During “Bible Time”

“Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy…”
– Emily, reciting the books of the Bible, then getting distracted and pausing

– Amanda, prompting Emily to continue

– Mama, amazed at what a not quite 2-year old can do


No confusion!

“Mama, what are we going to do at church tonight?”
– Emily, who tends to get confused between Wed prayer meeting and Sun evening service

“Dear God, Amen!”
– Amanda, who wasn’t confused at all!

Thanksgiving in April

“Mama, Mandy and I have a huge Thanksgiving dinner! Look!!”
– Emily, pointing out the fact that every dish in her play kitchen is now on her little table

“Thanksgiving isn’t for a long time yet. Do you mean you have a big Easter dinner?”
– Mama, making casual conversation

“No, Mama. It’s a Thanksgiving dinner.”
– Emily, not sure why Mama is not getting it

“Oh. Well, what are you thankful for?”
– Mama

“I’m thankful that my Mama came home to be with me.”
– Emily, making Mama cry

Lunchtime Phone Call

“OK. I love you. Bye-bye.”
– Shannon, amid other kissy noises, while ending a phone conversation

“Who were you talking to?”
– Emily, truly curious

“Daddy! Who else would I be saying ‘I love you’ to on the phone like that?”
– Shannon, surprised that Emily had to ask

“Grandma, Grandpa, Gram-Gram, Auntie Jill…”
– Emily, the essence of innocence