Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Camera Suggestions?

We need a new camera soon, and I want to do some research before I buy one. So first of all, I want to ask you guys! Since I know some of you are camera buffs.

I think I am just going to stick with a point-and-shoot for now. Around the $200-$500 price range. I would love to get a more 'fancy' super-awesome camera, but I'm not sure if I can justify the price if I am only taking pics of the kids every day? I would LOVE to get into photography more in the future, but I just don't have the time or money to pursue it now. But I do want a decent enough camera to capture my kids day to day.

Here is what is important to me:

*Quick reaction time. I push the button and it takes the picture immediately. Ours right now has about a second delay and I miss so many good shots because of it.

*Quick recovery between shots. Ours right now takes 5-10 seconds (depending on how the batteries are, and they die SO quickly), and it drives me crazy. I would love to be able to just shoot away continually if possible.

*Preferably a rechargeable battery, that I could get 2 of so I could keep an extra charged one on hand.

*A really good memory card (or at least I could buy an extra card with tons of space to go with it).

*I'd like 10 or so mega pixels.

*It MUST be able to take video as well.

*Zoom is nice, but not too essential.

Ok, so I really don't know anything about cameras at this point. I could use some help and tips! Or even if you have an awesome camera that is above my price range, let me know about it and maybe I can save up for a while if it's worth it. I'd like to learn about/have the option to play with manual settings some day too.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Finally Eating the Fruit (or Peas) of our Labour

One pea pod was finally ready to eat!

The pod contained... one pea. Judith was SO proud though! And very excited to eat it.

The pea plant is starting to die, but there are 3 more pods that will be ready soon! Then we will start over and plant some more.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Creepy or Creative?

Judith did this one day out of the blue. Such a random thing to find!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mother-Daughter Glam Shots

It's sad, but children's sunglasses fit me better than adult ones...

I love this.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I love when they play together!

Judith made a "telephone" at her music class using two styrofoam cups and a string, and then when she got home she discovered that she could do the same thing with her vacuum tube (one of her favourite toys, btw). She quickly taught Gideon how to do it, and then they just took turns talking into it/listening, and had so much fun! I can't even tell you how cute they were, and how proud I was.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I can't think of anything cuter than listening to Judith trying to get around Gideon and politely saying "Excuse me sir. Excuse me sir. Excuse me sir." LOL

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Look What Gideon Did Today!!!

I peeked into the kids' room this evening to check on them, since they sounded like they were playing together happily, and I found this!!!

He's getting all growed up so fast!

Seriously, this kid is just flying through his developments now! I think he might be a procrastinator like his mama. He was content to just be a baby for so long, now that he is approaching 1, he feels the need to be a "big boy."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

At the Park Today

Judith just had to try out her new bike, so we went to the park!

You can see the pride she has in her bike! What a big girl.

Don't you just want to eat him???

It was so wonderful to finally have a nice day to go out!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oh, Lambie

My nerves are shot.

My day was mostly good, don't worry. I'm just a little worn out. Let me explain.

We got up early-ish and headed out to Once Upon a Child. I was looking for some birthday gifts for Gideon and summer clothes for the kids (we got our income tax return, yay!). Judith was running around, but I wasn't too concerned, and was just trying to look through everything quickly while holding Gideon. I could hear her running around so I knew where she was. Then the running stopped, and I didn't hear it for a couple minutes, so I went looking. I couldn't find her! I was calling and calling her, and then I finally found her in a corner, completely enamored with a purple Disney Princess bike. It was in great shape for $30. It was a 2 wheeler (it came with training wheels too), and big enough to fit her until she's 5 or so I think. She wanted it so badly, and it didn't help that she's been asking for a bike for a while. So I called Dave to see what he thought, and he said ok. Needless to say, I had a VERY happy preschooler on my hands!!! I quickly finished looking at clothes while she "guarded" the bike. She was so excited when we paid for it, I guess she's not used to getting what she wants on the first try! I also got 2 Melissa & Doug (wooden) toys for Gideon for his birthday, and quite a few summer clothes for Judith (I didn't find anything I liked for Gideon). AND I found a book I have been looking for, but unable to find anywhere. Go me!

