Me: "This one is a daffodil!"
Christian: "Are there any Christian-dills?"
Peeking out the window one night Christian asked, "Did someone cut the moon in half?"
David wanted to fix Christian's hair.
David: "C'mon, buddy, let's do your hair."
Christian: "No, because I am not a girl."
I found Christian looking through a book.
He said, "This is the Bible. It tells us...what does it tell us? Does it tell us what time it is?"
He and I were sitting together one day and I said, "Tell me something nice." (Too low to fish for compliments I am not.)
He said, "You're pwetty like a pwincess. I'm going to call you pwincess."
And quite often now he does.
I was helping Christian take his vest off after we got home from Awana.
Me: "Don't pull it off, it will rip. Do you want it to rip?"
Me: "Why? Don't you want to go to Awana anymore?"
Christian: "No, I just want to sneak into class and get the treats."
Daphne was asking questions about the Star of Bethlehem while driving home one evening. Suddenly Christian pipes up with a shocked voice: "Bethlehem is REAL??! I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!!!"
We told him yes, and everything he was learning in Bible Study was real, because the Bible is real.
"Moses was REAL?? The Israelites are REAL? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT! Moses as a baby was REAL? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!!"
He was getting louder and louder and so emphatic; there's no way to accurately write the way he was talking.
It was a real come-to-Jesus moment, that's for sure.
At the taking of this photo, he was saying, "I really like this rocking chair. I'm going to die in this chair."
After a rushed trip to Costco at 5:00 on a Saturday evening...best time for a Costco run, for sure.
Me: "We were really fast, weren't we?"
Daphne: "Yeah, but not as fast as the wind."
Daphne asked: "How long would it take to get to the moon? Five Wickeds?"
(As in the soundtrack to the musical; we often listen to it and other Broadway soundtracks on long drives because the kids love them so much.)
Me: "No, more like 1000 Wickeds."
Daphne: "Oh, then I don't want to go."
Daph and Christian were arguing one morning when I heard her tell him, "Buddy, you are making this day worse than it's ever been."
David and the big kids got to go to a Winterhawks game with our neighbors. Daphne is now the Winterhawks' number one fan. The morning after the game David asked who wanted to go to the store with him. She said, "I will, if you buy me a hockey stick."