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Monday, September 9, 2013

Out of the Mouth of our Babes

Recently said and heard from McKenna Jane:
  • She states on repeat that she attends McKennagarten (she combines McKenna and Kindergarten). It's the cutest thing ever. Trust me on this :)
  • She will spout out at random times and with much conviction that "Daddy is my BFF. My BFF is Daddy!!"
  • On the subject of Daddy - that toddler sized teenager calls him Travis more than Daddy. Stinker I tell ya!
  • And on a more literal case of Out of the Mouth of my babe, we "gifted" all her pacifiers to this beautiful babe on her birth day.
Makayla Grace Rigdon, born August 23rd. 
This teeny princess may be giving me a case of uncontrolled baby feva'!
  • My personal favorite - just this morning she hugged me tight and said "I love you Mommy" to which I replied "How much?" and she responded without hesitation "Too much!"!
Recently said and heard from Boo:
  • Dawson has shown us in a very audible way just how much he loves and misses his sister when she is at school. Each and every day he will ask multiple times "How many hours before Gabi is home from school?" "How many hours has it been? "How many more hours now?" Goes to prove she remains his favorite play mate even in the midst of their battles at times.
  • When asked how school was or what he did in school his pat answer is "We just colored a lot and counted to 5 {again}." 
  • I am attempting to transition the kids from processed snack foods to healthier options so when it comes to snack time I will often hear Dawson ask "Is this healFhy?" It's so cute when he says it that I don't even attempt to correct him. 
Recently said and heard from Gabs:
  • I'm not so sure about sharing this one, but I'm at fault and will take ownership. I was pretty sure I heard a "cuss word" slip from her mouth about a week ago but didn't draw attention to it as I wasn't 100% certain. A day or two passes and this time I'm confident she says it. She was standing in front of the full length mirror doing her hair when I hear from the bedroom " ..... pisses .... " Take note that I have ZERO recollection of what she said other than dropping the P word. I jumped to action in asking forgiveness in her hearing me use the word and explained that it isn't to be used again. 
  • This wasn't so much said or heard but written. Gabrielle was the victim of some foul play by her brother and the neighbor boys which resulted in a cute note of apology being delivered the next day to her. She left it lay on the counter for a couple days when I finally asked her to take care of it. I assumed (you know what is said about this word) she would simply throw it away. Not so much. She replied to the apology by writing directly underneath "SOOOOOOO not cool, but I accept your apology" and delivered it back into the hands of the offender. Hilarious! 
Didn't this one get the memo that she is only a mere 8 years of age? Stop growing up already! She cares about her clothing, her hair, her body image, how she smells (daily use of unnecessary deodorant & Baby Soft perfume), if her teeth are freshly brushed and flossed ... the list is endless. This has allowed for some very fruitful conversations about our self image, self worth and how each of us is seen as beautiful in eyes of our creator. Our sensitive soul cries when we have such discussions saying how much it means to her. 

Life is an adventure with these three, but a ride that I'm learning to embrace and appreciate every high and low. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A laugh and cry posting this time. I love the pictures you posted too. Love, proud Mema