Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dad, This One's For You

While talking to my Dad on the phone a couple of hours ago, I couldn't help but notice the disappointment in his voice when I told him that there was no need to check the blog--I'd been too busy to update it.

And so Dad, I'm taking a brief reprieve from the mountains of laundry to share a couple of quotes.

Talia: (Struggling to fix the mismatched buttons on her shirt.) These buttons are kinda crabby!

Talia: (Planning our backyard trampoline campout.) We can do it as long as it's not raining or thundering or tornadoing of volcanoing.

Fortunately for us all, the weather did not tornado nor volcano, although the kids got so many bug bites that Brooklyn's teacher asked if she had chicken pox.

Eli: Da.

While Eli has acquired many new words lately (his favorites being bubbles and ball), he still persists on saying "Da" for "Yes." I do believe that he's the first in the family to speak Russian.

And last but not least, I recently came across this quote that I jotted down months ago.

Mom: (During a Family Home Evening Lesson.) Is that something you'd like--eternal life with Heavenly Father?

Talia: Well, I'd like to go to Disneyland.

Like I said, Dad, this one's for you.


Erin said...

I'm supremely impressed with your little Russian speaker, and I'm still chuckling over the Disneyland comment. Kids!

Heather said...

You old friend appreciated it, too!

Anonymous said...

Of course your Dad is an entirely anonymous commentator. However, I'm absolutely certain he appreciates your most recent blog post. He has some notion of how full your schedule is (as well as your endless laundress duties) ... But Talia's Disneyland wish ... Well, Christmas is coming, and ... "It's a small world after-all" ... Perhaps Talia can experience the best of both worlds? Remember, "a dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep." So, you help Talia keep her "happiest place on earth" dreams alive ... and good things are likely to occur. Until then I'll work hard to the happy beat of another Disney classic, "Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho (or is it, I-Owe, I-Owe?) it's off to work I go ...". We are all blessed by the honest and unpretentious words and wisdom of young children.

Brittney Richards said...

Maybe Eli will be bilingual like everyone else in your family. He's starting already. At least Talia has her sights set pretty high. Disneyland is fun, but it doesn't really compete with the joy of eternal life. Keep working with her, she'll eventually understand.