Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, December 2, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Have you seen ElfYourself.com? It's a website that allows you to upload pictures of your loved ones faces and put them on the bodies of dancing elves. You then get to watch your elf self dancing in a variety of genres. Our girls look forward to doing this every Christmas season, and this year was no exception.
Tonight, while watching the videos, we came to the Charleston dance, which appears to run on an old-timey, black-and-white reel. I mentioned that this elf video was my favorite, to which Eliana responded, "Does it remind you of your childhood, Mom?"
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Evangeline: If I were the tree, I wouldn't like that.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Evangeline: In a minute, we will drive out of our country, and then we will be able to see it.
Eliana: No, everything you see is a part of our country. You'd have to go to Africa, Asia, Australia, Alabama or South America to be out of our country!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
1. What is something mom always says to you?
E1 (6 years old): I love you.
E2 (4 years old): I love you.
A (2 years old): No, I don't want to play that game.
2. What makes mom happy?
E2: when we show funny faces at her
A: No, I'm sick. (She's not.)
3. What makes mom sad?
E1: when you disobey
E2: when we disobey
A: [leaves room]
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
E1: by showing a funny face
E2: by singing a silly song
5. What was your mom like as a child?
E1: She had nice black hair all the way down to here. [points to waist]
E2: a kid
6. How old is your mom?
E1: Almost 29, but 28 right now.
7. How tall is your mom?
E1: 100 feet tall. No wait...Where's a ruler? No, you are 100 inches!
E2: This tall. [spreads arms wide apart]
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
E2: playing games with us
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
E1: She falls asleep on the couch.
E2: watches over Anastasia
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
E1: for teaching her children how to ice skate (Is this supposed to be a hint?)
E2: her children
11. What is your mom really good at?
E1: making desserts
E2: fixing things
12. What is your mom not very good at?
E1: climbing a big mountain
E2: building a playset
13. What does your mom do for a job?
E1: She works around the house all day. You know, you wash the clothes. You dry the clothes. You sort the clothes. You fold the clothes. You put away the clothes. You feed Hosea. You wash the dishes. You do school with us and a bunch of other stuff!
14. What is your mom's favorite food?
E1: Chinese food
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
E1: when she wins a game
E2: when she eats her food all gone
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
E1: She has long, black hair like Princess Jasmine.
E2: Gigi's mom
17. What do you and your mom do together?
E2: play games
18. How are you and your mom the same?
E1: We have long hair, and we look a lot alike.
E2: I want to be done now.
19. How are you and your mom different?
E1: We don't have the same color hair, and she's a grown-up and I'm a kid.
E2: I don't know.
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
E1: She gives me hugs and kisses and a bunch of love.
E2: 'cause she keeps saying that to me
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
E1: She's married to him.
E2: I'm tired of this.
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
E1: Panera, with me!
E2: [leaves room]
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Anastasia: I have pockets! I have pockets!
(slight pause as her hands settle in)
Anastasia [looking serious and inquisitive]: Where's my money?
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Evangeline: Yeah, because your bottom is bigger than ours, right?
Evangeline: And [names censored out of courtesy]'s bottoms are bigger than yours. And JESUS's bottom is bigger than EVERYBODY's because he is bigger than EVERYTHING!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Aunt R: Are you a mini-mom?
Evangeline: Of course not, Aunt R. That's just a joke!
Aunt R: You tell so many jokes. Is anything you do very serious?
Chris: What about CC (our homeschool co-op/curriculum)?
Evangeline: Well, yes, CC is serious for me......sometimes.