Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh My!

Miss E: "Do bears go potty in the forest?"
Me: "Yes."
E: "Do lions and tigers go potty in the forest?"
Me: "They don't live in the forest. They live in a place called the prairies (I realize I was wrong in my response, now.). It's a grassy type of land. And that's where they go potty."
E: "Why do lions and tigers eat us?"
Me: "Because they think we are like zebras."
E: "Do they eat hair?"
Me: "Maybe. Do you like to eat hair?"
E: "No."
Me: "So maybe they don't like it either."
E: "Do they eat necklaces?"
Me: "No."
E: "Why?"
Me: "Because it's not meat. They like things with meat, like zebras, cows, and chickens."
E: "Do lions and tigers eat bears?"
Me: "I don't think so. They don't live in the same place, so I don't think that would happen."
E: "What does Sven (Frozen character) eat?"
Me: "Grass."
E: "Do lions, tigers, and bears eat Sven?"
Me: "Umm... Yes."
E: "Why?"
Me: "He's a deer; that's a type of animal they like to eat."

And then I finally cut off the conversation, because she was supposed to be asleep, I had simply stopped by her room to see if she was asleep. All of this because she was looking at her map of the zoo. 

At around 2 1/2 years old I survived the "why" stage. It was particularly difficult for me. Hopefully I can survive this inquisitive toddler stage. My parents claim I was the same way. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Can I Just Say Something Crazy?

So, it's been a while. I lost interest in blogging, plus little time with all the chores I should be doing and chasing toddlers around. However, I'm kind of interested in getting back into this blogging thing, so I will recap our fun summer thus far.

Family trip to Flagstaff!

Jensen family came to visit!
We love our cousins!

I went to Girls Camp so daddy had full parenting duty for 2 days. Then some of Matt's family came to visit and play!
Pajama movie night with Grandma and cousin Leila!

Ellie turned THREE!

Trip with friends to Flagstaff!

Family time with the Morrises in California! I love my family.

Family time with the Walsers in Utah! It was a blast!

Daddy had a birthday!

Other brief news:
Jack started nursery. He loves books and learning. He is a super happy boy, and almost always getting into trouble.
Ellie is 3 going on 13 or 30. She loves dressing up, being a princess, and "putting on makeup". (I can wait for the teenage years.) She just started a dance class and is super shy/nervous about it. Hopefully future classes go better than the first. We are also doing preschool at home this year.
Daddy finished his Masters last December. He has moved up in the working world. And he has started taking on some home remodeling projects! (We've only been in the house 2 years... Hey, but at least something is happening now.)
Mommy is loving being at home with 2 toddlers, though I'm usually exhausted by end of the day. I'm enjoying cooking, again, and trying to make us an all REAL food family (i.e. no processed foods). I enjoy teaching my children, though "homeschooling" is difficult to figure out with 2 kids; I can only imagine what it's like with more.

Two of our favorite things is about to become THREE of our favorite things. We, as parents, will now be outnumbered come mid January.  WE LOVE CRAZY. And that's what life will become, I'm sure.  But it will be beautiful and blessed with another sweet angel face, and so we are very grateful. We will find out the gender in 2 weeks. I cannot wait to see what we're having. January will be here before we know it.
My obedient girl and my boy who could care less what I say.

Till next time,
The Walsers