Saturday, December 14, 2013


While eating lunch at Bojangle's:

-- Joshua: This chicken is spicy!
Me: Yes, it is. When you were in my tummy, I couldn't eat it b/c it tasted too spicy for me. I didn't like it. But now it's not too spicy again. And I didn't like tomatoes before you were in my tummy, and now I do! Isn't that weird?
Joshua: Yea! 
Me: You changed me. 
Joshua: God changed you! 

One of the sweetest women ever passed away last month. She was the pianist at my home church for as long as I can remember and was always so encouraging me to me as I was taking piano lessons and had only nice things to say when I would play at church. I went back home for her funeral and had this conversation with Josh before I left: 

-- Me: I have to go to Grammy's church today for a funeral so you're gonna stay home with Daddy. 
Josh: Ok. What is a funeral?
Me: It's a special service people have when someone has gone to Heaven. 
Josh: Oh. And kids can't go?
Me: Well, you can go if you want but it might be boring.
David: Yea, you wouldn't understand.
Josh: Oh, ok. Uncle Doug can. 
Me: Uncle Doug can what?
Josh: He can explain it to me.
(We ask Uncle Doug a lot of hard questions b/c he's super smart and knows everything.)

While chatting about Tiffy's impending delivery of baby Liam, Josh asked me a very good question. He asked me before, right before Jackson & Holt were born, but apparently he didn't remember. As usual, we're try to answer his questions honestly and give details, when appropriate, instead of just glossing over. I'm sure Tiff will be glad to know Josh sympathizes with her about the pain of giving birth! ;)

-- Joshua: Mom, how do babies come out?
Me: They come out of their Mama's vagina. 
Joshua: What's a bagina?
Me: Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina.
Joshua: But that would hurt, though!
Me: Yes, yes it would. 

-- While working on getting a fire started in the fire pit, Claire was stoking the fire with a stick. Josh asked what she was doing and could he do it. She said, "I'm using this to stoke it." Josh said, "I want a 'stoke it'!" 

I'm attempting to use an Advent plan this year that involves making an ornament each day. This is right up Josh's alley, as he loves art. 

-- Grammy: What ornament did you make today?
Joshua: It was a Mary. 
Grammy: What did Mary tell the angel?
Josh: Umm...
Grammy: The angel told Mary she was going to have a baby. And what did Mary say? 'I am....'
Josh: Too?
Grammy: Hahaha, no! The angel wasn't gonna have a baby, Mary was. Mary said, 'I am God's servant.' 

Josh LOVES cheese. I mean, loves it. He'd eat it at every meal and snacks inbetween if we'd let him. One of his favorite ways to eat cheese isnin the form of queso! 

-- Joshua's recipe for queso: Put your cheese in the oven. Let it toast for a minute. Boom, it looks like queso. Eat it!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


-- Robert and Kate are expecting another baby this Spring! While talking about the new baby over dinner, Robert asked Josh if he wanted Kate to have a boy baby or a girl baby. Josh replied, "A boy baby! You pray about that!" 

-- While having a nice long stretch after waking up: "Oh, man. I haven't stretched in two years!"

-- While watching tv, a dog food commercial came on comparing dog food brands and Josh asked me, "How do you know how to get the right food?" That's exactly what I was thinking!

-- Driving past a car dealership: "Oh man, look at all that traffic!"

-- Me: Let's see how many colors we can name.
Joshua: Okay. Blue.
Me: Green.
Joshua: Purple.
Me: Yellow.
Joshua: Hazel.
Me: ???

-- On the way home from the family reunion last July, Josh was getting antsy from all the riding (the reunion was in Kentucky) and Poppa started telling ghost stories to keep Josh occupied. He told Josh a story about "The Man With the Golden Arm." Josh has retold this story ever since and has gotten better and better at it. Sometimes the story changes a little and it's quite comical. He told the story to Tank (his puppy) the other night and it went something like this: "One old man was walkin' down the tracks and got his arm cut off. He spent a lot of money and got a golden arm. When he died, some bald-headed kids stole his golden arm. They went camping and heard a noise: 'Who's got my golden arm?' And it got louder, 'Who's got my golden arm?' And it got louder, 'Who's got my golden arm? YOU'VE GOT IT!"

