Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Judith's Christmas List


Sept. 22, 2010

1. Sunshine

2. A Snowman

3. Balloons

4. A Butterfly Net

5. A Whoopie Cushion

6. A Chicken (the BBQ ones you get at the grocery store)

7. A Hoop for Training a Dog (we don't have a dog...?)

Team Spirit

Judith's soccer team is called the Tigers. So she wore this one day for the entire game, and was very proud.

Not to mention overwhelmingly adorable.

Monday, May 30, 2011

YouTube Generation


Sept. 25, 2010

You know your kids watch YouTube too much when you are at the park and a cat goes running by, then your 2 year-old goes running after it screaming "CAT FLUSHING A TOILET! CAT FLUSHING A TOILET!"


He licked the bowl up high where Ruthie couldn't get him.

Sunday, May 29, 2011



Oct. 4, 2010

Judith decided to make a code word for whenever she wants to talk. It's "Bacon". I'm not sure if she even knows what bacon is... we don't eat pigs. But anyway, now when she wants someone's attention, she will say "Grandma, BACON!" or "Mommy, BACON!"

She never ceases to amaze me.

Too Special

He has been sleeping in that hat since the day we saw Thomas.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Unsightly Habits of Jellyfish

David (to Judith): "Did you know that jellyfish poop out of their mouths?"

Judith: "Ewwwww!!!... Wait... *perks up* Does that mean that they eat with their BUMS?!?!"

Then she ran off all excitedly, jellyfish having been redeemed in her mind.

She's Not Going to Miss It!

She insisted on pulling up a chair to watch the muffins bake.

Friday, May 27, 2011

America - The Land of Mythical Beasts


Oct. 14, 2010

Judith: "Have you heard of jellyfish sharks?"

Me: "No..."

Judith: "Yeah, they live in AMERICA!"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Random Conversations


Oct. 17, 2010

Gideon: "I need coffee! I need coffee!!!!"

David: "Would you like a new sister or brother?"

Gideon: "No, I want a marshmallow..."

"I Have Rocks!"

"Therefore, I have purpose."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wishful Thinking?

Judith: "Mom, if you crash into a tv, do you become part of the show?"



Oct. 19, 2010

Me: "Gideon, get up, we have to go to the library."

Gideon: "Go to Bounce Bounce?" (his word for the local amusement park)

Me: "No, the library."

Gideon: "Bounce-bary?"

What is the Best Way to Eat a Cinnamon Bun?

Why, face-first, of course!

He also was very fond of his popcorn.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

At Least She's Honest


Oct. 22, 2010

Judith: "Shhh! Mommy, I'm reading! ...Reading is just a fancy word for looking at pictures."

Whatever Makes Them Happy...

They made a make-shift "umbrella" and then spent all day taking turns dumping water on it and standing under it. They were totally soaked and covered in mud by the end of the day.

Judith's To Do List

Today I was making up a big to-do list, and Judith decided that she needed to come up with her own. She dictated her list to me and asked me to write it down. Here it is:

~Do an experiment with purple cabbage.

~Find out which things sink or float.

~Draw pictures that are THE BEST.

~Mommy have 10 more babies.

~Paint pictures that are also THE BEST.

~Draw a picture of our family.

~Make paper flowers.

~Paint a very cool picture that is purple with Gideon and Mommy.

~Make paper birdies.

~Learn about different birds and colour them.

~Make lots of new stuff.

~Make paper food.

~Dance with Tiergan another day.

~Make paper horses today and go ride real horses another day.

~Colour fishes and stuff.

~Catch and eat a gingerbread man. (<- That one had me in tears from laughing so hard!)

~Mix oil and water.

~Count the days until summer.

~Find out what is at the center of the earth, but don't touch it. Actually, let's just look it up on the internet.

~Draw a picture of My Little Pony and a frisbee.

~Play X's and O's.

She seriously came up with those things one right after another and I could barely keep up writing them down! The only reason she stopped was to play X's and O's with me right away, and then we never got back to her list.

