Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Whale, no, Crow!

Emma: (sitting at her drawing table) I'm going to draw a baby whale!
Mike: Great!
Emma: No, a baby Crow!
Mike: Sure.
Emma: No, a baby dolphin that can FLY!

Girl Chewing

Emma: (while sitting down at dinner) Daddy?
Mike: Yes?
Emma: You sound like a girl when you chew.
Mike: Umm... thanks.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unconditional Love

Emma: Bella?
Carmen (Emma's Grandmother, known to Emma as Bella, since she couldn't pronounce abuela when she was younger, and it stuck): Yes, Emma?
Emma: I love you!
Carmen: Why do you love me?
Emma: I love you because I love you! I love you even if I am far away in my house!
Carmen got teary-eyed and gave her a big hug!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mario Brothers!

Emma: Can we play Super Mario Brothers?
Carina: No, honey, we're working right now.
Emma: (five minute later) Can we play Super Mario Brothers?
Mike: I'm sorry, Emma, we're still working right now.
Emma: (3 minutes later) Can we play Super Mario Brothers?
Carina: Ok, Emma.  We can play Super Mario Brothers now.
Mike: I don't think she's excited at all.
Emma: I am! I AM!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Floor cookie

Emma drops a cookie on the floor.
Carina: Uh oh!
Emma: That's ok, I like it that way!

Walking Head

Emma: And one time my head was walking by itself, with eyes!
Mike: Really? Walking with eyes?
Emma: Yes, and with nose and mouth.
Mike: Ahh, that clears it up.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A mysterious little baby

Emma: (sitting in the back seat of the car talking to herself) Here at the Gala I find a mysterious little baby.
Mike: (Slightly incredulous, and wondering if he heard her right) Emma, What did you just say?
Emma: Nothing.
Mike: You did!  You said you found a mysterious little baby!
Emma: No, I didn't!
Mike: Yes, you did!
Emma: NO, I DIDN'T!
Mike: Ok...

Pony Hair

You know you're a mom when...

You go to the bathroom in the morning and the only comb you can find is a My Little Pony Brush.  And...lacking any alternate means you actually use it to do your hair.

And your comes out FABULOUS.

And you think to yourself, "Wow, my hair looks as good as Pinkie Pie's.  Maybe I should switch permanently to this My Little Pony Brush."

And then you realize that you just considered always styling your hair with a toy and that the celebrity you wish you looked like now was an animated pony.

But hey, at least Emma will think I'm totally cool!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Emma: (after crying for about ten minutes, she gives a little forced laugh and says the following) Sometimes you just have to giggle!

Mike: Yes, Emma.  That's the truth.
Emma: Yes, it is.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Brilliant and Amazing

Emma:  Dogs are brilliant!

Carina:  Brilliant?  Seriously?  I think you're brilliant.

Emma:  I'm not brilliant.

Carina:  No?  Why not?

Emma:  I'm AMAZING!