Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Favorite Christmas Songs

"Sale-sis Day-o"  (Angels We Have Heard on High/ Angels From the Realms of Glory)

"That Airplane One"  (Far Far Away on Judea's Plains, sung by Nancy Hanson)

"A Baby Just Like You"  (By John Denver and the Muppets)

"Hear What I Hear"  (Do You...  sung by Vanessa Williams)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


"My bones are gone!"  (Announced at the end of a very long day...)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Favorite Songs

1.     Mairie's Wedding, by Van Morrison and the Chieftans.  Miss A would very happily listen to only this, over and over and over...
2.     "Daddy Song" (I'll Tell Me Ma), by Van Morrison and the Chieftans.  Don't know why she has decided it's the Daddy Song, or why, out of my whole long playlist, her two favorite songs are by the same artists...
3.     Lily Pond, by Elizabeth Mitchell.  If you haven't listened to her music, do it!  It relaxes me from toddler-induced insanity like nothing else, and the girls like it too!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Arch

Mama:  Miss A, where did we go yesterday?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Hmmm.
Mama:  Where did we go?  Remember first thing in the morning?  We went to the... (whispered) zoo!
What did we see at the zoo?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Hmmm.
Mama:  What did we see?  Do you remember?  They were swimming fast fast.
Miss A:  Penguins!
Mama:  Yeah!  Then what did we do?  You got to ride...
Miss A:  Uhhh.  Horse! 
Mama:  Yeah!  On the carousel!
Miss A:  And a BUNNY!!!
Mama:  And a bunny?  You got to ride it twice, round and round.  Who was on it with you?
Miss A:  That (pointing to Uncle Ron).
Mama:  Yep, that, Uncle Ron, you silly goose!  And then what did we see?  Let's see, we went to see the big cats.  Remember all those leopards?
Miss A:  Yeah!
Mama:  And then who did we see get their fish?
Miss A:  They catch them!
Mama:  Yeah, they caught them.  What were those?
Miss A:  That one throw it in the water!
Mama:  Yeah, the guy threw them in the water, and  the sea lions caught them, huh!
Miss A:  That one's on a BIG rock!
Mama:  He was on a big rock.  That was really cool, huh.  And then where did we go, after the zoo?
Miss A:  Uhhh.  A Arch!  We go inside!
Mama:  What did you see inside the Arch? 
Miss A:  Am-mals!  (Animals)  And a HORSE!!!!!
Mama:  And a horse?  How fun.  And then where did we go?  What did you eat at the restaraunt?  Do you remember?
Miss A:  Amember?
Mama:  Yeah, what did you get to eat at the restaurant?
Miss A:  Some food!
Mama:  Yeah, what kind of food?  What's your favorite food?
Miss A:  Cookies!!!
Mama:  Cookies... (laughing), yeah, and what else did you eat?  Macaronis?
Miss A:  Macaronis.
Mama:  Are they your favorite?
Miss A:  Yeah.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


"Please, Mama!  Please can I have a horse body?"  (While watching the centaurs on Fantasia..)

"Please, I need a big turtle.  It make me so very happy!"  (After seeing a picture of a big quilt shaped like a turtle...)

"Look!  I'm biting my uvula!"  (There is no explanation...)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Can Touch the Water?

 Miss A investigating the lily ponds at the botanical garden.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We're Floating!

Miss A:  It's dark Mama!
Mama:  Yeah!
Miss A:  Where'd the sun go?
Mama:  It went away over to the west.  It had to go make light for the other side of the earth.
Miss A:  Yeah.  We're on the earf.
Mama:  Yeah.
Miss A:  We're floating! 
Mama:  We're floating?  Yeah, the earth floats through space.  Heavenly Father makes us float and spin on the earth.
Miss A:  Now we can go.  (Stop light turned green.)
Mama:  Yep.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Mama:  Kay.  Lay down.  Do you want covers?
Miss A:  Covers.
Mama:  Miss A, what did we do today at the park?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Play swings!  And... paterkillers!!!  (Caterpillers.)
Mama:  Paterkillers?
Miss A:  And a big paterkiller, at Mary's house.
Mama:  A big paterkiller at Mary's house?  Wow, two paterkillers?  And then we saw another one on the tree, huh?  What else happened today?
Miss A:  A big horse.  (Holding a stuffed horse...)
Mama:  Yeah, the horse.
Miss A:  Nee-hee-hee!
Mama:  Okay.  Night night.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Airplane