Then we went to the mall to hang out with a friend. We went for lunch right away once we met up. It was a little crazy because my friend had her 4 year-old nephew (who Judith knows from church) and her 15 month-old daughter, and I had my kids of course. Both the 4 year-old and Judith have a thing for running off. So it was quite the effort the entire time to keep them close to us (my friend and I each had a stroller for the littl'uns). And Judith just WOULD NOT listen to me! Not in a deliberate defiant way, but she was just too distracted and preoccupied to care to listen to me. It was frustrating. After we ate we did some shopping. I got some more summer clothes for the kids. Then we let the kids play in the play area for half an hour. I attempted to nurse Gideon, but he wasn't interested. So I ended up just totally soaking my shirt. The kids had lots of fun. Then we went to The Bay because my friend had to get something, and then finally Toys R Us to look for more birthday gifts for Gideon.

Yeah, that was... interesting. The kids were getting tired by then, and both Judith and my friend's nephew wanted to play with everything and not stay with us. At one point I was looking at wooden toys and Judith was reading books. Then I looked and she was GONE. Totally gone. I started walking around calling her and looking down the aisles, I felt like such a crappy mom. Nothing nothing nothing. I was on the verge of panicking. Finally my friend called out to me, she found Judith looking at the bikes. I gave Judith QUITE the talking to. She really scared me. I don't know why she wouldn't respond to me all day! At least while I was there I remembered that Judith needed a helmet for her bike, and there just happened to be a Disney Princess one right there, and it was 25% off.

After we left there my friend had to go, and I decided to take Judith for some ice cream (it's been quite a while since she had any). When Judith was just finishing up with that, she started asking for Lambie. At first I thought we had left him in the van, but Judith insisted we had him, and then I remembered that she had him at Starbucks (where we met my friend). My heart sank. I tried my best to keep my cool and not panic. I packed everything up quickly and we set out retracing our steps; Toys R Us, The Bay, the play area, Old Navy.... I asked at the front desks of each place and literally retraced our steps carefully examining the floor. Nothing. I was walking really fast, and Judith was getting upset because she was tired and having trouble keeping up. She really didn't grasp that fact that LAMBIE COULD BE GONE FOREVER. Gideon was getting fussy too, he was tired and could probably sense my anxiety. What was I going to DO if we didn't find him? Would Judith even be able to sleep? I felt like with every second that went by our chances of finding him were getting slimmer. Finally we got to H&M. Our last store to check (well, besides the food court & Starbucks, but I was pretty sure she had him there). I asked the guy at the desk if anyone turned a stuffed lamb in, assuming he would say no and I was trying to figure out the easiest way to explain to Judith that she would have to suddenly be a big girl and go on enduring life without her favourite essential lovey. Then he said "Oh yeah, a brown one?" and he turned to open a closet behind him. I was caught in suspension, because Lambie is, in fact, white and not brown. Time pretty much stood still until he turned around, with Lambie!!! I guess Lambie has gotten quite dirty and just looked brown. My eyes welled up with tears as I took Lambie and gave him to Judith. I hugged her and we just cried together. The clerk probably thought I was crazy. But whatever. I no longer had to worry about my little girl's heart being broken and having to explain to her over and over why her best friend was lost forever. I knew that she would go to bed and sleep well tonight. We seriously would have had to have a memorial service or something!

We left the store and then found a bench to sit on for a few minutes to recover. At that point Judith was REALLY done, and just didn't seem to have the energy to go on. I had to force her though, because I was carrying the big Toys R Us bag and pushing the stroller (which was full of stuff too) and just couldn't carry her. We somehow made it to the van. Judith perked up again when she saw her shiny new bike in the back. I got everyone and everything packed in, and then sunk into the driver's seat and called Dave to tell him everything. Overall it was a really good day. But I was completely DONE. Done done done. Done.

So we have decided, that, unless we are going somewhere overnight, Lambie is NEVER leaving the house again.

And I need to figure out some sort of way to tether Judith to me when we go out, lol.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick was a Slave

Please excuse this interruption of the regular content of this blog to bring you an important message.

I got this from the Love 146 blog, here.

Though he didn't chase the snakes out of Ireland and probably never really used a shamrock to explain the mystery of the Trinity, St. Patrick well deserves to be honored. And not just by the Irish (or those who want to be Irish…and you know who you are).

