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!"

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas List

Katelyn was in quite a mood and being very defiant and whining constantly. I reminded her that Santa and his elves were watching, and that if they see her acting that way that they may mark something off of her list. Her response?
"I guess I better add a lot more things to my list then!"

Monday, November 22, 2010

Daddy Used to be Young

(While showing her pictures of Daniel and I when we first started dating)
Kate: Oh, look. . .that's Daddy! Daddy, Is that you when you used to be young?
Daniel (making a disgusted face): Yep, that's me when I was young.
Kate (sensing Daniel's dislike of her comment):  Daddy, you look the same. . .just the same (as she patted him lovingly on the leg)

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Kate: YAY! It's almost Thanksgiving! That means we get lots of candy!!!
Me: No, we get candy on Halloween, not on Thanksgiving.
Kate: What do we get on Thanksgiving then?
Me: Well, hopefully, a thankful heart. It's a day when we thank God for everything he has given us.
Kate: Oh. . . . . .well, if he gave me candy I would be thankful.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Kate: Time to prayer- come over here with me- we all need to pray
Me: Okay, go ahead and start
Kate: Dear God, Thank you for my mommy and my daddy and my baby. . . . . .thank you for my trespasses.
Me: Baby, it's "forgive me my trespasses"
Kate: Oh, okay. Dear God, Thank you for GIVING me my trespasses.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wooden Spoon

Kate: Mommy, I hope you have the wooden spoon in your purse. Do you?
Me: Yes
Kate: Good, Mommy, I'm proud of you for rememberin'. You may need it if Daddy starts actin' up.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just Eat Bacon

Kate: "Good vegetables make you grow, but bad vegetables make you shrink. . .I'm not sure which ones are bad, so I better just eat bacon."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Telling on Daddy

In school, Kate has learned many things: letter sounds, numbers, how to share (sometimes). . .and how to be a tattletale & her favorite person to tattle on? Daddy!
Kate: Daddy, can I have some fruit snacks?
Daniel: No, not right now.
Kate: PLEASE!!! Please, can I have some? I was nice and said 'please'!
Daniel: Nope, maybe after dinner.

Then today at Wendy's, Katelyn was opening her straw. . .
Daniel: Kate, can you open a straw for me? (He only asked her because he was trying to keep her busy)
Kate: Ugh, that's what I'm doing RIGHT now, Daddy. Moooommmmy. . .Daddy's not waiting patiently!
(She gets the straw open and begins to stick it in Daniel's cup) NOW, Daddy, there you go. . .you weren't having patience were you?

Monday, September 27, 2010

'part' (AKA 'smart')

Me: "Katelyn, you are smart enough to do what Daddy and I say the 1st time."
Kate: "I'm 'part' enough to be naughty, too!"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bear Hugs

Me: Katelyn, come give Mommy a big bear hug!
Kate: Um, Mommy, bears don't give hugs. . .that'd be kinda creepy. . .

Church Box

In Sunday school today, Kate made a money box so she could save her money and bring it to church as an offering on Sundays. After church, we noticed she was going around collecting money in it from various people and thought it was sweet that she was collecting money for her church at such a young age. Well, after speaking to a few of the people that "donated," we realized she was going up and asking people to give her money for her wedding!!! She's determined to be married by the age of 5, so I guess she does need to start saving;)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ask a priest

For some reason, lately Kate has been obsessively talking about God, heaven, and the devil- actually to a point that is somewhat disturbing. Here are a few of her comments on the subject (there may be more to come, seeing as this has become a major interest for her recently):

"Mommy, if we'll all be in heaven together forever, then why don't we all just die now so we can be together forever already?"

"Why does God let the devil make us do bad things?"

"Can the devil be in our heart like God can?"

"Mommy, did you know the devil is magic? He can turn himself into a snake!"

"I know the devil is Lucifer, but what's his last name?"

"So, if God loves me when I do good things, does that mean the devil loves me when I do bad things?"

