Archive for May, 2009

Allison’s New Friends

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Here is a picture of Allison with some high school students at Jonathan and Melissa’s (my cousins and godchildren!)graduation party.


Allison just made herself at home with these kids and I think they took her in as their mascot.  So cute! 

When we got back to the hotel…

ALLISON:  When we go back tomorrow I am going to ask my friends for their address.
ME:  Maybe should should ask them for their names instead?
ALLISON:  Oh.  I’ll ask them their names.  And I’ll ask them their address, too, because I want to go visit them.

Planning for the Future

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

A couple months ago Allison and I had a long conversation about how she doesn’t ever want to go to boarding school or college.  In fact, she informed me that she wants to live at home forever.  In the room that she shares with Carter.  And she doesn’t want me to change anything about her bed, comforter or any of the bedroom decor.  When she gets married and has children, all of them will also live in the bedroom with her and Carter.

Today, Allison informed me that she doesn’t want to drive a car when she gets bigger.  Ever.  She wants me and Daddy to drive her everywhere she needs to go…forever.  She finally agreed that it would be OK for Carter to drive her places when he gets older, but only if he can learn to drive “not too fast”.

Wisdom From A 4-Year-Old

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

ALLISON (while “cleaning” the kitchen floor):  When I clean it, it will be clean!

ALLISON (while still cleaning the kitchen floor):  I’m going in the path that I’m going in.


Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

CARTER:  Knock-knock. Who-body dare?

My Guys

Monday, May 25th, 2009



Demolicious Derby

Monday, May 25th, 2009

The Buckeye Demolition Derby was a couple weeks ago and James, Carter, and I had a great time!  But Allison, not so much.  She is very afraid that a fire will break out and no assurance that the eight firefighters stationed in full gear with fire extinguishers around the arena were there to keep us safe would quell her fears.  Hum… I wonder why?  I think for the next Derby, Allison gets a babysitter while Jim, Carter and I enjoy the exciting smash ’em up action!

Carter can’t seem to say “Demolition Derby”.  It always comes out as “Demolicious Derby”.  Such a cute little guy!

Here are our pictures from Derby night…

Allison copying a little boy who was climbing on a fence. 

Allison standing by a BIG tractor.

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The dented up derby cars – BEFORE the derby even started!

Jim, Allison and Carter checking out one of the derby cars.


Friday, May 22nd, 2009

ALLISON:  My tummy hurts.

ME:  Are you sick?  Too sick to go to Peter Piper Pizza for lunch?

ALLISON:  No.  Not too sick for that, but I might be too sick after.

Career Choices

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Carter wants to be a “construction worker”.

Allison wants to be a “dolphin trainer at sea world”.

Allison Says

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

“Mom, there’s a toothbrush on TV.  You sort of brush your front teeth side-to-side, then you push a button and it goes back [e.g. to get the back teeth].  It’s called REACH!”

 Boy, those marketing folks at Johnson & Johnson sure know how to sell an idea to my 4-year-old!!

Allison Gets A Snuggie

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

After about a year of talking about it, Allison has finally gotten her very own Snuggie!  Nana bought it for her.  (And Carter got one, too!)  Here’s a picture of Allison wearing her Snuggie in the car just moments after she and Nana bought it!