Friday, October 31, 2008

october quotes

"i wanna go poop again!" 10-01 (after getting a vitamin reward for going poop in the potty.)

the neighbor girls (twins) are about 4 yrs old and they NEVER say hi or smile. they always just stare and sometimes make comments about us like we're not even there. the other day sparrow went out into the courtyard where they were playing with dolls, and she asked me: "can i visit the girls?" i said "i don't know, you'll have to ask them." she bravely goes up to them and says, "can i please visit you?" they said nothing. but sparrow would not be intimidated. she hovered close by and inched ever closer. soon she was sitting happily on the steps next to them. they pretty much ignored her but were not mean, as i had feared, and even let her touch and play with some of their dolls. she is so brave!

i was talking delightedly about new baby golden and how little she is. sparrow cuts in:
"and i'm OLD!" without missing a beat. her eyes were wide and round. 10-01

lately, sparrow is sooooo funny with baby golden. she rushes up to her, gives her a huge, in-the-face smooch, then without even watching her for a reaction, shouts out immediately "LOOK AT THAT SMILE!"

"mom! the girl doesn't want me!" 10-03 (about a little girl at our 'growing times' class who would yell "NO!" every time sparrow came into her vicinity.)

(arranging the 3 cars of her toy train)
"you first and you first and you first.." 10-06

(looking at a book about parades. the st. patrick's day parade page comes up.)
"just like we went to irish!" 10-06

(looking at a picture of strep throat bacteria in a magazine. it was purple and green.)
"oooh! look at that! ...we're gonna eat it!" 10-07

(singing to the tune of "pony boy"):
"sippy cup, sippy cup, won't you be my sippy cup. don't say no..." 10-08

"bougainvillea!" 10-09 (yes, she knows the bougainvillea plant. she also knows other flowers by name like morning glories, except she calls those "morning glorias," and now i do too!)

(watching "24"--yes, we did let her watch one episode with us.)
thomas: "oh no, what a hag!"
sparrow: "wook! another tag!" 10-09

"honey! i made art project!" (yelling into the phone at thomas) 10-09

(pics of sperm on computer) "looket! bugs!" 10-11

"does kristy have a butt?" (she fell in love with kristy maligro when we saw her briefly, and now continues to think about her...) 10-12

(playing with sand and a funnel.)
she comes up to me with a funnel full of sand and says,
"i'm havin' some wine." 10-12

(sees rattle in a book.) looks for awhile, then says
"einstein!" (reminds her of the einstein videos i guess!) 10-12

(me kissing golden numerous times on cheeks.)
sp: "are you gobbling her up?" 10-12

(drinking water)
"it smells like avocado." 10-15

(finishing breakfast.)
sp: "all done! can we go to oregon?"
me: "well...not today, but maybe next year!"
sp: "i wanna go to it!" 10-15
(because i had told her a few days ago that kristy had gone back to oregon to be with her kids.)

thomas: "so...what do you think? should we go to oregon?"
sparrow: "can i come?"

"mom, can you talk to the words?" (when she wants me to start reading a book that she has opened.)

"oh! lion dandies!" (dandylions) 10-16

"maybe in a couple of days i will kiss her." (because sparrow has been sick and i haven't been letting her kiss golden.) 10-16

"the alligators were sick, and i haven't didn't kiss them." 10-16

sp: "this is baby jeremiah. i wiped his bum." (with a tiny doll after we visited new baby jeremiah. then,
sp: "here's his sacrum." (pointing to the correct area on the doll.)
me: "oh! yeah! good job! ....and here's your sacrum." (i point.)
sp: "no, this is not my sacrum."
me: "where's your sacrum?"
sp: "here." (points to her ribs.)
me: "oh! ...well, where's baby jeremiah's sacrum?"
sp: "his sacrum is in the house."
(she meant "in samuel's house. duh, mom! that's where baby jeremiah is!) 10-16

(singing to herself after we put her to bed)
"daddy's in the living room and he's not coming back. he's not coming back. and he's done teaching the girls...and miss paula..." 10-21

"did we get some ganic milk?" (organic) 10-22

(singing)"i don't like feathers, and the mountains are playing dress-up, and we're going to mops, and i'm singing." 10-22-08

