Saturday, April 30, 2011


Mama:  This is an 'S', snake starts with 'S'
Caitlyn:  And I start with 'C'.
Mama:  Yes, you do.
Caitlyn:  What starts with 'M'?
Mama:  Mama starts with 'M'.
Caitlyn:  What starts with '10'?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Confusion

Watching the royal wedding
Mama:  That's the prince and the new princess.
Caitlyn:  Where's the queen?
Mama:  I'm not sure, we haven't seen the queen yet.
Caitlyn:  Is the queen a boy or a girl?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Roasted Veggies

After we're all done eating, but Caitlyn hasn't touched her veggies.
Caitlyn:  I don't like roast veggies.
Mama:  Try them, I think you'll really like them.
Caitlyn:  I don't like them.
Mama:  You're going to sit there until you eat them.
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Cut them
Mama:  How do you ask nicely?
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Please
Mama : Please what?
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Please (adds chopping motion with her hand)
Mama:  Use your words.
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Please cut them
Mama cuts the veggies
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Fork
Mama:  How do you ask nicely?
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Please
Mama : Please what?
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn:  Please fork
Mama gets her a fork
5 minutes pass
Caitlyn takes a bite of carrot
Caitlyn: Mmm I love roast veggies!  (as she finishes eating them in 2 minutes).

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Calendar - Part III

Caitlyn:  What day is it today?
Mama:  It's Saturday.
Caitlyn:  What day is it tomorrow?
Mama:  Tomorrow is Sunday
Caitlyn:  And then will be Friturday, and you will go to work!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Papa:  We should go to Home Depot today.
Caitlyn:  Oh, what are we going to get?
Papa:  I don't know...I just want to go to Home Depot.
Caitlyn:  Um, well, maybe we could get some tire or someing.
Papa:  Tires?  Why do we need tires?
Caitlyn:  For the car, because the ones on there are broken.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Calendar - Part II

After a rough day...
Caitlyn:  I'm sorry mama, I will be a good girl next week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


After a nap
Caitlyn:  Is it still this day?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Potty Training

Papa:  Have you gone potty today?
Caitlyn:  Yes.
Papa:  When?
Caitlyn: or three days or somefing.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Papa:  Caitlyn, do you want a corndog?
Caitlyn:  Oh yes please....but I don't know what that is.  Is it something we drink?  Is it something we eat? 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Wonders of Modern Food

Caitlyn:  What kind of yogurt is that?
Papa: Rapberry and Pomegranate.
Caitlyn looking shocked & curious:  Mixed together?
Papa:  Yes, mixed together.
Caitlyn grabbing it to read the ingredients:  Let me see that!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coffee, Anyone?

This morning:
Mama:  Do you remember what we're doing today?
Caitlyn:  Yes, we're going to gymnastics.  Will there be one teacher there or two teachers?  Will there be other kids?  Will you help me do things?  Who will help me?  Will I go on the bars?  Will I jump really high?  What will I learn?
Mama:  I need a coffee.

Friday, April 15, 2011

I Wish

One of Alex's big dreams in life is to be a morning person.  Every morning, she wakes up around 7:00, like the rest of us, but then 15 or 20 minutes later, she realizes that she's not really a morning person and would much rather go back to bed.  So, she takes a mulligan, goes back to bed for at least an hour and then wakes up to really start her day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Real Dilemma

Caitlyn:  I'm hungry
Papa:  Why don't you go outside and catch something, like a rabbit?
Caitlyn:  But I can't get my jacket up!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Caitlyn:  When the snow melts, we should go camping.  We need to pack poles, marshmallows, sticks and fire!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Too Loud

Caitlyn does something which causes Mama to glare.
Caitlyn:  Mama, your eyes are being too loud at me!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Could it really be spring??

Today, we finally got some sunshine, so we decided to go to the park.  Of course, we forgot our camera!  Anyway, it was slushy, sloppy and wet, but Alex got to go in a swing for the first time and she loved it.  She giggled and smiled the whole time.

Caitlyn made friends with a girl and they followed each other around.  When we were leaving, Steffan asked her what her friends name was.  She said, "Buffuff".  We have no idea what she meant.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Caitlyn's Movie Review

Planet Earth
Caitlyn:  It will be amazing, but a little bit scary.  You gotsta sit on the couch and cuddle.  We gotsta be very quiet!

Friday, April 8, 2011

An amazing sentence

We recently got Planet Earth for educational, family friendly entertainment.

While watching the birds of paradise
Caitlyn:  Wow, what an interesting creature.
Quite the sentence for a three year old!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Exotic Wildlife

Walking outside...
Caitlyn:  Mama, look at all the sea goggles!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coming Home

Every evening when I walk in the door from work, as soon as Alex here's my voice, she gets a big grin on her face and starts flapping her arms & legs.  Then, if I want to do something crazy like take of my shoes or my jacket, she gets gradually more upset with me.  After that long 45 seconds, when I finally go pick her up, she nurses for about ten minutes and then she leans back and just grins at me for a minute or two.  It's a fabulous welcome home!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Looking on the bright side!

At least with all the snow we're having, we can do this:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Snow Day

On the weekend, we had a huge snowfall!  So, Caitlyn took part in a decades old snow day tradition:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

She's a way

At the breakfast table:
Papa: Alex's eyes are darker than Caitlyn's
Caitlyn:    Now, my eyes are dark too!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Big Milestone!

They say that 10% of babies skip crawling and go straight to walking.  It looks like ours is one of them!