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Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

It is so much fun to see a three-year-old learn words and phrases. Here is our latest development on learning the use of “thumbs up.” M after eating a sandwich: M: Up thumb, up thumb! Me: What? M: Up thumb, Mommy.  Sticking her thumb up at me. Me: Oh, thumbs up! M: Thumbs up!

Snapshots – Episode 9: Hiccups

Snapshots – Episode 9: Hiccups

My two-and-a-half year old had some serious hiccups. They were the ones that were really deep and I wondered if something else was going to come out of her mouth besides hiccups. This is what she said: M: “I have a cow in my belly. Milk um milk! M: Hiccup-hiccup-hiccup! How do your kids interpret [...]

Snapshots – Episode 7: Good Cooks

Snapshots – Episode 7: Good Cooks

This is not a fictional exchange that I made up in my head…it actually just happened. I’ll be laughing about this one for a long time! Daughter: Mmmm…Mom, you are the best. You are the best cook anywhere. Me: Well, I can’t hear that enough. Husband: What about me? Am I a good cook? Husband: [...]

Snapshots – Episode 6: Maggie and Keith

Snapshots – Episode 6: Maggie and Keith

Do your children ever start saying something non-sensical, and you can’t figure out where they picked it up? We all know they’re little sponges who absorb way more of the conversations, music, and movies around them than we even realize. But once in a while they prove it to us with a fun puzzle. Here [...]

Snapshots – Episode 5: Backyard Garden

Snapshots – Episode 5: Backyard Garden

Me: Hey, what should we grow in the backyard this summer? TJ: Hmmm… strawberries and tomatoes (pronounced to-MAH-toes) Me: That’s it? TJ: (looking at Daddy) Daddy, what do you want to grow in the backyard? Daddy: Bacon TJ: Silly Daddy! We don’t have the right kind of dirt to grow bacon!

Snapshots – Episode 4: The Golden Spike

Snapshots – Episode 4: The Golden Spike

I love history. If I see a historical marker along the side of the road, I try my best to stop and check it out. When we moved to Utah four years ago, I knew that here was where The Golden Spike was driven, joining two railroads to create the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. Checking [...]

Snapshots – Episode 3: Robin’s Egg

Snapshots – Episode 3: Robin’s Egg

“Mommy, what kind of egg is mint chocolate chip colored?”

Snapshots – Episode 2: Scrunchy Smile

Snapshots – Episode 2: Scrunchy Smile

How many times have you deleted a photo of yourself from your phone simply because you don’t like how you look? What if your kids are in the photo with you? Would you delete it? Well, stop it!  No makeup. Unflattering angle. Multiple chins. Neck fat. Dirty Hair. Don’t care. Look at that adorable smile, with [...]

Snapshots – Episode 1: Soulmate

Snapshots – Episode 1: Soulmate

I’m starting a series where I plan to share musings on motherhood and conversations had between my kids and myself or my husband. A while back, my husband and I created a Twitter account for our oldest son to document some of the hilarious stuff he says. He doesn’t post on it (at least not [...]