Tuesday, April 3, 2012

4 year old humor

Mwende's idea of being funny these days.

"Mommy, I'm having an accident... in the potty!!"

Mommy is not amused...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Where "pee pee" and "poo poo" come from

Mwende was asking me where "pee pee" and "poo poo" come from. So I told her "Let's go look it up on the computer." I threw her question into Google and it came back with this fantastic website, kidshealth.org. So I went through the articles about the urinary system and the digestive system with her. She listened, asked questions and it was generally a fun teaching moment. Later she says "I have to go potty!". Then from the bathroom she shouts "I'm doing my urinary system AND my digestive system!"

Friday, March 16, 2012

First hair cut

I got my hair cut about a week ago by a lady that I've never used before, Sheila. When I discovered that Sheila is biracial like my girls, I bombarded her with questions. I'd been told previously that Mwende wouldn't need her first hair cut until she was 5 at least. Sheila cleared this up for me, telling me that time has nothing to do with it. Anyway, talking to her prompted an appointment for Mwende's first hair cut. I am so blessed to have found Sheila! Finally someone that can answer all my questions about my girls' hair! Anyway, here are some photos of Mwende's first hair cut.

            We didn't actually use the dryer, but Mwende really wanted to sit under it.

                                          Sheila did a fun little hairstyle for her.

                                                     All even now.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


This is one that I've been thinking on since Mwende said it yesterday. It's not a funny moment so much as a "my child is amazing" moment. Yesterday, completely out of the blue, she tells me, "Mommy, I miss our house that had wood floors." On the surface that's not anything special. Until you take into consideration that we moved away from that house when she was 10 months old. We haven't lived in a place that had wood floors or even anything resembling wood floors since then. I started thinking that maybe she saw the wood floors in pictures. So I went to look at old pictures. Then I realized that even I haven't looked at those pictures in a couple of years. (And if I haven't, then she hasn't!) So I'm not sure what to think about it. Does she really remember? I find it hard to believe but maybe, just maybe she really does. It's one of those things that I'll store away in my heart to bring out at a later time.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

True love

Mwende has been running around the house for the last 2o minutes talking to and giving instructions to her "true love". I asked her, "Mwende, who is your true love?" She replies, "My sister's chicken."

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Catch the baby

Mwende was asking Patrick about her baby brother this morning (she still doesn't know we're pregnant). She asks, "When God is ready to give us a baby brother, will He just throw him straight from heaven and we'll catch him?"

Patrick responded, "No, He'll put him gently in Mama's tummy."

Monday, October 10, 2011

That's just how Jesus made me...

So Mwende was asking me her usual stream of questions. This time is was about the Silver Surfer and why he's silver and does he live in space, etc.. At some point I interrupted and said, "So many questions, little girl!!". She responds with, "Yeah, that's just how Jesus made me."

Yes it is!!