Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Mom, is Ancient Egypt real?" Rachel asked one day.

"Yes, dear. It really existed," I answered.

"I want to go to Ancient Egypt and visit the Stinks," she said.

"Oh, Honey, you can't visit ancient Egypt, because that was a very long time ago. You can visit modern Egypt, though. Why do you want to go there?" I said.

"Because I want to see the Stinks!" she happily said.

The Stinks? "Do you mean the Sphinx?" I asked.

"Yes!" she giggled. "I want to see the Stinks, like on 'Bubble Guppies' (a kid's cartoon which she loves and I can't stand, so I never watch it)."

Monday, June 17, 2013

Unexpected greeting

Dominic came home from work while I was getting the children ready for bed. He walked in the door and called out, "Hello!"

Makayla, 2, who hadn't yet put on her pajamas, ran to the top of the stairs and proclaimed, "Naked!"

One day I forgot to put Makayla to bed for a nap. She took one anyway.

Monday, June 3, 2013

peek-a-boo en espanol

Rachel loves to play peek-a-boo, but she prefers the Spanish version. If I start off in English she says, "Ita! Ita!" Ok then. "Donde esta Rachelita? Aqui esta!" She laughs and laughs. And it is so cute hearing a little one try to speak Spanish.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Watch out for those "D's"

Makayla wrapped a piece of cardboard around her torso and wandered around the house saying, "dobbo, dobbo."

I just thought she was acting silly. When Dominic came home from work, he watched her for a minute, then asked, "Are you a turkey?"

"Yes!" immediately came the reply. Oh, of course, she was saying "gobble, gobble." You would think that by my fifth child I would have figured out the whole g/d displacement, which is so common in children's speech. I still can't figure out why she needed the cardboard, though.

This isn't her turkey outfit, but she is so cute!