Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Funny Kiddies

  • I was getting after your sisters about, well, who knows what, and after an exasperated sigh and forehead rub, you looked at me, shrugged your shoulders, and said "kids will be kids."
  • Daddy was making a bed for you guys on the floor for a family sleepover, and I asked Daddy not to use your fleece blanket, because you guys always wake up with "rats nests" in your hair when you sleep on top of fleece blankets.  You asked "What's a rats nest?", so I explained that it's when your hair gets knotted up and ratted in the back while you sleep.  The next morning, after the sleepover, you came down to breakfast last.  You were rubbing the sleep from your eyes, and yawning, when you looked over at Reese next to you, and leaned back to get a good look at her matted hair said "Huh. So that's a Pig's Nest."
  • "Does ham come from a turkey?"
  • During a Saturday night prayer, after learning that the next morning was church, (which means waking up early): "Please bless we won't be cranky in the morning...which we will be anyways."
  • At breakfast, after offering you Kix or Cheerios you grumbled "Don't we have any junky cereal?!"
  • Every now and then I will give you each a spray bottle of water and a rag and have you clean the chairs, walls, whatever.  I looked up and you weren't cleaning, but instead making a "Do Not Slip On The Water" sign.  Safety first!
  • Before school one morning, after having to wake you at least 3 times, you cried "Can't you give us one wink of sleep!"
  • Another morning before school-Me: "What would you like for breakfast?" E: "How about some more sleep."  Clearly not a morning person.
  • "Can I take my bowl of cereal upstairs, because I am playing PBS Kids and I do NOT want to waste technology."
  • "I don't want to go to the store.  It takes too freakishly long."
  • Calling Ginger Ale Gingerbread.
  • I had put you guys to bed, and was cleaning up for the night, when I heard crying coming from your room.  I came up and listened from the door, and you and Ellie were talking about how much you loved each other, and how you never want to leave each other, and what great sisters you were, all the while tears were streaming down both your cheeks.  It was one of the sweetest moments of your lives that I can remember.
  • I was wearing a green shirt, and handed you a green Popsicle.  You smiled, pointed to the Popsicle and said "Just like you!"
  • When daddy gets home from work, he barely has time to take his coat off before you are pulling him upstairs to change into basketball shorts and shoot hoops with you.  You lead him right to his closet, and once he's changed you point to your orange basketball shorts, then to daddy's basketball shorts and say "Just like me!"
  • You were in bed with us one morning, playing with my hair and whispering to daddy, when Taytum came in and you said "Good morning Tay!  Awe, you're so cute!"
  • You call coins circles.
  • You walked past me in the hall with an handful of cars and a small Little People oven from sisters dollhouse.  You looked at me, smiled and said "I cooking cars!"
  • Calling bumblebees buzzybees
  •  Another morning Taytum came down to breakfast and you said "Good morning beautiful!
  •  Calling Chili Jelly Beans
  • You had a stuffy nose one morning, and you grabbed my face, and while sniffing said "Mom, look at my nose.  It's all sniffy!"
  • I poured you a cup of milk and you asked me "Was that easy as pie mom?"
  • Telling daddy to "Have a lovely day!"
  • I ask you "Are you handsome?" and you say, "No, I just Beck!"
  • You love Peppa Pig so much, that you've started speaking with a little bit of a British accent.  You were looking at my mirror and said "It's a bit tricky." in a perfect British accent. 
  • You call chocolate chips marshmallow chips.
  • Calling Jack-o-lanterns Jacket Lanterns
  • "Mom, I know what a football is made of...pink shrimp skins."
  • You called me into the bathroom, saying you couldn't go.  I told you to just wait a minute, and you shrugged and said "Mom, sometimes poop just isn't very familiar." 
  • There a little boy you're always talking about named Michael.  He's in your preschool class and in our ward.   One day, right before Valentines Day, you plopped down on the couch next to me, looked up at me and said with a sigh: "Well, Michael has a crack on me."
  • You and Sadie were watching YouTube videos of One Direction (heaven help me) and Sadie said "Let's marry them Taytum!" You said "Yeah!!" then got a crestfallen look on your face and said "Wait, I can't.  I have to marry my dad."

