Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Love God

Lucy: Mommy... (She was playing by herself in her room.)
Me: (Going to her room.) Yes?
Lucy: I love God.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sloan Christmas

This year was our family's turn to read the Christmas story (Luke 2). Bryan prepped Lucy to say the "Glory to God in the highest" line. When it came time, he pointed to her and Lucy happily said, "Glory to Noah!" We all laughed. She tried again. "Glory in the highest of the Lord!"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Shopping

(Bryan and Lucy had been shopping that morning. We were eating dinner.)
Lucy: Mommy, I have a secret. Daddy got you boots.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Quotes & Conversations

FALL 2011 Quotes & Conversations [that I want to remember]

* Me: (answering questions about Samuel)... We'll see him in heaven again.
Lucy: I think it'll be too far.

* Lucy (while wearing her camo dress) saw a cat outside and told us, "We gotta shoot that!"

* Lucy: I left a monster at Robby's house.

* Lucy: I just want to play and stay at home and be a kid. I don't want to go to school, and I don't want to jump on the trampoline, and I don't want to go to kindergarten. And I don't want to grow up and be a big girl. And I don't want to go to the store anymore.

* Lucy: I can't jump really high because I don't have a tail.

* Lucy: (pointing to a fuzzy caterpillar) He's wearing a jacket.

* Lucy: This mountain is kinda really cool. Those are mountains so I think I can climb them up all by myself.

* Lucy: Dogs make girls happy. I have lots of names for my dog. (We don't have a dog.)
Me: What do you want to name your dog?
Lucy: Max

* Lucy (after seeing a dog run past our breakfast nook window): Is that my dog?!

* Lucy (playing with her cousins): I'll be the daddy. You be the sweetheart.

* Lucy: (pointing to the bath tub drain) Where does the water go?
Bryan: (gave a long answer)
Lucy: So that's how that works.

* We were driving in the car listening to classical music to calm the girls. A piano concerto came on (I only know that because I thought it was so pretty even I looked at the XM Satellite dial to see what it was.) When it ended Lucy clapped enthusiastically.

* Lucy: Everybody loves Lucy.

* Daddy: Where's Mommy?
Lucy: She's at the Errands Store

* Lucy: It's taking a long time to grow up.

* Lucy: Mawma!!! (Channel Will Ferrell's "Mama! Meatloooaf!)

* Abby: Maw-maaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

* Lucy: Why do I have to share everyday?

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Sweetest Thing

Lucy and Jane were playing "Mommy."
Jane: "I'll be the mommy"
Lucy: "I'll be the Daddy, and you be the sweetheart."

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Names Lucy has for Abby {and herself}

- Abby
- Abby Sue
- Sugar Booger
- Sweetheart
- Abi-GAIL
- {and for herself} Lucy-GAIL

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The New Tree Swing

{We pull up to Home Depot}

Lucy:  "Mommy! I came here with Daddy for my ladder for my swing!"
(We just got a wood swing that we hung on the tree in the front yard.)

"I bringed my Bear and all my animals."

{We walk in}

Lucy:  "Mommy! I'll show you where the nails are!"
And she did.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Month Off: on our way

Bryan drove; the girls and I flew.

Stretching her legs

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Day

We visited Bryan at work on his last day before celebrating at Chick-Fil-A (or "chickalay" as Lucy pronounces it) for dinner.

(We were driving into Chick-Fil-A and Lucy said, "Mommy. I see Chickalay. He says 'Ucy come play.'")

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cold on your leg?

Sometimes when you're working in the kitchen, Lucy likes to pull frozen teething toys and the Cinderella ice pack out of the freezer, put it on you and ask, "Is it cold on your leg??"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pulling up & standing all the time

Rubber Band Seatbelt and the Princess Carriage

Lucy told me this morning that I was the best one ever, followed up with a "you're special."

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SLL Birthday

Psalm 145

1 I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.
2 I will praise you every day;
yes, I will praise you forever.
3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.

4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
let them proclaim your power.
5 I will meditate on ... your wonderful miracles.

8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
10 All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.
11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
they will give examples of your power.
13 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
You rule throughout all generations.

The Lord always keeps his promises;
he is gracious in all he does.
14 The Lord helps the fallen
and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
15 The eyes of all look to you in hope
18 The Lord is close to all who call on him

21 I will praise the Lord,
and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
forever and ever.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The need for mittens

When it's 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside and you're eating an ice cream sandwich, you wear mittens because:
(a) the patio furniture is too hot to touch
(b) the ice cream is too cold on your hands
(c) the ice cream sandwich gets your fingers too messy
(d) all of the above

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

The airplane

"The airplane goes really high. It tickles my tummy."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


- Lucy can spell her name
- Lucy's favorite color is "sparkly."
- When telling Bryan (on his way to work in the mornings) or others goodbye at the door, Lucy likes to say, "Bye. Love you. Miss you. Don't go too far. Merry Christmas."
- Lucy has made words like "bear, chair, hair, and there" into 2-syllable words.
- Lucy has imaginary friends. Their names are: Sadah and Bridget. I asked if she meant "Sarah," and she said, "No. Sadah. You know her. She's my best friend."
- When Bryan told her she couldn't do something, she told Bryan, "but you make my heart so sad."
- Lucy can't really say the "L" sound, so if you ask her her name, she says, "Ucy Arson."
- I took Lucy to the dentist for the first time a few months ago. I recently heard her say while playing, "And den da dentist say, 'Ucy, your teef ook good. Ony (L)arson come to da denist. You can go to the park.' Okaaaaaay?"
- When Lucy saw our wedding picture, she told me, "You have a pretty dress. You're Princess Momma. And that's your prince."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lucy, The White Horse & Prince

The quilted bear is Prince (formerly known as Pooh). Lucy is (supposed to be) cleaning her room.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011