-- Joshua has NEVER wanted to pick his nose. We've always had to bribe him or hold him down to get all those boogers out so he can breathe. His Aunt Megan even paid him a dollar to pick his nose once! ;) I told Josh at dinner the other night that we needed to get his boogers out so he could breath with his mouth closed. He said, "No! They're having a party in there!"

-- Josh was watching me make dinner and I put some lima beans in the pan. He asked what they were and I told him. He said, "Lima beans?? Like that girl with the stripes book!?!" Yes!! (A Bad Case of Stripes)

-- Joshua and I were talking about good guys and bad guys and how bad guys don't always look like the bad guys on tv. Sometimes, they look like good guys.
Joshua: That's kinda cool.
Me: No, it's not.
Joshua: It's a little bit cool.
Me: No, not even a little bit.
Joshua: It's like this much cool. (And held up his fingers to show how much.)

Friday, September 20, 2013


-- Josh and I were talking about his having to wait until spring to play soccer because it was too late to sign up for fall and he said, "In the spring, Grandaddy will be all better! I really love that guy."

-- Brenda was talking about Emily wanting to have breakfast at her wedding reception and I showed her a photo of the most adorable baby pancakes stacked up with a blueberry on top and Brenda said "I don't know; that would take so long to make and then they'd be's stressing me out and she doesn't even have a ring yet!" Just then her phone rang and Joshua piped up with "There's your ring, right there!" 
Update: Emily and Jason were engaged last week! :-D

-- "I love Daddy, and I love Mama, and myself loves me."

-- Me: Good morning! How'd you sleep? 
Joshua: Good. 
Me: Did you have good dreams?
Joshua: Yes. 
Me: What did you dream about?
Joshua: Us going to Sweet Frog...with Beth. 
Me: With Beth?!?!
Joshua: Yes! I love Beth. She's my girlfriend. 
Me: But she's married!
Joshua: I know, but she's still my girlfriend!
Me: Oh, ok. Why do you love Beth?
Joshua: Because she looks pretty. 
Me: Is that the only reason? It isn't because she's kind, or thoughtful, or because she loves Jesus?
Joshua: No. Just because she looks pretty. 
(David laughing)
Joshua: Um, we weren't talking to you, Dad!
(Beth is my cousin's wife and Josh has been in love with her for at least half of his life.)

-- We found a hopgrasser! (Grasshopper) 

-- While holding and observing a grasshopper:
Joshua: Where is his tongue? 
Me: I don't know. I'm not sure grasshoppers have a tongue.
Joshua: How do they taste their food?!
Me: Oh. Good question. Let's google it!

-- "That lady is so pretty that I cannot believe it."

-- Josh and I were snuggling before bed and got to goofing off, as usually happens. He was SO sleepy and a little slaphappy. We were making loud kissy noises in each other's ears and through a giggle, he said "We haven't done this in years!" :)

-- Joshua: Are we taking a shower here? (The new house)
Me: Um...we'll probably just take a bird bath because the tub hasn't been cleaned yet. 
Josh: *gasp!!* But, I won't fit!

-- While making dinner, I pulled out a few spices for Josh to smell. When we got to the curry powder (one of my favorite smells) he said "Aahhh, that smells like I'm having a good dream." 

Thursday, August 29, 2013


-- "Mary & Jovis" (Mary and Joseph)

-- While at the beach: "It's hot. It's like a desert out here!"

-- Grammy: Whatcha gonna preach about? 
Joshua: I'm thinking in my head!

-- "When I am a grown up and you are not dead yet, maybe we can live at the beach."

-- "When I have a baby I might name him Finn. Cause Finn is soooo cute."

-- "I just got off the phone with the Sweet Frog frog. He said if I'm a good boy, he will deliver some ice cream to me."

-- We were watching a cooking show and the chef was making a chocolate mouse pie. He poured the chocolate mouse into the pan and Josh said "Can you lick that bowl for me?!" 

-- Joshua: Guess what? When we die, we will go to Heaven and there is no night time there. 
Me: Oh cool! 
Joshua: And it's daytime always. And I'm sorry, but there are no toys. 
Me: Well, what will we do? 
Joshua: I don't know. Maybe play with the breads. It says no food in Heaven but bread is food and bread will be there.
(He is VERY interested in the bread and juice at communion on Sundays.)

-- "Mom, I'm sorry, but when you go to heaven you can't have any babies in your tummy. The Bible says that."

