Saturday, October 3, 2015

What They Said, Volume 18: Twin Talk

And now for another edition of... What They Said! I ended up with so many quotes that I split it into two editions this month. First one up? Twins!

Cecilia: I wish we still lived in our OLD town!
Me: Well, when you grow up, you can move back there.
Mary Claire: I'm NEVER gon' gwow up! I'm just gon' be a CATERPILLAR!

Me: Mary Claire, go put your underwear back on!
Mary Claire: No, I don't like green!
Me: I don't care, you still need to wear underwear.
Mary Claire: It's inside out!
Me: Then bring it here and I'll fix it.
Mary Claire: No, don't fix it, it's not bwoken!

Mary Claire: I want to go downstairs!
Me: Are you going to do naughty things?
Mary Claire, in her sweetest, most innocent voice: No, do NICELY dings!!!

Me, catching the twins playing with cat food: Well great, now I don't have to feed you dinner because you ate cat food for dinner!
Elizabeth: NO, it was our SNACK!

Elizabeth, watching me cut up carrots: Mommy bird, you're cuttin' up my worms.
Me: Worms for dinner?
Elizabeth: Yeah, worm thoup!


Elizabeth, watching me crack eggs: Mom, dose are de turtles' eggs and you cwack de eggs and da baby turtles come out!!!

Scrambled turtles. Tasty.

Me: And when we get chickens, you guys can take care of them because you're big kids!
Elizabeth: And I be a yittle chick in my PINK egg, and I will be AWAKE in my egg!!!

Elizabeth, carrying two books with handles: I'm just traveyin' to wuhk.
Me: Oh, what kind of job do you have?
Elizabeth, angrily: I'm just GOIN' to wuhk!
Me: And what do you DO at work?
Elizabeth: Um, wead books.
Me: That sounds like a great job!

A minute later...

Elizabeth: I just GO to wuhk, I don't DO wuhk!!!

Elizabeth, stomping toward the door in pink rain boots and a pink owl backpack: I have sawt on my finger.
Me: You have what?
Elizabeth: It'th for science expewiments.
*stomps outside, comes back in within seconds*
Me: What science experiment did you do with your salt?
Elizabeth: I... Ate it. *stomps back to the kitchen* And now I will get THWEE sawt for you...

I'm writing a post every day for October! This one's #3. Thanks for reading!

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Tale of Two Babies {7QT}


There aren't many times when having twins is easier than having one baby. But one really nice thing about Mary Claire and Elizabeth was that they would sit and play together starting from a pretty early age. 

Peter sitting and playing by himself? Not so much.

But a couple months ago he and Margaret (Cristina's little girl) both reached that wondrous stage where they could both sit in each other's immediate vicinity and not fall over! 

Margaret is a month older than Peter, so I think they were almost 8 months and almost 9 months here

And they discovered a wonderful game.

Which Margaret wasn't sure about, but Peter pressed on!


It was an exercise in curiosity...

And the sharpness of new teeth...


And in persistence!


And really, it was such fun!


Until someone got a little *too* persistent...


At which point poor Margaret's ladylike sensibilities weren't having it anymore!


So the big kids' insistence that "Margaret and Peter go very well together" was finally realized! 

I'm blogging every day this month!  Feel free to follow along using the buttons on the sidebar or on the bottom of the screen, if you're reading via your phone!

Linking up with the lovely Kelly at This Ain't the Lyceum!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I Might Be Crazy {31 Days Writing Challenge}

Some of my blogging friends are participating in a challenge to write a blog post for every day in October. Lately, I've actually been having all the thoughts and all the ideas and WANTING to write more but... Well, the kids go to bed and I collapse into a heap on the couch with my ice cream.

Then I get up and wash dishes and arrange John Paul's homeschooling stuff for the next day.

Then I collapse into a heap again, decide to go to bed, and lie there awake for awhile thinking all the thoughts and *not* falling asleep.

So, in an attempt to clear out my brain, let's try getting all those thoughts down here!

Most people are choosing 1 topic and blogging about it all 31 days. My topic? Well, life. So there's gonna be a little bit of parenting, a little bit of homeschooling, a little bit of homesteading, cooking, faith, fashion, you know... The usual!

If you're new here, this is basically us in a nutshell!
Posts will include...

Home, Home on the Homestead (what we've done at our 19th century farmhouse, what we're going to do, and what we'd like to do but probably won't get around to)
How to Toddler-Proof Your Homeschool (or at least how to keep them from ripping that workbook out of your first grader's hands)
Life Hacks for Underachieving Moms
Fostering Kindness in Children: An Idiot's Guide
Our Favorite Picks for All Saints' Day
What They Said (Twin Edition Here!)
Coffee Is Not Breakfast: 15+ Ideas to Tame Your Hangry
7 Reasons Crazies Like Us Keep Having Babies
How Public School Strengthened My Faith
More Princess & Ballerina Books that Won't Drive You Nuts

And more!

So what would *you* like to read about here? Anything you've been dying to ask? Click over here for more bloggers participating in the challenge!

I'll be updating with all the posts so you can click over from this page if you're interested!

Day 2: A Tale of Two Babies
Day 3: What They Said: Twin Edition

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