Patrick is perhaps one of the most famous survivors of child trafficking. When he was only 16 he was kidnapped by Irish raiders from his home in Britain and brought to Ireland as a slave. He spent 6 years there in slavery, before escaping (by walking over 200 miles to the Irish coast) and returning to Britain on a ship.

After returning home he had a recurring dream that called him back to Ireland. A man Patrick knew in Ireland, appeared to him in this dream, holding letters, one of which he handed to Patrick. The letter was entitled "The Voice of the Irish." Upon reading just the title, he heard a multitude of voices crying out to him: "Holy boy, we beg you to come and walk among us once more." And you know the rest of the story.

Not surprisingly, Patrick’s own experience in captivity left him with an intense hatred of slavery, and he would later become one of the first human beings in history to speak out unequivocally against it.

Thomas Cahill in his book, “How the Irish Saved Civilization” writes; “The papacy did not condemn slavery as immoral until the end of the 19th century, but here is Patrick in the fifth century seeing it for what it is. I think that shows enormous insight and courage and a tremendous 'fellow feeling'—the ability to suffer with other people and to understand what other people's suffering is like.”

So…what if we did more than just lift a pint to honor the life and work of Saint Patrick? What if we also embraced his understanding of the intrinsic value and great worth of every human being, especially the broken and excluded. What if we had the same tenacity to bring about change? What if we went way beyond dressing in green and downing a Guinness, and decided to not only “understand what other people's suffering is like”, but to attempt to end that suffering as well?

Here’s to Saint Patrick!
Here’s to Abolition!

*If you don't know, I work for the SA Foundation who is fighting sexual exploitation and human trafficking here in North America as well as in Nepal (I work for the Nepal project).*

As if I needed another reason to love St. Patrick!!!!


EDIT: There is more here on my friend Brad's blog.

Friday, March 13, 2009

100 Things About Kelly

To celebrate my 100th post, here are 100 things about me!

1. My favourite herb is rosemary.

2. It seems like the older I get, the more introverted I become.

3. I miss living near the ocean. It is therapeutic.

4. I am totally a cat person.

5. I don't like being cold. Or wet. Or especially cold and wet.

7. I tend to constantly challenge myself. Whenever life isn't stressful for a second, I make sure to take on something new. =)

8. I don't know how to play chess, and I don't care if I never learn.

9. I used to never be able to handle conflict in any form. I could't even debate about things in person (only sometimes online, if I had time to formulate my answers). Only recently have I started to be able to actually stand up for myself. But I have always had very solid opinions and beliefs.

10. I am a better person when I live in community.

11. I like burning hot showers, and lukewarm dish water.

12. I love doing laundry, and I always do it on Monday and Friday. Always. Even when I had the flu and literally had to crawl up the stairs with barf bucket in hand.

13. I wish I still played the piano.

14. I'm not a big fan of shoes outdoors. I like to feel the earth with my feet. But I almost always wear at least socks, if not slippers or shoes, indoors.

15. I totally LOVE being pregnant. If it weren't for the horrid newborn stage, I'd probably have a dozen kids.

16. I love mayonnaise. I could eat it with a spoon.

17. I believe anything little is automatically cute. Except spiders.

18. Going out is stressful for me because I know I will have to park somewhere.

19. When I see emo kids, I want to pet them. Some day I think I will.

20. I tend to have very random, but extremely stressful dreams.

21. I hate living in the suburbs. I like either downtown, or out of town.

22. I love Yo Gabba Gabba.

23. I miss my dreadlocks so much and am definitely going to dread my hair again someday.

25. I like cold, soggy toast (as long as the sogginess comes from the over-saturation of butter, I love butter). Camp toast was the best!

26. I shave my armpits but not my legs.

27. I prefer cold drinks over hot ones.

28. I stress myself out mostly over possibilities rather than actual events. My imagination gets really detailed and over-the-top.

29. I love swimming in the ocean despite the threat of sharks and jellyfish, but am scared of lakes because the little harmless fish and seaweed freak me out.

30. I use freecycle regularly and most of what I own has come from there. I hate when people don't reply to me when I send them an email through freecycle. I always reply to everyone who emails me, even if the item is gone already. I think it's a simple courtesy.

