Monday, October 8

these kids...

became tiny teenagers overnight.

yesterday morning ellie grabbed a bag and said, "see you later! i'm heading to the mall to watch brave! you guys stay here, okay?"

then a little while later, when she realized she couldn't get there herself:
"hey, mommy, i need you to take me to the mall. and i need to introduce you to my friend, she's coming with me."
"who's your friend?"
"poppy. we're going to the mall to watch brave. we're going to ride in our seats in the van."

in the meantime, poppy was walking around with my phone and was heartbroken when i took it away from her. she sat down and wailed.


then later, ellie came in the kitchen and said,
"see that old lady in there? that's my mommy!"

what the sass?
oh boy.

Friday, October 5

ellie quotes. spooky-style. with video!

she found a "shiny minewal" outside. you can see her mouth forming the "wa" sound in the second picture.  

ellie has been so funny, as usual. she really enjoys the halloween season - it seems to be her favorite time of year. she loves to look at all the "spooky stuff" and costumes and leaves and "pumpkin pies" (which are just pumpkins) and "scary ghosts!"

after suggesting all sorts of costumes to her (fairy, princess, etc) she decided she wants to be "a white cat just like thomas" (grammie's cat). poppy is going to be a black cat, even though all year (literally) ellie has insisted that poppy should be "a cheese" for halloween. not exactly sure what "a cheese" is, but i was just picturing her with a cheesehead hat on her body instead.

the absolute gem of the month (if not the year) was this little conversation:

we were in walmart and saw a little dancing mummy. she didn't really like it much (it creeped her out). she asked me what it was, and i told her it was a mummy. i explained that it was a monster wrapped up in fabric like toilet paper and it went around moaning. 
"what is wrong with THAT monster?" she said. 
"well, i guess it just isn't very happy that it died and came back to life," i responded. 
by that time we were in the parking lot and i buckled her in and we drove away. 
she was quiet for a long time. about five minutes later, she suddenly yelled:
"DIED and came back to LIFE?! how did THAT happen?!"
i almost had to pull over. she had been processing it for that whole time! we had to have a talk about monsters when we got home. 

she has been using that "incredulous voice" a lot lately.
she said something about me being two-years-old, like her and i said that i already was two.
"you were TWO, just like ME? you were a little girl, just like ME? you lived in a house, just like ME?" and so on.

she also says a lot of grown-up-sounding things, especially when she is supposed to be in bed.
"hey guys, are you watching a show out there?"
"what's your show about? skeletons?"
"hey guys, are you eating popcorn out there?"
"how is everybody doing out here?"

some other random ones:

me: "your shirt says 'friends make me happy!'"
e: "and daddy's shirt says 'friends make me naughty!'"

"i wish i was a cowboy and i had a lawnmower. then i could cut the grass whenever i want!"

she helps read "green eggs and ham" at the top of her lungs. "I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM!!"

she always says, "oh mommy" and "oh daddy" whenever we are silly with her.

i was singing part of a primary song to her while she was eating and she suddenly said
i asked, "what's gross? your food?"
"no! that MUSIC. UGH!"

here are a couple of videos from earlier this summer that i finally uploaded. we were reading our library books. 

(p.s. - the library = her favorite place in the world. the pictures in this post were taken during a library trip.)


(p.p.s. - poppy sounds like a newborn, fussing in the background. it wasn't that long ago and now she's walking!)

Monday, October 1

hair today...

gone. like, yesterday.

so i've been doing a yearly hair post since we moved here four years ago. 
i thought i would update early. 

in the second and last picture i am pregnant and puffy. yeesh. 

well, big news and another crappy sepia toned picture (for tradition's sake):

it's gone.
my hair was out of control postpartum. it was like, hermione in the first harry potter book. i couldn't even put it in a ponytail or braid, it was just too huge. so here i am, bobbed. 

likin' it!

also, i love this picture: 

do you see that gang conspiring against me in the background? yeah.