Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9 1/2

 Happy half birthday to our Gabriella!  She is funny, giggly and motherly.

We hope you have a day as beautiful as you are Miss Gabby!

1. What is your favorite color? turquoise
2. What is your favorite toy? Barbies
3. What is your favorite fruit? raspberries
4. What is your favorite tv show? A Series of Unfortunate Events
5. What is your favorite movie? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? overalls and a baggy shirt
7. What is your favorite animal? dog
8. What is your favorite song? "Boat Song"
9. What is your favorite book? Land of Stories
10. Who is your best friend? Mia, Acacia, Victoria, Ariana, Nichole, Siddah, Emily, Chloe, Larson, Ruby, and Rubi
11. What is your favorite snack? chocolate chip cookies
12. What is your favorite drink? root beer
13. What is your favorite breakfast? pancakes
 14. What is your favorite lunch? pizza
 15. What is your favorite dinner? spaghetti and eggplant Parmesan
16. What is your favorite game? Risk
17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? climbing on big rocks
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
19. What do you sleep with at night? stuffed animals: Honey (a stuffed dog)
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a mom

Kristy Stace

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Oh Dear

Ellie (to Kate): You're a pot head.

Me: Let's not say that.

Which leads into a whole discussion of weed, pot, Mary Jane...  The legal, the illegal, the medicinal, the questionable, and how it affects brain chemistry.  We told them that some people smoke it and some people even bake it into brownies.

Gabby: What?!  Illegal brownies!

Because brownies is where we were going with that...

Kristy

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ahh

Ellie (arms around Justin): Your my best.

J: Best what?

E (looking sideways): My best friend!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

'citement

Ellie: What's tomorrow?

Me: It's Sunday.

Ellie: Yes!  That so 'citing!

Me: You are so fun.

Ellie: Yes, yes I am.

[much giggling, finish bedtime songs]

Ellie: I so happy

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Funny: Justin's Favorites

As I was asking the bookends all their favorites, Justin became overwhelmingly jealous that I never asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.  Ha!  So for all of you who have been waiting with bated breath, here are his favorites...

1. What is your favorite color? black
2. What is your favorite toy? chainsaw
3. What is your favorite fruit? blueberries
4. What is your favorite tv show? Longmire, The Civil War, The Unit, Nova, Parks and Rec
5. What is your favorite movie? 2001, Patton, and Gran Torino
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? jeans and a t-shirt
7. What is your favorite animal? balrog
8. What is your favorite song? "Now that We're Dead"-Metallica, "Psycho Surgery" -Tourniquet, "Behold a Trumpet Will Sound" -Handel
9. What is your favorite book? Romans
10. Who is your best friend? *me*
11. What is your favorite snack? salted, roasted mixed nuts
12. What is your favorite drink? IPA
13. What is your favorite breakfast? all your bacon and eggs
14. What is your favorite lunch? burger, fries, and a beer
15. What is your favorite dinner? pizza
16. What is your favorite game? Risk and Settlers of Catan
17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? Frisbee Golf, chop wood
18. What is your favorite holiday? Resurrection Sunday
19. What do you sleep with at night? my wife...
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a machinist

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Eleven and a Half

Our Katie is half way between 11 and 12 now.


She is full of energy and enthusiasm.

This year she's been planning a diaper drive to help some families in a community near where we live.  It is completely her idea, and she made all the contacts.  I can't wait to see how it goes!

She has been helping a family at church by serving as a Mother's Helper once a month.

She has a big heart and big ideas!

1. What is your favorite color? purple
2. What is your favorite toy? star bear
3. What is your favorite fruit? grapes and lemons
4. What is your favorite tv show? Worst Year of My Life, Again
5. What is your favorite movie? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? my ring
7. What is your favorite animal? cute puppy doggies in baskets
8. What is your favorite song? Make Some Noise
9. What is your favorite book? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
10. Who is your best friend? Hope, Elese, Sianna, Victoria...
11. What is your favorite snack? chocolate chip cookies
12. What is your favorite drink? root-beer with vanilla
13. What is your favorite breakfast? chocolate chip pancakes and whipped cream
14. What is your favorite lunch? tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
15. What is your favorite dinner? spaghetti and garlic bread
16. What is your favorite game? Monopoly and Apples to Apples
17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? make houses
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
19. What do you sleep with at night? star bear and a million other stuffed animals
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? kindergarten teacher or author

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Three and a Half

Today is Ellie's Half!


She's in a fun stage.  Three-and-a-half year olds are a lesson in contradictions.  She tosses her apple, the biggest, by her request, in the trash after one bite.  Then she cries when I throw away the tiny little disposable hairband (the only ones that will stay in her fine hair) at the end of the day because she wanted to keep it.

She has opinions.  She has preferences.  She has a voice.  While we can't always do what she wishes, we get to know what is going on inside her head more often.

She is also getting better at understanding us.  She notices people's tone and body language, and can point out how she thinks someone else feels.

All kids have their strengths, and one of my favorites of Ellie's is that she remembers names.  She can list off many of the little friends in her Sunday School class.  She talks about them during the week and makes them cards.  She learns her sisters' friends' names too.  Another favorite of ours is that she still calls our AHG troop coordinator, "A atch G."  I think we will loose that in the next few months, so I want to remember it!

She loves her pink rain boots (and all boots in general), still isn't a big fan of sweets, and loves to go to church.

1. What is your favorite color? pink
2. What is your favorite toy? doll
3. What is your favorite fruit? 'nana (banana)
4. What is your favorite tv show? Unfortunate Events
5. What is your favorite movie? Frozen
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? dress--brown with pink polka dots
7. What is your favorite animal? kitty cat
8. What is your favorite song? "Twinkle"
9. What is your favorite book? picture books--I Love you, Stink Face
10. Who is your best friend? Katie
11. What is your favorite snack? 'nanas, again!
12. What is your favorite drink? lemonade
13. What is your favorite breakfast? chocolate cereal, I love pancakes too
14. What is your favorite lunch? peanut butter and macaroni
15. What is your favorite dinner? hot dogs and pasta
16. What is your favorite game? Uno Moo
17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? ball
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas (I wanna present!!)
19. What do you sleep with at night? a dolly
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I wanna be in a booster!  I wanna be a doctor.

-Kristy