-- Joshua: Dad, are you allergic to cats?
David: Yes, very much so. (He isn't really allergic, he just doesn't like cats and doesn't want J to have one.)
Joshua: I can't have a cat?? Awww, bummer! Maybe I can get one when you die and I get a new parent. 
David: Gee, thanks.
Joshua: I love you, Dad. 

-- Joshua: Is Aunt Bonnie still there? (At her house.)
Me: Yes
Joshua: I love her.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


-- "I spy." (In sort of a raspy voice) *ahem. Cough* "I spy. There we go." 

-- "I had a good dream and a bad dream. Two dreams. The good dream was about we went on a walk and went to fweet frog. The bad dream was about I got in a fight and was on a horse. We were fighting and then we went to fweet frog." 

-- Joshua: (When he woke up) DAD???
Me: Daddy's at work, bud. 
Joshua: I know. I said it just in case. 

-- Me: Josh, come take your Benadryl, please.
Joshua: Again? 
Me: Yep, it will help your itchies. (chigger bites are torture!)
Joshua: I'm gonna turn into a Venadryl!

-- "It's a catesuit!" (Suitcase)

-- "What day is my catch up at the doctors?" (Check up)

-- Joshua: Mom, can we watch that movie tonight?
Me: No, I don't think so. It's pretty late. 
Joshua: Dad...?
David: Josh, what did Mommy say?
Josh: Ok. Just think about it. 

-- Joshua: What kind of shoes does God wear?
Me: I don't know. 
Josh: Does He wear shoes?
Me: I don't know. I've never seen God. 
Joshua: How does your body get to Heaven when you die? Does it go up in the sky? Maybe a space shuttle takes it up there. 
Me: Your body doesn't go to Heaven. Just your soul does. 
Joshua: What is a soul?
Me: Well, it's kinda complicated but it's the part of you that makes you Josh. And my soul makes me who I am. And when you die, your body stays here and the part that makes you alive goes to Heaven. 
Joshua: But what do people in Heaven look like?
Me: I don't know. The Bible says we get new bodies. Bodies that don't ever get sick or hurt. And they're healthy and strong. 
Joshua: Oh. That's cool. 

-- Joshua: Where are you going?
Matthew: On a date. 
Joshua: I wanna go. 
Matthew: It's a romantical date. Just for me & Mae Mae. 
Joshua: I'm a man!

-- Referring to Dixie (my parent's dog) "I'm her boy. And she's my girl."

-- After Dixie laid down and yawned: "My girl is sleepy!" 

-- Joshua overheard me talking to Mama about not resting well the past few weeks and he asked: 
Josh: Is Daddy sick?
Me: No. 
Josh: Why isn't he resting well?
Me: He is. I was saying that I haven't been resting well but it's not because I'm sick.
Mama: Josh, that's good that you hear 'not resting well' and put that with being sick. Your inferencing skills are out of this world!
Josh: They're amazing?
Mama: Yes, they're amazing. 

-- Two people were baptized the other night at revival (Praise God!) and Josh always asks a lot of questions when he sees someone be baptized: 
Josh: Are they gonna get in that water?
Me: Yes, that's what you do when you get baptized. (And I explained the whole thing.)
Josh: When they come out will they be white? Or blue? Or purple?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My heart...

"So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help."  -- Isaiah 30:18

My heart is hurting today. It's a low day for me. I'm struggling (yet again) with our inability to grow our family without any help. It's a HUGE stumbling block in my faith. Maybe it's because I can't seem to "let go and let God." Maybe it's because my faith is weak. Maybe it's because I know God could allow us to conceive on our own but I'm not completely sure He would. Maybe it's all of that, and more.

"With God’s power working in us, he can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of." -- Ephesians 3:20

I know Satan wants me to believe that we'll never have another child. I know he wants me to feel hopeless about the whole situation. I know he wants me to fret and whine on and on. He wants me to waste all of my energy pouting and complaining. He wants to distract me from the Promises I've been given. He wants to trivialize the amazing blessings I already have. He wants me to believe that I'm unworthy of God's wonderful plan for me and my precious little family. On His PERFECT plan. He wants me to give up on God's timing. And I want to shut him out and prove him wrong. But right now, on this day, my heart's just not in the fight. I'm weary. 

"Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have." -- Philippians 4:6

As I type this, my sweetheart of a child is playing with his toys as he quietly sings a made up song. It's one of my favorite things he does. And earlier, while I made his lunch, he "read" me a story from his Bible. I'm not worthy of him today. He deserves so much better. He deserves a Mama who trusts the Lord to provide every need, and maybe even some wants, every day. He deserves a Mama who is satisfied with him. Only him. I can honestly say that if we never have another child, Joshua will be enough for me. Sometimes I think God put every good thing into Joshua because He knew Josh was our one and only shot. ;) I can't imagine another child as wonderful as Joshua. He really did get all the best parts of us. He is our biggest blessing. But I feel sad about him potentially being an only child. When we're old and ailing, he will have to carry all that entails on his own. I don't want that for him. I selfishly wish for a sibling (or two) for him. 

(I know adoption or fostering is always an option but I have never felt the desire to go that route. Selfish, I know. I think both are wonderful and necessary but I also honestly believe that if the Lord had that planned for us, He would give us that desire. And maybe He will one day.)

So, I will continue to pray that the Lord guides our lives. I'll pray that I ignore all the distractions around me and recognize His hand in all things. I'll work on letting go of my plans and pray that I allow Him to guide me in the way He has planned. I'll give thanks for my precious Joshua. I'll praise Him for all the new babies around me, even when it hurts. I'll rejoice in others' blessings.

"I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with His praise. I live and breathe Godif things aren't going well, hear this and be happy: Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out. God met me more than halfway, He freed me from my anxious fears. Look at Him; give Him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from Him. When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. God's angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray. Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to Him. Worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all His goodness. Young lions on the prowl get hungry, but God-seekers are full of God. Come, children, listen closely; I'll give you a lesson in God worship. Who out there has a lust for life? Can't wait each day to come upon beauty? Guard your tongue from profanity, and no more lying through your teeth. Turn your back on sin; do something good. Embrace peace—don't let it get away! God keeps an eye on His friends, His ears pick up every moan and groan. God won't put up with rebels; He’ll cull them from the pack. Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, He'll help you catch your breath. Disciples so often get into trouble; still, God is there every time. He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone; not even a finger gets broken. The wicked commit slow suicide; they waste their lives hating the good. God pays for each slave’s freedom; no one who runs to Him loses out. -- Psalm 34 (emphasis mine)

Thursday, July 4, 2013


-- While waiting at the eye doctor with Grammy, the nurse came out and called the name "Anita Webb." Josh said "What?? I don't need a web!" 

-- As we were leaving the doctor's office, a lady asked Joshua if she could go to dinner with us, as it was pretty late and past closing time. He said "Sure! You want a date?" 

-- Joshua: I'm a zombie....
Me: You don't even know what zombies are. 
Joshua: Uh huh. They're monsters that walk funny and eat brains. 
Me: Where did you learn about zombies?!
Joshua: At school. 
Me: You don't go to school!
Josh: At my class at church, I do. 
Me: You learned about zombies at church?
Joshua: Yes!
Me: Who taught you about zombies?
Joshua: All my teachers.
Me: Mrs Roxy taught you about zombies?!?!
Joshua: Yea!

-- Joshua: You are a mimic. 
Me: What does mimic mean?
Josh: What does mimic mean?
Me: I think you've got it! 

-- As Megan was driving away: "Bye Mae Mae! Bye, I love you! I will come to your house any day! Be a good girl. Christmas is coming soon!! Ho Ho Ho!"

-- Texts from Mama while Joshua spent the week with her:

• Josh was singing in sweet frog. A Tim Mcgraw song was playing. J was singing "And the cars go woooooo". The song is called When the Stars Go Blue. 

• While playing basketball: He goes down the hallway out of sight and yells, "The latest and the bestest basketball mans ever!" Then he runs out saying "Thank you!" And waving. 

• Josh just walked over to the wall with the bball under his arm and pretended to read the rules. (There isn't anything there. ) He said, "OK. You must respect the rules of this basketball court. If you get it in the basket, you must throw the ball to the other team. And respect. And you do get the point. But if you hit the green team, you don't get the point. You respect. " (When I asked Mama if Josh had learned a new word, she sent: "It might have been during a discussion about "touching" the Sorry game after a fit of anger when he lost.") 😉

• After being totally disgusted that I would think about starting a game without having prayer, Josh just prayed the pre-game prayer for 3 min and 19 seconds. Yes, I timed him!  Never stopped talking. 

