Sunday, February 27, 2011

I am going to be...

Emma: (Announcing, while holding a plastic elephant toy)
I am going to be a Doctor Princess!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Emma: We're going to the resternaut for dinner!
Mike: We're going to the restaurant. Say restaur.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Two Sense

(While walking into Wegmans....)

Carina:  Emma, do you want to walk?
Emma:  No.
Carina:  Do you want to go in the cart?
Emma:  No.
Carina:  Well those are your only two choices hun.
Emma:  No.
Carina:  Emma, you're not making any sense.
Emma:  I don't have a sense.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Emma: Daddy, your head is so shiny.
Mike: Thanks, Emma.
Emma: Your hair has a beard.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hair Light

Emma: Daddy, my hair is lighting up my face.
Mike: Your hair is lighting up your face?
Emma: Yes.
Mike: Oh.  Good.

Thinking Moon

Emma: Look, Daddy, the moon!
Mike: It's very pretty, Emma.
Emma: Its thinking.
Mike: What is the moon thinking about?
Emma: Clues! Like Steve!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Family Ties

Emma: (walking in on Mike putting on his tie this morning) What are you doing, Dad?
Mike: I'm getting dressed.
Emma: Is that a scarf?
Mike: No, it's a tie.
Emma: It looks like a scarf.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm Crying

Emma walks into our bedroom this morning.
Emma: Is it time to get up?
Mike: No, Emma, it's not 7am yet.  You have to go back to your room until the clock says 7.  Can you do that?
(Emma starts crying.)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Advice to the Future

I just finished watching what, to me, is probably the greatest television show ever created:  Babylon 5.  I started watching this show about 10 years ago, and for many reasons, didn't finish watching the final season until tonight.  As comprehensive and inspiring as the Star Trek universe is, and as elevated as it will always be to me, there is something about Babylon 5 that even Star Trek hasn't been quite able to reach.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Emma ran up to me and pinned this Valentine to my chest.  Somehow it stuck and then she said, "I'm so proud of you Mommy."  I thought my heart was going to burst with happiness.  Thanks Ma B for helping Emma make Valentines.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Emma:  Mommy, can you draw me a flower?
Carina:  Aw Emma, I'm no good at drawing.
Emma:  Please?
Carina:  Alright.

(I start to draw a flower).

Emma:  No Mommy, down here.

Oopsie Dopie

Emma:  Oopsie Dopie
Carina:  Okie Dokie?
Emma:  No, Oopsie Dopie.
Carina:  Whoopsie Daisy?
Emma:  Yeah, Oopsie Dopie.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Emma: Mommy, Mommy, I have a poopy diaper!

The Continuing Hyjinks of Google Voice Messages

I have Google Voice.  It's a pretty cool service that sends you a text of any voicemail you get.  As a teacher I can't listen to my messages at school, but taking a peek at a text in between classes is easier.  So it's useful.  However it's not perfected yet.  For example, one message I got from Carina asking me to buy eggs on the way home in the message from Google Voice the message looked like this:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blowing Noses = Love

Emma:  Mommy, do the vegetables love me?
Carina:  Yes Emma, I'm sure the vegetables love you.