Monday, November 12, 2012

Cracking me UP!

Looking back through my Facebook status posts I realized that there are some hilarious things I'm afraid I will forget. I am going to try to keep up with these things on this blog so I have a record of them. The child is hilarious and cracks me up at least daily! Here are some highlights from 2011-2012

September 17th, 2011
While saying prayers with Sophie, she stopped me and said "no, Sophie first" then started her prayer with "once a time" (her version of once upon a time). Maybe we need to lay off the Disney books...

October 20th, 2011
Me: Sophie do you want ketchup with your fries? Sophie: Nope. Me: What are you? A communist? Sophie: No mommy, I'm a princess.

November 18th, 2011
Me: Sophie, you cannot walk out to the car in a crabwalk. Sophie: Why not mommy? Me: Because when you get to the stairs it will look like the exorcist. Sophie: Can I walk like a penguin instead? Me: Only if it is a fast one.

December 3rd, 2011
I put Sophie in the car to go Christmas shopping and then I hear...Sophie: mommy stop! Me: What's wrong Sophie? Sophie:No mommy. It's Soph-y-ya and I forgot my purse. I stand corrected...but I'm not sure there is a store that accepts plastic quarters.

December 3rd, 2011
Sophie: Where are we going next mommy? Me: Home. Are you ready to go home? Sophie: No go home mommy. Me: Well, where do you want to go? Sophie: Best Buy. GREAT...I live with two of them.

December 12th, 2011
Sophie told Buddy (the elf) that he needed to tell Santa that she bonked her head so he will bring her bandaids for Christmas. That is just pitiful.

December 15th, 2011
Sophie: MOOMMMEEE! I have a boo-boo! Me: Where? Sophie: i fall down..(pointing to a small rug burn) i need to go to the doctor! Me: Okay drama queen simmer down. I think you will be okay. Sophie: (totally indignant) Mommy, i not a queen...I am a princess. Me: Sweetie, when it comes to are the queen.

January 15th, 2012
Leaving the house today...Sophie: Bye bye Daddy! Me: Sweetie, daddy isn't home...he had to go to work remember? Sophie: At Best Buy? Me: No sweetie Daddy has to go to work so he can GO to Best Buy...but he doesn't actually work there. Sophie: I sorry mommy. Me: So is he baby, so is he.

January 16th, 2012
Sophie: Where are you going momma? Me: I have to go to work today. Sophie: Why? Me: So we can buy food, pay bills, have a car...Sophie: And jelly beans? Me: That's right baby, momma works for jelly beans.

January 21st, 2012
Me: Sophie, you have to wait until after dinner to put on your costume. Sophie: Why? Josie (my 4 year old niece): Because you will get it dirty if you wear it while you eat pizza. Me: Thank you Josie! Josie: My mommy told me that i have to answer all of Sophie's "why" questions. Adam and Me in unison: How long can you stay?

January 22nd, 2012
Last night Sophie was having trouble sharing her snack trap. I went to get another one for Josie. Adam: "What is going on up there?" Me: "Your daughter is being terrible." Josie (my niece ie:Wendy's daughter): "But Wendy's daughter is being wonderful!" Me: "And modest."

January 26th, 2012
Sophie: Mommy, I need a snack. Me: You don't need a snack, you just ate some Skittles. Sophie: That not a snack, that a present. Me: Good point.

January 27th, 2012
Sophie just came out of her room crying hysterically and holding her finger. When I asked her what happened, she said that Zoe (the dog) bit her finger. Zoe is sound asleep under my desk by my feet. Hmm...Sophie lies almost as well as her mommy.

February 3rd, 2012
Sophie: Sophie is a princess, mommy you are a queen. Me: What is daddy? Sophie: Daddy is in big trouble. Me: So true Sophie Bean, so true.

February 4th, 2012
Sophie was up until 2, then up again at 8. She is currently running around like she has been smoking crack...I, on the other hand, feel like I took Nyquil. She just asked me for some coffee (no, we don't let her have it). I predict this ends badly.

February 20th, 2012
Sophie in the backseat of the car consumes 3/4 of a cereal bar and hands it to me. SOphie: I'm done. Me: Seriously Sophie? You couldn't finish the last two bites? Sophie: No, I'm done. I proceed to throw the last bites out the window, Me: well I guess the birds can eat it. Sophie: I want some more mommy. Me: Of course you do.