"i bedda get ta sleepin'." 10-22

"the balls are fighting!" (see-thru rain stick) 10-24

slightly butchering the title of a book called big time olie, where rolie polie olie messes with a shrink and grow machine, sparrow said,
"rolie polie time eater!" 10-25

she dropped my bobby pin into the toilet. she knows better than that. i asked her, "why did you drop mommy's bobby pin into the toilet?" she said happily, "in the water!" i couldn't be too bummed. 10-26

sp: "mommy, are you sleeping?"
me: "not yet, but maybe if you stop talking, i can fall asleep."
sp: (whispers) "i stopped talking." 10-29

me: "stop pushing that button, or i'll have to take it away."
sp: "just a little bit?" (pushes again) 10-29

reading a book where a dog knocked over a bowl of balls and a man slipped on them, sparrow says,
"maybe i can be a doggy and maybe i can be a man, and maybe i can go in the book and slip on the balls!" 10-29

(she was playing with daddy making a tent with a blanket. she stuck her head out but the rest of her was still under the "tent.")
"it's so warm for my butt!" 10-31

sparrow doesn't really love peanut butter but i have been trying to encourage her to eat it. i made her a dip with peanut butter for her lunch today, but she wasn't touching it. at some point she said, "i was eating my ice cream!" just playing, i guess. i took a little carrot stick and dipped it in the peanut dip and said, "mm, i'm eating my ice cream right now!"
sparrow: "but i'm not eating it!" (she won't be fooled!) 10-31

"it's singing a song about my lunch!" (she was playing with a little musical toy during lunch.) 10-31

me: "we should get some snap peas to put in the salad tomorrow."
sparrow: "and roly-pops!" 10-31

(today she got her first candy ever: a lolly pop. she kept calling it a "roly-pop," it was so cute! in the car she was saying, "isn't it beautiful?" she was truly in love with her roly pop.)

sp: "oh no!"
me: "what's wrong?"
sp: "it just got an owie."
(then i was recording what she had just said onto my phone, and she heard me talking ahout how her roly-pop just got an owie.) she says,
"no! you forgot the kiss!" (her roly-pop needed a kiss on its owie, apparently.)

sp: "mommy, are you really sad?"
me: "yeah."
sp: "it's gonna be alright." 10-31

sp: "i'm talking to God!"
me: "oh yeah? what are you saying to him?"
sp: "hey God! i got letters!" 10-31

Sunday, October 19, 2008

sparrow's avant-garde pumpkin

we are going to a little class every friday called "growing times." it is put on by sbcc adult ed and is a fun preschool-style setup, except all the moms are there too. (which is why it's so cheap!) it has been saving my sanity cause i don't have to come up with the activities! the one drawback is that of course the discussion topics are from a liberal standpoint, and i get no say in the kids' crafts.

october is here, so of course the crafts involved black spiders and jack-o-lanterns this past week. but sparrow, she has no respect for the traditional jack-o-lantern. she pasted those eyes, and mouths every which way, and kept on pouring the glue on top as if it were paint. hah! that's my girl. all the other moms were strictly directing their toddlers where to paste the shapes--doing it for them, in fact, but hey. i figure, it's sparrow's craft, and she should paste the shapes wherever the heck she wants. hers was the only avant-garde jack-o-lantern in the room. making mama proud!

she loves this thing, and even tried to take it to sunday school to show miss paula today!

Friday, October 3, 2008

quotes galore at 2 1/2

"i did sleep good." (we didn't ask!) 06-08-08

"daddy, mommy did get my tutu." 06-08 (i love how she substitutes "did" when she is not sure how to conjugate something into past tense. she is so smart! she goes with "did" and keeps the tense as she knows it.)

"yes, jesus! yes, mommy and daddy!" 06-14

"oh my goodness. that's nasty. my ice cream is nasty!" 06-27

"grabioli." (ravioli) -sometime in june or july

we were looking at a book with a drawing of some goats; they had scraggly little beards which she looked at and said:
"the goats are eating some spaghetti or something!" -sometime in july

there was a homeless man in the parking lot of albertsons. he had a big old hat on and a big old shopping cart piled with stuff. sparrow, seeing him, said,
"look! the farmer is here!" 07-03

"i got my fingernails in the bagel store." 07-03

"i wanna play with the burst-a-bulb. i wanna read about the burst-a-bulb." 07-03
(this was in reference to a story book that talked about the sun that burst a bulb.)

"night-night, belly. night-night, tatas. night-night big belly." 07-31

"it's morning time! ...uncle's still sleeping." 08-04

"God makes GREAT popsicles!" (miracles) 08-04

when she prays at night nowadays, she prays gibberish a lot. baby tongues? we do trust she will be filled with the holy spirit!

