At Maui Chill, one of our family's happy places (frozen yogurt). They wouldn't even stop chewing long enough to smile for me. I think Ellie was attempting some sort of happy face back there, but I can't be sure.
Nicholas: As I put him to bed one night. He looks up at me sweetly, pats my face, and says, "Mom, I trust your judgement. That means I'm not mad at you."
Ellie: Out of the blue while we ate lunch together. "Um, so, Mommy? Rainbows are very pretty but 'em taste really yucky."
Nicholas: looking at a photo of a baby on the computer: "Is it a boy or a girl baby?" I told him it was a boy. "Whew! Lucky for him!"
This is the shirt he picked out. Too bad it doesn't come in orange....
Nicholas: Sighs dramatically while sitting in the shade. "I appreciate this tree for giving us shade today." (what 4-year-old talks like this??)
Ellie: walked up to our friends who were staying in the cabin with us over Spring Break "I love you guys, and it's time for you to go home now."
Nicholas: Grammer told him how lucky he is to have such a nice mommy and daddy. "Yep. My mommy is nice and smart, and my daddy is nice and smart, and magic."
Nicholas: "The green otter pops taste like Indians."
And this is why shopping is never dull with these two. I turn around to see this happening behind me.
In my bathroom one morning, Nicholas asked: "Mommy, can I play with the cotton balls? Cotton balls are my favorite!"
Ellie jumped in then. "Can me have money?? Money's mine favorite."
Nicholas: saw a carved wooden bear at Big Trees State Park in California. "I think that bear is trying to be a model."
Ellie: Nicholas wasn't sharing his cookie with her. She fell to her knees, put her hands over her chest, and cried, "Nikus! You break mine heart!"
Ellie: was pretending to "fix" my hand. "The doctor fixed your hand now, Mommy. I fixed your hand. I'm a doctor. I'm Doctor Seuss!"
Nicholas: watching a silly song about bad haircuts. I said, "that's pretty funny. Should I give you a bad haircut?" Without looking up from the show, he answered, "Nope, Mom. You already did." I cut his hair last week....