February 29th, 2012
"Na nana a boo boo" Sophie style..."I go to poopoo." Brilliant.

March 8th, 2012
Last night while putting Sophie to bed she insisted on wearing her fluffy robe. I was afraid she would get hot so I asked her if she was sure...she said yes and reached into the pocket and pulled out a handful of caramel popcorn. Smart girl.

March 19th, 2012
Me: Sophie, seriously...if you ask why one more time I am going to cry. Sophie: (singing) Why, whywhywhywhhhhyyyyy why whyyyyy. Me: Well, that backfired. Sophie: Why?

March 26th, 2012
Mystery solved...Sophie came downstairs this morning with an M&M stuck in her hair, I had no idea where it came from. Tonight after I put her to bed I heard her talking and went to check on her...she was in bed eating M&Ms that she had stashed in her purse.

March 29th, 2012
Me: Sophie, would you like chocolate milk for breakfast? Sophie: No mommy. Me: Really? Do you want white milk? Sophie: No mommy. Me: Okay, well what would you like to drink? Sophie: Ummm...I want milk. Me: White or chocolate? Sophie: Chocolate. Me: Is it any wonder why I am losing my mind? Sophie: Why mommy?

March 30th, 2012
Me: Hey Soph, Mule Days are this weekend, you want to go? Sophie: What's that? Me: Well it involves mules, people shopping for junk, and huge pork chops. Then everyone drinks too much and ends up in the ER Sophie: There are horsies and shopping? Me: Well...sort of. Sophie: Let's do it!

April 5th, 2012
Sophie has starting calling everyone "Honey". This includes waiters, the mailman, check out people, the greeter at Costco, etc. No one was more surprised than the valet who brought our car to us after speech therapy when Sophie said "Thank you Honey" and handed him our ticket. I think she made his day...she certainly made mine.

April 11th, 2012
Last night I was getting ready for bed. I came into the den on my PJs and Sophie said to me..."Mommy, you are hubba hubba."

April 12th, 2012
Sophie woke up this morning, looked me square in the face, and with a dead serious tone said to me "Mommy...the doctor said, no more monkey jump on the bed."

April 15th, 2012
My kid is quite possibly the worst hide N seek player ever. She asks you to count and then stands right next to you. Once you say "ready or not here I come" she starts running around yelling "come find me mommy", opens the cabinet door and sticks her head inside.

May 5th, 2012
I stepped out of the shower this morning and Sophie was standing by my sink, elbow on the counter, swinging her hair and looking at herself in the mirror...she said "What's your name mommy?" In a sleazy guy at the bar kind of way. I think she tried to pick me up.

May 17th, 2012
Sophie: Why is it Marisa's birthday? Me: Because today is the day she was born. Sophie: What is born mean? Me: Well, it is the day she came out of her mommy's belly. Sophie: For cupcakes? Me: Yes baby, most people are born just for cupcakes.

May 24th, 2012
Sophie was jumping all around and acting like a fool at a restaurant. Me: Listen sister, you need to sit down, in your chair, on your bottom. Sophie: Mommy, I not your sister. Me: Point taken.

June 5th, 2012
It has taken a few years, but Sophie is in love with "Chicky Moo" (the Chick Fil A cow)...unfortunately she has to share. As he was wandering away she yelled "no go anywhere Chicky Moo, I am right here!"

June 8th, 2012
Sophie asked for "blue muffins" (blueberry muffins) for breakfast. I made her some from scratch with fresh blueberries and streusel. She sat down at the table and asked..."what's the blue stuff in my toast?"

June 16th, 2012
Sophie: Mama, I want to read a book. Me: Okay, pick one out and I will read it to you. Sophie: NO Mama, I want to read it all by myself!! Me: Okay do it. Long pause.....Sophie: Mama, I can't read. Me: I thought that might be a problem.

July 12th, 2012
Sophie: Mama, I wanna talk to God. Me: That's great sweetie, I know he woud love to hear from you. Sophie: God, hi, I'm Sophie, I'm 5. Me: God knows how old you are Bean, he made you. Sophie: Made me? Like a cake? Me: Exactly, only he made you with extra frosting.

