1/9/15 Trying to explain that the color of a country on a map does not reflect the color of the actual place. I showed the kids a map of the US. "Is Wyoming really purple? Is Nebraska really yellow?" Jasmine: (with a mischievous twinkle in her eye) "Nebraska is really red." #huskercountry :)
1/14/15 Eden: (after her orthodontist appt) "My teeth feel like soldiers." (Because they are so stiff.)
1/17/15 Eden: "Mommy, do you know what inflexibility is? It is invisible flexibility!"
1/17/15 Jasmine: "Mom, why are you pulling the hairs out of your face? They're just going to grow back while you sleep."
1/21/15 Jasmine: "I get naked when I go number two."
1/23/15 Me: "You guys didn't get any of your homework done." Jasmine: "At least we were playing and using our imaginations instead of being on technology!"
1/26/15 We could hear the bass in the car next to us...discussing what it sounds like, Acacia says, "Or maybe God stomping his foot on the earth."
2/16/15 Eden was pouting because I told her to go work on her homework...I was talking to Acacia who had asked me a question. I answered, "partially." Acacia: "what does 'partially' mean?" Eden(in her pouty voice): "It's a vegetable." And then she started laughing at her own joke.
3/11/15 Kira: "I see the moon, Mommy!" Me: "What? Why is it there during the daytime?" Kira: "it's stuck!" Me: "What should we do about it?" Kira: "Climb a tree?"
3/11/15 Jasmine: "I don't know what it's like to have a brother but I'm pretty sure it's not fun. It's not that I don't like boys..."
3/27/15 Earlier tonight Eden mentioned that she had a sore throat. Jasmine says to her, "Don't you wish you were a bee? Then instead of talking you could just dance!"
4/26/15 Me: "Kira, how did you sleep last night?"
Kira: "I'm wearing Jasmine's shoes."
Me: "That doesn't answer my question."
Kira: "Yes. It does."
5/4/15 Kira was sitting with me at Acacia's violin Sprouts lesson watching intently. I turned and asked her, "Do you want to learn to play the violin?" Kira answered, "No. I'm gonna play my harmonica."
5/13/15 Overheard this morning after Jasmine reminded Eden of something they had planned to do together... Eden: "That was the nighttime me. This is the daytime me and I'm too tired!"
5/17/15 I asked Kira where her shoes were. She answered, "I took them off. My feet are full."
5/19/15 Used my vehicle's rear wipers today...Jasmine: "Oh! So that's how people's back windows make rainbows of dirt!"
5/24/15 After our recent party I have punch & 7-up in the fridge. Kira: "Mommy, can I have some 8-up?" (She was talking about the punch!)
5/27/15 Kira: "Mommy, my shirt has sneeze on it."
7/3/15 Yet another thing I never imagined myself saying, "Kira! Do NOT eat your shoe!"
7/3/15 Kira (about the fireworks): "That scared my ears."
7/26/15 Eden: "I want to go to Target and sniff the clothes!"
8/12/15 Today the girls & I were talking about how hard it was to teach Eden to read and how Acacia basically taught herself. Eden said: "Teaching me to read was like teaching a squirrel how to dance!" Acacia: "And teaching me was like shaking a tree branch."
8/22/15 Kira: "Daddy, I'm ready for my piggy bank ride."
9/16/15 Kira (after I told her not to do something): "I know it's bad but I like it."
9/24/15 Eden while trying to tell us where sushi is made: "I forgot what the other China was called."
9/30/15 Eden: "Utah is like a giant chocolate bar with one of the squares eaten off it."
10/13/15 I asked Kira if she felt any different now that she is three. She said, "Yeah, my teeth feel bigger."
11/6/15 I asked Kira why her baby was naked. Her answer: "Because she has no clothes on."
11/19/15 Jasmine: "Sometimes I use the cc cards when I'm multiplicating."
11/27/15 Kira: "I'm scared of animals. I'm scared of dinosaurs and puppies. But I'm not scared of cats."
12/2/15 Kira scraped her finger earlier today and I put a band-aid on it. Just now she came to me because she wanted a new band-aid. I asked her why she took the other one off. She told me, "That band-aid was having a bad day."
12/25/15. Kira to Russ who was wearing sunglasses on his head in the house. " I told you to quit it with those glasses!"
12/31/15 Kira: talking about having boobies "But they hurt." Me: "No they don't". "But you're going to have a baby and that hurts. I'm guessing."
12/31/15 I threw something at the trash and missed and gave an exasperated sigh. Kira: "it's okay. You can pick up when you get out of the bath." Me: "But I'm pregnant and can't bend easily so you're going to have to do it." Short pause. Kira: searching her body with her hand. "But my back hurts."
1/6/16 Kira found a bottle in bathroom and asked me what it was. "Lotion". "Will it die me?" "Only if you eat it." "So I can put it on my hands but if I put it in my mouth it will die me?"
1/14/16 Kira was looking in the mirror and I heard her say , "You don't respect me!" Then she came around the corner and said to me, "The Kira in the mirror doesn't respect me."
2/1/16 Kira peed on the kitchen table.
2/12/16 Just overheard my kids singing 'Happy Birthday' to Abraham Lincoln.