Monday, September 16, 2013


In honor of Ember's 4th birthday tomorrow, here are some Emberisms for you to enjoy.

Ember was drawing in the kitchen one day and was telling my what she was drawing. She said, "This is my flower compilation." Don't ask me where she learned the word compilation nor how she managed to use it properly, but somehow she did.

I was going to go in the other room to do something when she turned to me and said, "You stay in here then I can see a beautiful, big thing." Oh, I love being a beautiful, big thing.

I overheard her playing with her toys one day. "I am the evil king of the silo. Welcome to my kingdom." (Evil laugh).

"When I am a mom I will have 2 sisters (daughters) and 3 boys."

"James (a friend of hers) and I might get married and then we will get to kiss on the lips."(Why is she thinking of this already?)

"Dragons are forever, like families."

"Do you like to go fast or cook? (before I had time to respond she continued) I like to go fast so you can cook. Don't go fast cause you have to cook." 

Josh was giving me a hug one day when Ember asked "Can I be the cheese of that sandwich." Of coarse she could.

"Let's play space animals. (In a very urgent voice) We've got to hurry. There is a lot to do before space starts."

Ember, "I don't like the sun."
Mom, "Why not?"
Ember, "Because the night time is the right time."

Ember has been playing Peter Pan and Hook for probably 3 months now and Josh is pretty tired of it.
Ember, "Daddy, you will be Hook."
Dad, "I want to be daddy for a little bit."
Ember, "That sounds weird."

Ember, "I don't know what I want to be when I have a job." (she sounded very concerned that she didn't know this yet-almost panicked).
Mom, "I thought you wanted to be a mom?" (She has said she wants to be a mom many times before of her own accord).
Ember, "Yes, but after that. Maybe I will be a princess."
Mom, "That's a good job choice."
Ember, "Or maybe I will be a mermaid."

Sunday, July 28, 2013


We are expanding by two feet. February 28, 2014. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Emberisms and Steeleisms

Our Cinderella

I had a long list of really funny Emberisms on my phone but they got deleted by a little girl at some point so this list is going to be pretty short.
She came out of bed one night and came into the kitchen where I was doing dishes and announced, "I can't sleep, I haven't learned to kiss long enough."
 "I put my armpits on top of my head." Sounds wonderful.
"Heavenly Father made ice cream good for our bodies so we could eat it."
"I am going to have a sister and I will name her Blossom."
"I heard Heavenly Father's voice. He said I should save some stickers for you."
Playing catch with Daddy
I had to go to the bank and get a wire transfer and she sat down in the chair next to me and proceeded to chat to the banker. She told him all about her morning and asked him what he was doing and why he was doing it. She then proceeded to tell him that she knew some songs and sang the first article of faith to him at her normal volume. He was trying not to burst out in laughter as was everyone else at the bank. She is such a ray of sunshine.
Grandma took her on the plane yesterday and apparently the last half hour of the flight she was singing the articles of faith at the top of her lungs for everyone to hear (she loves singing and we will often listen to the children's hymns in the car). When they stood up to get off she turned around to the people behind her in the plane and announced in her best sing-songy voice, "Goodbye. I am going to my Grandma's house. Goodbye." Apparently they all were laughing at her silly antics.

Climbing the "Daddy Mountain"

Chillin' at Target
Now the Steeleism:
Steele only knows a few words so far so I am trying to teach him more by repeating them over and over. He was holding a monkey so I said, "Monkey". He responded by saying, "Dada." Coincidence? I think not.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Ember and Steele both got their first haircuts two weeks ago. Ember still had her baby hair and I ended up cutting about 5 inches off which resulted in the loss of all her curls. I had been noticing her hair was getting harder to scrunch but I thought it was because there was so much weight. Her hair is now slightly wavy but all her ringlets are gone. Sad day. She was so excited to get her hair cut and seems to like it shorter. It is much easier to comb through and do too. Here is the before: 
And here is the after:
Steele got his cut as well. I need a little more practice cutting boys hair but he didn't mind. He was just excited to get to sit in his high chair outside and hold the comb. Before:
His hair seems to be getting lighter in color. It is almost a golden brown or dark blond now. 
Ember also got curlers for the first time last week. We put them in for her photos for dance class. 
She loved wearing them. I will post pictures of her curly hair another time. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013