"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Philip Funnies XVIII

After spotting an ambulance on the road:
"Wait, is that the truck that has the band-aids?"

While digging in the dirt:
"I'm digging for golden!"

Talking about his swim instructor, Miss Jules.
"I think her first name is Miss."

Looking at the birds outside.
"The red ones are Cardinals. And the blue ones are called PJ's?"

Me: Miss Jules has an accent, I wonder what country she is from - maybe Australia.
Philip: Why would she teach here? Maybe she just wanted to go to another world to teach.

Looking at a cup full of carbonated beverage:
"And the bubbles are going up! Just like beer!"

While watching fireworks on TV:
"It looks like the whole world is on fire."
At the Natural History Museum, Philip was very interested in the exhibits about early humans. However, his reaction was: "They look disgusting."

Finding an animal hole in the sand on the beach:
"I think a fox lives in there."

Talking about how the baby will put his toys in her mouth.
"She will probably try to bite my spaceship, but it will be too hard for her, so she will just slime it."
"Did you know that Transformers are metal, Julia? Because Transformers are bigger than people. People are not metal. I know that because I'm the big guy."

Holding up a flashcard: "Exoskeleton"

"Ghostes (ghosts) are not real. Julia, I'll tell you what else is not real. Robots, dinosaurs, space, and monsters."
On a day we were going to the waterpark, I got ready with my hair pulled back, then sat on the couch to watch him play with his toys. Eventually he looked up at me and said:
"Mommy...is that you? You look different. I've never seen you look like that before.

Philip: I just saw an animal in the woods.
Me: Really? How cool! Do you know what kind of animal.
Philip: I'm not sure because it was far away. Maybe a reindeer...or a kangaroo.

"Do you remember the day our baby got married?" (baptized)

Friday, April 8, 2016

{this moment} 6 Months/First Meal

{this moment} A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Julia at Three

At three years old, Julia is:



Quietly Defiant




Julia is all sugar and spice. Switching quickly from being sweet and loving to crazy.

She often walks on her tiptoes.

She plays happily with cars and baby dolls. She thinks Rescue Bots are cool, and loves anything princess. Oh, and she loooves play dough!

She is good at sharing.

She likes to go on errands with Andy or I and quietly daydreams in the car. Oftentimes she is so quiet that I double check she hasn't fallen asleep.

She likes to help cook and clean the house - especially cleaning windows, cabinets, and walls (not so much picking up toys).

She insists on choosing her own clothes each day.

She had her first haircut and first day of school this year.

If we are having something the kids like to eat during the day she asks that we save some for Daddy.

She is going through a fierce "Why" phase.

Her facial expressions tell you exactly what she is thinking.

She is a little Mommy, both to her dolls and her siblings.

She developed a beauty mark this year, but we already knew she was absolutely beautiful, inside and out! 

Julia's 3-Year Old Birthday 21 Questions
1. How old are you? 2
2. What is your favorite color? Green
3. What is your favorite toy? Trucks
4. What do you like to learn about? Books
5. What is your favorite TV show? Garfield and Let it Go (Frozen)
6. What is your favorite food? Peanut butter and jelly
7. What is your favorite game? Magnets
8. Where do you like to go? Target
9. What is your favorite animal? Stuffed animals
10. What is your favorite song? Let it Go
11. What is your favorite book? Let it Go book
12. Who is your best friend? Abby & Izzy
13. What makes you happy? Abby & Izzy
14. What do you like to do with your family? Target
15. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play
16. What is your favorite holiday? Spring
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Stuffed animals
18. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Pa-sketty
19. What was your favorite birthday gift? What is a birthday gift...my castle
20. What do you think about before you fall to sleep at night? Flowers and bugs
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? A big sister

Friday, January 15, 2016

Julia's Jokes VI

Andy: I'm going to eat your toes.
Julia: No! You can't eat my toes because they are decorative toes.

Philip: Julia, come upstairs with me!
Julia: I can't come upstairs because I'm pregnant!

While being a ringleader in a lot of mischief while Andy was out of town, I threatened to call Andy to tell him about the kid's behavior.
"Oh! Daddy will be delighted!"

After reading a book that said camels have very long eyelashes to protect their eyes from sand:
"Do you have super eyebrows? The kind that keeps the sand out of your eyes?"

"My teacher is going to love my awful dress!"

"Philip gave me crackers because I was as hungry as a goat...I was hungrier than a goat!"

"Mommy, don't steal our liberty, okay?"

Andy: This is your left foot.
Julia: No, that is not my foot. That is a skin bottom.

Me: Is it fun having a baby sister?
Julia: No, having a baby sister is not fun because there are alligators in our living room.

After getting our room all straightened up in advance of company arriving, the kids brought in their books and stacked them haphazardly on every flat surface in the room. Bringing me in to show me:
"Do you like it? Say thank you!"

Julia: Do fishies sometimes bite our legs?
Me: Sometimes they come up to take a nibble, just to see what we are.
Julia: To see if we are a bear?

Looking at her tongue in the mirror: "Oh, that is a fascinating tongue!"

"Philip, the sea urchins didn't spike me, buddy!"

"I don't want anymore milk. My belly's all soaking wet."