December 1, 2015

Girl Talk: Episode 4

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Little Skye Boutique, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #embracechildhood

Watching Star get her six month shots
Ani: Oh, she's getting bandages!
Ani: To keep her legs warm!

After Ani disrupted a game of Tiddlywinks, Ella storms out of the room
Ella: Well, don't expect to ever see me again!

Playing checkers with me, Ella jumps one of my pieces
Ella: I'm getting pretty good at this game. I used to just be a little wimp.

There's a crash in the hallway
Ani: There's nothing going on in here!

Ella: You know what my favorite part of Christmas is?
Janssen: What?
Ella: Well, actually the PRESENTS are my favorite part, but then my second favorite part is celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Ani: Can you take these shoes off? They're making bookmarks on my feet.

Talking about trick-or-treating etiquette
Janssen: And what do you do if someone gives you a piece of candy you don't like?
Ella: I'll just take it and say "thank you."
[long pause]
Ella: But I haven't met much sugar I don't like, so I don't think it's very likely to happen.

Janssen: Ani, what are you thankful for?
Ani: Um. . . .
Ella: I think she's grateful for no smoking
Janssen and Bart: . . . .

Bart: So I hear you want to be an author and illustrator when you grow up?
Ella: Yep. My favorite thing is making my own books.
Bart: Would you be interested in taking art lessons so you can get better?
Ella: Well. . . no. I like my art to just be wild and free.

Man in the grocery store: Well, look at that gorgeous red hair!
Ani: My dad only has a little hair.

Ella: Ani, do you want to play Yahtzee with Mom and me?
Ani: No, I'm just young, remember?

Ella picks up a paper in Ani's room
Ella: Wow, look at this dog Ani drew! Mom, don't you think this is a really really impressive dog? I can't believe how good this drawing is!
Ani: Ella, you drawed that dog.
Ella: Oh, yeah! Wow, that's a good dog.

These posts about the funny things the girls say are some of the most popular on my blog, and I love them too - I often go back and read the past ones and think, "I wouldn't have remembered any of these if I had written them down."

And I love that it gives me an excuse to whip out the big camera and take some nice pictures of the girls to go along with them. Little Skye Boutique sent me this gorgeous little skirt for Ella, and it was so cute when she put it on that she immediately wanted to just skip and twirl around without any prompting from me. Usually she's a little resistant to taking photos or gives me the world's fakest smile, but this time, I had to set my camera shutter speed to super high to catch all her motion and excitement.

Little Skye Boutique's brand is all about the joy, innocence, and wonder of childhood and this twirly skirt absolutely brought that out in Ella. That's just how I want her to remember her childhood (and I'm glad for these posts to help me remember them too).

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  1. I love your posts of the girls' quotes!

  2. Haha these post seriously never get old. Kyle is starting to say hilarious things and Derek and I constantly wonder where he gets these things from!

  3. My toddler's about 4 months younger than Ani and these past few months, she has been getting more hilarious.

    In the car:

    Janni: mom, momma.
    Me: yes, honey?
    Janni: mom, momma, mom, momma.
    Me: Yes, Janni? I'm listening.
    Janni: um, mom, momma, mom, mom, mom.
    Me: *ignores*
    Janni: mom, momma, mom, momma, mom, mom, mom, EMILY!
    Me: *try to have a very patient tone* Janni, why do you keep calling me over and over and over again and then when I answer you, you keep saying my name? It's really frustrating me and I'm finding it hard to think.
    Janni: Well, I'm TRYING to talk to you!
    Me: *tries hard not to laugh but loses it*

    Or my husband and me pretend fighting over Janni:

    Me: She's my daughter!
    Zack: No, mine!
    Janni: No, my daughter!
    Me: Hahaha! No, my daughter!
    Janni: Actually, I don't have a daughter...
    Zack&Me: *dying of laughter*

    This age is fun!

  4. Love this. Your girls are way too cute.

  5. I agree! These are by far my favorite posts and I get sooo excited when there's a new one!

  6. Oh boy, these are hilarious...I am the same way, I definitely have to write things like this down or I'll totally forget!! Your girls are very funny!!

  7. "My dad only has a little hair" haha That's what my daughter always says. And the one about the dog picture, too too funny!


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