July 23rd, 2012
Adam: Sophie, I miss you already, I love you so much. 
Sophie: Mommy, make daddy stop talking.
Katie: Sophie, that's not very nice...daddy is telling you how much he loves you. 
Adam: Yeah Sophie, that hurts my feelings. 
Sophie: (pointing to Adam) Cry. 
That child is hardcore and I cannot imagine where she gets it.

July 27th, 2012
While vacuuming with my new cordless vacuum Sophie took it away from me and won't give it back. Now I'm sitting on the couch while she vacuums. I could get used to this.

July 31st, 2012
Sophie: Mama, I want a snack. Me: No sweetie, we are going to have lunch. Sophie: I not hungry. Me: That sounds about right.

August 23rd, 2012
I told Sophie to put her clothes on this morning and was thrilled when she did it all by herself...then realized she had on two pairs of panties and put her dress on over her nightgown. I guess I need to be more specific.

August 24th, 2012
Sophie has a babydoll, Molly, that asks for food. She fed her and Molly said "more please" she fed her more and Molly said "I'm thirsty", she gave her juice and more food. Then Molly said "thirsty, juice please" and "I'm hungry mommy" and Sophie said "Hey, I have an idea! Molly, you take a nap." Welcome to motherhood Sophie.

September 4th, 2012
Tonight at bedtime Sophie told me that her baby sister is in the hospital and needs a haircut. So...if anyone knows of a particularly hairy baby girl that needs a home...I think she is supposed to be here.

September 7th, 2012
I took Sophie to the mall this evening. We ate at the food court and Sophie didn't finish her milk so I put it in my purse. We were in a store and Sophie said she was thirsty so I gave her the milk. The next thing I hear is the sound of milk pouring out. I panic a bit and turn around to find her pouring her milk into a cup that was for sale in the store. Of course there were witnesses and I just said..."yeah, that just happened". The worst part of the story is that it happened to be a Univ of Michigan I couldn't even buy it. The child is crazy.

September 30th, 2012
Josie taught Sophie to "Zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket." Sophie's version is "Quiet mouth, hands in pockets, color in the lines." There are just too many rules in life.

October 9th, 2012
Sophie: MOMMM...Zoe ate my lunch! Me: Well how did she get your lunch off the table. Sophie: I gave it to her. Me: Then why are you yelling at her about it? Sophie: Because she ate it.  Me: Glad we cleared that up.

October 30th, 2012
On the way home today Sophie kept saying "look mommy it's a hawky tawky." I turned around and she was talking into a mashed up juice box with the straw as her antenna. 

November 12th, 2012
Sophie is all about hide and seek. Yesterday I was working on my computer and I saw her sneak into the pantry and very quietly close the doors. Playing along I said "Where is Sophie? I wonder if she went upstairs? Or maybe she's in the bedroom". She couldn't stand it and from inside the pantry I heard her sweet little voice say "maybe in the snack closet?"

Monday, August 27, 2012

Where to Begin?

I am so far behind I am not even sure where to begin. I think I will post this and then I will go back and try to post in the past. First I will start with funny Sophie stories...

Made like a cake-July 12, 2012
Sophie was sitting at the kitchen table one day and we had the following conversation.
S: Mommy, I wanna talk to God
K: That's great sweetie, I know he would love to hear from you.
S: God, hi, I'm Sophie, I'm 5.
K: God knows how old you are Bean, he made you.
S: Made me? Like a cake?
K: Exactly, only he made you with extra frosting

I mean COME ON...does it get any sweeter than that?

Cry Daddy-July 23, 2012
Adam was getting ready to leave on a trip and we went out for lunch. While we were sitting at the table this is what went down.
Adam: Sophie, I miss you already, I love you so much
Sophie: Mommy, make daddy stop talking.
Katie: Sophie, that's not very nice...daddy is telling you how much he loves you.
Adam: Yeah Sophie, that hurts my feelings.
Sophie: (pointing to Adam) Cry.

That child is hardcore and I cannot imagine where she gets it.

