Here are some more Ella and Zoe'isms (playing along with Missy at www.twolittlemonkeys1.blogspot.com):
*Zoe was picking her nose and I called her on it -- she said she was 'just doing her homework'.
*Ella was having an off night and needed a time out to re-group -- she said, 'I am not feeling like myself.'
*Ella told me, 'After ballet I'll be in my office.'. I asked what she does in her office and she said 'I blow balloons.'
*Zoe very excitedly told me 'Mommy, Dad used all his nuts to decorate the snowman!'.
*Both girls told me they didn't like mashed potatoes (can not imagine), but Zoe said, 'I love the gravy'.
*Ella still yearns for speech class just to be for her. One morning she told me 'Mama, when I grow up I will have my own speech class'.
*The girls had been rather bossy towards each other and I asked if they acted bossy at school. Zoe said 'no, just our teachers do.'
*We were visiting Grama and Grampa and Grampa fell asleep on the sofa. Zoe looked at him and said 'Mama, Grampa looks just like Arlene!' (our very-much-loved 'grandma' neighbor).
*Ella's stomach groaned and she said, 'I feel like my stomach needs a snack.'.
*Ella told me she wanted me to do her hair like Ms. Zachari (their ballet teacher). Zoe said she wanted hers to look like mine (so sweet, I have a lot of issues with my hair).
*'I'll be okay with my sister'. (Ella)
*'I'll be okay with my sister'. (Zoe)
*'I love you Zoe'. (Ella)
*I love you Ella.' (Zoe)
*After looking at wedding photos of Tom and me (from 15 years ago) Ella said, 'Dad looks the way he doesn't look and you look the same.'
*After looking at wedding photos of Tom and me Zoe said, 'You're still married?'
*Our wedding anniversary brought about many discussions. I told the girls I hoped if they decided to get married some day they would find someone who treated them really well, that they had a lot of fun with and who made them laugh --just like I found when I met their daddy. Ella told me she was going to marry Grampa Lindy and Zoe didn't miss a beat, she told me she was going to marry Grama Dianne : )
*Ella was in a little trouble and after our talk she told me, 'it's okay -- it's just part of life.'.
*Ella was in a little trouble and said 'Live and Learn!'.
*Zoe was in a little trouble and said 'Ella did it.'.
*Ella, out of the blue, 'Oww. My crown just hurt me.'.
*Ella told me she was going to be a baby-maker when she grows up.
*Zoe said she was going to be just like Paige (their babysitter).
*We were running around in the backyard and I commented on how fast daddy was, that he can run as fast as a horse. Ella said 'No, dad is a donkey.'.
*We were talking about how different people are different sizes and Zoe said, 'Dad is not a little guy'.
*On their 4th birthday morning Ella woke up and said 'but I don't feel four!'.
*While shopping at the Dollar Store I told the girls to look carefully at the different items and see what catches their eye. Ella found a mermaid and very excitedly told me ' This catches my mind!'.
*Shortly after the Dollar Store shopping trip Ella said, 'Oww. My mermaid just poked me.'.
*When we have music playing Ella and Zoe are adamant that I don't sing along with (which so reminds me of when I was little and my mom would sing), but while driving in the car I started to sing a song myself and the girls really enjoyed it. Zoe told me 'You're a good singer'. You should do a show.'.
*Ella and Zoe were playing 'Mommy' and Ella told Zoe she was pregnant with triplets. Zoe told me, 'she's going to be a busy mama!'.
*After seeing a man who was completely bald Zoe said, 'we are all bald under our hair.'.
*Zoe was wearing her yellow dress and told me 'I am a sunbeam for Jesus'.
*Ella said her prayers one night and ended with 'God Bless my Grama Dianne.'
Playing along with Cheryl (at www.twinfatuation.blogspot.com):
Ella and Zoe at their One Year Birthday Party ~ April 19th 2007
They still love their chairs, though they desperately need to be washed. And they still have pink hightops, though they are a few sizes bigger : )