It was too awesome not to post!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I Need to Know Their Secret!


Oct. 24, 2010

Judith (telling me a bedtime story she made up): "Once upon a time there was a Mommy horse and a Baby horse. They were nocturnal AND turnal, which means they are awake all day and night...."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

That Would be Sad, Indeed


Oct. 25, 2010

Judith: "If we ever moved somewhere where everyone was invisible, I'd be so sad that I couldn't see my friends."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Enabling My Slacking


Nov. 3, 2010

I put on some trance music to try and motivate myself to clean. Gideon went and changed it to Radiohead, and now we are just sitting here.

He knows me too well.

Unconditional Love

Judith: "Mom! You are totally not acting like a Mom I can handle!!!!!! But I still love you anyway."

Friday, May 20, 2011

True Story


Nov. 7, 2010

Judith: "You know, when I was in your tummy, I was really excited to be born. That's why I was always trying to bust out of there."

It's true, my belly was never still when I was pregnant with her! And she came a week early, I guess she couldn't wait any more.

Earning Her Treats

This morning I woke up to lots of banging around in the kitchen. I knew it must be Judith so I yelled down to her to find out what she was doing.

She had decided to sweep and mop the kitchen "to be nice."

Then with her next breath she said "Oh, and I noticed that there are Tim Tams in the cupboard..." LOL

Needless to say, she got a Tim Tam.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Party Over Here!


Nov. 9, 2010

Judith (while I was brushing her hair after her bath): "Wow, it's like my knots are having a birthday party or something!"

LOL! If only I could see into her head, the things she comes up with...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"I Judie, I Birthday"


Nov. 22, 2010

It was the first sentence she ever wrote by herself.

She demanded that I share this with the internet.

Little Baking Soda Caper

Ruthie was upset that I was having a shower (she wanted to have a bath with me, she doesn't like showers), so she grabbed the box of baking soda and ran off with it. She knows I use it to wash my hair and I would have to chase her out into the hall (which I did).

It was probably quite the sight... a toddler running off with a box of baking soda and a big grin on her face. And a naked, dripping mama chasing after her!

Things you never think about when deciding to have babies...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fear the Jude


Nov. 28, 2010

Judith has gotten into the habit of screaming at red lights (and telling them to turn green). I have tried to explain that yelling and screaming won't make the light change any quicker, but it doesn't help that 90% of the time the light DOES change when she screams.

Yesterday we came up to a red light and it changed right away, and she said "He must have seen me coming!"


But It's the Same Amount of Letters!

Judith (swinging around a bag of walnuts): "Peanuts! Peanuts! Peanuts!"

Me: "Um, those are actually walnuts."

Judith: "That's ok, I just call them peanuts for short."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Privacy? What's That?


Dec. 4, 2010

While I was in the shower this morning, Judith came in the bathroom and said "I like your butt, it's funny. Hahahahahaha!"

Then Gideon followed her, and said "Mommy, you having a washdown?"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Emo Princess


Dec. 7, 2010

According to Judith, The Juliana Theory is "princess music".


Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Personal Trainer


Dec. 8, 2010

A few Judith quotations from today's Shred:

"Mom, I know you are following Anita, but I am following JILLIAN!" (I think that meant she would stop every so often, walk over to me and tell me what I need to do, haha!)

"Mom, who are we punching?"

and ""Come on Mom, kick your feet higher! Kick your butt Mom, KICK YOUR BUTT!!!"

She's a great coach.


Judith: "You know, Mom, you really are a genius... sometimes."

Well, I guess all I did was show her that you can put bread in the toaster on low to thaw it...

Friday, May 13, 2011

My Sweet Boy


Dec. 20, 2010

I accidentally dozed off while reading the latest issue of Birthing Magazine . When I woke up, Gideon's Blankie was carefully draped across my chest, and there was a pile of his favourite trains on my lap. He was sitting at my feet, quietly "reading" a book.