"i will see a bangeroom in this book." (boomerang) 08-17

"i need to crash (crush) my mountains." (trying to flatten the bumps her zipper makes on her pajamas) 08-17

me: "it would be good if you could walk."
sp: "it would be good if i could be happy." 08-18

"the goats are eating some spaghetti or something." (august)
(she was looking at a book. the goats had stringy beards!)

"he's sitting down like a tall tree." 09-01

sp: "is she still sucking on your finger?"
me: "no."
sp: "is she still sucking on your eyebrows?" 09-01

she is saying "kay" before speaking, because that is what i do!!! so funny, i noticed that i usually start with K (as in "OK"), like "K, we're gonna have to go pretty soon," or "K, be really gentle with that." now she is speaking similarly!

"god loves my tea. god is gonna taste it too." 09-03

"mama, can you teach me how to make an ampersand?" 09-03

sp: "i want normal milk."
me: "you have normal milk."
sp: "no, this is water milk." 09-24
(during a stage where i was trying to save money on almond milk by watering it down slightly. she will not be fooled!)

"mom, are you burping the child?" 09-10

me: "are you a birdie?"
sp: "yes, i'm a birdie!" (runs off to play.) later:
sp: "hey mommy birdie!"
me: "hey baby birdie!"
sp: "baby birdies is in the bedroom."
me: "well what are you?"
sp: "i'm still a bigger birdie."
me: "oh."
sp: "where's daddy birdie? where's rick birdie?" 09-10

"my hands are all prinklied." 09-10 (after a bath)

"here goes a storm!" (dumping water in the sink) 09-10

because sparrow loves to climb and bounce on me when i'm nursing, i have been telling her, "i'm not a jungle gym!" the other day she realized it before i could tell her:
"mom, are you not a jungle gym?" 09-10

sparrow playing with a cutout character she got from a craft at sunday school.
sp: "here's a bath for jesus. i'm gonna get his nice long hair wet." (dipping him into a toy bread pan.) "he's crying."
me: "oh yeah? what does he sound like?"
sp: "he sounds like...a weasel." 09-10

sp: "people ate derika, mama."
me: "what? people like derika? people like her?" (trying to hear correctly)
sp: "no. derika got eaten." 09-10

"can i come up here? i still need lots of love." 09-13

me: you're gonna grow up and leave the nest...
sp: "and i got my father,"
me: "yes, and you'll get a husband and babies..."
sp: "and then, i'm gonna find an heir!" 09-17
(just kidding! what she actually said was i'm gonna fly in the air, like the ducks that were flying away in the story. but i sure was trippin' when i thought she said she was gonna find an heir!)

"oh yeah!" or "oh. yah." all the time!!

"when daddy gets bigger, he will sleep in my bed." 09-20

"the deepness" 09-21 (she kept talking about "the deepness" for some reason but i don't know where she got that lingo from!)

(hears music from swan lake on the tv)
"swan lake! swan lake is here! it's waiting for me!" 09-22

"a bat flies! but only purple bats can fly. but no gray bats can fly." 09-22

"when golden gets bigger, she will able to say bungy bungy! and she will able to take a bath and wash her hair and get her toys and go on the big potty, an dgo on the potty, and walk, and spray something, and get her spray bottle..." etc. 09-23

"when uncle gets little, he will able to cry." 09-23

"be careful little goat where you walk...
be careful little trees where you grow...
be careful little brushes where you paint...
be careful little guitar where you sing..." 09-25

me: baby, don't put your spoon in the salsa."
sp: "it's gonna get too salsy." 09-25

responding to the question "what did you do today?"
sp: "i did sleep good and i did some food and some tea and some toys and some books." 09-27

me: "what time did you wake up?"
sp: "i woke up for 10 hours." 09-27

"my armpit is actually kinda wet." 09-29

she randomly named my big blue exercise ball "mr. jillian." WHERE do these things come from? but now she always refers to it as mr. jillian, and so do we, of course! (sept.)

(thomas on computer)
thomas: "so i'm just gonna go to craigslist."
sp: "i wanna go all together!"
(sometime in sept.)

"is jesus comin'?" (looking suspiciously around her.) (sept.)

i am usually pretty tired and monotone with poor sparrow. well one day, i decided to try to get a little more enthusiastic (was probably inspired by marylinn byers) and i started saying something to sparrow enthusiastically, with big eyes, and apparently freaked her out, cause she said immediately,
"No! i don't want a voice!" (sept.)