"I won't let the devil come in our house! I have to keep him away from Jack! I have to look out for Jack." (She then proceeded to go around the house locking every door)

(trying to remember Lord's Prayer) "in earth as in heaven. . . . . . . " "Mommy, do everybody wear panties in heaven?"

Kate: "Mommy, I don't feel like doing nothing bad. . .the devil must be sleeping."
Me: "I don't think the devil ever sleeps."
Kate: "Oh! Yeah, that's right, cause if the devil sleeped he could get his grumpies out and go back to heaven."

(Talking to her Uncle Kevin) "God says to share. God also says for people to not mess with me."

Favorite adjectives that Kate uses now:

delightful, bea-U-tiful, amazin', interesting, nervous, frustratin', large
"Mommy, is that amazin'?" "Isn't that awesome?" "You're makin' me so nervous!" "I promise I won't get frustratin'." "Look at that bea-U-tiful baby!" "It sure is a delightful day, isn't it?" "I saw a large, large, LARGE spider!"

Do as I say. . .

Me: "Katelyn, it makes Mommy so happy when you do what I ask you too."
Kate: "Mommy, it makes ME so happy when you do what I tell YOU to do!"

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Aunt V@&!^@!

Daniel was pushing Katelyn along in the grocery cart when we stopped to look at pancake syrups. This is what followed:
Kate: "Daddy, who's that lady on the bottle?"
Daniel: "Well, her name's Aunt Jemima."
Kate (of course raising her voice louder as she spoke): "Aunt Vagina?"
Daniel: "NO, Aunt JEMIMA."
Kate: "Why's her name Aunt Vagina?" "DADDY, I SAID WHY'S HER NAME AUNT VAGINA?!?!?!?"
If she said it once, she must've said it 20 times with her volume increasing and her pronunciation getting more and more clear.


We were in a LONG line at the grocery store, and Katelyn noticed that there was a lady in another line that had opened a bag of chips to snack on in line. So, doing her civic duty, she pointed out her observation in a very loud way:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

God's Magic Wand

"I know! How 'bout God uses his magic wand to turn the devil into a nice guy?"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kate's Quick Quotes of the Day

1. "I'm feeling the music, Mommy! Do ya feel it?!?!?"
3. "My teachers teach me so good!"
4. "WOW! Mascara is like magic!!!"
5. "If I do that one more time, you should spank me."
6. "This time out doesn't even make sense."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kate's Newly Coined Phrase

Katelyn got in trouble for saying, "What the heck?!?!" So now, she has replaced it with,
"What the GOSH?!?!?"
Hmmm. . .I guess that's better. . .

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Kicking Spider

After not doing as she was told, and telling me that she "didn't care" about listening to me the 1st time, she got a spanking and was quickly taken to time-out. This is what I heard from time-out. . .
"I thought about it and. . .I do care. . .a little bit."
a few seconds later, when she realizes I'm not coming to get her. . .
"Mommy, there's a bug in my room! It's a spider!"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kate's Quick Quote of the Day

(as Daniel was trying to change her clothes in one of the classrooms after the service)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kate's Quick Quote of the Day

"I've got my own nail polish- don't mess with me."

'S' is NOT a number!

First of all, let me preface this by saying that we had a rough morning today. Katelyn was arguing with me every chance she got, and while most of the time I would not argue back, I could not stop myself- I was at my breaking point!
Kate (holding up one of her fruit snacks shaped like a number): "Mommy, what number is this?"
Me: "It's a 5."
Kate: "Nope- it's an 's', see?"
Me: "No, it's a 5. 'S' is not a number."
Kate: "Well, it IS an 's', it's not a 5."
Kate: "WELL, I GO TO PRESCHOOL AND it IS an 'S'!!!!!"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm 'lergic' (AKA 'allergic')

Me: "Kate, if you finish your dinner, you can have a brownie."
Kate (trying to act unphased): "I don't love brownies. . .I'm 'lergic' to them."
Me: "They have sprinkles."
Kate: "Sprinkles?. . . I LOVE brownies!"
Me: "I thought you were allergic?"
Kate: "Just sometimes"

Side Note: She is also 'lergic' to naps, green beans, and panties that don't don a picture of a Disney princess.
She has also now informed us that she is 'lergic' to the devil.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Play-Doh (AKA Play-Toh)

Kate: "I know how to open my 'Play-Toh' myself, Mommy!" 

