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As Recorded by the Fly on Our Wall and February 2013's Toddle Spots

Our optimistic little guy :No, it's not bed time; it's almost wake-up time.

After hearing Riley say, "I awake now" only half an hour after going to bed: No you're not.

Finding that Riley getting into snacks uninvited: Thank you, mommy! I welcome.

Responding to the look on my face after getting hit during a Riley tantrum: You ok, mommy? Mommy, you ok! I sorry, I want to wisen (listen).

Riley's response to being sent to time out: (W)et's talk.

The answer to "How many?" Regardless of the actual amount: 1, 2, free, 4, 5, chicks, 7

Negotiating a potty training treat over an empty toilet: I no make poopy. I make water.

Ryan noting my cream to coffee ratio: Are you sure you like coffee?

Wearing new shoes and being asked not to run in the house: But I super fast.

The Wheels on the Bus. Who else is on the bus?: A Firetruck

On Old McDonald's farm?: A Firetruck.

Being falsely accused of hitting baby Tyler: No, I drumming!

With one of my friends, on the struggles of getting out of the house with kids: So finally backed out of the garage, and then stopped to praise God that we made it! -Yes, yes! You all made it safely into the driveway!

Asking Riley to stop licking yogurt off the counter: I cleaning.

Riley tired and asking for a nap (crazy!):. I want to make 'honk shoes.' (the sound of sleeping/snoring)

Our Toddle Spots this month:


The usuals: Library Neighborhood Park Train Station

Last night, we were making some homemade pizza, music playing, dancing, getting ready to watch a movie, when there was a knock at the door. We had know idea who it could be and opened it to find out some bad news. Right in the middle of having a happy time, sadness literally knocked unexpectedly on our door. We still enjoyed the evening with our kids but certainly the new information hung over our heads a little.

This morning I still felt down. I just happened to turn on this TED talk while getting ready for today and found it uplifting.

The 3 A's of Awesome

Happy March!

Thanks for reading.



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