Today was Kirsa's last day of dance class - Parent's Day! I went with camera in one hand and videocamera in the other to watch her 45 minute dance class. There were 5 girls in the class, including a girl from her preschool class, and her dance class bestie who she calls "Elemore". :) Kirsa was an excellent listener and a wonderful dancer, and I took a hundred pictures (who says memories have to be in perfect color, anyway?) under the fluorescent lights.
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Elijah: What is the sound of a car running over a person?
Kirsa: That's our bank!
Me: Yes it is, good eyes.
Elijah: That's where they give you money.
Me: They just give it away?
Me: What ever happened to those tie-dyed t-shirts you guys made at school?
Elijah: I don't know.
Me: Well why did you make them?
Elijah: For fun. It was a fun raiser, so we just did it for fun.
Elijah: I like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Dad: Have you seen the show?
Elijah: No, not yet.
Dad: Well, do you know their names?
Elijah: Yeah. One is Rudolph, and the other one is Michael Jackson.
Showed Elijah how email works tonight. His response: I want to send an oatmeal!
Elijah: Mom, what would we do if we were in towers and they were falling?
Mom: Where did you learn about this?
Elijah: At school.
Mom: What happened with those towers?
Elijah: Um, one day, on September 11, a REALLY LONG TIME AGO, there were two towers and planes were hitting them and they fell and people died. September 11 was the saddest day ever.
Mom (hugging Elijah): I am so proud of you!
Elijah (drawing back in horror): That's not good!
Mom: Why not?
Elijah: It's not good to be proud. You should be humble.
Mom: So I should be humble of you?
Elijah (firmly): Yes!
Mom: At school, you'll need to follow the rules and behave nicely. We don't run in the classroom, we use an inside voice, we share, we don't pester others...
Elijah: ...even though it's fun...
Mom: What will you do if you can't find something at school next week, or you don't know where to go?
Elijah: I would go to my teacher or the Pernikipull.
Mom: Let's look around a little [at Barnes and Noble]. Some of these books you're going to be ready for very soon, so I just want to show them to you. For example, I hear a lot of people like this 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series...
Elijah: Yes, I want Diarrhea of a Wimpy Kid!
Mom: I'm so proud of you for hiking all the way up your first 14er!
Elijah: Yeah! And I'm so proud of you for taking care of the girls without me!
Mom: The next chapter is about Pippi and some burglars. What's a burglar?
Elijah: Someone who grows burgers.
Mom: Well, not quite...
Elijah: I mean someone who MAKES burgers!
Elijah's favorite part at the fireworks was "the grand fioli!"
Elijah: Mom, Mom! I have a blessing that God gave me! It was to make paper airplanes and throw them. And God says you have to use your gifts. So I'm using it. Watch this airplane go!
Elijah: It's a good thing I'm tough, because they put me in a REALLY tough class at my school! But there's no crying at school and there's no crying at baseball.
Elijah (who has been writing a lot of thank you cards since his birthday + party last week): No one ever sends us a thank you card!
Mom: Have you given anyone a gift?
Mom: Well, you have to give a gift in order to get a thank you card back.
Question in Explode the Code workbook: Would you furnish a tiny shack with thirty pink carpets?
Elijah's answer: Yes.
The Science Experiment Elijah made up, wrote in his notebook, and carried out: "Fill a jar with water and the other with milk. Then put the caps on. Then put them in the fridge for 10 minutes. Then we see what's in them. If it looks like a food, we eat it."
Elijah: I know how to live to 100. You just have to keep your heart beating, that's all. And eat plenty of healthy foods. Soup and apples are healthy.
Elijah: If the groundhog sees his shadow, it means we'll have six more months of winter!
Kirsa, age 3
While Daddy was putting Kirsa in a timeout, she shrieked at him, "I want to fight you!!"
Kirsa, having a tantrum, threw herself around and shrieked, "Stop my tantrum, Mom! STOP IT! STOP IT!"
Kirsa: Holy Bockamole!
Kirsa: Bockamole! And I can spell it! B-O-.... (trails off)
Kirsa to Daddy: Yeah, I want one kitty. You will buy me a kitty. I will cuddle my kitty in my bed!
Kirsa, holding up her unicorn toy: Look mom! It's a beauticorn! Isn't it beautiful?
While putting on socks, Kirsa held out her right foot and exclaimed, "Ooh! This foot smells like my right foot!"
Kirsa: Look! They re-flated the bouncy castle!
Me: Yep, they inflated it. At night, it was deflated, wasn't it?
Kirsa: Yeah! Those are opposites!
Kirsa: Time for preschool! Can you help me put on my packpack?
Kirsa: I'm just imagining. It's just peetend.
Kirsa: I need another blanket. Can you get one from the tintin closet?
Kirsa: Look at me! I'm Kirsa with the golden hair!
At the store in the toy aisle, looking for a gift for Elijah to take to a girl's birthday party, Kirsa looks around and says, "I don't need any of these toys. We already have all of these at home."
Mommy: Who was the community helper that came to your class today?
Elijah: A lady who makes people happy for her job.
Mommy: You mean a therapist?
Elijah: Yeah, a therapist for kids. She makes people happy.
Kirsa: I want to do that job when I grow up!
Mommy: That's awesome! You know, before I had you guys, I was a therapist and made people happy. It's a good job.
Kirsa: Yeah! I want to make ME happy!
When we were in Minnesota, Kirsa got to see Aunt Megan's 6 months pregnant tummy. She felt it and looked a little confused as we explained that there was a baby in there. Then the adults went on talking, and after a minute we looked down... and there was Kirsa on hands and knees, peering up under Aunt Megan's dress!
Mommy: Aunt Megan has a baby boy in her tummy.
Kirsa: And I have one in mine.
Mommy: When you grow up, then you can grow a baby in your tummy.
Kirsa: Yeah, and he will come out once in a while.
Kirsa: What is Colette doing?
Mommy: I think they're having school.
Kirsa: They might have a teacher!
Mommy: Their Mommy is their teacher.
Kirsa: No, Mommy. You are not a teacher. You are the Mommy.
Kirsa: Hey, I found an idea!
Every morning, Kirsa wraps a towel around her middle and asks, "Did I look like a little Lermaid?" And every day on our walk, she points out the acorns and says, "Ooh, I see an ate-a-corn for the squirrels!"
[Overheard in backseat of the car] Kirsa: You suck! You suck!
She was trying to put the pacifier in her doll's mouth and make it "suck" on the pacifier!
On vacation, Elijah said something, and Daddy said, "Good point, Elijah!" So then Kirsa chimed in with something to say, and Daddy echoed himself, "Good point, Kirsa!", to which Kirsa responded, "Yeah! I got one point!"
[ Playing charades ]
Kirsa: I'm a cheetah. See? Watch me be a cheetah. Guess what I am.
Mommy: Are you a cheetah?
Kirsa: Yep. Your turn.
Kirsa: Mom, look at the ladybug! See, it has two Montanas!
Me: And how old is Mommy?
Kirsa: Two thirty.
Kirsa, upstairs in naptime, throwing a HUGE tantrum and having a screaming argument with herself. "Take that out of there!!" Scream. "No I won't take that out of there!!" Scream. "No take it OUT!" Scream. "No I won't!" Scream.
Kirsa keeps telling us to do things she wants followed by the threat "or I'll eat you for breakfast."