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Photos of the Week: Vote for your favorites! April 11, 2011

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These are a few of my favorite things… April 7, 2011

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I saw a friend’s new Pinterest page and it reminded me of this collection of things that inspire me that I posted a few years ago. So I’m just re-posting these images of things I find joy in, with a few new ones. Will probably add more soon.







cherry blossoms


More Quotes December 14, 2010

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Sam: What letter does ‘Muppets’ start with?
Me: M. Do you know what a Muppet is?
Sam: Yeah, it’s those things you stick your hand inside and make their mouth move.

Stella (coughing)
Me: Are you okay, Stella?
Stella: Yeah. Just choking.


Me: What are you going to do for Christmas, Sam?
Sam: Eat my breakfast so Santa doesn’t skip my house.


Babysitting quotes (with occasional updates) November 3, 2010

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Sam’s Space Mission Game: “Watch out for enemies!”
Sam: “I will!”

a couple hours later…

Sam (pointing to dry skin on his feet): “I’ve got some enemies on my feet. Do you have enemies on your feet?”


Stella: “Hi, Sweetiemuffin.”
Me: “Who’s Sweetiemuffin?”
Stella: “YOU’RE Sweetiemuffin!”
Me: “I am?”
Stella: “Come here, Sweetiemuffin, I just wanna hold ya.” (Comes over and hugs me)


Sam: “Do you want to go to the bank and check out some money?”


Sam: “Can I watch Saturday Night Live?”


Stella: “Can we order a pizza?”


Me (peering into Stella’s crib):  “Are you awake?”
Stella: “I’m just tooting.”


Stella (looking at my french manicure): “You’ve got a hangnail.
Me: “It’s not a hangnail, it’s nail polish. It’s supposed to be pretty.”
Stella: “You have a hangnail.”


Sam (singing): “Africa! Africa! It’s a new place to take your friends. And jumpy face, jumpy face!… I’m fixing the elevator, so you can push the buttons, push the buttons, push the buttons… Oooh, what’s this? A bouncy ball!”


Sam: “I was just sleeping on the naughty bench and my eyes were making drops like rain, but I calmed down.”


Me: “Sam, why are you so energetic today?”
Sam: “Because I just love to do everything!”


Me: “Sam, who taught you Rock, Paper, Scissors?”
Sam: “Those two pigs! Those two nice pigs who were playing a new game! It was kind of weird.


Stella (to her mom): “Bye! Have a good love you!”


Sam: “Do you have a butt?”


Sam: (Hugs my legs out of nowhere.) “I love growing up.” (Then runs off.)


Sam (who has never heard of Pinnocchio): “I’m a real boy!”


Stella (pointing to a tear rolling down Sam’s face): “Sam spilled.”


Sam: “What’s your address?”
I tell him my address.
Sam: “What planet do you live on?”
Me: “Earth.”
Sam: “ME TOO!”


Me: “How are you today?”
Sam: “Three and a half.”


Stella: “Are you happy?”
Me: “Yes. Are you happy?”
Stella: “No.”
Me: “Are you sad?”
Stella: “No.”
Me: “What are you?”
Stella: “I’m Stella.”


The Morphing of Seasons October 9, 2010

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The elusive dragonfly August 29, 2010

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“When the daylight breaks through the buildings of Chicago…” August 12, 2010

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“When the daylight breaks through the buildings of Chicago, I will stand alone in the valley of tomorrow. Oh, this is the way I want to go down.” – Needtobreathe



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