the things she says.

“Mom, what is that?”

It’s a bird-thing.

“No, it’s a Pterodactyl.”

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“Oh no, the carnitor is chasing the baby dinosaur!”

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Did you put your play-doh away, Elliot?

“Yep!”

Did you put it away in the right containers?

“Yes, but don’t go check, okay?”

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“Can we have a forest fire?”

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“Hey, I have an idea! Maybe we can cut Cora’s pants!”

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“Can I have some bacon? Oh, bacon! Yes, sir!” (after seeing a Wendy’s commercial)

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“What’s this?”

It’s a bookmark to tell me where I am.

“But you’re here, in the kitchen with me.”

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“Mom, what’s a ghost?”

It’s like an invisible spirit.

“No, it’s a flying car!!”

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“Let’s get If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book and let’s get If You Give a Butterfly a Shoe book too.”

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“I want to sting the water-tower like a bee with the blue sucker I got from the beer store.”

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You’re my favorite Ellie-Bear.

“You’re my favorite Mommy.”

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“I have to hide this from Nala so she doesn’t dink around with it.”

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“I’m a dog!!” (as she’s drinking out of the water dish)

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“Cowa, get out of there! And put your listening ears on!”

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“Are we going to the dentist now?”

No, tomorrow.

(sad face) “I’m going back to bed.”

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Look how clean and sparkly the car is (after a carwash)

“I don’t see any sparkles.”

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“Look at my owie. And it doesn’t anymore hurt a little bit!”

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“Mom, come in the pool with me.”

No, it’s too cold for me!

“Come in and we can swim together, like the cool people!”

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Elliot get out of there!

“But we shook on it…”

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(singing) “My daddy is Eric. My daddy’s name is Eric!”

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This little monkey definitely keeps me entertained and Cora is so close to talking full sentences too. I’m going to need to have a pen & paper handy at all times to capture their conversations with both of them chattering away!

staycation – como zoo.

Thursday was the last day that we could all hang out with Auntie before she left so we decided to go to the Como Zoo. It was another gorgeous day, but I could tell the adventures of the week were starting to take a toll on the girls. They were pretty crabby, pretty early on, so this adventure was cut a bit short, which was okay. The week was starting to take a toll on me too – not used to so much activity on a daily basis.

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Como Zoo is always a good time and the new gorilla exhibit is really nice! As you can see, you can get super close to the gorillas. Cora was not too happy about the one only inches away from her face! All in all, it was a good day and great week home with my punkins.