In my favorite poem by Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay, he reminds us that like the seasons of nature, life is one season melting into another, and quickly fading away. This is my attempt to document each season in my life and my family.

Abigail

Filed under: Abby Jo,Family,Kid Quote,Kids,Photos — Rachel at 2:47 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I love my little “girly-girl tomboy”, as she recently dubbed herself. These pictures and quotes definitely capture her tomboy side more than her girly-girl side, though. I propose that she’s really just a completely fabulous, well-rounded girl, with all the many facets that girlhood encompasses.

abbybow

“My game I made is called, ‘You can always find an adventure.'”

 

abbyslugs

 

“I caught ten slugs!”

Kid Quote

Filed under: Kid Quote,Kyra — Rachel at 4:56 pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015

“My brain is hardwired for literature…not math!” – Kyra

 

Like mother, like daughter, huh?

Kid Quote

Filed under: Family,Hailey,Kid Quote,Kids,Logan — Rachel at 8:19 am on Monday, January 26, 2015

Matt was gone for five days for the Army last week, and, Friday, Grammy (Matt’s mom, Alice) came and spent the night with me, Hailey and Logan. Friday night, we were sitting on Hailey’s bed, waiting for Matt to call us so we could FaceTime and say goodnight. The kids and I were chatting, and it went something like this:

Me, “I can’t wait for Daddy to get home so he can give me a kiss.”

Logan, “I can’t wait for him to get home so he can give me a kiss.”

Me, “I can’t wait for him to get home so he can give me fifteen kisses.”

Logan, “I can’t wait for him to get home so he can give me fifteen kisses.”

Me, “I can’t wait for him to get home so he can give me five hundred kisses.”

Logan, “Daddy doesn’t have enough time to give you five hundred kisses.”

Me, “Oh, yes he does. He gives me five hundred kisses every night.”

Logan, “No he doesn’t! That’s impossible.”

Me, “What do you think we do after we put you guys to bed? We start a timer and give each other five hundred kisses every night.”

Hailey, chiming in, “Nuh uh. You go put on music and start the shower.”

Grammy, “Oooookay then.”

Those kids. They just say the darnedest things!

Kid Quote

Filed under: Abby Jo,Kid Quote,Kids — Rachel at 12:47 pm on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday morning, Abby was showing me a little package she had wrapped in Christmas paper. She had made a gift for a little boy in her class she likes named Peyton. She said she made some flowers and a Naughty and Nice list that had her and Peyton’s names on the Nice side.

I said to her, “You better be careful. He might fall in love with you.”

She grinned up at me and said, “That would be ok.”

Kid Quote

Filed under: Family,Kid Quote,Kids,Logan,Owen — Rachel at 12:44 pm on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Poor Logan has the flu, and I have warned the other kids to keep their distance. I’m dreading an influenza outbreak in the Holbrook/Harmon house.

I heard Owen saying to Logan that they could sit close because Owen wouldn’t catch the flu anyway. I asked why he didn’t think he would catch it. He said, “Because I’m awesome!”
I said, “Being awesome didn’t keep you from getting sick all the other times.”
He said, “I’m a lot more awesome now!”

 

Kid Quote

Filed under: Family,Kid Quote,Kids,Owen — Rachel at 2:23 pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

So, every time we eat dinner, we do this thing where we go around the table and everyone shares the best part of their day. For the last few weeks, we’ve added a question that everyone answers as well. For example, we’ve asked “what’s your favorite food” and “what’s your favorite disney character”. Just random stuff.
Last night, Matthew said we were going to share the best part of our day and then share one thing we like about the person to our right.When it was Owen’s turn, I told him to be serious, because I knew he would be tempted to say something funny about Kyra, who was to his right.
He said, “One thing I like about Kyra is that she reads a lot of books.”
We all looked puzzled, and I was about to ask why he likes that about her when he grinned and explained, “It keeps her quiet!

Kid Quote

Filed under: Kid Quote,Kids,Owen — Rachel at 1:06 pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We were playing Scattegories last night after dinner with the kids. The letter was “L” and one of the topics was “something in this room”. Owen’s answer was “Love”, and his explanation was, “Mama and Matt are in this room, so there’s love here. It’s everywhere.”

Kid Quote

Filed under: Family,Kid Quote,Kids,Owen — Rachel at 1:34 pm on Thursday, September 11, 2014

This happened a few months ago, but I don’t want to forget it. I so enjoy going back and reading stuff my kids said and did years ago that I otherwise would have completely forgotten.

We were having dinner one day, and the kids’ table manners were atrocious. Feeling fed up with them, I informed the children, “We are going to have to have a discussion about what we expect at the dinner table.”

Without missing a beat, Owen exclaimed, “Chicken! We expect chicken.”

 

Kid Quote

Filed under: Abby Jo,Kid Quote,Kids — Rachel at 9:33 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Abby Jo, to me, on the kids’ first day of school: “We’re going to miss our children, Mommy.”

Yes, indeed.

Kid Quote

Filed under: Abby Jo,Kid Quote,Kids — Rachel at 6:43 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2011

I asked Abby, “Do you know you’re pretty?”
Abby: “Yeah.”
Me: “How do you know?”
Abby: “I just jumped…and then I was pretty.”

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