Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Normally Ryan and I carpool with the kids since we all work/go downtown.  Today though we had to drive separately and so I took Cora while Ryan took Milly.  When this happens, Cora always wants to be 'first' and wants me to "beat daddy".  But today Daddy gave us a run for our money, leaving the garage first.  Due to traffic I was able to pull past him after a red light.

Cora:  Good choice mommy!  I asked you to do something and you listened!  Good for you mommy, good job!

Then a bit later:
Cora: Mom, I miss Milly.  I want her to be in the car with us.  I miss that little face.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Cora:  Daddy is a nice man
Me:  Yes he certainly is
Cora:  I think he's even nicer than Santa Claus

Wow - that's a big step!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Cora:  Mom, who made the world?
Me:  God made the world honey.
Cora:  God made the whole world?
Me:  Well people made the buildings and the roads and the lights and stuff.  But God made the ground and the sky, and the water, and allll the animals - all the cool stuff
Cora:  Wow.  She must be really big.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Today while tucking Cora into bed:

Cora:  Would you pat my back for like three minutes?  {everything in her world is "three minutes"}
Me:  Sure {patting}  Why don't you close your eyes while I pat your back?
Cora:  No, um, it hurts when I close my eyes.
Me: Ah well ok then
Cora: {eyes getting heavy - blinking...}
Cora:  Well maybe they don't hurt when I close them.  Maybe I'll just close them for a minute