Thursday, October 4, 2012
He put the rest of his cereal on a different plate and brought the bowl to me saying "gone" .... so that I would get him a snack.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
M: what should we make?
M: what kind of cake?
Mama: Emma keep going, there's still lots to clean up.
Emma: Ha you can't tell me to 'keep' going when I haven't started yet!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Emma: That's what happens when you mess with mama!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Jackson: No. Baby.
Jackson said no when I had asked him to do something.
Mama: careful, buddy. You don't say no to mama.
Jackson: aw, man!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
"Mommy, can we just skip the beginning and go to the song when she’s cleaning?"
Ow! That’s why you don’t do that in the house! (Commentary on Rapunzel swinging her frying pan)
After Mother Gothel left for her trip… “Now we need to see what Eugene is up to in that closet.”
Good thing he’s kind to everyone he meets. (when Eugene is flirting with Rapunzel)
Friday, April 13, 2012
Jackson was fighting Daddy while getting his diaper changed. John succeeded and asked, "Jackson, who always wins?" To which he responded, "Mama?"
Daddy glared at Jackson, who had a blank look on his face while muttering, "Da-da."
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
So Jackson has been up for a little while from his nap. He had been playing in our room (my office) while I kept typing. He picked up Emma's crayon box and I said, "no, no buddy, those are Emma's"... He kind of made this "yeah" sound, and I got back to typing. Next thing I know, I look up and he's not in our room anymore! He had walked all the way to Emma's room, trying to wake her up from her nap to give her the crayon box!
I had to apologize to a sleepy emma and bring him back, slowly walking out of her bedroom!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
"Well, I had a few..."
"Well, how many?"
"Well, I just... I had a few..."
Very sternly, she replied, "No. Tell me a number."
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dad: Emma, I really just don't have any...
Emma: ...idea what you're doing?
Sent from my iPod
Friday, March 9, 2012
After telling Emma I'd let her watch a show when she got done eating her breakfast, she replied: Thanks Mom! You're the best mom ever!...of ours.
Awesome. Way to keep my ego in check this morning, daughter!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
to the girl taking orders behind the counter...
"you look beautiful today.... like me."
during the previews:
a comedian was rambling on and on about something... those in the theater started laughing... when it became quiet again, she turned to daddy...
"I have no idea what he's talking about."
during the movie...
I (john) handed emma some of our movie snack: you guessed it… sweet tart jellybeans… maybe you weren’t thinking of that but it’s one of Daddy’s favorites. Then the faint noise of a single jelly bean hitting the concrete floor underneath her seat could be heard and Emma said, “It’s OK if I dropped one…” then as that same sound came again--click, click, click “…uh, or two.”
after the movie, a quick stop to walk around PetSmart...
We were talking through the Petsmart and we walked around and every 10 seconds I (john) would hear “Oh Daddy, I really need to show you something”… so after seeing various bobble head dogs, collars, and decorations… each introduced with that same phrase, “Oh Daddy, I really need to show you something” we finally made our way to the fishies. Emma noticed a couple of boys with bags of fish in their hands. She asked me if she could hold one and I said those boys were holding them because they were going to take them home… and her paused then her face lit up and she said, “Oh Daddy I am so happy for the fishies being adopted!”
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
In the silence, Emma chimed in... "NOPE! I don't have any questions!"
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Mama: Emma, you are getting so grown up...
Emma: No, I'm just smarter than you!
From our parking spot to the arena, after I explained to her that our seats might be way up high...
Emma: That's okay, Mama. Even if I have to walk a lot, a lot of stairs and even if I get tired, I'll suck it in.
Mama: [after taking a minute trying to figure out what she means] oh, you mean you'll suck it up?
Emma: Yeah, I'll suck it up and keep climbing!
Before the show, while waiting in our seats...
Emma: [talking about rapunzel] Oh! Maybe she will look and see me and think 'Hmm... Cute! I should cut my hair too!'
The show followed the stories of Tiana, then Cinderella, and then Rapunzel. During intermission (halfway through Cinderella)...
Emma: I'm waiting for my favorite part.
Mama: What's that?
Emma: When they get married and we get to see Rapunzel!
After the show, while walking down a stairwell to our exit (well, actually it was the wrong exit, but still)...
I had explained to her how we couldn't really get any of the souvenirs because we spent all our money on the tickets to see the show.
Emma: Oh. Yeah. That's right. Maybe we can just have Daddy go make more money for us.
(we had a great night, even though it was FREEZING outside. The girl could not stop talking to her daddy about all that she saw. Seeing her so full of joy made me so joyful that I really wasn't bothered by the fact that my incorrect exit caused me an extra 3 blocks of walking in the frigid temps!)
(Yes, sweetie, I think they are called pants.)
Saturday, January 21, 2012
"No mama, I don't want to scribble. Scribbling is not fun!"
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Emma: I didn't toot. That was a loud one and I don't do loud toots. and neither does mama. it had to be daddy.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"Wow... she looks really cute today! Don't you think she looks really cute, Mom?"
"Mom, I've got to go to the doctor and get my baby out!"
[from what I could see as she ran around the corner, she laid down somewhere on the floor and pretended to have the doctor take the baby out of her belly--we recently saw an episode of the Duggars where the mom had a C-section, so at this point, no hard questions have been asked about the whole baby escape].
A while later, she came up to me and handed me a washcloth. "Here. You need to wash this because my baby was all bloody because they didn't wash him when he was born."
Mama: They don't sound like very good doctors.
Emma: No, they are good doctors, but sometimes they just forget.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
well today, she came in to the kitchen while I was getting Jackson's breakfast ready saying, "Mom, I meant to spill my milk."
It took me a while to process, but reassured her that no, she probably spilled her milk on accident.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"Oh, then i'll just have to go outside!"
Daddy, can you open my peanut for me? I'm not as strong as you.
While listening to an infomercial on the radio about some diet product, we overheard: "And now, I can even wear my skinny jeans!"
Emma replied: "Skinny jeans!?!?! Good job!"
Monday, November 7, 2011
No he's not. There's Jesus and God [pause] and the Hulk.
Later in the show the hulk came and smashed the bad guy and Emma turned and looked up at John as if to say "that's right, I called that."