Monday, May 30, 2011

Potty Trained

Eden is officially potty trained!


Here's another dramatic moment brought to you by Eden. (These have been happening a lot lately.)

(Eden playing in nursery.)
(She runs up to me.)
Eden: "Mommy, I need some water or I'll DIE!"
Mom: "Soon they will be cleaning up then they'll have snacks and water."
Eden: "Okay."
(Play, clean up time, snack time)
(Eden holds up her sippy cup and yells across the room to me.)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Than Just "Sad"

Eden and Leila were having a hard time sharing. So, I took a toy away from both of them.

Leila cried.

Eden cried.

I re-explained why I had to take it away and then said, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit."

Eden looked at me with tears streaming down her face...

"I'm not throwing a fit. *sniff sniff*. I'm just traumatized."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Drinking Fluids

After all the sicknesses a while back, Eden was into playing doctor. That's when she learned that when you are sick you "drink fluids".

Today she said:

"Mom, I'm sick.
I have T-Gondii.
(nickname for the virus, toxoplasma gondii)
I need to drink more fluids."

Since our "sick days" Eden's has also said things like:

"Mom, I need some fluids."
"Leila wants a drink of fluid."
or my favorite was when she said...
"Mom, I want a drink of MILK fluid, not water fluid."


I told Eden a while back that it was important to eat her carrots because they are good for your eyes.

Yesterday we had carrots for dinner...

(Eden closing her eyes really tight)
"MOM! I'm BLIND! I need to eat some carrots!"

Monday, May 23, 2011

Words of Wisdom

(Eden talking to Leila.)

"Words of wisdom.
You get what you get,
and you don't throw a fit."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Eden was outside playing with the neighbor kids when she poked her head in and said,

"Mom, I want to go to college."

Although, I have no idea where that idea came from...I'm glad she's decided that.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nursery Lesson

Everyday this week Eden has used her last week's nursery lesson against me.

Today's example:

My mom decided to take us to ice cream and I was joking around with Eden...

Me: "Maybe you don't want ice cream. Maybe I should just eat it."
(Eden gives me a serious look)
Eden: "Mom, in our nursery lesson we learned about sharing. You need to SHARE the ice cream and not eat it all."

She's reminded me to share (anything she wants that I have) many times this week.

Chop Sticks

While doing dishes, Eden opened up a drawer and took out the chop sticks...

"Mom, I need to use these chop sticks...cause I'm from China."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Birdies and Diapers

Eden saw some bird poo on the sidewalk.

"Mom, the birdies pooped out of their diapers."
"Umm...they wear grass diapers."

So creative.

Monday, May 9, 2011

President Monson

(Eden puts on dad's suit coat)
(Picks up my phone and holds it to her mouth)

"I'm President Monson.
Thou should not steal.
And you guys need to get married."

I see she listened during conference.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Lately Leila's into cuddling...with strangers.

If someone she doesn't know holds her, she'll put her head on their shoulder and cuddle with them. I think its her way of being shy.

Moving to Colorado

Eden and Leila came with me to Relief Society. We were cutting out papers and I gave Eden a paper and some crayons to color. She was sitting next to our friend, Leslie.

Eden: "We're moving to Colorado."
Leslie: "Yeah, I heard!"
Eden: "My mom's gonna miss you when we leave to Colorado."
Leslie: "OH! I'm gonna miss your mom too."
(Eden pauses to think...)
Eden: "Mom...Why ARE we moving to Colorado?"

It'll be sad to move away...