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

Monday, October 7, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013


 It started pouring rain, so we left the park running and everyone got soaked.  When we got home, we built a fire and had hot chocolate and popcorn and turned off all the lights, and the girls loved it.