31. My favourite colour combination is brown & turquoise.

32. I really enjoy working out. I don't care if I am ever really skinny again, but I want to be really strong. I want to feel like I can protect and defend myself if need be.

33. I absolutely love photography. I'm no good at it, and use the auto settings on my camera (*shame*), but I take pictures almost every day. I also took photos of everything as a teenager and I am so thankful I did. I love artful photography as well, but I've never tried anything like that. I just enjoy looking at it.

34. I have to schedule in showers or I forget to. I try to shower at least twice a week.

35. I hate anything to do with finger/toenails. I can't stand mine being touched, it takes a lot of energy for me to even clip my nails. I hate clipping the kids' nails even more. I could never get a mani/pedicure.

36. I have a slight obsession with cloth diapers. I think it's hilarious that I can get so excited about some fabric that gets soaked with pee and stained with poop.

37. I have to force myself to drink water and eat vegetables every day. My natural inclinations are very unhealthy and I constantly have to fight it because health is really important to me.

38. I used to love humidity and hate air conditioning, until I had kids. Now if it's too humid I feel like I can't breathe, so I tolerate the AC.

39. I over-think and over-analyse everything. I also get very easily overwhelmed. Sometimes the thought of life itself paralyses me.

40. I really want to sew and knit, and I have the supplies, but I never actually do it.

41. I like going out for breakfast better than going out for dinner. Cora's is my favourite place to go!

42. Besides combing out my dreadlocks in July '08 and getting a hair cut in October '08, I haven't combed or brushed my hair since June 2005.

43. I get discouraged easily and am prone to depression.

44. I like sweets, a lot. I'm not really big on salty food.

45. I am afraid of people in general. Nothing scares me more than a mob. I would much rather be alone in the wilderness than in a crowded area.

46. I am good at making up silly little songs about anything and everything on the spot. Most of the time they even rhyme. I sing to my kids all day, but I never sing in front of anyone else, ever.

47. I think I'm a closet anarchist. I'm not sure if it would really work in our culture, but I honestly think that the New Testament Church was more like an anarchist group today than the "church" today. I'm also afraid to look/get into it too much because I know I will probably love it and there would be no turning back.

48. I think I would last a lot longer before going crazy in solitary confinement than most people. Honestly I could just sit and stare at the wall for hours, perfectly content to just think. I'd go crazy eventually, but probably not as quickly as most.

49. I'm really slow at everything, and always have been. I'm usually the last to finish things in a group. I'm a slow walker. Assignments in school took me longer than everyone else. It always takes me a lot longer to prepare meals than what the cookbook says. Chores take me forever. etc etc etc. Some times I wonder if there is something wrong with me.

50. I absolutely love beads! I enjoy making jewelry, even though I never wear it.

51. I seem to actually love stress, apparently I am a cortisol junkie. I procrastinate with everything. I enjoy chaos too. Normalcy drives me insane.

52. I am extremely empathetic. I think that's part of the reason I hate crowds, I pick up everyone's "energy" and most of the time these days I don't have enough strength to handle it all. I also constantly try to think of what life is like from other people's perspective, and when people talk to me I try to relate through my own experience.

53. I don't feel like my clothing ever accurately portrays who I really am. And I can't seem to figure out how to actually do that. Or if it really matters. Honestly maybe it's because I don't even know who I really am.

54. My love languages are quality time and touch. Although lately I have found that acts of service is becoming a lot more important too. And I have noticed that I hardly touch people anymore, probably because I am always in survival mode and I don't feel safe. Gifts and words don't mean a whole lot to me...

55. I am very detail-oriented. At least when I am given the time and space to focus.

56. I eat food off of the floor. All the time. And my floors aren't always clean. I don't like to waste food.

57. I like being one-on-one or in a small group of people, in those situations I tend to talk a lot. I love telling stories if I have a captive audience.

58. I think a clothesline full of freshly washed clothing is a work of art.

59. I have a hard time starting something if I know I won't be able to get it all done in one sitting.

60. I enjoy being really sarcastic and harsh in conversation (in jest, obviously), but only to the right audience of course. I wish I had friends I could be like that with out here.

