Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Babes

As noted before, I have never been very good at scrapbooking or journaling about my kids' development. Initially I made an effort to at least put photos in albums and every few months, I included a list of the fun things the kids were doing at that age. Sadly, Addie has 3 books up to age 3, Isaac only has one and Cate? Well, she got lumped in with the other kids when I created a mypublisher.com book that covers all three kids over the space of three years. Oh dear. Anyway, the kids were looking through their books the other day and were laughing about things I recorded that they said as toddlers. I was so glad that I had taken the time to remember just a few of those quirky little thoughts!

Addie -

"Chuga, Chuga, Chuga, Church Shoes!"

"Meat loaf, sweet chariot, comin' fore to carry you home!"

"I nuv it" (I love it) "See ya nater"

"Heebie Geebie" (spagehtti) "gumminana" (banana)

"Can I have a plastic of water?" (can I have a glass of water?)

Isaac -

"Where does my rain coat live?"

"Is Paul Bunyan Russian?"

"I feel like I am going to squeak!" (he said this on his first day of preschool because he was so excited)

"When I grow up, I want to be Addie"

"Eeedend" (the end)

Cate - Sadly this will be the first time I have recorded anything for her. And she says such cute and random things! Here are a few...

"Ungle bar" (granola bar) "breaktist" (breakfast)

We were playing the game - I'm Thinking of an Animal and Cate was "it." We were all asking questions trying to figure out what animal she was thinking of - "is it a mammal?" "does it have fur?" "does it live in the ocean?" We could not figure it out! Finally Cate said, "it has four legs....and it's a leaf!"

Cate had some M&Ms and Isaac was trying to get her to give him one. Cate: "You have to let me pet something." Isaac: "I'll let you pet my elephant." Cate: "It has be real." Isaac: "I don't have a real elephant!" (he just had a stuffed animal) Cate: "It has to be stuffed up and real." She pet Isaac's stuffed elephant and then gave him an M&M.

"At church we speak Mormish" and when she was getting tired during Sacrament Meeting, "Mom, I'm church-sick!" (I guess she had heard the kids use terms like "homesick" and "carsick")

"When I was born, I went to earthem. Grandma, do you know where earthem lives? It lives in Bethlehem"


Julie said...

I love reading about your kids. They are so funny and full of personality.

brooke said...

This made me laugh so hard. I've got to remember to right these kinds of things down when Hannah starts saying them.

Michelle said...

So great that you could record all of those funny conversations and words. I have journals for the girls but sometimes I forget to put down the sweet phrases they come up with. What a great reminder!

Conrad and Jenn said...

Those are so cute. What a fun post!