Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Just so that you can live in the mind of a 3-yr. old for a few minutes:

When Chloe woke up yesterday morning she told me, "Mom, I need to tell you about my dream - I had curly hair and Caleb was eating noodles." Hmmmmm......

No meal is complete without playing "The Animal Game" - Chloe made this up. Each person has to make an animal sound and the others have to guess which animal they are. Oh yes, just in case you ever join us for a meal, Chloe always offers to go first and it's ALWAYS a horse!!

Chloe prays at night before bed and asks Jesus each time, "And be with my second Grandpa - he might be lonely without me." She talks often, remembering her great grandpa that passed away earlier this year. She calls him her "second Grandpa". She is sure he misses her - even though he's in Heaven!

She told Aaron the other day that God died on the cross. Aaron, of course, told her, "No, Jesus died on the cross." Pretty soon, I have Chloe come to me and she asks, "Mom, are God and Jesus the same?" (I must say I was impressed - her theology is astounding!!) So I told her, that yes, they were. Ok, here's my favorite part, she goes back to Aaron and says, "Aaron, God died on the cross." I think he gave up arguing at this point - but I was smiling in the other room!!

She refers to our boys collectively - to Chloe, they will always be "MY Boys". As in "Mom, let's go see MY Boys." I love it!!

When we put Bella in her kennel and she is crying, ok WHINING, in there, you can often find Chloe sitting beside her kennel singing softly, "Don't cry Bel-la. Chloe's right here." So sweet - and in tune, I must say!!

Sunday Joe and I had to sing on worship team - Chloe had held my hand most of practice and stood right beside me the whole time. When it was time for church, she was sitting with HER boys, and she decided she was coming up front. I saw her step out of the row and head up and I (ever so privately) shook my head "NO" at her while never missing a beat on our song! (NOT!!!) She hung her head and turned around to head back to the row and then started crying. (Thank you to our dear church body that took over at this point!) So I asked her afterwards why she was coming up to the front and she replied, "Well Mom, I always hold your hand when you sing."

At night when Chloe prays she always adds, "And help Mom to play a game with me tomorrow!" Hint, Hint!!! :)

And my most recent favorite: "Mommy, remember when you and Daddy came to China and I found you?" And I will never correct her, she FOUND US alright!!! :)


Jenny said...

That is so sweet. I just love her. You all need to come to CA for a vacation so our spicy girls can hang out! And Her boys too. : )

Tonya said...

Wow.. What a girl. Thanks for sharing such sweet times with your girl.


Steffie B. said...

totally precious....tears in my are so blessed my sweet friend! ;)

ShaggaBear said...

Those are so cute! My Abby likes to be up front with me, too, when I'm singing. We used to give her a non-plugged-in mic to have with her daddy back at the sound board. Now I let her come up front when I do the announcements to say, "Welcome to Church of The King." She loves it!

Love the new blog design. I still want you to design one for me one day.

Lady L said...

I didn't see you shake your head no! She is so sweet and I don't think a single one of us would mind if she was right up front with you!

Denise C said...

Oh my....out of the mouths of babes!!! Oh that sweet little Chloe...she is precious Becky!!!
Thanks for sharing her "isms" with us!

holly m. said...

Sweet little Chloe! She is just a beautiful light!:)

Beverly said...

Too cute!!

Linette said...

She is just so cute! She reminds me so much of Hannah now that she has glasses too. :)

Cammie said...

Gotta love the Chloe-isms!

Kay said...

The last one made me smile...she's a sweet girl!

Jana said...

I love this post!! It's so wonderful to get in writing what we remember most about our children and what makes each of them special and unique. I know you already know this -- but this is most definitely scrapbook worthy!!

Anonymous said...

that was a very good story!
i loved it.
you guys should come to waterloo to vist (and bella to)
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Anonymous said...

that was a very good story!
i loved it.
you guys should come to waterloo to vist (and bella to)
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nikki said...

Oh my goodness, Becky, those are so great!
Sweet Chloe is such a one-of-a-kind! I just love hearing about how her mind works!

Carey said...

The last is my absolute favorite...:)

The Shocks said...

She sounds like a bright little girl. I love the one about her finding you both in China.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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