61. You could win my heart through a foot rub. Or a shoulder massage. I am always so tense.

62. I much prefer to sit on the floor than on a chair or other furniture.

63. I like paradoxes.

64. My greatest personal need is for respect.

65. I've never really been athletically inclined.

66. I could happily spend hours and hours and hours in a library or bookstore. I wish I had the time.

67. I tend to exaggerate, but I don't lie. I like to think that it is just because I am a natural storyteller. = )

68. I'm fairly claustrophobic.

69. I love cooking, and I think I would enjoy cooking for a large group of people if I had the space, time, and resources. I hate cutting veggies though, but that's unavoidable since I insist on having lots of veggies in everything I make.

70. I have a hard time letting go of my past mistakes, and still beat myself up over things that I did even over a decade ago.

71. Summer camp was seriously the best time of my life ever.

72. I always feel the need to please everyone and make sure everyone is happy. I hate that though, and often wish I could just be a jerk.

73. I am very organized on paper and good at administrative work, but find it hard to be organized in real life.

74. I hate doing the dishes more than anything. After many, many years, I finally have a dishwasher. I get really angry when I hear someone complaining about having to load/unload the dishwasher. Just be thankful you have one!

75. I used to be vegetarian (4 years), even vegan, and raw food vegan for a while. I miss it, sometimes. But I just need the animal fats and protein during my childbearing years.

76. I'm not exactly sure what my favourite type of music is anymore. There will always be a place in my heart for hardcore/metal music, but I also really love acoustic stuff, especially with hand drums. I like a lot of indy stuff too. Ska, punk and swing music will always be special to me as well, although I don't really care to listen to it anymore. And I grew up on folk, gospel and old country, so that will always be in my blood.

77. I tend to like really bland foods and am not inclined to try new things. Although Dave has brought me a long way in that area.

78. I don't think I have very much of a "presence". I startle people a lot because of it, and I don't mean to. And I don't think people notice if I am missing from a group. Sometimes when I'm out I actually forget that people can see me. I feel like I fade into the background. It's weird.

79. I have a really hard time dealing with things that are unfair. I can't work if everyone around me is just sitting around, and I can't just sit if someone else is working near me (but if I don't have anything to do/don't know what to do, I just end up feeling really awkward).

80. I really don't worry about my appearance much.

81. I am an extremely focused person. But I need my space and quietness to be so. Under those conditions I can get a lot accomplished, but if I am interrupted and there are lots of things going on, I can't focus at all. I'm not very good at multi-tasking, although I have learned how in several jobs that I've held. But it really doesn't come naturally to me.

82. I think chocolate almond milk is one of the greatest things in the world.

83. I really enjoyed school up until grade 4. It was rough from then on out, even though I found academics easy.

84. I don't care for mindless entertainment. I like movies, books, music etc. that really move, challenge, or affect me.

85. I really enjoy driving out in the country. But in the city I hate it.

86. I hate modern Western Christian culture, so much.

87. I used to think I was a disciplined person, but I am realizing now that I'm really not. I'm just good at setting things up so I don't have a choice but to do it. If I'm not forced to do something, I just won't, even if I "should".

88. I put a lot of effort into trying to be positive in everything. It's really hard for me because I am naturally pessimistic and cynical.

89. I always knew I would have kids, but never had a clue that they would impact me this much and this deeply. I always saw it as kind of a peripheral thing and not my defining role. I still don't think I was "born to be a mother", and it is seriously the hardest thing I have ever done, it doesn't come naturally to me, but I do think it is my greatest overall calling in life (but not the only).

90. I have a hard time with people that are superficial, and I find small-talk really annoying.

91. I absolutely love tattoos and it's killing me that I haven't been able to get any new ones for years.

92. The lifestyle I am living right now is very hard on me. I think I would make a good gypsy.

93. I have an overwhelming need to make music but just can't seem to do it.

94. If I go out for coffee I always order a chai latte. Preferably iced.

95. I think I'm a really awkward person. After I talk to someone I usually spend a long time wondering how they perceived me, and I feel bad about the stupid things I said (I express myself better in writing).

96. I can get really obsessive about things. Too bad house work isn't one of those things.

97. I never liked yogurt (soy or dairy) until a couple of years ago. Now it is one of my favourite things to eat!

98. I don't really enjoy shopping. I don't like going out, and I don't like spending money. I also think ethics are really important and it bothers me that most retailers don't.

