Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I never realized the Christmas story was so funny...

On Christmas day, we sat down with some lunch to watch The Nativity Story.

Upon Elizabeth giving birth to John:
Kaitlyn - "How does such a big thing come out of such a little hole?"
Mom - "The little hole is pretty amazing...it stretches."
Kaitlyn - "Oh, so it's like the chimney? Like when Santa Clause goes into it?"

Upon the angel delivering the good news to the shepherds:
Kaitlyn - "Oh! So THAT'S Harold?"
Mom - "What?"
Kaitlyn - "Harold. You know - 'Hark, the Harold angel sings..'

Monday, April 11, 2011

Well, Obviously!

Megan: I want to be a missionary pilot when I get older.
Dad: So you want to fly an airplane and tell people about Jesus?
Megan: No, I want to use rocket boots.

Monday, January 03, 2011


The girls got several sets of Shrinky Dinks for Christmas this year, and they attacked them with gusto while I was doing our morning reading.  (Every day I read between 3-4 hours to the kids and they're allowed to color, draw, play with LEGOs and other quiet toys while I read.)

I spent most of lunch time cutting out the things they'd colored, then everyone gathered around the oven to watch them shrink.  This was the fun part for all of us - them because it was something "amazing" that they'd never seen, and me because I remember experiencing that in my childhood and enjoyed watching them experience it for the first time.

Andrew was home late tonight, and I was in the shower when he went to tuck the girls in.  Apparently Kaitlyn (7) was still excited over the shrinking plastic, because she shared with him all about it.  He came in to tell me how excited she was...and also how we might need some grammar practice.

Apparently, when the plastic started to shrink, Kaitlyn told him, "I FROKE OUT!"

Friday, July 30, 2010


This evening we had a community church service at the local county 4-H fairgrounds as part of the church's community outreach week.  It was an all-inclusive service, so all the kids were in with us for the entire time.  Part of the service was our community outreach pastor speaking with a woman who had had several projects done to her home over the course of the week.  The pastor asked her to tell her story, and she spoke for several minutes about how she'd married very young, had six children in five years, and her husband cheated on her for years before she divorced him.  Shen then explained that she'd "gone wild" after the divorce, and that she'd started drinking.  She said that it wasn't until she began raising her grandson that she really started turning her life around, and that included the choice to stop drinking.  In her words, "That was over 40 years ago, and I haven't had a drink since."

At that point, Kaitlyn turned to me and whispered, very seriously, "Her mouth must be really dry."

Monday, June 28, 2010


Kaitlyn: "Ryan, you know Joe-Joe?"
Ryan: "Yeah?"
Kaitlyn: "Well, I've been sleeping with him."
(Mom: severe heart attack, completely freaking out, "MY CHILD IS SIX YEARS OLD, WHY ARE THESE WORDS COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH???")
Ryan: "What?"
Kaitlyn: "Aaron's Joe-Joe stuffed dog?  I've been sleeping with it at night."

I'll let you know when my heart rate returns to normal.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Watch where you put your hand

Ryan: "Mom, did you know that the ground on Mars is called mars?"
Mom: "What?"
Ryan: "It only makes sense.  The ground on Earth is called "earth" so the ground on Mars must be called "mars.""
Ryan: "And if you stick your hand down into Venus, you are sticking your hand in "venus.""
Aaron: "And you don't want to stick your hand in the ground on Uranus!"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Funny Girl

We got quite the mother-load of funny from Megan (4) on the way home from church last night:
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, you guys are great!" 
 Later, she was explaining about taking communion:
 "Communion isn't a snack, because God's body isn't a snack."
And finally, just a cutie-pie mixed-up word.
Mom: "Megan, what do you call things like dogs, cats, rabbits and squirrels?"   
Megan: "I don't know."
Mom: "They're not people, they're...?"
Megan: "Oh, aminals."