Thursday, December 3, 2015


Today you spotted a bright yellow trans am car, so we walked over and looked and you kept staring and laughing. You can always tell if a room echoes and you immediately make echo noises when it does. You say "outside!", "dark," "truck," "car," here are!" "I do it!" And "stop it." You love motors, mowers, trucks and cars. You give me kisses and put your face in my neck when you hug me. You're a big strong brother.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dollar Tree Christmas Shopping for Family

Bryan: Liv, that's a lot of stuff in your basket.  Is this for Abby?
Liv:  No.
Bryan:  Who's it for?
Liv:  All me.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Candy Canes

Liv: Can I ' canny cane?
Me:  Yes, here you go.
Liv:  Nooooo, es broken.
Me:  But it tastes the same.  Here you go.
Liv:  No i'doesn't.  It tastes broken.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Boony and ponytails

  • Liv loves balloons, which she calls "boonies" or a "boony."
  • Liv told me she wants "2 ponytails like Daddy dooooooooes" [pronounced "dews"]

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Abby:  Oooooh-la-laa.  Oooohhh-la-laa is Spanish.
Me:  What does it mean?
Abby:  This is so warm.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Medium Good

Me:  Abby, how are you doing at writing your letters with Ms. Chelsea at school?
Abby:  Medium good

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Teaching Money

We thought we should teach the girls the value of a dollar and money principles, so we gave them banks.  The next morning Liv's first words were, "I want to look at my money." 


Saturday, October 25, 2014


Lucy:  I don't want to wear my BU shirt [to school on college shirt day] because it might make other people feel bad because their team loses and our team always wins.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Liv's Favorite Words and Phrases

"Memowade" - Lemonade

"I did it!" - applies to everything

"Hi pops." - so sweet because she wants to call Pops all the time

It's starting

Lucy: can I put makeup on baby brother?

Me [on behalf of him]: No.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Facts and Funnies: April 2013

April 7

- his stats: 9 lbs, 2 oz weight; 20" height

April 9
- Lucy's bedtime comment tonight was that when she grows up she doesn't want to be an artist anymore. She wants to be a teacher or a babysitter.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Facts & Funnies: Feb 2013

Feb. 1
Lucy:  I'm tired of being little.

Feb. 15
Abby:  Did his straw fall out?  [talking about baby brother's umbilical cord]

Feb. 18
Abby:  I had a dream about God and Jesus.

Me:  Who wants to......?

Bryan: What's her name?
Abby: Lucy
Bryan: What's my name?
Abby:  Bryan
Bryan: What's Mommy's name?
Abby:  Babe
Bryan:  What's your name?
Abby:  Abby
Bryan:  What's your whole name?
Abby:  Abby.  Gail Sue Larson

Feb. 24
- back up to 6 lbs, 2 oz birth weight

Friday, December 13, 2013

Funnies and Facts Dec 2013

- Lucy:  "I stared at Santa all night to see if he was going to do magic and wiggle his nose and disappear because I didn't want anyone to joke on me."

- Abby:  "Mommy, sorry I ate your turkey."  (She only eats meat, and that was her way of confessing)

- Lucy:  "Abby's brave.  I'm not brave at all." 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monkey monkey

She giggles when you put on her shoes. She double-giggles when you put on her shoes and socks. She belly laughs when you wrap her up in the monkey towel, and she squawks when you try to take it off.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Lucy's favorite part was handing out candy from our house

Funnies & Facts: Oct 2013

October 17, 2013
Lucy: [sobbing] Abby coughed on my cookie, and now I can't eat it.

Eraina: [tired]  It's ok, you can eat it.

Lucy: [sobbing] But it has bad germs on it.

Eraina: It's ok, you can just eat it.

Lucy: But it has germs on it, and you said I'll get sick.

Eraina: [the germs and hand-washing lessons are kinda hurting me right now.]  Here, let me see your cookie.  [And then I blew on it.]  There, I blew the germs off.

Lucy: MA-MMMY!  Are they off?

Eraina: I think so.  It's ok. [We don't have any more frosted sugar cookies.  That's the last one.  And Abby is sitting happily at the table eating hers.]

Lucy: Did all the germs blow off?  Is it true??

Eraina: Ummmmm

Lucy:  [still sobbing]  Is it true??  Are they off?

Eraina: .... I don't know...?

Lucy:  No, is it really, really true?!  Or do you just think it's true in your head?

Eraina: You mean like, "is it a fact" or "is it an opinion?"

[And then I explained the definitions of fact and opinion, and she said we should've traded cookies with Abby right away, and I apologized for not thinking of that and told her that that was a good idea and that her cookie probably still had bad germs on it.  And she - as she's always been - calmed with the truth of the rational discussion, and then we found cookie dough in the freezer.]

Bryan loves this story.  And I'm proud of Lucy.  And I do think there's absolute truth, so I'm glad she intuitively realizes it at an early age.   

Monday, October 28, 2013

What to Wear


Friday, October 25, 2013

My dream came true

Lucy: My dream came true!
Bryan: what?
Lucy: I've always wanted to do this [jump and bury in big piles of leaves]!

NC & The MCSloans

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

TJ & The Dogs Next Door

Liv, Lydia, Abby, Lucy, Isaac

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dancing with the 'Dettes

School Field Trip

Lucy kept looking back and waving at Abby

Sisters are the best

Baby Girl

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Our 3rd daughter babysitting her 2nd.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Which is bigger

Bryan: Which is bigger? 3 or 67?

Lucy: 67....? I don't know because I don't know the number 67. It's too big. Wait! It's too big. 67!!

Friday, October 11, 2013