12/27/08

Christmas love


(Christmas Eve...)


Elizabeth: "I wanna sleep in the living room."

Me: "Why?"

Elizabeth: "I wanna see Santa... I wanna give him a hug."

12/13/08

Positive Reinforcement


(While I counted out pieces of tape.)

Me: "One... two... three... four."

Elizabeth: "Good counting, Mommy!"

12/2/08

Toddler One-Liners


"I want a dinosaur bounce-house! It be soooooo COOOOOOL!"

11/30/08

I'm trying, people. I really am.


(Before a bath)

Me: "Do you need to use the potty?"

Elizabeth: "No... I pee in the bath."

Me: "Well, you need to use the potty. We don't pee in the bathtub."

Elizabeth: "Of course I do!"

11/26/08

Carnivore. Cookievore.


(For breakfast, Elizabeth gave her new T-Rex toy a cookie)

Me: "T-Rex likes cookies?"

Elizabeth: "And meat."

11/24/08

11/23/08

The Santa-touch


(While on a walk in our neighborhood.)

Elizabeth: "Feel the tree, mommy!"

Me: "OK!" (feels the tree) "It's like a Christmas tree, isn't it?"

Elizabeth: "That's not a Christmas tree. That's a real tree."

Me: "Oh! I see. What makes a Christmas tree?"

Elizabeth: "Santa Claus do... make a Christmas tree."

11/22/08

Hold the condiments


(Elizabeth currently LOVES dinosaurs... specifically, T-Rex)

Elizabeth: "Look at T-Rex. He's happy."

Me: "He is happy... do you think he's hungry?"

Elizabeth: "Yeah... He eats meat."

Me: "Yes he does."

Elizabeth: "Cheeseburgers... with no cheese... and no pickles."

11/20/08

I love the thoughtfulness. I love the manners.


Elizabeth: "Who's coming over today?"

Me: "Grama!"

Elizabeth: "Donuts!"

Me: "Yep, she's bringing donuts."

Elizabeth: "Wanna donut, mommy?"

Me: "Yes, I'd love a donut."

Elizabeth: "How 'bout Grama?"

Me: "Yeah, Grama wants a donut."

Elizabeth: "Yeah!"

11/18/08

Happy Holidays


(While reading The Night Before Christmas.)

Elizabeth: "Where's my stocking?"

Me: "It's with the other Christmas stuff. We'll get it out soon when we decorate for Christmas."

Elizabeth: "Yeah... Santa!"

Me: "Is Santa going to fill up your stocking?"

Elizabeth: "Yeah! With candy!"

Me: "Ooh... candy. That's a nice treat from Santa."

Elizabeth: "Yeah! Trick or treat!"

Me: "Trick or treat?"

Elizabeth: "Smell my feet!"

11/17/08

Toddler One-Liners


"That's not a tweaker! That's Uncle Sam!"

11/15/08

Pop Host


(While serving up dinner)


Me: "Elizabeth, would you like to try some pot roast?"

Elizabeth: "I don't like pop host... It's pretty yucky"

11/14/08

Toddler One-Liners


"No sank you on that deal!"

11/10/08

Piggy-bank food


Me: "Wow! You've got lots of coins!"

Elizabeth: "Yeah! And money, too"

That's my girl!


(Elizabeth asks this in response to: 'I've got something for you,' 'Look at this,' 'I know what we can do,' 'Guess what,' and many other phrases…)

"Something to eat?"

11/9/08

Stop. Think. Snack?


Elizabeth: "I want something"

Me: "Like What?"

Elizabeth: "Like... a snack."

Me: "What would you like for a snack?"

Elizabeth: "Um... Tylenol."

Me: "No, you can't have Tylenol for a snack, I'm sorry."

Elizabeth: "Yeah! I want Tylenol! I'm sick!"

I am what I am


(While running, jumping, and climbing up my back)


Me: "You're a monkey!"

Elizabeth: "I'm not a monkey! I'm Elizabeth Cawol!"

UPDATE: "I'm not a monkey... I'm a... a Dog! I'm a Kitty-Cat! Candy! A balloon, too!"

11/7/08

Toddler One-Liners


"That's Obama!"

Goofin' around


(Watching Disneyland footage)


Me: "Goofy's pretty silly, isn't he?"

Elizabeth: "Yeah... and he's funny, too."

11/1/08

Toddler One-Liners


"Bye! See-ya-back-soon!"

10/31/08

I like that she doesn't give up


Elizabeth: "Sanweewah"

Me: "What?"

Elizabeth: "Sanweewah"

Me: "....Cinderella?"

Elizabeth: "Not sandowewah! Sanweewah"

Me: "Um...Underwear?"

Elizabeth: (giggles) "Not undaweah! Sanweewah"

Me: .......

Elizabeth: "Sanweewah"

Me: "Sunriver!"

Elizabeth: "Yeah! A log!"

Me: "Oh, you remember the log at the Sunriver house?"

Elizabeth: "Yeah! And a pool too."

10/29/08

A kinder, gentler goose


(While reading 'Walt Disney's Nursery Rhymes')

Elizabeth: "That's Daisy Duck!"


Me: "I think that's Mother Goose."

Elizabeth: "Mother Goose? That's not Daisy Duck"

Me: "Yep. Mother Goose. Mother of all nursery-rhymes."

Elizabeth: "That's not Mother Goose."

Me: "It's not?"

Elizabeth: "That's Mommy Goose."

10/27/08

Such enthusiasm!


(During a recent bath
)

Me: "What are you doing?"

Elizabeth: "Peeing in bath!"

Me: "No, we don't pee in the bath. That means you're swimming in pee."

Elizabeth: "Heck Yeah!"