Snack Addiction-July 31, 2012
Sophie has a serious issue with snacking. Adam is almost famous for his stash of snacks and his history of cornering the market on cheez its. Sophie has inherited this trait and constantly asks for snacks. She may have just finished a meal that she actually ate...and she'll ask for a snack. If anyone wonders why I'm losing my mind...this is what happens multiple times a day.
Sophie: Mama, I want a snack.
Katie: No sweetie, we are going to have lunch.
Sophie: I not hungry.
Katie: That sounds about right.

The good news is that she loves healthy snacks, otherwise I'd be more worried.

Cussing-August 11, 2012
Sophie: (playing angry birds in the backseat). Da&^ it.
Katie: SOPHIE...what did you just say?
Sophie: Da&^ it, da&^ it, da&^ it.
Katie: Sophie, that is not a nice thing to say...(giggle giggle). You can't say that.

This isn't the first time she's said it. The first time we were at a hotel while our floors were being finished and Sophie dropped her ice cream cone and said "Da&^ it, da&^ it, da&^ it, mommy...da&^ it". What's interesting is that this really isn't my word of choice. I'm still trying to figure out where she heard it...and trying not to laugh when she uses it appropriately.

Take a Nap-August 24, 2012
Sophie has a babydoll named Molly that asks for food and juice. We let her pick out a present before she had her surgery and Molly was what she wanted. She is a BabyAlive, but one that eats fake food and requires no cleanup. The sweetest part is that there were dolls that looked just like her with blond hair and blue eyes and there were little black baby ones with brown eyes. She picked out the black one. I, personally, love it. As most people know, I've always had a heart for adoption and have really been considering international adoption. I'm still in the joking about it phase, but who knows where we will be lead. In the meantime, I love that Sophie picked a babydoll of a different race...who knows, maybe someday she will have a baby sister who looks just like her. However, Molly is a bit annoying....she asks for food A LOT. Sounds like another little girl I know. We were sitting on the back porch the other day and Sophie was feeding Molly. Molly said "more please." Sophie fed her more and Molly said "I'm thirsty", Sophie gave her juice and more food. Then Molly said "thirsty, juice please." Sophie ignored her and Molly said "I'm hungry mommy," Sophie said "Hey, I have an idea! Molly, you take a nap!" All I could do is welcome Sophie to motherhood! The funniest part is when she she says "I have an idea!", she puts her finger up in the air like it just came to her. I'm trying to catch it on luck yet.

There are so many more stories...and so many more pictures to post...I guess I better start working on it! Stay tuned!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

2011 Christmas was pretty special. We had an early Christmas in Franklin with the Huskins because Adam was supposed to be out of town. However, he ended up being with us on Christmas and we were together in Knoxville as well! What a nice surprise.

Cookies for Santa, carrots for the reindeer

Santa left Sophie a letter explaining why he came to her house early

Santa's Letter to Sophie

My dearest Sophia-

Thank you so much for the milk and wonderful cookies, your mom is a great baker! Did you help her with those? They tasted soooo good after a long flight. The reindeer loved their carrot and the popcorn was great too! Thank you for remembering them. I know your daddy has to be away for Christmas this year, so I brought you your presents a little bit early so he can be with you on your “Christmas morning”. I know that you have been a very good girl this year, so I have some extra special gifts the elves made just for you. I hope you like them. Be a good girl this year! Merry Christmas Sophia!

Santa Claus
(Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and of course Rudolph too)

Franklin Christmas Morning

Sure they got toys...but Nana's Ipad is much more fun

Sophie got her first set of golf clubs from Nana and Pap-pap Hart

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The First Annual Huskins' Cookie Swap

This year I hosted the 1st Annual Huskins' Cookie Swap at our house, mostly for work friends, but I made my sister participate too! It was so much fun and I'm sure I will do this again!


Aimee Longo, Heather Davis, Kim Bertels, Jessica Simpson (L to R)

My sister wife Kari. Really, she's marrying my work husband

The loot


LeighAnn Murphy, Lita Baldwin loving on Zoe, Karen Gannon

Kari, Darin, and Me...sister wife and work husband

Darin and Vinnie Longo...hilarious

My crazy sister

Allison, Kim, Heather...I just love this kind of laughter

Kim, LeighAnn, Karen, Jessica

Aimee, Allison, Kim

Shay Karmo, LeighAnn, Lita, Karen

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Funny Thoughts

Okay, I had a really funny experience tonight and it made me start to think...what are the weird things your parents said or did that you now look back on and realize were quite strange? What? Is is only me and my parents? Oh well...for your entertainment purposes then...

