Thursday, December 31, 2015


"Liam, if you want to have boy babies, you have to marry a girl."
- 2/17, since Liam always says how he doesn't like girls.

"I'm sad because I'm going to miss it here when I'm in heaven."
- 2/26.  Dani went in to check on Jacob and Claire and found Claire reading "Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?" because she said she was sad.

"Please bless that Torin learns from the good things we do and not from the bad things"
- 9/1. Claire's prayer

"My room smells too strongly of perfume to sleep!"
- 12/27. Kate got some "Elsa" perfume, and it lingers like a thick cloud in the girls room after Kate sprays herself and many of her toys with it and Claire uses it as revenge for Liam throwing shoes at her.

"I traded a baseball card to Youssef for it!  I traded my worstest card for it."
- 2/19 after Dani found a packet of Kool Aid in a stack of cards in the bottom of his backpack.

"They fill my heart with joy!"
- 3/8 Jacob's reason for wanting Jolly Ranchers, his favorite candy.

"Ryker taught me a trick for hitting the ball - if you keep your eye on the ball, and you can hit it!"
- 5/28, following the 3rd to last game of the year.

"Wait, aunt Kaci is ADOPTED???"
- 12/23

"No more arguing!"
- 2/18, in the bathtub - looking at her reflection

"Mom, it's taking forEVER to grow up and to be an adult!!!"
- 4/17

"Mommy, did you find Daddy in BYU?"
- 5/17

"Mom, can we eat 3 cookies or 4 cookies?"
- 5/19, while making a double batch of chocolate chip cookies.  Umm, Kate, we can have 1.

"Thank you for this yummy dinner"
- Summer/fall.  Most dinners, Kate is sure to thank Dani for the meal, even if she doesn't eat any of it!

"Can I help with anything?"
- Fall. Most evenings, Kate wants to help with dinner, and Dani has gotten to the point where she makes sure to save a few tasks in case Kate comes down asking to help.

"Father, that's terrible news!"
- 11/1. Kate did a flannel board story about Noah's ark. After the Lord told Noah he was going to send a flood, Noah apparently responded with "Father, that's terrible news!"

"Please bless that our family love will never end"
- 11/6. Kate has been quite eloquent in her prayers recently, including this beautiful request.

"I sit down glumly."
- 12/23. Kate, narrating her part as the 2nd-in-line princess, as she realizes that she is not the crown princess. Glumly - it is hilarious to hear a 4-year-old use that word!

"I am good at dancing and coloring and designing fashion and singing - I'm good at everything. Except I'm not smart."
- 12/26 on the phone with Nana and Amber. Kate was telling them she wanted to be a fashion designer. Apparently, Claire (4th grade) has told Kate (preschool) she's not as good at numbers.

"I don't like girls!!!"
- all the time in the first few months of the year

"Daddy, I sniffed the water and it smelled so good I wanted to drink some!"
"Daddy, you really need to try some.  It's DELICIOUS!!!"
- 2/18, in the bathtub.

"Babies come from mommies' tummies.  They eat special food that puts the babies there, like salad, and Cheetos, and beans.  And chips.  And crackers."
- 4/17

"Sir, Yessir!"
- October, to most requests... at least when he is in a good mood!

"It's a fawt gun!!!"

Liam and Kate
"Mommy made a new rule that when we come to your door, we have to wear pants"
"Yeah, that way our legs don't get cold!"
- June, explaining to Andrea Bowles why they have to wear pants when they come to the Bowles house


"Look, that truck is full of potties!!!"
- We had pulled up next to a pickup truck with 4 toilets in the back. Dani's comment elicited hearty laughter from the back of the Yukon.

Things we say to our kids
to Claire:
"Put the book down and talk with us."
"Can you close the book?"
"Pay attention to your dinner."

to Jacob:
"No, please don't buy that."
"Just because you have money doesn't mean you have to spend it."

to Kate:
"Please take the toothbrush out of your armpit"

to Liam:
"Don't put your head in the toilet"
"Please stop putting peas in your sleeves"
"Did you pee in the bathtub again?" (he would stand outside of it and pee into it!)
"Put your pants on!  At least put your undies on!"

to Torin;
"Okay, you can have it" (he is a 5th child, after all)


Unknown said...

Love these. Some really Crack me up, like "Father that's terrible news," "Wait, Aunt Kaci is adopted!" "I sit down glumly" i'm not sure I gave ever used that word.