December 1?!?

So I missed posting something yesterday, but I still did 30 in the month of November. I may need to take a week off – I am out of post ideas!!!

I can’t believe that it is December already. Daphne is going to be 1 in a month and a half – that is UNBELIEVABLE!!
Norah asked yesterday what we were doing to celebrate December 1. Not sure why she wants to celebrate December 1. She decided Kevin should take the day off and we shouldn’t do school – neither of which are happening. They have enjoying candy canes instead.

A Few Funnies

Yesterday, Norah came up to me and said, “Can you give me $3000?”

I told Norah that I don’t have that kind of money. She responded with, “Then can I have $40?”
Clearly in need of money, Norah wrote a note to Savannah that said, “Dear Savannah, Can you please give me $0.93?”
When I asked her why she needs $0.93 she told me she has $0.07 and she wants to make $1.
(I didn’t let her mail the note by the way.)
Earlier in the week we had tortellini for dinner. Lucy ate all of her and said, “Can I have more of this stuff?”
I said, “the tortellini?”
She said, “Yes, can I have more chinnalanna?” (I have no idea how to actually spell what she said.)
After she had her second helping, she said, “Can I have more chinnalanna?”
I corrected her again and she said, “That’s what I said, chinnalanna.”
Today, Norah said, “I wish we lived in a barn.”
I said, “Do you mean you wish we lived on a farm?”
“No, Mom, I wish we lived in a barn – you know, where the animals live and there is hay and stuff.”
That’s a far cry from this statement.

A Palace and a Few Other Funnies

Today Norah said, “When we move (again not in the plans – she is just dreaming), I really want a house that looks like a palace in the front.”

Lucy responds, “Oooh! Me too!”
This is cracking me up because a week ago, Norah wanted to live on the top floor of a skyscraper in New York City.
As we were shopping for a present for Sawyer’s birthday, Lucy said, “Sawyer is my best buddy!”
As heard over breakfast, “Norah is never going to be my sister again!”

Quote of the Day

Norah: Why do you always make me work? You always make me do the work you don’t want to do. It’s like I’m at an orphanage – always working, working, working.

(She was saying this as I was making her pick up some little Bible verse cards that SHE had spread all over the floor)

Her Other Name

Today Norah called me by my full name, using my maiden name instead of Swinigan.  She asked me what her other name was.  After explaining that she will have the same name until she gets married, she said, “So, when I get married, I will be Norah Rae Diehl because that is Bennett’s last name and I am going to marry Bennett.”  

Then a few minutes later, she said, “Well, maybe I am going to marry Luke.  I don’t know yet, it will be one of the Diehl boys.  I just haven’t decided which one yet.”

The Interview

I know several other moms (Nicole’s is here and I think Nicole B. did it awhile back too) have “interviewed” their kiddos, so I thought I would give it a try.  It was just a joke with Lucy – definitely too little.  

Here are Norah’s answers (with my thoughts in italics):

Questions about Mom

1. What is something mom always says to you?

Go clean up your room (I may say this, but does she listen? Hmm)

2. What makes mom happy?
When I obey

3. What makes mom sad?
When I disobey

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
You tickle me

5. What was your mom like as a child?
You were like me.

6. How old is your mom?
30 (since I just turned 30, we talked about this alot!)

7. How tall is your mom?
40 inches

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Play with Norah and Lucy

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
Go to the grocery store

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
(she wanted to skip this one)

11. What is your mom really good at?
Taking care of 3 kids (Wow!  After the week we have had, I was beginning to wonder) (Lucy’s response to this was “no things”)

12. What is your mom not very good at?
I don’t know

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Clean the house

14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
bananas (I sometimes eat part of a banana for breakfast or banana on pb on toast, but I rarely pick up a whole banana to eat)

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
When you play with me

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Dora  (I’m not seeing the connection)

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Play with Lucy (sadly the poor girl had a hard time thinking of something we do together – I’m using having a new baby as the reason)

18. How are you and your mom the same?
We both have blond hair

19. How are you and your mom different?
You are taller and I’m shorter

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
She hugs me

21. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
Grandma Jackie and Grandpa Steve’s house

Questions about Dad

1. What is something dad always says to you?
I love you

2. What makes dad happy?
When I hug him

3. What makes dad sad?
When I disobey him

4. How does your dad make you laugh?
Tickles me alot (she then said to me, “Make sure you write ALOT?”)

5. How old is your dad?

32 (right on)

6. How tall is your dad?
50 inches

7. What is his favorite thing to do?
Play with Norah and Lucy 

8. What does your  do when you’re not around?
go to work

9. What is your dad really good at?


10. What is your dad not very good at?
Let’s skip this one

11. What does your dad do for her job?
computer work 

12. What is your dad’s favorite food?
bananas (Kevin does take a banana to work everyday, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t his favorite)

13 If your dad were a cartoon character, who would he be?

 Diego (seriously?  I don’t even know the last time she watched Dora or Diego!)

14. How are you and your dad the same?

We have blue eyes

15. How are you and your dad different?
He has bigger feet and I have littler feet

16. How do you know your dad loves you?
He says he does

17. Where is your dad’s  favorite place to go?