(she turned off my movie inadvertently while playing with the remote. i was semi frustrated cause i couldn't get it back to the place where it was.) Sparrow shrugs and says:
hahahaha! -may 22
"i can fall asleep all by myself." -may 22, getting more and more used to her new bedtime setup.
"and you can hear me, and i can hear me, and you can hear you and you can hear me!" -every night she is saying this because i tell her when i leave the room, "i will leave the door open so you can hear me and i can hear you." so whenever i leave, she launches into this big monologue as seen above, trying to get the order of the words right, and she just keeps going! "you can hear me and i can hear me!"
"oh i'm sorry, i bonked your head on it!" -may 23, when she bonked her piggy's head on a toy truck. then she of course kissed piggy's head
me: "sparrow, what are you eating? a pretzel stick?"
sp: "a number two." -mid-may
(it was one of her letter/number fridge magnets, but it wasn't a number two, it was a capital T! so funny that she was so sure what it was. she didn't even hesitate.)
sp: "i'm gonna snuggly."
me: "oh yeah? you wanna snuggle?"
sp: "no, i'm not gonna snug." -may 28
"this is not quinoa! this is not oatmeal! this is not a butterfly!" -june 3rd, looking at her rice at dinner
me: "it's past your bedtime."
sp, announcing to melissa: "lissa! it's past our bedtime, lissa!" -june 3rd
sparrow: "i need to cut my fingernails."
me: "oh yeah? you wanna cut them again?"
sparrow: "yeah. and my finger-foots."
(she was trying to make a compound word!!!)
dad: "do you love mommy?"
d: "do you love daddy?"
d: "do you love Jesus?"
s: "yeah. ...and i love the baby too!"
d: "oh yeah? and what's the baby's name?"
s: "if it's a boy it should be named youngblood." -june 6
(i had told her a few days before that my current best name choices were golden if it was a girl and youngblood if it was a boy. she remembered exactly, and has repeated this to me several times since.)
"actually i already ate a bagel." -early june, when i tried to give her some cereal after work
"ohmygunness! it opened up and it got a roly poly bug!" -june 5, playing with a blue ball. so imaginative. the ball had neither opened up nor had a roly poly bug...
"i did sleep good." -june 8th, in the morning. we hadn't even asked her yet.
when i got her her tutu to put on,
"daddy! mommy did get my tutu!" -june 8 (i like how she says "did get" instead of "got." she can say "got," too, it just depends on the day and what happens to come out.)
-she calls ravioli "grabioli."
"daddy, we went in the alligator and pushed all the buttons!" -late may, referring to the elevator.
"i wanna hear the perfect little sound!" -june 13, trying to play a button/noise book that was running out of batteries
(she has finally taken an interest in her old pacifiers. too bad all we have is a newborn size! she never liked them when she was little!)
sp: "mama, i want my binky."
me: "oh sparrow, i'm sorry, i really really don't know where it is!"
sp: "can you go get it though?" -june 13
(sparrow not minding me very well this morning, saying "no" to something i had asked.)
me: "sparrow, what do you say to mommy?"
sp, running over and hugging me and thomas: "yes jesus! yes mommy and daddy!"
trying to recite her sunday school bible verse,
"the lord chickens when i pray!" (the lord listens when i pray.) -june 12
"my owie is so big, so strong and so mighty..." -early june
"but we can't go home because there are sirens tonight." june 10
(where does she get these ideas?)
"sago gago, i love you!" -june 14
(something she made up and was saying over and over to me at bedtime. another good one she made up is "noggy." so fun to say!)
"mommy, i want to cut my banana with a knife." -june 14
(i am still always amazed at how exact and articulate she is.)
"look! the birdies are going tweet tweet!" -june 15
(first thing she said when she woke up from her nap and heard the birds singing)
"i wanna watch fighting bears dadda! i wanna watch more fighting bears!" -june 15
(thomas watches some interesting animal clips with her on you tube sometimes.)
"the man fell down--and he was SO sad!" -june 14
(telling me about her day when i came home from work. they had seen a drunk man on the sidewalk that day.)
"the nest fell down and the birdie fell down and--poor boody." -june 16
(she was saying this sentence over and over again, knowing she was mispronouncing SOMEthing in there, and she kept on trying to say it right, but every time she got to the end, she would say again, "poor boody!" and i would repeat, "poor boody," which would make her launch into it again! sooooooo funny!)
"I wanna go to peets and taste the latte." -june 15 (i LOVE my 2-year-old!)
"mom, the bunny is doing a susu! the bunny is doing the splits!" -mid-june, playing with a little stuffed ballerina bunny
"there is a very very dangerous spider." -june 16
(looking at me earnestly. apparently she and thomas had seen a black widow that day.)
me: "sparrow, soon we will have a whole other person in our family."
sp: "we're gonna have a person and samuel will have a person and jesus will have a person."
me: "yes, jesus is a person."
sp: "you're gonna be a person and daddy's gonna be a person and i'm gonna be a person and holly's gonna be a person..." -june 16
(she was playing with my necklace.)
me: "gentle, don't pull on that, it's very delicate."
sp: "i love your delicate necklace." -june 16
"my God put fire on it!" she said last sunday, excitedly (june 15) right after dinner. huh? what?... i thought, "well maybe she learned about elijah on mount carmel today." sure enough, we got out her sunday school art work, and it was elijah with a flaming altar. wow! she really loves sunday school and remembers things! i was a little sketched about sunday school at first--the crafty "artwork," the condensed bible stories... but i can tell how much she loves it cause she talks about it all the time, and sings the songs she is learning, and her teacher says she is so self-assured and doing great. so i am sure it is worth it!
that same night, at bedtime, she said, "God likes me." sigh. i love that she absorbs these things.
"mom, i wanna go to modern class." -mid-june (thomas has taken her to see some classes at ucsb a couple times.)
"look, dadda! it's a little perfect little bed!" -june 18
(during camping, when we were setting up an air mattress in the tent)
sp: "up, up, up!"
i was carrying a bunch of bags in my arms, so i told her to stop whining and "look at mommy. can i pick you up right now?"
me: "why not?"
sp: "because mommy has a big, big, big belly." -june 18
i think it's the funniest thing that she is saying "OK?" nowadays. ex: "i'm gonna eat my yogurt, ok?" "i'm gonna jump in my bed, ok?" oh yeah, this was a good one:
"we're gonna go to IV, and then we're gonna go to DP, ok?" -june 20
i put her in the car yesterday (june 21) after taking care of the bunnies at the house in IV where we are house sitting. she began to get really upset that we were leaving and cried, "i wanna go back to IV!" (she thinks the house is called IV.) i said, "sparrow, that's fine, we can keep playing there, you just have to tell me," and i got her back out. then she says, "ok. sorry for crying." she is the best!
"that was a good one!" -june 21, clapping vigorously after a number in the dance recital we were watching.
"he did really good, dadda!" -june 22, clapping for barishnikov dancing on tv
"i NEED some ballet slippers!" -june 22, in church during end worship. she's never had ballet slippers yet, but she knows what they are!