99. I am a list-maker. I need a list of things to do every day or I will do nothing.

100. I'm pretty sure I could write another 100 things easily. I think I'm pretty introspective and self-aware. By now I'm sure you think I'm a little too self-absorbed... lol.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Some People Find Mother Mary in Their Grilled Cheese...

And others find psycho rabbit angels in their spaghetti sauce stains.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mac & Cheese

He loves it.

And I love him.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Judith totally busted me for blasting through a yellow light the other day. She has been really interested in the red light/green light thing lately. She watches for all the lights and tells me whether to go or not. She doesn't really know what yellow means though. So when she saw a light go from green to yellow, and I sped up to get through it, she freaked out and screamed "RED MEANS STOP!" I explained to her that it wasn't red, but actually yellow, and tried to tell her what yellow means, but I don't think she got it, it's a bit too vague for her yet. She still likes the black-and-white answers in life.

But still, I was totally busted...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Oh Poop

Last Wednesday Gideon turned 11 months old. He celebrated by rolling around in and eating his poop. He has a rash on his butt so I let him go diaper-free in the play pen for 10 minutes while Judith and I made brownies. I smelt something when I was putting it in the oven, but assumed it was the litter box. Then I came out of the kitchen and saw Gideon rolling around in slimy flax-seed-filled poop, and of course eating it too. Surprisingly it didn't freak me out and I just made up a bath for him, cleaned him up and dressed him (complete with diaper!), then threw the entire contents of the playpen in the laundry (thank God the pad in the bottom has a removable cover), toys and all, then scrubbed the sides of it down. And everything was back to normal. Just in time to get the brownies out of the oven! I'm such a mom, lol. Nothing grosses me out anymore.

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Developments!

Sorry I haven't posted much this week! Gideon started crawling this week, so that is probably why I haven't had time. It all happened really suddenly. Two weeks ago he was still just rolling around and had no interest in crawling at all. Then maybe a week ago he started pushing himself backwards (and getting really frustrated because he wanted to go forward!), then just a few days ago started being able to go forward army-style. This morning, for the first time ever, he crawled forward on his hands and knees! Then he also learned just today how to go from a crawling position to sitting. So now he can also get himself to a sitting position! So much so fast! Yikes! He rewarded himself for reaching this milestone by finding the cat dish and helping himself to some yummy cat food.

The good news is my floors are clean, and will need to stay clean, thanks to his new mobility. I am really happy about this, actually. I lack discipline when nothing is "forcing" me to do something. I've done a lot of organizing lately, and all of my "hidden places" and random junk are now organized/gone, yay! I have a couple piles of things yet to find a home for on my table and desk, but there isn't much, and that's it! I also recently went though all the toys and got rid of a huge garbage bag full, and made a new system that will hopefully make cleaning up easier. I still want to go through all of my clothing and downsize, since I generally only wear a few things over and over anyway. It feels great organizing and getting rid of things! If only I just had more free time...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Interview with Judith

(I don't think Judith really understood what we were doing, and she had no attention span, but oh well, enjoy!)

1. What is something mommy always says to you?
Put your underwear on.

2. What makes mommy happy?
My underwear.

3. What makes mommy sad?
Taking underwear off.

4. How does your mommy make you laugh?

5. What was your mommy like as a child?
Like a little girl.

6. How old is your mommy?

7. How tall is your mommy?

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

9. What does your mommy do when you're not around?
I don't know.

10. If your mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?

11. What is your mommy really good at?

12. What is your mommy not very good at?
Lock the door. (I do often forget to lock the door, and then remember just as we are pulling away, so I have to stop and run back in)

13. What does your mommy do for a job?

14.What is your mommy's favorite food?

15.What makes you proud of your mommy?

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
I don't know. Can we watch Treehouse now?

17. What do you and your mommy do together?

18. How are you and your mommy the same?
FRIENDS! *she gave me a big hug*

19. How are you and your mommy different?
White? I can change colours. But this is getting old. (wtf?!?!)

20. How do you know your mommy loves you?
When you sniff.

21. What does your mommy like most about your dad?
I don't know.

22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go?
Shawn & Pearl's (our cousins who babysit the kids)

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