Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Amber: Plus, we had these awesome hats and Mommy hung up some lanterns with Elmo and the guys and we had really yummy snacks.
Amber: Here I am with Mommy BEFORE I got cake in my hair.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Amber: Yay, it's my birthday! I'm having a party on Sunday with an Elmo cake and Mommy made cupcakes for school today and yesterday, Aunt Diane threw a birthday party for me, too!
Chloe: Well, yesterday was Aunt Diane and Uncle John's Christmas party - that wasn't a birthday party.
Amber: What do you mean?
Chloe: You have to share your birthday month with the baby Jesus.
Amber: Do I have to share my cake?
Chloe: No, he's not into that.
Amber: What does he like?
Chloe: He has frankinscence and stuff.
Amber: Can you eat that?
Amber: Then, we'll have no disagreements between us.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Then, Ed said, "Well, Chloe, you can't be a mommy until you have a baby, so you have to wait until you get a baby."
"Amber my baby."
"Well, no, Chlo - Amber is Mommy's baby."
As Chloe's face fell, I was quick to point out, "She's your baby SISTER, though."
Chloe thought about this for about thirty seconds and said, "But, I cook. I a good cooker."
Daddy was perplexed for that one until I said, "Yes, you help me cook -- you're practicing to be a good mommy."
Daddy finally caught on and said, "Yup, Chlo, but you have to practice a lot to be a good mommy... when you get older, you could be a mommy... maybe not as old as Mommy, though."
If I hadn't been driving, I may have kicked him.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Chloe: When I told him that Pinkie Pie is my favorite pony, Santa smiled as if he already knew! Maybe Mommy really HAS been talking to him like she said!**
Chloe: I also made Mommy climb a big, muddy hill so I could walk right up to the reindeer! Rudolph my favorite reindeer - I love to sing the song about him whenever I'm not trying to be a Rockette or watching White Christmas.***
Chloe: Here I am, dancing with Christmas-delight!
Amber: Where was I?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Amber: Hot. What else?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
This is my friend, Miss Beth. She planned Founders' Day and is one of my BFFs. She did a fantastic job. We had such a fun day! I can't wait to attend her next event!
Afterthought from Mommy: I tried to explain to Chloe on the way home that so many of the people she has met are Phi Sigs and that if it weren't for Phi Sigma Sigma, she wouldn't have an Aunt Diane. I don't think she got it, but she did ask me to sing the Liebestraume (again), so maybe something sunk in.
All joking about skirt lengths aside (come ON, girls!), Founders' Day is my favorite Phi Sigma Sigma event. I am willing to give much to my sorority, but I demand much back... and we don't always see eye to eye. But, on Founders' Day I am reminded of the strength and commitment to friendship and service that ten women of differing backgrounds shared in 1913. I very much enjoy looking around the room and realizing that so many of the women who have inspired me in my life are either present or there in spirit. Diokete Hupsala, "Sigma Sigma" sisters.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Mommy and Chloe can't wait for Thanksgiving... and if Amber knew what the word "pie" meant, we're sure she'd agree!
"This seemed like a good idea five minutes ago..."*
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Amber: I'm kind of digging it.
Chloe: Yeah, Mommy said we could do some experimenting, so we melted ice with hot water and salt and smashed it with a wooden spoon.
Amber: Yeah... what is up with your outfit?
Chloe: I'm wearing a hat and jacket and boots - I'm perfectly attired for this weather.
Amber: Is that a summer dress peeking out under your jacket.
Chloe: Just because it's snowing doesn't mean I have to stop being the girliest person on the planet... besides, your own outfit is a touch much.
Amber: You know, she did this. I wouldn't have come up with this on my own!
Chloe: Whatever, you're just bitter because I get to be Ariel and you have to be Flounder.
Amber: I think I may have lucked out. You and Mommy will be freezing your cockleshells off and I'll be warm in my hoodie...
Chloe: WHAT?! WHAT?!
Amber: Here we go...
Chloe: I WANT TO GO IN THAT FARM. I WANT TO TRICK OR TREAT. WHAT IS GOING ON? MOMMY, OPEN THAT GATE.
Amber: I don't think she can--
Chloe: OPEN IT.
(Mommy tries to punt and finds... Horses! Horses are farmy!)
Chloe: MOMMY, I SEE SUMPIN! I SEE SUMPIN!
Amber: Crisis averted.
Chloe: I feel much more relaxed now.
Amber: I'm glad. And we can ramp that energy right back up again. I hear PattyAnne made cupcakes.
Chloe: Bye, horsey, see you next time!
Amber: When that farm better be open!
Mommy: Word, Amber, word.
Chloe: Ok, Mommy, let's go to JoJo's - let's see everyone and say Trick or Treat and have cupcakes.
Mommy: Dinner first.
Chloe: Who's that with you, Amber?
Amber: This is Uncle Bob. He's a really good sharer.
Chloe: What do you mean?
Amber: Well, when I reached over and scooped some mashed potatoes off his plate, he didn't mind at all.
Chloe: Please tell me you used a spoon.
Amber: I did not.
Chloe: Classy, Amber, way to stay classy. This is why I'm the princess and you're the fish.
Amber (smiles, nods): A well-nourished fish.
Amber: See? We're BFF.
Mommy: Thank you to everyone at Aunt JoJo and Uncle Fuzz's house for such a fun Halloween dinner... and Colonial Plantation, don't think this gets you off the hook. Chloe and Amber WILL be back. I don't know if you have sheep, there, but I'd advise you to get a couple if you don't. Chloe is expecting sheep. Don't disappoint her twice, Colonial Plantation!