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Scene: It’s after dinner and Kaylie is playing video games.

Liliana comes to me with a “Dora DD” (DVD) and asks to watch it. I say yes.

Liliana goes to the TV and says, “Bye games!”

(I let her watch it on the portable DVD player instead of kicking Kaylie off the TV. I’m nice like that.)


Liliana loves the sandwich hug that Noah and I give her. When I came home on my lunch break today we gave her a sandwich hug and then she kept going back and forth between us saying, “sammich!” and giving us a big hug. It’s a nice break from the screaming.


It’s no secret around here that Liliana loves music. She went to Noah in the kitchen today with her hand to her ear saying, “Lislen susic? Lislin susic?” (She also dances to any “susic” that she hears.)


While we were sitting at dinner the other day Kaylie looked over at Liliana and said, “I could look at her every day for the REST OF HER LIFE!”


As we drove by Wascana Lake, where many many geese/ducks live, Kaylie said, “I’m glad that I got to be a human and not a bird. They look so bored.”


Kaylie and I were talking about our upcoming road trip, specifically our second stop, Summerland. “Is that place all about summer?” she asked.

“I sure hope so.” I said.

“Is there, like, a pool and water slides and stuff? I just don’t understand. Why is it called Summerland?”

I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. (And we’re looking forward to it!) (For the “summer” reasons and a couple others too.)


I just went to check on the girls, as I heard some little noises coming from their room and went in to investigate. (Kaylie knows better than to make noises after bedtime [we’re strict on that], so I knew who the culprit was.) I walked in and told Liliana that it was nigh-night time and she had to be quiet and go to sleep.

“Tappy nap?” she asked.

Sigh. The kid can make my heart melt with the best of them. I laid beside her for a couple minutes while she grinned away. I told Kaylie (as she peeked her head down from the top bunk) that I used to lay in bed with her when she was Liliana’s age.

I love those quiet tender moments with them. Kaylie has been a snuggler for a couple years now, but for Liliana it’s only been a couple weeks and Noah and I are still getting used to it. We thought we had her figured out, and then she turned two and everything changed.

For some reason it’s been on my mind a lot lately that I have to cherish these moments while they’re little. I knew this already, but for some reason it’s been a little more intense lately. Maybe it’s because Liliana’s no longer a baby, or maybe it’s because Kaylie is almost eight. EIGHT! I have no idea if we’re having another kid or not (ask us in 5 years), so I’m enjoying these young years as much as I can before they’re gone, never to be seen again. (Until Kaylie graduates and we decide to do that thing I’ve heard about a couple times – “planning” a kid. Hm. Wonder what that’s like.)

I’m going to go be a creepy mom now and watch them sleep, because soon they’ll be old enough to notice.

Categories: parenting is hard

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  • Ann Matthews Thursday, May 21, 2009, 7:56 am

    Oh I’m so excited to see you guys!!!!

  • teresa Thursday, May 21, 2009, 7:56 am

    Watching them sleep is so precious, eh! I love it, too.

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  • Kristin Thursday, May 21, 2009, 9:28 am

    Those are all great, so cute!

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  • Angella Thursday, May 21, 2009, 9:45 am

    “They look so bored”


    Looking forward to meeting you!!

  • Amy - BiteTheRabbit Thursday, May 21, 2009, 12:46 pm

    I know, that’s my favorite one, too — I’m glad to be a human as well!

    Amy – BiteTheRabbits last blog post..Dear Cat People

  • Elena Thursday, May 21, 2009, 12:48 pm

    hahaha…i like your girls.

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  • Jennifer Glen Thursday, May 21, 2009, 3:57 pm

    Those are adorable moments! I’m so glad you wrote them down. My nephew had a really cute one today too. His sister asked her mom where her childhood house was. She said “Humboldt”. To which Lucas replied, “Did you worship Jesus there?” She said, “Yes, we had a church there.” To which he said, “But did you worship Jesus there.” “Yes, why?” Well you would have to in a place called Humboldt.” To which my sister confusingly asked, “Why?” Reply: “Well because Jesus was always humble!” Oh! “No, it wasn’t called Hum-ble, but Hum-boldt! Like a bolt.” Oh. It was really cute.

  • Elizabeth Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:22 pm

    Love it. Awesome to have them recorded.

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