Monday, September 23, 2013

Thumb Toe

"Look at my thumb toe" - Noah showing off his bruised toe nail on his big toe

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Farmers of God

"Put on the farmer of God" - Sophie attempting to recite Ephesians 6:11 ("Put on the full armor of God...")

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Scaring Hearts Away

"You almost scared my heart away" - Sophie's response to Noah falling off a chair

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

God Poop

"God is our refuse and strength" - Sophie reciting Psalm 46:1 for the first time

None o'clock

"None o'clock" - Noah's response after Ruth Anna asked what time he wanted to go to bed

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Everything Prayer

"...and pray for everything we do have, everything we don't have, and everything we will have" - a recent prayer by Sophie

Frosty the No Man

"No Man" - Noah's (age 2) word/words for "snowman"

Purple Shirt Spy

Sophie: "I spy something purple on my shirt" Elijah: "Is it your purple shirt?" Sophie: "YES!!" - A recent "I Spy" game between Sophie and Elijah


"Why is that dog ruffin' at me?" - Sophie asking about a big dog that was barking in her direction


"It's brrrrin' " - Sophie speak for "It's cold"

A Katy Perry Christmas

"No Sophie, that's a July song!" - Elijah's adamant retort when Sophie requested Katy Perry's "Firework" as a Christmas song she wanted to hear

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mug Hawk

"Mug Hawk" - Elijah's name for a mohawk

Hermit the Frog

"Hermit the Frog" - Elijah's name for a particular green Muppet

3 Year Old Pastor

"PAS-TOR WES-LEY!!" - Sophie repeatedly shouting what she thought she heard while chasing her 3 yr old friend Wesley after his Mom playfully yelled "faster Wesley!"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bieber Loves Me This I Know...

"Jesus loves me this I know..." - the song Sophie broke out in to prove to another pre-schooler on the school playground that she does indeed know a Justin Bieber song

Talking to Dead People

"Can I talk to Grandma if she's not dead?" - Sophie's question while Mommy was on the phone with Grandma (a couple weeks after Sophie's great-grandma passed away)

I Spy

"Is it the purple on your shirt?" - Elijah's correct guess during "I Spy" after Sophie gave him clues that what she spied was "something purple on her shirt"

Phones, Food, and Hugs in Heaven

"Is there a phone there {in heaven} so we can talk to him?"
"Will he eat there?"
"Will God and Jesus give his wheelchair to someone else?"
"How do we hug him now?"

- Elijah's questions after being told that Opapa (his great-grandfather) went to heaven to be with Jesus on 7/17/11

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hopeful Gas Passing

"I think I just passed gas again…. I hope I did." - Sophie's pleasant explanation of the putrid smell at the dinner table

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Head Burn

"I have a head burn." - Sophie describing her brain freeze

Clown Shaped Churches

"It doesn't look like a clown to me. It doesn't have a nose." - Sophie's response after hearing Mommy point out a church in the shape of a "crown"

Missing You

"I missed you a lot of times." - Sophie commenting on my recent business trip to California

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Black People

"His Daddy has the same color skin as you." - Elijah further explaining to our "black" friend who he got his new shirt from

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Laundry Sexism

"Daddy, it's funny when you do laundry because you're not supposed to do it. Only Mommy is." -a recent astute (and obviously spot on) assessment of Elijah's

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Scara?

"Is that your scara or my scara?" - Sophie's question after finding out the black stuff on Mommy's eyes was called "mascara"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

But What If They Were Bad For You?

"I don't like green beans because they're good for you." -Elijah's justification for his distaste with the vegetable

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


"Torrible" -Sophie's hybrid word for something that's both 'terrible' and 'horrible'

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Falling Beards

"It fell off." -Elijah explaining what happened to Grampy's beard

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pinch Me

"I'm not going to wear green tomorrow because I want Miss Robin to pinch me." -Elijah's clothing decision for his pre-school's St Patrick's day celebration after hearing from his teacher that any kids not wearing green would be pinched

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Daddy's Underwear

"But they don't look like underwear because they don't have Spider-Man on them." -Elijah commenting on his father's superhero-free boxer briefs

Sunday, February 27, 2011

McDonald's Gender Confusion

"Is that a lady or a goil (girl)?" -Elijah inquiring about the gender of the long haired man who was in the process of taking our order at McDonald's this evening

Sentenced to Jail and a Spanking

"Mommy, I'm going to spank you and then put you in jail." -Sophie's repeated threat from her room after being put in time out one morning

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Unconditional Love for the Shirtless

"Daddy, you don't have a shirt on. But I still love you." -Sophie (age 3) providing commentary as I brushed my teeth shirtless

Cold Repentance

"Daddy, will you forgive me for getting a cold?" -Sophie (age 3)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Why Is My Voice Not Talking?

"Why is my voice not talking?" - Sophie inquiring about her post-nap scratchy voice

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kissing the Babysitter

"Daddy, aren't you going to kiss Miss Joellen?" - Elijah asking about the babysitter being excluded after he and Noah were kissed goodbye by Daddy

Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm 5 Today (Now Sing To Me)

"I'm 5 today. Are you going to sing Happy Birthday to me now?" -Elijah's opening greeting while answering the phone when his grandparents called on his birthday

Mean Brain

"My brain is mean. It takes stuff out of my head so I can't remember." -Elijah's reasoning behind why he couldn't recall the recent Bible story he heard in Sunday School

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scared Ears

"It makes my ears scared" -Sophie (3.5) commenting on how the sound of Noah (1.5) repeatedly slamming her play kitchen's fridge door made her feel

Old Enough For Heaven

"But why aren't Grandma and Grandpa in heaven? Because they're old." -Elijah's question after being told that pretty much anyone older than his Grandma and Grandpa is now in heaven

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Laughing Laughs

"But where can I go if my laugh is laughing?" -Elijah's question when told he was not to laugh at his siblings being disciplined

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


"Can I play Wiit?" -Sophie asking if she could play a particular Nintendo motion sensing game console

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spinach Speaking Employees

"Daddy, does she speak Spinach?" -whispered by Elijah to me about a hispanic looking employee at Lowe's today

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Boys & Gentlemen

"Boys aaaand Gentlemen!!" -Elijah's lead in to his Thanksgiving performance in the living room for his male only audience (me)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Facial Nipples

"Is that a nipple?" -Sophie asking about a pimple on my face

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Have Besided

"I have besided to follow Jesus..." -Elijah's cover of the song "I Have Decided (To Follow Jesus)"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Does Obama Know My Name?

"Does Obama know my name?" -Elijah's inquiry upon receiving an explanation of the voting process

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Peek-a-Boo Coffee

"Mommy, can we go get hot chocolate at Peek-a-Boo?" -Sophie asking about a potential trip to Caribou (Coffee)

Laughing Brains

"When Sophie laughs, it makes my brain laugh" -Elijah explaining why he was laughing during a bedtime prayer

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thou Shalt Run (So Thou Shalt Not Be Spanked)

"Dear Jesus, please help me run fast from Mommy and Daddy so I won't be spanked. Amen." -Elijah's (age 4) prayer before bed tonight