Kid Quotes (4/9)

I told B I needed food and said he’d fix me a sandwich. Then I remembered that he can’t reach my peanut butter (I have separate peanut butter so it doesn’t get gluteny bread crumbs in it).
Me: Thank you, though. You’re very sweet.
B: Yes, I am, aren’t I?

B: Do poptarts have gluten?
Me: Yep.
B: I thought so, because they taste good.
Me: yeah, that’s pretty much the criteria.

I was putting sprinkles in B’s ice cream.
B: Mama, “sprinkles” reminds me of “springles”.
Me: What are springles?
B: You know, the chips.
Me: Those are Pringles, baby.

B: I know what milageses [mirages] are, but what is a salutionation?

Lovely conversation before I even had my eyes open this morning:
B: I’ll always love everybody in this family, even when they’re dead.
Me: I think you have a while before you have to worry about that.
B: well, Daddy’s almost there. He’s 51.
Sad, yet amusing.

J asked why I moved a set of cups to a different cabinet.
“I didn’t. Daddy did. I guess they didn’t fit over there.”
“Why did he move them? They fat there just fine.”
“What what? Sit and sat so fit and fat.”

Lovin’ the Weekend Blog Hop

Welcome to Lovin’ The Weekend Blog Hops with your co-hosts:
Karen from Tots and Me and Rena from An Ordinary Housewife.
I’m so excited to be the Featured Guest Host this week!
Thank you to every one who has stopped by, whether this is your first visit or you have been a faithful ongoing participant!
We would love for you to stop by both of the co-hosts and follow us, then feel free to add your links to any or all of the following linkies.

 We also randomly choose a Featured host each week from the 

    Lovin’ The Readers

linky. This week we are featuring Amanda from Living, Learning, and Loving Life.

 Here’s what she has to say:
I’ve been blogging on one blog or another since 2004. Most of the time, I can be found writing on Living, Learning, and Loving Life, where I publish book reviews, author interviews, book giveaways, kid quotes and stories, and occasional rants about the latest thing to set me off. Occasionally, I stop into my other blogs, where I write about Asperger’s and health and fitness.


Don’t forget to link up to the Lovin’ the Readers Hop if you would like a chance to be a Featured host next week.

Please comment with a way to contact you, especially if there is not an obvious way mentioned on your blog. We would love to include a little write up about you and your blog in the next week’s Lovin’ The Weekend Blog Hop post, including a link to your blog. And you will get to include the linky codes on your blog. Sound fun? We’re looking forward to getting to know our readers better.

Here’s how this blog hop works. We would appreciate it if you would follow Tots and Me and An Ordinary Housewife  then please head on over to our Featured Host and follow as well. If you no longer have GFC please follow in some other way. After that there are three different linkies you can link to. Whichever one you choose to link to, please grab that button and share it on your blog (the codes are on Tot’s and Me’s sidebar).

We’d love it if you could tweet or in some other way share about this blog hop, the more people who know about it, the more potential visitors and new followers of your blog. We’d love to meet some new friends this weekend.

Some people are more interested in just increasing their numbers, while others really want people who appreciate their blog and want to keep up with their posts. So, there are two separate blog hop linkies.

The third linky is for you to link up your giveaways.
If you are interested in increasing the number of followers to your blog via GFC, Linky Followers, email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ link up here. We will follow you back if you follow us (just note which one you are linking to):
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If you are interested in gaining followers to your blog who will read and comment and truly find an interest in your blog, link up here:
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If you have family friendly giveaways to link up, here’s your spot. Please make sure to include an end date for your giveaway.
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We are so glad you stopped by. Please leave a comment if you link up and we will be sure to stop by and follow back.

Don’t forget to check out Karen’s “Blog Hops” page for other great blog hops!!

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Book Review: Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

Amazon summary
Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory. Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever more. Will be given ownership of ranch. -Eleanor Walker

Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest book for a fresh start at a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory. She hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels. Continue reading

The Good Old Days

First, let me say that I have no idea why Feedburner sent ten posts out this afternoon. I’m sure it had something to do with changing the feed, but I had no control over it and had no idea it would do that. At least it was just one email. Still, I’m sorry about the glitch, and I’m hoping it was a one-time thing.

Okay, so it looks like I may be posting every day after all, because the nag in my head won’t leave me alone. Someone want to come take her out to dinner or something so she’ll leave me alone? From April through November, I posted every day, sometimes more than once a day. I thought I took December off, but I still had 16 posts in December. And after the first few days, I was okay with not posting daily. I had so much going on that I was okay with giving myself permission to take a break. Apparently the break is over. Now that I’ve started posting again, it’s like a compulsion. Surely there’s treatment for this…

While someone’s working the whole blog rehab thing, here’s some Bennett stuff for you. (For those who are new here, he’s three, and frequently makes appearances on the blog because the stuff he says is much funnier than anything I come up with.)

When asked what he wanted for a snack: “Something fascinating.”

He no longer says, “You’re belpum.” We’ve graduated to, “You’re wel-um.” We’re still working on C and K sounds.

I keep my tape measure on my desk because I use it to measure the stuff I put on ebay. He grabbed it, spread his arms out, looked at the tape, and said, “I’m seventeen long!”

Just tonight, he asked me, “Remember the good old days, Mama?”

One Step Closer

At least I think I am. I think I have all my subscription stuff back up and I’ve changed the feed on Feedburner, so all my subscribers should get this post. If you missed yesterday’s post, Happy New Year!, you can read it here. There is some news about the blog and my giveaways in that post, so if you’re keeping up with that kind of stuff, you might want to check that out.

I’m still figuring out the Plugins and such on WP, so don’t expect anything grand anytime soon. I have figured out how to post (obviously), and that’s the most important thing.

Merry Christmas!

I promised I’d post a video of Bennett singing “boughs of polly”, so here it is, along with the rest of his Christmas repertoire. “Jingle Bells”, “We Wish You a  Merry Christmas”, and the Spongebob Christmas song (complete with the spoken parts). He doesn’t all of any of the other songs, so it’s a short video.