Archive for the ‘Emmyisms’ Category


June 4, 2008

I’m not very good at writing down the cute and funny things that Ryan says, and there are many! My grandma wrote down lots of the things we said as kids and they are so fun to read now, so I’m going to make a better effort to keep track of things. These are all from today…

Out of the blue, and in a very serious tone, Ryan said to me today “Mommy, when I’m done growing up, can I be little again?”

It’s been raining today, and Ryan declared this morning that the sun was taking a break. After a long, boring day inside he said “When the sun’s done taking a break, we can go out and play?”

While doing our Scripture Picture, Ryan was looking at all of the destruction that came upon the Nephites and Lamanites before Christ came to visit. He noticed all of the sad people and we asked if he would be sad if our house was was destroyed like the things in the picture. He thought for just a second and said “But Daddy, you would fix our house. You could fix it with your tools”.

June 15, 2008:
It’s Father’s Day today and we asked Ryan if he could name all the fathers in our family….who is daddy’s father, who is mommy’s father, etc. When we asked him who his father was, he thought for a moment and said “Uncle Nick” 😆 . We’ll have him on a plane tomorrow and at your doorstop by evening Uncle Nick…enjoy fatherhood!

June 16, 2008:

Ryan woke up early this morning with a little bit of a bloody nose.  Joseph was just getting up to get ready for work, so he checked in on him.  He asked if Ryan wanted to climb in bed with me, and Ryan informed him that he couldn’t because the sky was still blue dark and he wasn’t aloud to come into mommy’s bed until it was light.

Ryan was hastily climing out of the tub tonight and slipped and hit his head on the edge of the tub.  It immediately turned into a bruise.  During his nightly prayer, he prayed that his “blue hurt” would feel better.

August 19, 2008

Ryan was playing downstairs and came up to tell me that he’d found a spider. He asked if I wanted to help him catch it, and I politely said no. He ran off and a few minutes later he came back to tell me that he had tried to catch the spider:

R–“Mommy, I tried to catch the spider, but it didn’t go so well”
M–“It didn’t? What happened?”
R–“Well, I tried to catch the spider, but he crawled up the water spout. Then, down came the rain and washed the spider out”

September 2008

The boys were in the kitchen and Owen started to push Ryan. Ryan nicely said “Owen, we don’t push”, to which Owen responded with a bigger push. He then latched on to Ryan’s shirt….he’s got a really good grip and Ryan was having a hard time getting him to let go. Finally Ryan gave an exasperated sigh and said “I don’t have time for you Owen!”.

September 20, 2008

We had been out running errands all morning and missed our usual lunch time. After arriving home, we started on lunch. I was starving and was being impatient waiting for my hamburger on the grill. I vocalized my impatience, to which Ryan replied:

R: “Mommy, are you whining?”
M: “Yes, I guess I am.”
R: “Didn’t Daddy tell you about whining?”
M: “No, he didn’t. Daddy, tell me about whining.”
D: “Nobody likes it when you whine.”
R: “Yeah Mommy, we don’t like you when you whine. Can you try again in a normal voice?”

September 22, 2008

We aren’t fans of Walmart, but once in a while (like once–maybe twice–a year) we find ourselves there for one reason or another. Tonight, I needed to pick up a few things, and it was the closest store on the way home. Joseph dropped me off at the entrance and I ran in for my two items. When I got back in the car, Joseph informed me that he and Ryan had had the following conversation (not verbatim, but as close as I could remember):

R: “Daddy, is this store stinky?”
D: “Yep, it’s a stinky store”
R: “Are the people in there stinky?”
D: “I guess so”
R: “The kids too?”
D: “Sure”
R: “Daddy, I’m not stinky because I wiped”

From this I can deduct that we’ve done two things right in our parenting–at the tender age of 4 years, Ryan knows that Walmart is evil and he’s also smart enough to wipe when he goes to the bathroom. Doesn’t get much better than that!

October 5, 2008

Ryan was singing “The Corndog Song” but instead of saying “corndog” he was saying “mommy”…

R: “Mommy, mommy, you are so good to me. Mommy, mommy, you are so good to me. Good when you’re hot, good when you’re cold–”
“Mommy, are you good?
M: “Sure”
R: “Mommy, you’re HOT!”
M: “Wow, thanks Ryan! Will you say that on camera?”
R: “No. You’re really a hot dog.”
M: “Gee….thanks.”

October 6, 2008

Ryan has been into using big words lately. Last night, when Aunt Carla left, he shouted out the door “Thanks for coming! It’s been excellent!”. This morning, when he took the lid off of a container by himself he exclaimed “I got it off all by myself! That was fantastic!”.

October 31, 2008

In spite of his excitemet to trick-or-treat on Halloween, Ryan’s stamina was short-lived, and he told Joseph that he was ready to go home. Joseph reminded him that he was with friends, and he needed to wait until everyone was ready to leave. At the next house, Ryan put on his official announcer’s voice:


December 4, 2008

Our family enjoyed an evening on The Polar Express and Ryan was very excited. We had our hot chocolate and cookies, heard elf jokes, and read the story of The Polar Express. Just as the book was finished, we came upon the red lights of the North Pole. The kids pressed their faces up against the window, brimming with excitment over seeing Santa. A few seconds later, one of Santa’s reindeer wranglers stopped at our seat and asked if the kids saw Santa. Ryan exclaimed “Yes, and my blankie is SO excited!!”

December 8, 2008

After loading everyone up in the car to head to preschool, Ryan took notice of Owen’s new shoes.
“Mom, Owen’s wearing his space ship shoes! Is he going to blast off?”

December 30, 2008

Ryan is a talker. He can talk your ear off. We were downstairs cleaning out old toys to make room for the things we got for Christmas, and he was talking non-stop. After about a 1/2 hour, I finally said “Ryan, do you ever stop talking?”. He gave me a look like that was the dumbest question in the world and said “Yes, I do”. “When?” I replied. “Well, at night, when I go to sleep”.

December 31, 2008

Yesterday Ryan said to me “Two loves for a kiss” and leaned over, gave me two hugs, and a kiss on the cheek. I thought it was so cute and asked him where he learned it. “Shrek”, he said, “the one with the dragon”. Later, after Joseph had come home, I told Ryan to show Daddy what he learned from Shrek. Once again he said “two loves for a kiss”, and gave Daddy two hugs and a kiss on the cheek. Neither Joseph nor I remembered that part of Shrek, so after Ryan was in bed we hopped online to search for the quote….we didn’t run across anything. This morning while Ryan was snuggling with me in bed I asked him for two loves for a kiss, and he went through the little ritual. It suddenly dawned on me where he had picked it up. The line he was quoting was not “two loves for a kiss” but “true love’s first kiss”. I like Ryan’s version better. I think we’ll keep it around.

January 4, 2009

Owen was playing with Emmy’s dolly, lovingly giving it a bottle. When Emmy saw, she became very upset. I explained to her that Owen was taking a turn and learning to be gentle. About 3 seconds later, we looked down to see Owen banging the doll’s head on the kitchen floor and then jump up and try to ride it like a horse. I guess gentle is a lesson for another day…