Friday, July 23, 2010


We stopped into Ace Hardware this morning.  Pulling into the parking lot, Molly inquired about m&ms.  On our last visit, I had told her that we would get popcorn.  They have free popcorn all day every day, except for our last visit (of course) when I had promised it to Molly.  So, I let her get some m&ms from a gum ball machine instead.  Getting out of the car this morning, she insisted on m&ms.  I told her that we were only going to get popcorn.  Again, getting a cart in the store, she saw the candy machines and asked for m&ms.  In response I handed her a bag of popcorn!  We browsed for a few minutes while she munched.  After we paid and were returning our cart she told me, "I changed my mind."  What kid changes her mind about m&ms?  How did I get so lucky for no toddler emotions to erupt during this whole exchange?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Recently as when we've been out driving, Molly has implored me to drive on the grass.  Our conversations go something like this:

"Mommy, drive on the grass."

"No, honey.  Mommy might get in trouble."

"Try it.  Drive on the grass."

"I might wreck the car if I did that."

"Go ahead.  Try it."

She is persistent and very sweet in her requests.  It makes me smile.  Where did she come up with this idea???

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sweetie Girl

The top two pictures were from a set of about two dozen shots I took trying to get a nice one of her and her new kitty from KK and May May.  She will not pose for pictures for me!  I told her to sing a song, and that kept her sitting somewhat still while I tried to catch a good shot. 

The bottom one is from a ride in our neighbor's car.  We went with Molly's friend Rylee to the planetarium to see a Big Bird show.  The girls had fun, but we quizzed them at lunch, and they didn't seem to remember anything educational from the show! 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Toddler Irony

Silly girl!  Lately, we'll have just finished a large meal and get in the car when Molly announces, "I want something to eat!"

She's also been protesting naptime by a bout of emotional crying/whining, "I'm not tired!"   Oh, really?!?

I think we're also moving into the "Why?" stage.  We took a nice walk around Nanna's neighborhood last evening and our conversation was peppered with "why"s. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thought for the Day

I just finished reading Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion.  It was highly enjoyable, and even though it has nothing to do with the subject of the book, I had to share this quote:

If there is a heaven, this must truly be its essence:  to be loved.

Oh, how true I believe this to be!