E’s Stories

“I can’t wait to get bigger.  When I’m 5 I’ll be a grown up. I’ll take pictures with mommy.  With a tall, tall camera.”

Preschool pickup;
Me:  “What’d you do at preschool today?”
E:  “I don’t know, check on your phone…”
Me:  …

“With your hair down, you look like a REAL mommy!”
(I get this one a lot)


April 24, 2017 | E is starting to want to tell us her own made-up stories…here are just a couple recent ones!

Once upon a time, a little girl & her mommy went walking through the forest.
Then they got stuck in a bush.
Then they called the Paw Patrol for help!
Then then needed a flashlight to get home.
Then they walked home.
That’s the end of my story!

You want another story? 😉

Then she told D this one:

Once there was a little girl who loved her mom and dad…and Mosby. They went walking through the forest and they found some pine cones. And Marshall. And a water cannon. Then they got caught by a beast. The end.

Gymnastics Trial

February 20, 2017 | Today was E’s gymnastics trial! My Mom gifted a session for the big THREE birthday, and since she was off of work she was able to come along. There were no other kids, maybe because it was a holiday? Early in the morning? Who knows…but it’s kinda weird sitting just a few feet away from a lesson, especially when it’s your child’s first time in an environment like that. She liked it, but you could tell after about 20-mins she was ready to do her own thing…ha! Afterwards we all went to Hobby Lobby, then had lunch with with my neighbor gals. E was just awesome…even let us talk A LOT. 🙂

Cut to that night: after her bath I went downstairs to walk the treadmill, and watch ‘This Is Us’. I come upstairs and it’s after 9:15. She’s still talking, happily. I decide to go into her room before I shower, only to find a giant mess of her stuffed animals, and the noise machine is sitting inside the upside down lid of her humidifier. She immediately runs to her bed once I open the door, and I tell her she needs to be asleep. She smiles and asks why I’m mad at her. I smile, she giggles, and I giggle back. Then she kisses my forehead, gives me a hug, then does this thing we do where we push our foreheads together, bug out our eyes and yell “Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!” until she’s got the hiccups from laughing so much. Dang I love that kid. So I tickle her a bit and say we have all the sillies out, to which she replies “There’s a little more in there mommy!” So I tickle her a bit more, tell her I love her, then leave and hit the shower.

She’s seriously the best. I love her silliness, and fearlessness…!

Sound Byte

E: “I need to go poo-poo…”
Grabs Dave’s hand “you go with me!” and pulls him off the floor, dragging him to the bathroom.
Begins the process, “Turn on the fan; I make it stinky in here!”
<hear pushing sounds from the living room>

Car Talk

December 20, 2016

Driving to K-K’s.
E kinda-fake-coughs, “I think I need a drink!”
Me “Oh ok, well I didn’t bring your cup so you can get one at K-K’s.”
E “You can share your smoothie…”