Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday's Ramblings

My parents were here for the weekend, and as always, funny things are bound to come out of my childrens' mouths. This trip was no exception.

Papa asked Lily if she liked cars. Her response: "No, I'm too young."

Ella: "I'm not a noodletarian, I'm a vegetarian." This girl could live off of veggies.

I bought a bag of lettuce at the grocery store. Ella spotted it and begged for a big leaf of romaine. Jason washed it and handed it to her saying "here's your lettuce." Ella replied "It's not's a leaf of yumminess!"

Grandma had made her rounds, saying goodbye to all her grandbabies. As is tradition in our family, goodbyes take forever. So as she was rounding again, getting in some extra hugs and kisses, she came upon Lily. Grandma said "Goodbye, Lily, I love you!" Lily replied back "I already sayed it. Don't ask me again" and then flashed her smile and twinkled her eyes.

Upon composing this post, I asked Ben (since I hadn't written anything down) if there was something funny he said that I had laughed about. He replied "I don't know...I'm just not funny."

Lily's Hanbok

This year in school, we are Galloping the Globe. It's a fabulous curriculum and we are having so much fun with it. Every two weeks we "gallop" to another country to learn all that we can about it. It's a unit study which means we are able to incorporate almost every subject right into our country. A couple of weeks ago, the country was South Korea. And since that hits so close to home for us, we had a mighty fun time researching and learning all we could about it.

We learned that Seoul is the capital of South Korea and also located all the birth cities of the Ben, Lily, and Cora. We practiced and worked on our Korean language. We learned about tea fields, the life of a family in South Korea, their homes, what they eat, what they do for jobs, etc. We learned how to play Korean hopscotch and drew big boards out on the driveway with sidewalk chalk. We cooked and ate some delicious meals...sampling some new ones and noshing on a bunch of our favorites.

And at the end, we got out the hanboks. Hanboks are traditional Korean clothes. Jason couldn't resist snapping a picture of Lily in hers. She received it from her FosterMom whom she lovingly refers to as Omma. 감사합니다 엄마. (Thank You, Omma)

Trouble in Blogger Land

Sorry for the delay in posting, I got on a few days ago and Blogger wasn't interested in being my friend. I tried, without success, to get some pics to load and after 30 minutes, gave up. Hoping things will go easier today. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts

Lily was asked what she wants to be when she grows up. After much thought, she responded with "Hello Kitty".

As we were walking home from playing at our friend's house, Ella asked me "Is it time to eat yet because I'm having a hungry thought."

Ben can't decide whether he wants to be a fireman or a policeman for Halloween. Think his uncles are having any influence on this boy?!?

Ella decided she wants to be a chef when she grows up. When asked what she can cook, Lily quickly chimed in "hot dog".

In response to her little sister's tantrum, I overheard Ella respond "you've flipped my limit!"

After cleaning the house from top to bottom, repainting a few rooms in the house, and making sure everything was perfect for our Korean guests, Lily decided she wanted to show them her shoes. Without any notice, she led them to the mud room closet. Upon investigating what was going on, I found 3 people, all dressed up, on hands and knees with their heads in the shoe bin. ...And no, I didn't think to clean there. Thanks Lily.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sisterly Love

Can't you just feel it?

The bond that is forming between these two?

I guess there's another "smitten kitten" in our house other than just me.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

안녕하세요 엄마 (Hello Omma!)

안녕하세요 엄마, 아빠, 언니가

Lily wanted to make a video to send to you.

She wants to know if you can send her a video or an email back with a picture. :)

Pretty in Pink

This little one here...loves to be outside.

No matter the weather...

Pushing her baby in the stroller...

Smiling and giggling all the while...

I love this little one...

Friday, October 14, 2011


Ella was invited to a friend's birthday party last month. She was so excited to find out she needed to dress up for it.

What little girl would turn that down?

Her costume of choice?


And no, Tinkerbell doesn't wear a crown. But that's the beauty of being 7 and getting to be just who you want to be.

And although she still enjoys dressing up as Tinkerbell...I couldn't help but notice how much more grown up she has become.

...How much more independent my "not-so-little" little girl is.

...How little she needs my help. How little she even wants my help.

And even though she's growing up with each passing day...I still get lost in those baby blues every time I look at them.

This girl will forever have my heart, no matter how old she gets.

Wow...What A Hiatus...

First...apologies all around. Life has been crazy busy this past month which has led to zero new posts. 'Nuff about that. more jibba some pics, will ya?!?

These were taken a few weeks back. Did you know that running in the rain is more fun with one flip flop and one rain boot?

Ella has a habit of just grabbing the first two shoes her hands come across in the shoe bin and heading out the door. I guess I should just be happy that this time it happened to be two of her own shoes.

A little boogie-woogie helps too. Notice the pointer finger...she's gettin' jiggy wit it.

And Ben? Well, he dances to his own drum...or rather walks around with his eyes closed.

I couldn't stop laughing at how different these two enjoyed the rain.