Monday, September 13, 2010

What day is it again?

Between the tomatoes, onions and peppers (and all the painting)

and the birthdays




I'm a little disoriented. For birthdays, we give our kids a budget (which includes money for a gift) and they choose how to spend it. This was Nicole's party. She booked a local gym and bought her cake. I love to see how they spend and what each child's priorities are.
There are a few Ellie-isms to update you on:
One day while she was doing her bidness (#2 to be more specific), she looked up and said (earnestly, I might add): Sometimes, I make a wish when I'm doing this.
Honestly, it can be really difficult to keep a straight face around here.
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While on a bike ride:
Ellie: I just wish I could marry someone today.
Me: Oh, why?
Ellie: I just really want some cupcakes.
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In the car on the ride home from the mountains:
Nicole: Ellie, could you please stop singing? I can't concentrate.
Ellie: What's the big deal about singing? Why are you making a fuss over my singing? You don't see me making a fuss about you reading. (and then in a voice, you know the imitating tone): Nicole, stop reading - it's driving me crazy. See? Doesn't make any sense.

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Love it. A girl after my own cupcaked heart.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You have fun-ny kids. I love that their words will always be here for them to visit when they are old.

Elizabeth-W said...

How did she get so smart, so sophisticated??

radioactive girl said...

I love it! Your kids are awesome!

And I love the birthday budget idea. What a great plan!

Kimberly said...

I haven`t even met her and I love that girl of yours. She`s hysterical and brilliant all rolled into one.

M-Cat said...

I'm with you on the whole 'what day is it?' thing. Serio - need life to slow down a bit.

Love the skyline pics

Loralee and the gang... said...

I was up to my elbows in tomatoes, peppers, and onions today too! Must be that time of year... and I love your birthday m.o.

Emma J said...

You are so good for me! I laughed out loud which, let me tell you, I have needed to do. Cupcakes! And really, what is the big deal about singing? Here's hoping a good many of Ellie's wishes come true - because can't you just imagine the great stories they would spark?

Anonymous said...

Seriously I laughed so hard on the making a wish one. All of them were great thanks for sharing. Loves Kel