Monday, September 21, 2009


Emma doesn't say much, but when she does... wow. Here are two examples of recent Emma-isms that I don't want to ever forget.

Emma-ism #1 -
After I picked up the girls from school today, we went to the grocery store. Emma was not thrilled about this as she was "SO hungry." I told her we would hurry and that if she was good, I would get her a treat at the checkout.

The girls were good, so as promised, I let them pick an "orange-tag treat" (as we call the candy that's on sale - there are usually 5 or 6 items to choose from). We got out to the car and I told the girls they had to be buckled in before they could open their candy.

As soon as Emma clicked her buckle, she tore open her Skittles and popped some in her mouth. Then she exclaimed, "WHEW! Just in time! My tummy was overflowing with hungry!"

Emma-ism #2 -
A few days ago the girls and I headed out for our weekly Costco run. (Jack got to stay home with Daddy.) It was right after school, so I let the girls bring a snack in the car. Emma said I was "the best mom in the world" and that when we got home she was going to make me a surprise.

A ways into the shopping trip, my patience was wearing thin and I had had enough of the running around and not staying by the cart, etc. I snapped at the girls with some version of "knock it off or so help me..."

Emma went quiet and did as she was told, but then she looked up at me and said, "Mom, you are THIS close to loosing your surprise."

Love it. I just love it.


  1. #2 has me laughing out loud! Love the picture of Emma, too. Loved reading your blog thus far. You have a darling family!

  2. She cracks me up! I love our phone conversations sharing our funny stories. Check out my blog!

  3. Oh that Emma is just too much. I love her. Go you for preserving these sweet memories. We need to do more of it! Love you!