Mama:  Are you ready to go home Miss A?
Miss A:  Yeah.
Mama:  What are we going to do tomorrow?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Hmmmm.
Mama:  What are we going to go on?
Miss A:  A airplane.
Mama:  A airplane!
Miss A:  See a lamp?  (Looking at the lamp in the bedroom.)
Mama:  Yeah, I see the lamp.  And where are we going on the airplane?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Hmmmm.
Mama:  Where are we going on that airplane?  To.... our house?
Miss A:  Yeah.
Mama:  And what will we do there?
Miss A:  Toys...
Mama:  Toys...  And who will we see?
Miss A:  Mary!  (Mama's friend.)
Mama:  Mary, and who else?
Miss A:  Mr. S!  (Mary's son.)
Mama:  Mr. S, yeah.  And who else?
Miss A:  Miss I.  (Mary's daughter.)
Mama:  That will be fun, huh?
Miss A:  I so miss them so much!
Mama:  You so miss them so much?  Yeah.
Miss A:  What's on my thumb?
Mama:  I don't know what's on your thumb.  It's too bad Daddy won't be there, huh?  Where's Daddy?
Miss A:  He's in Ginia...  (Virginia.)
Mama:  Yeah.  He'll be back soon though, huh?
Miss A:  Look!  What's on my thumb?
Mama:  I don't know what that is.  Where did we go eat lunch?
Miss A:  At the westaurant.
Mama:  What was at that restaurant?
Miss A:  Were squitoes in it.  (There were a lot of flies, not mosquitoes, in the open air restaurant.)
Mama:  Yeah, there were squitoes in it.  What was inside?  We ate right next to something, what was it?  And you got to climb up inside?  What was that?
Miss A:  (Whispered)  A truck.
Mama:  A truck?  That was cool, huh?
Miss A:  Yeah, with lights!
Mama:  Yeah, with lights!  And there were flamingoes...  (Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine in Boise.  Great place.)
Miss A:  Fla-min-goes!
Mama:  That was fun, huh?  Who ate lunch with us?
Miss A:  Marcene.
Mama:  Uh huh.  And who else?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Hmmmm.
Mama:  Aunt....
Miss A:  Aunt Lori!
Mama:  And who else?
Miss A:  Hmmm.  Mama!
Mama:  Yeah, Mama.  I was there, and Miss M (little sister).  Who else?
Miss A:  And Miss A!
Mama:  And Miss A..  And Cousin Brit...
Miss A:  Yeah, Cousin Brit.
Mama:  That was really fun, huh.
Miss A:  And Marcene.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Miss A:  You're silly Mama!
Mama:  Did you just call me silly?
Miss A:  (Giggle)  Yeah...
Mama:  You're a silly galoot!
Miss A:  I not a silly galoot!
Mama:  Are you a silly Miss A?
Miss A:  (Giggle)  Yeah...

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Mama:  What did we see yesterday morning when we went on a walk?  Do you remember?
Miss A:  Ummm.  Hmmm...
Mama:  What did we see up in the air?  They were flying up in the air?  What were they?
Miss A:  A airplanes!
Mama:  We saw airplanes, but remember, we saw six... Ah!  What were they?
Miss A:  Balloons!!!  Ha ha!  (Hot air balloons)
Mama:  And where did we go today?  Did we go to church?
Miss A:  To church!
Mama:  And then where did you go?
Miss A:  Nursery!
Mama:  Yeah.  And what did you do in Nursery?
Miss A:  Some play dough.
Mama:  Some play dough?  I didn't know you got to play with play dough!
Miss A:  And color!
Mama:  And color!  My goodness!  How fun.  And who came in and sang songs with you?
Miss A:  Aunt Lori.
Mama:  What songs did you sing?
Miss A:  The stars.  (I Am Like a Star Shining Brightly)

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Westaurant

Mama:  Kay.  What did we do today?
Miss A:  I just finding the other whale...  (Playing with model animals.)
Mama:  You're just finding the other whale?  Where did we go tonight?  Where did we eat supper?
Miss A:  At the westaurant.
Mama:  Yeah.  Was it fun?
Miss A:  Yeah!
Mama:  And then where did we go?  Where did we go after the restaurant?
Miss A:  Beep!  Beep!
Mama:  Where did we go after the restaurant Bugs?
Miss A:  Ummm.  I eat at the westaurant.
Mama:  Did we go to the Festival?  (Art in the Park.)
Miss A:  Yeah!
Mama:  What did we see there?
Miss A:  Ahhh!  There's the other whale!!!
Mama:  There it is!