-- Josh overheard Mama talking about a different Josh preaching a few Sundays ago. My Josh didn't realize that HE was not scheduled to preach and so on Sunday morning, he asked Grammy if today was the day he was going to preach. Mama explained that it was a different Josh (who is now affectionately referred to as "Big Josh") and asked him what he would preach about if he could preach. His response was "The sweetness of God." :) Then he asked that since he couldn't preach, could he please sing? So, he joined the praise team that morning. 

Friday, June 7, 2013


-- Gymnaskits (gymnastics)

-- I taught Josh the Pete & Repeat joke last week. He attempted to tell it back to me later and this is how he told it: "Pete fell out and Repeat fell out. And know what was left? Golds! They stole it. They're pirates. But they're nice pirates so they have a magic broom that they bought from a man. They sweep the walls & floors and clean everything up. And they gave the gold back." 

-- Josh used some of his birthday money to buy a snorkel and mask. He's been dying to try it out in the pool but just can't work up the courage. We keep trying to get him to practice in the bathtub. Anyway, Josh & I were at the pool one day last week and David met us there when he got home from work. Josh asked me to text David to please bring the snorkel when he came out but he forgot. Josh didn't notice until a while later and was quick to reprimand his Dad. "You didn't bring my snortle!" ;) 

-- David & Josh were playing "doctor" and Josh had given David a very elaborate bandage complete with a prescription. Later on that evening, David mentioned that something hurt (I don't really remember.) Josh heard him and said "Oh, ok. So I need to do the doctor thing again?"

-- On our way to a birthday party Saturday afternoon, we drove by North Hills mall. I commented that I had forgotten about the farmer's market being out there that morning and should have gone by to get a few things. They were also building a sand sculpture under a huge tent. I pointed it out to Josh and he said, "That's where Chick-fil-a is!" (There is a Chick-fil-a next to where the tent was.) David said, "The kid knows where every Chick-fil-a is. "Yep," I said, "He's got his Poppa's built in Chick-fil-a locator." To which Josh responded, "And Sweet Frog, too!" 

-- J: I wish I had bunk beds. 
Me: Yea, that would be cool. Dude & Matt used to have bunk beds. 
J: Oh cool! When Matt would go to Dude's house? 
Me: No, when they were kids. They shared a room & had bunk beds. 
J: Where did they live? 
Me: With Poppa & Grammy. When we were kids, we lived with our parents. Just like you live with your parents. 
J: Where was I? 
Me: You weren't born yet. 
J: Was Mae Mae there? 
Me: No. She lived with her family. 
J: Was Grammy a kid, too? 
Me: No, she was a grown up. Grammy's been a grown up longer than me & Dude & Matt. 
J: Oh! You were the children and Poppa & Grammy were your parents?? 

(A few things I love about this little conversation: Josh thinks he's always been around, he thinks all 3 of his Aunts have always been a part of our family, and he thinks all adults are the same age and therefore must have all been kids at the same time.) 

-- Let's go to the "bowling action"! (This is what Josh calls the bowling alley.)  

-- J: Will you rub my feet? 
Me: *petting them lightly just to be silly* 
J: That's how you pet a cat! Do it like this...

-- Hallejulah! (With hands raised and eyes closed...and very Southern-like.) ;) 

-- While playing a game of Sorry!, (Which Josh calls "I'm Sorry") he got an 11 card, which says to move 11 places OR change places with an opponent. It was just the two of us playing and I didn't have any pawns on the board. He was very upset because I told him he'd have to just move 11 spaces. He said, "But Mom, I know I can move 11 but I want to change with a ponnent!" He's Ser. I. Ous. about "I'm Sorry!" 

-- Josh is slowly starting to say things the right way. It's sad when he said the right word for something all of a sudden. He doesn't always call soda "spicy drink" anymore and thinks it's hilarious that one of our friends calls it "pop." ;) He does still say "lemlade" (lemonade) & "Hultch" (Hulk). :) 

Thursday, May 23, 2013


-- While eating a burrito: "Man, that britto is spiceheh!" (He commonly ends his words -heh. It's hard to type but sounds hilarious.)

-- "Mama, wanna play tootsie with me?" (He meant play footsie)

-- Me: The party is floating, so we'll be done before dinner.
Josh: But, Mom, is it on the earth?

