Snapshots in Conversation –

Apr 18, 2010 | Snapshots in Coversation | 19 comments

It’s been way too long since I’ve published a S.I.C. 
I hope these little quips and picks bring a smile to your face.  You may even spit your coffee all over the computer screen.

Amélie in her linen tablecloth Easter dress.  A Parisienne Farmgirl design!

Amélie fell down…

Me:  Amélie Ca va?  (Are you alright?)
Amélie: No, no I not ca va.

Aidan decked out in Budweiser Mardi Gras beads, an American flag and a Buzz Lightyear gun…

Me:  Aidan I SAID clean up your playroom.
Aidan:  But MOM!  Look!  I’m an American!  I have a gun, a flag and Budwieser!

The dejected patriot.

Aidan on God…

Aidan:  God is a store.
Me:  He is?  Why?
Aidan:  Because he provides food for us!

The kids trying on and modeling their Easter clothes.

Amélie on her darling figure…

Me:  (Kissin’ all over her) Oh LeeLee, You’re so Rubenesque.

Amélie: I not Rubenesthque.

Baby J.  
Not happy.

We only recently introduced the concept of Hell to Aidan.  I gently explained that if you choose to spend your life apart from God then he will oblige you and you can spend eternity apart from Him….and Aidan’s response was a hilarious…

“Hell NO!”
Aidan salon/spa specialty Black and Decker hair treatment and styling.
 The stuff they come up with…
I strapped the chickens in the car and ran back inside for “The Littlest One” (or T.L.O. as we call her) and my purse.  I came out and opened the door to find in that short amount of time the kids had made up a song…and they were singing it at the top of their lungs.  Crap is one of my favorite words.  Clearly I need to stop saying it.

“Satan is a bunch of crap.  Crap.  Crap. Crap.  Satan is a bunch of crap.”

Aidan as we drove thru the country.

That’s some good lookin’ prairie!
My Easter basket.

Out looking for garage sale signs with the family yesterday…

Aidan:  What if there was sign after sign after sign after sign and you guys just had one dollar???
Waitin’ for grub.
Hoolie’s Tootsies.
Oh, Sorry, We are full of nicknames in this home – Hoolie is short for “Hoolietta”  …Juliette.

And last but not least the grab your tissue all you Moms and Gramma’s Snapshot in Conversation.
About two months ago I was getting ready to venture out on my own with the kids.  A big trip to the grocery store.  We had been living in jammies for a month so everyone got dressed (read: a lot of work) and I grabbed the camera.  With playing in the background.  Trace Atkins, “You’re Gonna Miss This” came on and I, full of love and hormones, began to cry as I snapped the pictures-

Aidan:  Why are you crying Mom?  Because of this song?

Me: Yes.

Aidan:  It’s a song about kids growing?

Me:  Yes baby (sniff) it is.

Aidan:  (Looking deep and sincerely into my eyes, tipping his little head to one side) – I will try to go slow Mom. 

Me: Now sobbing.

Aidan: But you know what will never change Mom?

And my little, contemplative, old soul took his to fingers and pointed to his eyes.
There is not a day that goes by when I don’t laugh hysterically at these children and cry with the pain of watching them grow.
Please, “go slow” babies.
Go slow.


  1. Anne Marie

    good heavens…all of your so awfully cute quotes and delightful pictures all grouped together on this journal makes a wonderful statement of your life Angela…..

    I truly hope you are able to print out your blog someday in ‘scrapbook’ form……what a wonderful keepsake that would be

  2. High Heeled Life

    What beautiful pictures! Your children are so adorable – they come out with cute sayings.
    P.S. I dropped you and email… the Macs were simply mmmmmmmmmmm, yummy!!!!

  3. 1 Funky Woman

    Oh how sweet! I love the new song they came up with! Hey I guess if you’re gonna hear your kids use the crap word, in the context they put it, its ok!

