how cute I can get."
(an actual, heartfelt statement, not intended to be in any way disrespectful)



"It makes you feel cute when the wind goes in your hair, huh?"



 Tessa is brushing her hair before going to play with Elijah and explaining, "You know how girls want to look cute for boys even though they are not going to marry them just yet."