Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Total eclipse of the phone

We were quite disappointed that we had 100% cloud cover in Savannah for the solar eclipse which was at 97% totality here.  15 minutes prior to peak, it began to rain, and 5 minutes later, the lightening started...so Dorothy and Mama climbed into the car to watch the sky turn to dusk.  What a bust!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

Sarah:  Good morning, Dorothy!
Dorothy:  Is it my birthday today?  Can I have a gummy dinosaur vitamin?  Can I have a marshmallow?

Dorothy watched me sweep a big pile of dirt from the kitchen floor, and then said, "I want to do that!  Make it messy again!"

Mama's favorite words (video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAyNCAXI0MA

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Stuffed animal toy dog with batteries

In Target, I changed my mind and turned the cart around.  Dorothy asked why.  I said, "That's just my MO.  I make a wrong turn and then turn around."  She said, "My MO is I say, 'Mommy, I want to go this way', and then you make the cart go that way."

She found a battery-operated stuffed animal dog that barked at her from a shelf.  We took it into the cart and returned it to the shelf before we checked-out.  Dorothy wanted to take the dog out of the box, and I told her we couldn't take it out.  She pointed to the picture of the girl on the box playing with the dog and said, "But she took the dog out."

Dorothy said, "When we get home, I want to pretend to be a dog." We continued shopping.  Five minutes later, she said, "When we get home, I want to pretend to be a dog and you can put me in a box and then you can go shopping and take me off the shelf and play with me in the box."  See photo below.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dorothy's first movie

I told Dorothy we were on our way to Toy Story and she said, "I usually call that the kids' section."

When the Disney logo appeared on screen, Dorothy announced, "Hey!  That's what happens on our t.v.!"

The movie begins with the character Andy playing with his toys.  10 minutes into the movie when Andy exits his bedroom, the toys spring to life.  Dorothy saw Woody sit up and speak and she yelled in the theater, "He's real!"

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

Dorothy, out of the blue:  "My teacher says she will think about my ideas."

Dorothy, playing with letter magnets:  What sound does this make?
Sarah:  Zzzzzzzz, like zipper.
Dorothy:  No, not like zipper.  Like sleep.

Dorothy uses an eraser to "un-rase" her pictures.

Dorothy was spitting, and I said, "Don't do that!  What would your teachers say?"
Dorothy sheepishly replied, "I only do it at home."

Dorothy picked up some ViewMaster reels and asked for the ViewMaster toy so she could "take pictures".

Sarah:  Kids don't usually like spicy things.
Dorothy:  I like those spicy colorful things.  [Sour Patch Kids!]

A month after eating s'mores on our Kentucky vacation, I offered Dorothy a marshmallow.  She said, "This time I don't want to eat them in fire."

At the botanical gardens, Dorothy asked about a sign that had a picture of a snake and a warning.  I told her that the sign says there are snakes in nature so you should keep an eye out for them.  She said, "If you change the words on the sign, it will say there are no snakes in nature."

Dorothy picked up a wooden alphabet block with the letter D and said, "Look!  Dean for Dorothy!"

Dorothy showed me the numbers she punched on a calculator and said, "Here, Mom, I paid the bills for you."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

Dorothy:  Mama, I washed my hands!  Now I can watch the movie and touch things!

Mom:  You need to go back to bed.  I will check on you in five minutes.
Dorothy runs back to her bedroom, and loud fake crying begins.
Dorothy appears again in the living room:  I need a Kleenex to dry up my tears because I am crying.

Dorothy consistently uses the word "simply" to mean "accidentally":
"I simply tripped on the carpet."
"You simply gave me blue instead of red."
"I simply spilled my milk."

Brian turned the kitchen island after mopping the floor, and the next day, Dorothy circled the island, saying, "Now where is that little door that leads to the play-doh?"

Brian was reading a picture book in Spanish.  Dorothy told him, "No, say the right words."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Sunday Funnies: School Edition

Here are a few phrases Dorothy seems to have picked up at school:
Be quick and quiet!
This is not a time for fun and games.
The friends are waiting on you!
Red light means stop talking.

When I picked Dorothy up from school, the teacher was reading a book to the children.
After we left I asked Dorothy:  I saw that you were sitting in a chair next to the teacher, and the other kids were sitting in chairs in the circle.  What was the story?
Dorothy:  It was about dinosaurs.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I dressed Dorothy for school this morning and she said:

"My friends are going to be surprised when they see me in these funny pants."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

Sarah:  Let's read this book.  It's called "The Shoemaker and the Elves".
Dorothy:  And "the Wife".

Dorothy, thinking back to October:  Why Daddy crashed his car to pieces?
Sarah:  It was scary, I bet.
Dorothy:  I cried.
Sarah:  You weren't even there in the car when it happened.
Dorothy:  I cried at home.

Dorothy:  Mom, can you spray that and give me a paper towel so I can Windowdex it?

Dorothy:  You are the Cat in the Hat.
Sarah:  Okay, Sally.
Dorothy:  Can you say something Cat in the Hat-ty?

Dorothy, referencing Jane in Mary Poppins:  Jane's dad said put money in the bank, but we put it in the fountain.

Sarah:  We are going to Chipotle for lunch.
Dorothy:  I would like chips.
Sarah:  Okay.
Dorothy:  And I will need something for dipping.
Sarah:  Okay.
Dorothy:  And I will choose it.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Win Lose or Draw with Dorothy

Mama's drawings
(You get the idea.)

Dorothy's drawings
These ranged from "a bump" to "Melody from The Little Mermaid" to "a balloon".

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017