    The other day I said to my daughter, “Claire you really need to stop growing, I just can’t take it anymore!” She said, “Mom, I can’t stop growing, but I will ask God if he can slow it down a little!”
    Can you say, sob, sob!

    Adorable pics of the kids and the comment about being an American with a gun, too funny!

  4. Ticking and Toile

    oh what a little sweetie pie…”I will go slow” how cute & sweet is that? I know exactly how you feel, I want my kids to SLOW down & STOP growing!!! My littlest is now almost 10 and it KILLS me!!!

    Your children are too adorable for words! Thanks for sharing their sweetness. 🙂


  5. Rebecca

    Such a sweet post… I am now a grandma enjoying little ones again but every once in awhile my babies dance through my dreams like it was yesterday and I get to visit with them again briefly.

  6. Joannah

    They are beautiful inside and out.

  7. Pamela

    Your children are just beautiful!
    I know it’s hard to see them grow up so quickly…I have only one child and I say to my son all the time…”STop growing!”

    Happy Sunday
    Pamela from French Buttons

  8. myletterstoemily

    oh, what little darlings! such adorable
    things they say.

    just wait until aiden says, “mommy, when
    i grow up, i’m going to marry you!”

  9. Mrs. B.

    They are gorgeous. Simply and extravagantly gorgeous. 🙂 And yes, I cried too.
    They don’t go slow enough…

  10. SK

    Yes, you got me. I have pregnancy hormones and cry at everything right now! 😉

  11. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Oh. That. Aiden. What a little philosopher he is, already! And I know I’ve said it so much you probably want me to shut up, but your kids are so cUtE! And Amelie’s arms….oh. I loved the last story the very best, and you are right, it is going too fast, you won’t believe it when you watch each of their milestones in life. It’s just wonderful that you KNOW you need to savor it, and his sweet little EYES.

  12. Faith

    They are too funny, and oh so precious!! What a great post. You do say Crap alot, but so do I so why am I suprised when I hear my kids say it? Not to mention Frickin’. I really need to work on that one!!

  13. Vava (aka Virginia)

    Oh my word!!!! JUST discovered your deeeee-lightful and deeee-licious blog! Your children are magazine worthy but even more precioius are the words from their mouths. Absolutely loved this post & cannot wait to browse through your blog. Blessings…to takin’ it slow.

  14. Berlin Deluxxe

    First I was laughing at your little one using the drill as a styling tool, and now I’m teary eyed… 🙂
    My mom called me before my party and sang to me the lullaby she used to sing to me when I was a baby. To her I know I will always be her little one.

  15. Mrs. Bauer

    Angela, I finally have a chance now at 11:00 at night to sit down and enjoy your blog. I just love it. I also love that Trace Adkins song. Another song that’ll make you cry is “Let them be Little” by Lonestar. Oh my gosh, I played that song during my parents anniversary power point. I had photos of their grandchildren from babies to teens/adults. Holy Cry. You think exactly like me and just want to freeze our children at their sweet innocent ages. I squeeze my kids every chance I get because of how fast time really goes. My little Olivia is now 13. I’m so proud of her and my little Jack and blessed every single day. Thanks for all of your adorable photos and music. I love your music on your photo site too.

    Now, not to change the subject, but just the other day, I was dreaming of your Lemon Curd on toast. That was so tasty. If you ever make way too much, I would love to take some off your hands.

    Anyway, your blog always inspires me. I have a saying on top of my entertainment unit and it says “Enjoy the Little things in life, for one day you’ll realize they were the Big things”…..I just wish more people lived by this saying. I know you do. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Joy

    Oh gosh, can’t see the monitor screen, tears in eyes… love all the photos and love what they say.

  17. Cottage Remnant

    Oh I just love your first photo….awesome….
    as for the “crap” word, I must admit, it is one of my favorite words….. Thanks to Reba McEntire, I loved her show…but you have to say it with that southern drawl (says me the Canadian :0)



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