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how about yes is:

...my attempt at capturing Arissa's precocious moments

...a way for me to share them with family & friends

...Arissa's response to "how about no?"

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Nov
1st
Fri
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We were running out of candy to hand out post-trickortreating with an hour left to go. While sorting her haul, she walked over to our candy bowl and dumped two handfuls of her own candy into it. “I want the other kids to have good candy, too.”
This kid.

We were running out of candy to hand out post-trickortreating with an hour left to go. While sorting her haul, she walked over to our candy bowl and dumped two handfuls of her own candy into it. “I want the other kids to have good candy, too.”

This kid.

Oct
24th
Thu
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Maserati taillights

M: That’s an expensive car…

A: [unimpressed] That’s a frowny-face car.

Sep
10th
Tue
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A: I’ve got my bag all packed for Nana’s today!

M: What’s in it?

A: My swimsuit, my goggles, that… umm… the thing you use to dry off after you swim…

M: …

A: …not a towel… the thing you wear… I’ll just call it a “dry suit.”

M: A cover up?

A: Yeah, a cover up!

May
14th
Tue
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Allergic to grass and noise.

A: Don’t you just hate when those mow-lawn things come out?

M: The lawnmowers?

A: Yes.

M: Yeah.

May
1st
Wed
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Best present ever and always.

Best present ever and always.

Apr
22nd
Mon
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She’s a city girl for sure. Absolutely LOVED being downtown!

She’s a city girl for sure. Absolutely LOVED being downtown!

Mar
4th
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Happy 7th birthday, kiddo.

There aren’t many things in this world that make me think there’s anything beyond it but you are one of them.

There’s no other way I can explain how I could possibly have such a phenomenally sweet, thoughtful, joyful, brilliant light in my life.

You are special beyond measure and I hope today and always that your heart continues to shine with the unique magic that touches everyone who meets you.

With every year that passes, I see your potential for greatness of mind, body and soul grow exponentially. And I am so very proud to be your mom.

Feb
7th
Thu
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Morning People vs. Night People

At the bus stop:

A: I want to go play in the snow with Gracie!

M: Ok, but ASK her if she wants to play first, her daddy said she’s not a morning person.

*A runs over to Gracie, returns immediately*

A: Gracie said she’s grumpy and she doesn’t wanna play. 

M: Well, Gracie’s like Mommy…You know how I’m grumpy in the morning a lot? Well some people are happier in the morning and they’re “morning people,” and some people are happier at night and they’re “night people.”

A: I’m a morning person AND a night person!

M: Yes you are, kiddo.

Jan
10th
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I’m so proud of you, Mommy! You’re 33 today!
Dec
21st
Fri
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The picture Arissa drew for her teacher’s Christmas card: “Mrs. Cooley and Arissa [as snowmen] in space.”

The picture Arissa drew for her teacher’s Christmas card: “Mrs. Cooley and Arissa [as snowmen] in space.”