April 19, 2014: At the grocery store, Jasmine was trying to embarrass Eden by chanting that E loves Justin Beiber. Eden attempted to one up her by saying "YOU love Justin Beiber because God says love you enemies!" Jasmine comes back with..."YOU love Justin Beiber because God says love your enemies. HA!"
May 14, 2014: I think I have been successful in passing down my love for books...Jasmine says to me "I like the library but I don't like that I have to take the books back."
May 19, 2014: After asking Acacia multiple times to pick up the clothes in her room, she comes out with her saddest face and and says, "Mommy, I just want to have a good time. And you're ruining it."
June 6, 2014: Eden's takeaway from Disney: "Never trust an old woman who wants to give you an apple. Unless she's your grandmother." Jasmine: "But what if your grandmother is evil?"
June 11, 2014: Eden (while reading a book about alligators): "Ohmygoodness! Alligators live up to 50 years! Uncle Tim is 10 years younger than them."
June 19, 2014: Driving between Bridgeport and Sidney, Nebraska, Jasmine looks out the window and says, "This is what it looks like when you're lost."
June 21, 2014: Jasmine: "What if someone had NO underwear and had to wear pizza instead?!"
June 23, 2014: At lunch, after anyone took a bite, Acacia would throw her hand in the air and yell, "Fifteen points for Gryffindor!"
June 28, 2014: Eden: "I hope Vaughn walks in with a disco ball or I'm going to freak out!"
July 3, 2014: My kids are outside playing in their heavy coats. When I asked what they are doing, "We are pretending that it's winter."
July 8, 2014: Eden wanted me to put in a cd that they could dance ballet to. I had her grab a cd from our classical section and she gave me a Mozart disc. It started playing and she reacted with "no not this". When I asked her why she said, "This is too 'is he dead or is he not?'."
July 18, 2014: Eden: "Let's just pretend that Acacia is a drop of sunshine that grew into a girl."
July 18, 2014: At a backyard BBQ--Me: "Jasmine, sit down and eat the rest of your hot dog and then you can have a S'more." Jasmine: "Some more what?"
July 20, 2014: Sitting at the dinner table discussing how a princess would and would not eat her dessert. Jasmine: "Being a princess is hard." Eden (in a condescending tone): "Tell me about it."
August 18, 2014: Jasmine came to me with this cucumber on her wrist and said, "If you go to fashionfood.com you can buy this beautiful jewelry."
August 19, 2014: The kids were just singing a version of 'Do you want to build a snowman' where they substituted almost every noun with the word 'Sherlock'. And now they are just walking around saying random things like, "I thought Sherlock was for Sherlocking."
August 19, 2014: Jasmine (while making a fruit smoothie-which was her idea): "Mommy, good ideas always pop into my head!"
August 25, 2014: The girls were playing with Barbies and Jasmine says asking for a new outfit for her doll (in her falsetto voice): "I need a sexy...oops...i mean, I need a fashionable one."
September 13, 2014: Watching the "Whip it" video: Eden says, "Eww they are nuditing her!"
September 15, 2014: Jasmine & Acacia asked Jesus to be their Savior.
September 18, 2014: Jasmine wanted to know how we got the whipped cream out of the can. Eden replies without even so much as a sideways glance while eating her pie, "Chef's secret."
September 22, 2014: Jasmine: "Mommy, why would people want to come to Nebraska? It's cold right now and it smells like cow poop."
September 29, 2014: Eden: "I'm starting putrid!" Me:huh? Eden: "I was reading that book about how babies are born and it said girls start putrid at 8 or 9 and boys start at 10 or 11." Me: "Oh, you mean puberty!"
October 2, 2014: I got a late night giggle when I got up to use the restroom and heard one of my girls talking in her sleep (I think it was Jasmine.). She said quickly, "Duck, duck, duck, duck, duck , duck, duck."
October 9, 2014: Russ & I were just passionately kissing in the kitchen at lunch as people in love are want to do; Eden turns away in disgust and says, "You are not in a movie!"
October 23, 2014: Found this while cleaning! Apparently Jasmine was practicing her ballet!
November 14, 2014: The other night Eden was singing "All about that bass" to herself and I said "Do you even know what that song is about?" She replied, "It's about liking your body no matter what."
December 17, 2014: Kira: (Pretending to take my picture) "Say cheese & mayonnaise!"
December 18, 2014: I asked Kira if I could have a hug. Kira- "No" Me- "please?" She looks at me with a scowl on her face and says matter of factly (as if she's explaining something to a stupid person) "No means no."
December 21, 2014: I asked Kira where the wipes were. She put her finger to her lips and said, "hmm, let me think."