Me: "Wow, really?" 

Kate: "Yep, I just throw it on the floor and step on it really hard and it opens right up!"

A little later. . .

Kate: "Can I have a treat for cleaning up my 'Play-Toh'?" 

Me: "No. You did a good job cleaning up, but you don't get a treat EVERY time you clean." 

Kate (very matter-of-factly): "Well, I guess next time I'm gonna just let you clean it up then."

I wasn't talkin' to you!

Kate: "Thank you for this yummy dinner. Thank you for eggs and bacon!" 

Me: "You're welcome." 

Kate: "Um, I wasn't talkin' to you. I was talkin' to God!" "Now, it's YOU turn to tell God thank you." "Go!"

Birds & the Bees (the 3 Year Old version)

When I was still pregnant with her little brother, Jack, a couple months ago:

Kate:"How did Baby Jack get in there?" 

Me: "God gave him to us." 

Kate: "NO, Mommy, I mean REALLY HOW did God put him IN there?!?!?" 

Me: "Do you want to watch Dora?"

Mean Mommy Needs Jail Time

Well, Kate just called the police on me using her princess cellphone. The conversation went like this: 

"Hello? Yes, police? My mommy is being mean and not listening to me. You need to come get her and put her in jail! Okay, I'll talk to you later. Bye."

Who Let Yiayia Out?

Conversation between Kate and her Yiayia (grandmother): 

Yiayia:"Katelyn, come give me hugs- I missed you!" 

Kate:"Why did you miss me?" 

Yiayia:"Because I didn't see you yesterday." 

Kate:"Why? Grandpa wouldn't let you out yesterday?"

Daddy Said What?!?!

Me: "Katelyn, we need to go to your room and clean up. You've got A LOT of toys to put back in your toybox!" 

Kate: "Don't worry Mommy, I made a path already- Daddy says it's okay as long as I make a path."

Cinderella is a Stalker

Kate: "Daddy, hold my cellphone, but if it's Cinderella, don't answer it. She's been calling me ALL DAY!!!" 

Daniel (with the phone to his ear): "Hello, Cinderella." 

Kate: "See, it's her again, I TOLD you!"

So, I Finally Did It. . .

After much prodding from friends and family, I have started a blog. So, here it is!
Why a blog? Here's the back story. . .
In March of 2007, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family- Kate. We were immediately in love with this demanding, high maintenance bundle of joy. I just knew she would mirror me as a child. I envisioned her growing as a timid, shy, unassuming people pleaser who clung tight to her mommy. I could not have been any more wrong. This was only the beginning of her lifelong quest to prove me wrong. . .
Fast forward a few months. . .Kate was an early talker. She started and has never stopped! Her vocabulary quickly included words such as 'actually' and 'ridiculous.' Both of these words have been important in her quest of proving me wrong. Such as, "Actually, Mommy, that's not a bird, it's a speckled warbler." And, "Don't be 'idiculous'!" I think this may be her attempt to combine idiot and ridiculous.
Fast forward a couple years. . .With a vocabulary that competes with many adults, our small, helpless baby girl is growing into the most outgoing, talkative, argumentative, quick witted little person we know. Her personality is bigger than she is. Everyday she brings laughter into our home. She also brings her share of challenges with her insanely strong-willed nature and her uncanny manipulation skills.
It is my hope to record some of these moments for the sake of making others laugh, venting when I'm at the brink of a melt down, and showing her later in life how much joy she brought us, along with how much she put us through.