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."