What a Confidence Boost...

Judith: "Mom, are you 300 pounds?"

No, but thanks for asking...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Faith of a Child


Dec. 23, 2010

Judith (in the van, as we were stopped at a red light): "Dear Jesus, please give me wings so I can fly to Tim Hortons faster."

Me: "I don't think Jesus is going to give you wings, at least not in this lifetime."

Judith: "But Jesus just told me that he would give me whatever I prayed for..."

Me: ...

Then later as we were pulling into the drive-thru, she screams "Ouch! My back hurts! I think it's my wings growing!"


Chocolate's Magical Properties

Judith: "You know, mom, I'm allergic to nuts. Unless they are covered in chocolate..."


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Extreme Games


Dec. 27, 2010

Judith: "Let's play a game, Mom. I'll scream, and you have to guess if there's blood, or no blood."

Naked Face

Yesterday morning I woke up to Judith standing right in front of me, handing me my glasses.

Judith: "Mom, put your glasses on. I don't like your face when it's naked."

Gee, thanks.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Miracle


Jan. 7, 2011

Judith: "Mommy, come look at this!"

Me: "I can't right now, I'm cleaning the kitchen."

Judith: "You're ACTUALLY cleaning the kitchen?!?!"

Way to rub it in.

Little Conspiracy Theorist

Last night Dave was trying to get Judith to bed, and she came up with a creative excuse. I wasn't there, but Dave relayed the story to me.

Dave: "It's 9:00, you need to go to bed."

Judith: "I don't think it's actually 9:00. The government lies, you know!"

Dave (dies laughing): "Well, the government doesn't control time. We know what time it is by the sun. But nice try."

Hahahaha. It was a decent attempt.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Best Misinterpretation Ever


Jan. 12, 2011

Me: (rolling over in bed this morning) "Oh, I kneed you..."

Dave: (getting all excited) "You NEED me?"


Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Truth


Jan. 13, 2011

Judith: "Mom, this mirror looks fat..."

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Escape Pants


Jan. 16, 2011

Judith: "Do you have any escape pants?"

Me: "What are escape pants?"

Judith: "Pants that get up and walk away when you're not looking."

Hahaha, maybe that's why I find her clothes all over the house!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Things That Happen When Mama's a Doula...


Jan. 22, 2011

Gideon came up to me with a truck under his shirt, "gave birth" to it, then said "Awwwww, a cute little baby truck!"


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Reality Check, Please!


Jan. 30, 2011

Gideon wanted a cup of ice water, so he got a clean cup from the dishwasher, then got me and pointed at the freezer.

I opened it, and he said "Click on the ice! Click on the ice!"

I guess someone has been using the computer too much, yikes!


Judith just came up to me and gave me a big kiss on the arm, leaving behind a big smear of yogurt.

Judith (proudly): "Look mom! I kissed you AND wiped off my face at the same time!"

I see that... you're a genius... =S

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Defining Genders


Jan. 31, 2011

Judith: "No Gideon, you can't have any of my nail polish. You need to find some with Transformers on it... for boys."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's True


Feb. 4, 2011

Judith (after having some eggs we got from friends with chickens): "Wow, chicken eggs taste a lot better than store eggs!"

Adventure to the Center of the Earth!

Judith: "I'm digging to the center of the earth to find chickens!"

Me: "You think there are chickens down there?"

Judith: "Not really, there's probably just rocks and treasure and dinosaur bones, maybe some dirty old socks..."

Monday, May 2, 2011



Feb. 7, 2011

Judith: "I wish we lived closer to outer space, I'd love to go visit there!"

Note to self - Less sci fi, more astronomy.

Sunday, May 1, 2011



Feb. 9, 2011

Ruthie fell down the last step face-first and got a bloody nose (poor kid!).

Judith said "Give 'er some ice cream, mate!"

It's true, ice cream and an Aussie accent can cure basically anything.