Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wise words from someone so little

KM got a magnetic strip to put on the side of our car to protect the doors from dings. (Our 2 month old car has been getting lots of dings on the sides.) It is a yellow white board magnet, and like anything new, elicited questions from the girls.  This time it was little Caitlin's turn to surprise me.

Caitlin: What is that?
Me: A magnet.
Caitlin: What is that for?
Me: To protect our car.
Caitlin: Just like Jesus.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Smelly like a pig

I always marvel at how little children just acquire a language. To go from not speaking (anything) to speaking in full sentences in two years is nothing short of amazing. After Caitlin turned two she's just been rattling on and on. She's becoming quite a fiesty little sister. Ellie has certainly met her match.

Just two ago, the two sisters were at it again. I can't remember what it was about but then as Ellie walked past Caitlin, Caitlin belted out,

"I will poo poo on your head and then you will be smelly like a pig."

Ok what she said isn't great. A little two year old shouldn't be talking about poo poo. But hey, I thought that it was pretty complex with a analogy and all.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ellie. Four years old.

 I'm doing some freelance work running an online shop. And part of the work involves photographing these handmade clothes to list them for sale. I usually wait for some time when the kids are otherwise occupied or asleep to get my work done but this time I decided to involve them with my work. Once I set up my stuff outside the outside, Ellie and Cait just started running around and darting in front of the camera. So I thought, the lighting is great the background undistracting. Why not take some pictures of my kids too. I got Ellie to stand still for just one moment, and snap I got this shot. The only one before she set off running again. I usually have to take a train of shots before getting a nice one. This is time my only shot turned out good. Or course Caitlin didn't stay still enough for long for me to get anything. So here is Ellie. Four years old.

Been ages since I posted a photo, hasn't it?