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Tale of the Tooth

You'd been patiently waiting for weeks and weeks for this teeny tiny tooth to finally weasel it's way out of your gums.  Finally on August 5th, you came over to me crying that your tooth hurt.  You were so scared to let me wiggle it.   You relented and I gave it s small tug...out it came!  You were stunned and shocked, then immediatley wanted to put it under your pillow.  You said "This is such a wonderful night!"  When you woke up, the Tooth Fairy had left you 2 quarters under your pillow, a note, and a sparkly dollar.  You were so thrilled!  What a fun milestone for my baby girl!

Yankee Doodle Sweethearts

Thankful For Friends, Family Freedom, and Funny Faces.

Taytie Mae turns 4!!

          Taytum Mae Mondragon 

Favorite Book: Fancy Dancy
Favorite Movie: Tangled Ever After
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Favorite Drink: Milk
Favorite Thing To Do: Play with Mommy
Least Favorite Thing To Do: Watch Timmy Turner (Fairly Odd Parents)
Favorite Thing About School: Playing with Sadie
What You Want To Be When You Grow Up: A Doctor and A Dentist
Who Are Your Best Friends: Claire, Sophie and Sadie
Happy Birthday to the fanciest 4 year old I know!  Love everything about you...except when you use my make-up brushes :)

July Funnies


  • To yourself, while eating Cocoa Puffs "If I planted this Cocoa Puff, I could grow a Cocoa Puff tree."
  • Calling a heartbeat a heartbeep
  • Seeing that daddy brought home a carton of kiwis "Aww, little coconuts."
  • You were examining a fly rub his hands (paws...legs...tentacles??) together, then asked "Is that fly putting on lotion?"
  • To yourself during dinner "I'm working hard on this food."
  • Out of the blue "I can't believe dogs eat their own poop."
  • "Copper, if you were a talking dog, then I could understand what you want."
  • "When are the instruction (instead of construction) people coming back to work on our house?"
  • Calling Tom and Jerry Larry and Jerry 
  • You and daddy had a date to Cafe Rio.  You and dad were competing to see who could get the better bite of salad.  You got the perfect bite and said "This bite is going to rock the house!"
  • We went to the Drive-In, but stopped first for food.  Once we got there I said to daddy "I don't think we're supposed to bring in outside food."  We got to the ticket booth, where a sign had a No Alcoholic Beverage sign, with a picture of a beer bottle with a slash through it, but there wasn't a No Outside Food sign.  You said with relief "Oh good, we can bring in food, just not syrup."  You thought the picture of a beer bottle was a bottle of syrup.  It was so adorbs.
  • I told you I was sad you were getting so big, and didn't want you to grow up anymore.  You said "Mom, I have to grow up, and find a husband, and find workers to build me a house, so I can start laying kids."  You've been around chickens too long.
  • You lost your first tooth on Sunday, August 5th.  You received $1.50 and a sweet letter from the Tooth Fairy.  Yay!
  • While Grandma Linda was in Florida "Is Grandma Linda still in Canada?"
  • "Mom, I know what stars are...dead people."
  • After seeing me with no eye make-up on you said "Whoa mom, where are your eyelashes?!"
  • While picking up daddy's computer bag you asked "What does daddy keep in his purse?"
  • "Mom, turn down the vacuum!!"
  • After you hurt your mouth, you came up to me crying.  Between sobs you said "Mom...I think I need braces now."
  • You had a complete meltdown because you didn't want a birthmark.
  • While doing Reese's hair before church I said "Sis, let's do special pigtails...what should we call them?"  Ellie shouted from the next room "How about Twisted Piggie?"  You quickly replied "He has a name Ellie...it's Kelly."  I was rolling.
  • Reese said "Ew, Beck is stinky!"  You shouted back "No he's not!"
  • You are still in love with your orange basketball shorts.  You wear them every day and still cry when I take them off to wash them.  I tried putting on a pair of nice khaki shorts when we were heading to the zoo, and you took them right off and threw them in the garbage. 
  • You love fighting daddy, Asher, papa and Eli.  
  • You are always getting hurt, and usually all you need is a kiss from mommy, and the tears dry right up and off you go again.  
  • The construction workers came to dig the hole in the backyard and you shouted out "Mom, where's my hammer?!"  You are obsessed with "works" and can almost always be found with a tool in hand.  You were outside, kinda walking funny, so I walked over to you and you had a 8 inch long screwdriver stuck down your shorts.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Cowboy Day at Preschool.  They were able to ride a real horse that day and everything.  Yee-haw!

Hold me closer Tiny Dancers

Spring Dance Recital.  Nothing better.