Thursday, February 24, 2011

And this girl...

This girl?

She's growing more beautiful every day.  

Inside and out.  

 I can hardly stand it, she is growing up way too fast, right before my eyes.  

Oh, that I could keep her my little girl forever!

Sweet Charlie

This girl

has stolen my heart

has filled our home with so much laughter

has made our family so much fuller

has wooed us with her smile

has won us over with her sweet demeanor

She has captured us all!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


In an effort to get back into the habit of writing more regularly around here, I thought I would break my two month silence with a quote from the three-year-old.

We were playing around with paper towels and water tinted with food coloring this morning (way less messy than it sounds, I promise!), and after about an half an hour Abby's hands had a few spots of color on them.

Me: "Abby, we need to wash your hands, you have dye all over them"
Abby: "they died? on the cross?"
me: "no, what? no, Jesus died on the cross, and your hands have dye on them, see all the colors?  That's called 'dye,'  but not like when someone or something 'dies.'"
Abby: "Oh.  my hands died.  And Jesus has colors on dem."
me: "Ummmm, no. what??"

How do you explain the difference between "dye" and "die" to a three-year-old?