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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

There are actually two. Both accredited to Evie -- love five year olds for a priceless quote.

two days ago

Evie: Mommy? What will I be when I grow up?
Me: You can be ANYTHING you want!
Evie: Can I be a turtle?
Me: Mmmm, no.
Evie: Can I be a priness?

Pause

Me: Um...well...if you marry a prince...or if you work at Disneyland.

(I guess you can't really be anything you want when you grow up...)


tonight while she was coloring


Evie: Mommy, I drew Soli with brownish orange skin....Maybe when she grows up, she'll be orange!


She's such a funny, loving, sweet girl who reminds me of Eloise of the Plaza. She's scheming and naughty but kind and good hearted and has everyone wrapped around her little finger. She insists that she will not marry a man or have any boy children. When I ask why she doesn't want to get married she says:

"Because I don't want to kiss a MAN!"

Indeed.

And when I told her she doesn't really get to choose whether she has girl babies or boy babies she politely corrected me by saying, "If I adopt them all I do."

Indeed.


This outfit is an Evie Original - one of my favorites, actually. She dresses like this everyday. And I just love her unique sense of style - usually. One time when she came out of her room in an exceptionally exceptional outfit, I said gently, "Evie, that shirt and those pants don't really look cute together."
She looked at me with utter disbelief in her eyes. Her little chin started to quiver and she said, "Mommy, I look cute in everything I wear!"
Indeed.

7 comments:

TRS said...

girl after my own heart!!

Jenni said...

Awesome! Reminds me so much of my 6 year old, Emma. She's the queen of quotable quotes at our house.

ada said...

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Candace said...

Hahaha! Reminds me of my Sophia! She is very particular about what she wears but I don't think she could come up with such a cute ensemble (the red)!

mom260224 said...

Love the outfit AND the self portrait! Sweet photo of Soli hugging Cole. Reminds me of how great he was with her in Guate. Sometimes Hayden's sweetness to Ella is what gives me hope that he will grow up into a good and loving man!!!

Erin said...

Too cute...what a character Evie is and her name suits her perfectly.

Speaking of names, we need help-still. I'll post a list soon, but we are open to suggestions.

Enjoy your precious ones,
Erin

Butterscotch said...

Cute post!