Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Girl Team

Kate: Mommy, you just don't need to argue. We're on the Girl Team. . .we're always right!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Marrying a STRANGER?!?!?

One of our random car conversations:
Kate: Mommy, who am I going to marry?
Me: I don't know.
Kate: WHAT?!?!? You mean I am going to marry someone you don't even KNOW?!?!? A STRANGER?!?!? I am really going to marry a STRANGER?!?!?
Me: No, I mean. . .(interrupted)
Kate: Well. . .that's okay. . .strangers do really seem to like me. . .

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Just HAD to!

Kate: I can't believe Daddy wouldn't let me have dessert. . .ON PURPOSE!!!
Me: You know why you didn't get dessert. You were arguing with Daddy and got it taken away.
Kate: But, he took it. . .
Me: Well, why did you argue? You knew he said he would take your dessert if you argued again.
Kate: I just HAD to!
Me: Why did you have to?
Kate: HE argued with ME and I had the right answer!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Good Yiayia

Mom, Kate's "Yiayia,"  emailed me this Kate story from today:)
Today Katelyn was helping me make domathes. I was going to start cutting the cabbage leaves off of the core, so I picked up a large knife, and headed over to our working space. Kate's eyes got big when she saw how big the knife was, and she started stammering, "Uh, Yiayia, you better be careful with that knife, cause it's really uh, big, and uh you could have a bad accident, and uh, you've been a really good Yiayia til now."

Friday, August 26, 2011

God's Teeth

This random conversation came out of nowhere today. . .
Kate: Mommy, I have bigger teeth than God.
Me: What?
Kate: Well, God doesn't have teeth.
Me: Um, how do you know?
Kate: Why would he? It's not like he needs to eat anything! You're never hungry in heaven!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Not in Charge

Dr. Marlo: Now, Kate, you understand that you can not be in charge all of the time, right?
Kate (with her arms crossed): Yeah, I KNOW! That's just frustrating. . .it's just SO ridiculous!!!

Dr. Marlo: Who is in charge?
Kate: <silence>
Dr. Marlo: Mommy and Daddy, right?
Kate: Well, actually, no. Actually, God is in charge. He's everywhere. . .YOU know that.

Nice Try

Kate: Mommy, where are my Crocs?
Me: I think I saw them by the fireplace.
Kate: They are NOT by the fireplace, Mommy. . .they are ON the fireplace. . .that was a nice try though.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Workin' on the Rainbow

In the car, Kate loves to sing. Sometimes she makes up her own songs and other times she sings classics like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", or her own version of a classic;)
Kate (singing): I've been workin' on the rainbow, all the live long day. . .I've been workin' on the rainbow dus to pass the time awaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy. . .
Me: Baby, don't you mean, "I've been workin' on the railroad?"
Kate: Um, no, why would you work on a railroad all day? That would be horrible!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kate's Chart

Me: Okay, I'm gonna make you a chart to keep track of all the good things that you do! You'll get a sticker for lots of different things like using kind words and being a big girl at bedtime.
Kate: Um, I'd rather make a chart to keep track of the weather. . .that would be better I think.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pontius "Pirate" (Pilate)

Kate has been very interested in the Easter Story. During Holy Week, we were talking each day about what was happening the week before the first Easter Day. This was one conversation from Good Friday:
Kate: Mommy, what is today?
Me: Good Friday
Kate: What happens on Good Friday?
Me: Jesus was crucified on a Friday.
(We followed this up with reading the story again. . .the one that includes Pontius PILATE. :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Doesn't ring a bell

Me: Katelyn, what happened over here? Did you make this mess?
Kate: Hmmm. . .doesn't ring a bell. . .


After a day of Preschool. . .
Me: "Looks like you got a happy note today!"
Kate: "Mommy, I was a LITTLE good today, but I don't know HOW I got a happy note!!!"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Veggies Make You Healthy

Me: You need to eat vegetables everyday to stay healthy.
Kate: Nah, I watch enough Veggie Tales everyday to keep me healthy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nice Try

Me: "Your room is a mess. We've got to clean it before bed. Come help."
Kate: "Don't worry about it. God isn't worried about it."
Me: "What?"
Kate: "He's probably still too worried about the Isrealites not listening to him and having to spend 40 years. . .40 YEARS. . .in the desert, and then he was happy because they listened and went to the promised land. So, he really doesn't have time to worry about my room being messy."
Me: "What? We're cleaning your room right now."
Kate: "Okay."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Backwards Compliment

Kate (talking to Daniel earlier this morning): "Mommy's a good mommy, but she's crazy. . .and kinda bossy. . ."

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Party

My Aunt Stacey reminded me of a comment made by my 2 year old Kate last Christmas:

Kate (looking around at all of the gifts and family): "Wow! It's my birthday!"
Me: "No, it's not your birthday. It's Jesus' birthday."
Kate: "Well, it might be Jesus' BIRTHDAY, but it's MY party!!!"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Visions of Sugar Plums

Daniel spent a LONG time trying to get Kate to take a nap this afternoon. She just wouldn't be still. He left her in her room, knowing that the best we were going to get was her playing quietly for awhile. She came out of her room (literally 2 minutes later) saying, "Ahhh, it's morning time. Good mornin' everybody. I sleeped so good!" To which Daniel replied, "There is no way you fell asleep."
Kate: "I DID sleep. I did!"
Daniel: "Really? Well, then what did you dream about?"
Kate: "Sugarplums dancing in my head, of course!"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mister Toe

Kate: "Mommy, who is Mister Toe, anyway? And why do people kiss under him? That's crazy!"