Catching Up on Quotes (and a few photos, too)

Calvin, eyeing my teacup on the edge of the counter: “Whoa. What’s that tea doin’?”

—–

Evelyn: “I’ve always thought, Why do people wear tights? They’re never the right size. If they’re too big, the waistband is loose and they fall down. If they’re too small, they sag and won’t stay up. The problem is, there’s no middle size that fits.”

—–

Charlotte, excitedly peering out her window at approaching thunderstorm: “My wish came TRUE!”

—–

Got back from an early morning run to find Cal coming down the stairs in his footie pjs: “MOMMY! I missed you!”

—–

Calvin to me: “No, don’t get on my trike. You’re a little too big. Get your own bike?”

—–

Evelyn: “My favorite real world two digit math problem is always about people getting coffee. I have no idea why.”

—–

Evelyn one morning, talking about how her day is broken up into subjects by order of importance: “Reading takes all.”

—–

Calvin: “I get my drink. I be right back. You stay here?”

—–

I said something like, “It’s the easy way to make people smile.” Calvin looked up at me: “Put a bird on it!”

—–

Charlotte had a field trip. I ask her whether she thinks bus seating will be assigned or up to the students to choose. Charlotte: “I think we’ll be able to choose.” Calvin, bursting in: “I CHOOSE CHAR. I CHOOSE CHAR.”

—–

Charlotte: “Mommy, you promised me that the first time I trim my nails with the clippers you’d take me to M-C-D’s.” Me: “Yes, but I meant when you stopped chewing your fingernails.” Char: “Well, I don’t bite my TOEnails…”

—–

One morning, Calvin was up early with me and the girls were still sleeping. Then we heard quiet footsteps above us. Me: “Ooh, I hear someone. Who do you think that is?” Calvin, eyes bright, whispers: “Aunt Lauren!”

—–

Calvin (at 2 1/2 years old) asks for “Narsh-nellow and bramcrackah.” (marshmallow and graham cracker)

—–

Last week, the family went to Toys R Us to get Evelyn’s new bike. The store is next to Cheeseburger in Paradise. Charlotte: “Is *that* what paradise looks like?”

—–

Evelyn: “When Calvin came near my poster, I was like, ‘No touching! No touching!'” (from Arrested Development)

—–

Tucking Calvin in, he gestures to his Curious George doll, which has a small white dove clipped to its head: “I put a bird on Curious George. Put. a. bird. on him.”

—–

Evelyn: “Somewhere in life, you have to memorize the Gettysburg Address.”

—–

“Cal, let’s go get you dressed.” Cal, calmly: “Just minute. I playin’ cars.”

—–

ImageEvelyn planting lettuce.

Image

 

Reading at bedtime.

Image

Mother’s Day Hike

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s