The other day we took Sophie to Five Guys for a hot dog and fries. Quite honestly, the best hamburgers in the Franklin area at least. As I was getting Sophie out of the car we had the following conversation...
Me: "Sophie, do you want to have ketchup with your fries?"
Sophie: "Nope"
Me: "What are you? A communist?"
Sophie: "No mommy, I'm a princess"

Well this cracked me up so of course I made it my facebook status. One of my cousins (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) sent me a message and asked me if my mom used to say "are you a communist?" all the time. Apparently it runs in the family...her mom said it too. That made me start to think about some things my parents said that are actually quite funny now that I'm an adult.

Here are some excerpts from my childhood...

Whenever a beer truck drove by us on the interstate my mom would yell "hijack that truck"

Whenever we passed a police officer she would say "Katie, what are pennies made of?" and I would yell "dirty copper" and it took YEARS for me to figure out what this even meant.

If we were driving in Northern Michigan and there was any sort of camoflage convoy my mom would say "oh man, I guess we are invading Canada again." I never understood why we were always at war with Canada.

If ever we don't like something or don't want to do something that is supposed to be good and/or fun she will ask if we are communists.

Now...before you blame my mother for all my sister was no slacker in this department either...she made me believe all sorts of things that were not true. I believed I was adopted for YEARS and was just waiting for my parents to confess to me. She also told me that if you left your bright lights on you LITERALLY blinded the other drivers. The "do not pass" signs on the road...she told me you were not supposed to pass the actual sign (as opposed to other cars)...but that it was just a rule you broke.

I could go on...but I won't. I'm probably already in trouble. But what made me think of this is the fact that I did something strange tonight with Sophie as a witness and it made me wonder when she gets older...what will she look back on and remember? Will she remember all the nights I read books to her before she went to bed? Will she remember me baking cookies and letting her have one while they are still warm? Will she remember riding on the boat and the golf cart? Or...will she remember episodes like this?

Tonight I had the sudden urge to cut down our tomato plants that were taking over the back garden and had been through one hard frost too many. That sounds fine right? Well, let me add that it was already dark out...and raining. So there I am hacking away at this gargantuan plant with a pair of scissors and I hear sweet Sophie say "mommy, what are you doing?" I told her and the next thing I know she is running around the back patio in her socks splashing in the puddles. In my defense I've been wanting to cut the plants down for quite awhile and really wanted to do it before a garbage day so they didn't stink up the trash can...but I kept putting it off. Then when the urge hit me, I went with it. I'm SURE she will remember this. Hopefully she will also remember that I was using scissors and that I wasn't angry at the time...we can only hope!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011 - Jessie and Rapunzel Style

Well, it's official. Sophie fully understands that on Halloween you get to knock on neighbors' doors and they will give you candy. Now we just need to convince her that this doesn't work every day, only on Halloween. Sophie was Rapunzel this year and she was the perfect Rapunzel. So beautiful! Only two people asked me if Sophie had extensions in her hair. Nope...she is just blessed with gorgeous hair!

The very first house she went to she said "trick or treat" and when they gave her some candy she looked in her bag and very seriously said "I want more." I quickly apologized and shooed her on her way. She finally figured out that she had to go to more than one house to fill up her bag and after each house she said "I wanna go different house." She had so much fun!

Prior to Halloween I told Adam that I was going to have Sophie carry a frying pan with her. He said "won't that be heavy?". Really? The plastic one...from her play kitchen? No, I think she's good. What the heck? In his defense not many people understood why she was carrying a frying pan. Apparently I have a bizarre sense of humor, who knew? I'm so misunderstood.

Jessie and Rapunzel at Pumpkin Fest

I just like this one because it looks like Jessie is stealing a pumpkin

I mean COME ON...she's ridiculously cute

Yes, she is carrying a frying pan...not many people got I just have a really strange sense of humor?
"Daddy, I wanna different house"