-- Josh: Cut my tongue.
Me: No! If you didn't have a tongue, you couldn't talk or eat.
Josh: Yea, or taste!
Me: How did you know that?
Josh: Because I'm an artist. A mouth artist.
Me: What does a mouth artist do?
Josh: I fix mouths.

-- "Girls are weird!"

-- Josh to a friend: We sing that song at *mumble mumble*.
Me: At where?
Josh: At *mumble mumble*.
Me: Where??

-- "Know what? Some suns have no sticky out things on them!"

-- "See that black sheshell? It's not a sheshell. It's called *dramatic pause* shark bone!"

-- Josh: How do birds scratch their butts?
Me: I'm not sure.
Josh: I think maybe they drag their butt on the ground like a dog.

-- While playing the game "Sorry":
Josh: Why did Davis give me I'm Sorry?
Me: Because he knew you liked to play that game.
Josh: Did Aunt Bonnie tell him? (He always plays Sorry at her house.)
Me: No, I told his Mama. I knew most of your birthday presents.
Josh: *gasp!* WHAT????!!!!
Me: I knew you were getting a sandbox. Remember that day we went to the office because I had to ask Ms Laurie and Ms Unique (yes, that's really her name...) a question? I was asking if you could have a sandbox at our apartment.
Josh: I didn't know that!
Me: I know! I spelled it.
Josh: Why?
Me: Because I didn't want you to know what I was saying and you can't spell.
Josh: Haha, that's funny!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Messages to God

We met Daddy & Mama in Henderson for dinner Tuesday night and Josh was drawing and writing on his dry erase board on the way home. We started talking about prayer. We talked about how praying was just talking to God and we could do it anytime and anyplace. I told Josh that God loves to hear Josh pray to Him. We talked about what you can pray about. Josh was very interested in the whole idea. He does have lots of questions about why God doesn't speak audibly to us. He really wants to hear God and I can't say I blame him!

Joshua asked if we could write messages to God. I asked what he meant. He said "You know, like I can write a message and God can read it?" "Yes," I told him, "God can see the messages you write. He knows what you think before you even say it so you can definitely write messages to Him." So, he did.

At first, Josh "wrote" his messages and said what he was writing out loud. He asked me to repeat what he was saying so God would hear it.  I explained to Josh that I didn't have to intercede for him; he could pray straight to God himself. He was thrilled with that information! :) So, he set to writing a new message on his own. He did still speak it out loud and this is what he said: "Hi God and Jesus. I'm Josh. I know you love me and I love you, too. I was born in my Mama's tummy. Her name is Lynn, actually. Could you love her, too? (pause) 'Yes!' Mom, Jesus said 'Yes!' I heard Him talk to me in my body."

It was such a sweet moment. I cried quietly in the front seat as my precious child prayed for God to please love his Mama. I remind Joshua daily that the God of the universe loves him more than I ever could but I so often forget to remind myself. 

Thank you, my thoughtful child, for a gentle reminder for my weary heart. And thank you Lord, that You love me in my humanness. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


-- This is probably TMI but: "Mommy, really really bad poop came out of my butt! And it was fast! It was a stomat ache."

-- After a public safety officer at the mall gave Josh a sticker badge, Josh said "That police man was very polite!"

-- While eating an ice cream cone: "This cone part smells like the choo-choo place. With the thomas train table." (Barnes & noble)

-- "I wish I could be a waitress. That would be cool."

-- Josh: When I burp, it makes me laugh.
Me: Why?
Josh: Because I think it is funny!

-- After I laid over on him while on the couch: "I'm not a pillow. I'm a people!"

-- Joshua was watching videos of himself playing baseball when he was younger & said "Man, look at me go! Look at that handsome boy!" (We clearly have no self-esteem issues here!)

-- Joshua and I walk/ran the mile at the CCF 5K last weekend and seconds after crossing the finish line he said "Now who wants to get some lunch or some snack?!"

-- Me: Look at that pretty sunset.
Josh: Uh, that gives me the headache!

-- "makuna nanata"

-- While watching a slug slide across my Uncle's porch, Josh said "Man, look at him go!"

-- I overheard Josh singing a silly song to himself. It went something like this: I am a parachute and I poot. (We love to rhyme around here.) :)