Clay's favorite words] This! (while pointing enthusiastically to what he wants)
Woah! (whenever a loud vehicle goes by)
He enjoys waving to people & cars and "petting" animals. We're trying to teach him that petting is not the same as clobbering violently.
Emma packing for a pretend trip to visit Aunt Amy]
Do you know her name is Hoffman Aunt Amy just like my name is Hoffman?
Emma to Clay]
Clay, you're the funniest little boy I ever seen!
Emma to Me]
Mommy, why did you organize the toys but then I rescued them? (Pointing to a pile of previously organized toys which she had strewn across the floor. Apparently, she had liberated them from their bondage of organization.)
Emma to Me]
...Does the wind drive away the calf? (She had been chattering to herself about that day's school lesson on the golden calf the Israelites made while Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Then, she started reciting Psalm 1 which we've been learning during lunch time. Somehow, she started connecting the two and confused calf & chaff. Pretty understandable mistake for a 3 year old!)
Emma, sorting through clothing]
Clothes, clothes, clo. (It took Mike & a little while to figure out what she meant when she first said this. Then we figured out that she thinks "clo" is the singular form of clothes. She has said this a few times and we haven't corrected her yet because we think it's pretty cute. Yes, I'm a linguistics geek.)
Emma, referring to a dry erase crayon]
Emma phrases while pretend playing school]
That's my not big mess...These are our healthy scissors...I'm gonna put 'em back here - so - we can be safe...And now we're drawing curlies!
Emma said that her favorite drink is "purple juice warm" and that her favorite foods are "oranges and dessert."
Disclaimer: I try to write down cute things as they come in a notebook so that I can share them in an orderly, chronological fashion. Sometimes, I write them down in a different, random notebook and find them three months later.
Emma] Merry Christmas! I just can't wait for Christmas!
Mike to Me about Emma] We were having a conversation.
Emma to Me] We were having words...we were talking about you!