Archive for the ‘Allison’ Category

Allison Says – Having Babies

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

ALLISON:  Mom, if I have a baby you would be the Grandma.
ME:  That’s right.
ALLISON:  But I’m never going to have a baby!

 …which I suppose is alright with me since she’s going to live at home forever.

Allison Says

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Allison says a lot of funny things… these are a few of my favorites:

Sardines = Saltines

Icebird = Iceburg

Incitic = Excited

Dedoubt = Without

Inspect = Expect

I did ick! = I did it! 

“If you count to three, two is always in the middle.”

“Do you know what they have in Las Vegas?  Bacon!”

In the News

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

A couple weeks ago we stopped to see the firefighters and a helicopter at a water safety day show in the parking lot of a local grocery store.  A reporter for the Buckeye Valley News was there and took a picture of the kids in the helicopter! 




Allison Says

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

When asked to help her brother move his chair:

      ALLISON:  Oh yes. I love using my manners.

Suspiciously Quiet

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The kids played outside for quite a while today – which is amazing because it is still 100+ degree outside here.  When they finally came in, Allison told me that she’d made a birds nest on one of our large boulders and that she put toys around it for the birds to play with.  Then she decided that she wanted to make a “bird paper doll”.  So, after about 5 minutes of Allison working at the craft table on the bird paper doll, it occurred to me that Carter was being suspiciously quiet.  He was over by the sliding glass door and I couldn’t see him.

ME:  Carter, what are you doing?

In  response I heard a little bit of rustling around, which only increased my suspicions.  Finally, after a long pause I heard a small voice say:

CARTER:  I’m listening for birds.

ALLISON:  While I made the bird paper doll, Carter said he’d listen for birds for me.

My little stinker was sitting quietly at the sliding glass door watching a listening for some birds to come to the “birds nest” that Allison had made.  I had no idea that he knew how to sit so quietly!!

Now they have taken a toy phone over to the sliding glass door to listen to bird “calls”.


Monday, August 10th, 2009


According to Allison:
“This is a pile of bones that we had to bury.  But Carter keeps pillow fighting it.”

Now, that’s imagination!


Monday, July 27th, 2009

Every night after dinner… 

ALLISON SAYS: May I be excused please?

CARTER SAYS:  May I be unscused please?

I am both proud of their politeness and tickled at Carter’s mispronunciation!

Dust Storm

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

During a dust storm (which included thunder and lightening, but only a couple drops of rain) tonight, Carter declared,

Astronauts not afraid of wind.

Astronauts may not be afraid of wind, but Allison sure is!


Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Here are some pictures of the kids in our very overgrown grass!



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Minnesota Vacation Highlights

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Allison and I just got back from a 5 day trip to Minnesota for the high school graduation of Jonathan and Melissa Anderson, my cousins and Godchildren.  Jonathan and Melissa were born while I was a Junior at Saint Mary’s College in Winona, MN.  (It seems like 18 years has gone by so fast!  Has it really been that long since I was in college?!)  They have grown into beautiful young adults and I am so proud of them!

The graduation celebration was a little family reunion for my Mom’s side of the family – all of her siblings were there.  It was also a great girls vacation for me and Allison.  –Carter and Daddy also enjoyed a fun and productive “boys weekend at home”!  Here are the highlights…

Upon arrival in Minnesota, Allison took a look at this pine tree and asked me:
“Mom, what kind of cactus-tree is that?”

Allison and Pop search for four leaf clovers.

Allison and the high school graduates.

(back ) Amy Jo Maruschak, Mary O’Donnell, Mike Schauer,
Mary Susan Anderson, Pop Patterson
(front) Allison Maruschak, Nana Patterson, Jonathan Anderson,
Melissa Anderson, Karen Haggard

We had such a great time at the Mall of America on Monday!

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Allison zooming around the corner on her favorite ride, Swiper’s Sweeper.

Drivin’ the big rig…

Lego store.
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