Archive for the New Words Category


“Let’s Go Check It Out” “It Is Hilarious” “Mommy, I want a Hamburger”

As Emma and I were playing outside–riding bikes–we smelled a funky odor. Realizing that it was garbage day I observed a dark stain on the street that the garbage truck had left for us..Yuck! I told Emma where I thought the smell was coming from and she stated, “Let’s go check it out.” A very cute quote! Of course we went over and she wanted to keep looking at the stain and even rode over it. Another funny quote that Emma said was when we were playing and she found something–what it was I forget–funny. She stated,”It is Hilarious.” Not sure where she picked this up from but it was very cute! Another …Read more […..]

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Black Dolphin, Knock Knock-Its a Pleasure To Meet You, Is Mommy Coming Home?

One of Emma’s favorite new toys is something that Melissa brought home from her loooong trip to Orlando for her work convention. Did I say long? More on that later…. Anyway, She brought Emma a killer whale stuffed animal that Emma named “Black Dolphin.” It is just way too funny how she comes up with things on her own! Speaking of things she came up with….She likes to play the “Knock Knock” game. So, I say “Knock Knock” and knock on the closed door that she is behind and she says “Who’s there?” and I reply with whatever goofy name I can come up with or maybe even “Daddy” at which time she …Read more […..]

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Nona in Heaven, Go Dogs to Heaven, Riding my bike! 4th Birthday–Princesses! I Love Poppie

It has been awhile since it has been hectic around here. My grandmother “Nona” passed away recently after several months of illness. I will surely miss her alot–maybe I will write about her in depth in the future–and Emma will miss her too. Emma really liked to visit with her even in the hospital.     Emma has a new favorite movie which she pronounces in a very cute way. It is “Go Dogs to Heaven.” Obviously it is All Dogs Go to Heaven….:) She loves this movie as well as its sequel.   After getting a nice new tricycle for Christmas from her cousins Chrissy …Read more […..]

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“Gotforgot” Timeout at School? Meeting with Emma’s Teacher, Dropping Princess Slipper, Wake up Sleeping Beauty

A couple cute words that Emma uses are: Gotforgot(instead of forgot) and yittle(instead of little). Yittle has been used for awhile now but I am not sure that I have documented it yet. Both of these words are funny to hear her say. Recently, Emma told us that a classmate had gotten a timeout at school. When we began to interrogate her further we began to believe that maybe she had gotten a timeout. The answer to this is a bit later but she mentioned the “Fireboys.” The Fireboys are boys in her class who play like they are firemen. She talks about them a lot so she may like them…;) We …Read more […..]

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Rub My Back/Belly, Nonnie Here!, Thanks Nonnie for the New Word, I Want My Mommy, Icky Witch/Mean Old Lady, Halloween Store!

Emma has this new thing where she likes when I rub her back and/or her belly when bringing her for a nap or for bedtime when Mommie isn’t home. She makes sure that I know that she wants me to do so by saying, “Daddy rub my back” or “Daddy rub my belly.” This is a great thing because it cuts down the time it takes for her to fall asleep-the anti-sleeper that she is! Well, Nonnie has come to stay here for awhile and Emma–and I–love it! Emma gets a new playmate for awhile and I get a bit of freedom too! A bad thing that came of Nonnie being here is the new bad word that Emma learned from her! …Read more […..]

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1st Week of Preschool, Cousin Vinnie’s Party, Maria(Meera), Sleeping Beauty(Sleeping Booty)

Emma’s 1st day of preschool was an extremely nerve wracking ordeal for me. I didn’t sleep well all night due to being so nervous about leaving Emma in strangers’ care. I also worried that she wouldn’t want me to leave and would cry etc…. Well, I acted all excited in the morning in an effort to hide my uneasiness as well as to get her excited about it. She was Ok with it except for the getting up earlier than normal. My nervousness was at a level equal to that of when I had to give a speech in school when we arrived. We got there and I hung up her backpack on her hanger and went over her …Read more […..]

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Ice Age 3d, Give me my Privacy, Pretty Dresses & Pretty Shoes

Well, Emma saw her first 3d movie and it was cool! For a few days before we went I drilled into her head the idea of wearing glasses so she could see the movie. Being a fan of the previous two Ice Age movies, she listened and told me she would wear the glasses. She kept her word! Melissa and I had fun too as I hadn’t been to a 3d movie for over twenty years. Emma has started to tell us “Give me my privacy” now while she is going to the bathroom. LOL She has always not been shy but after hearing Mommy & Daddy tell her to give us our privacy she has caught on…. Emma loves to try on her …Read more […..]

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Cosley Zoo, Pet Stores, New Words, Daddy and Mary’s Party

A short time ago I took Emma to the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton. It is a small zoo that is close and FREE! We got to look at cows, horses, lamas, sheep, ducks, owls, hawks, pigs, turtles, foxes, deer and other small animals. Emma was a good girl and really enjoyed going into the old train caboose where the inside was decorated with plants and leaves. I recommend this place for a free and enjoyable excursion. Emma has become a fond admirer of pet stores now. She loves going there–there are 2 of them close, she calls one the old one and the other the new one. She loves looking at the fish and …Read more […..]

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July 4th in Wisconsin, Talking to Poppie, The Italian Feast, 1st Penis Sighting, New Words–Good & Bad!

This 4th of July was a very nice one! We spent it at the lake house with Nonnie and poppy. Emma had a great time swimming and finding jewels in the water that the “mermaids” brought. Nonnie started the tradition of throwing little knick knack jewelry items into the water and claiming to the kids that mermaids brought them. This tradition has continued for almost 20 years now. The fireworks were very nice as usual. Emma loves watching fireworks–as long as the loud ones are far away…. We watched the town fireworks from our house across the lake and then the people around the lake started …Read more […..]

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Grean Beans! Ballerina Costume, Nonnie was Here, Pink Eye-Yuch

So, it has been a heck of a time trying to get Emma to eat vegetables. Ok, she has been eating carrots for quite awhile…But that is it… She has been refusing all kinds of veggies for a looong time…Until now! Woohoo! She now eats green beans! We had been offering her them for a long while and it was when we didn’t offer them to her that she actually asked for them! How is that for reverse psychology?! Emma received a ballerina costume a while back and recently tried it on. Well, once it was on….it was staying on! Watching her looking in the mirror at herself, posing and talking …Read more […..]

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