Monday, January 14, 2013


As parents of preschoolers, we often find ourselves spelling words we don't want the girls to understand.  We did this with the boys also, as I'm sure you do at your home as well.  The boys never seemed to care.  In fact, who knows if they actually knew what we were doing :)  The girls, however, are a different story.  Wesleigh, especially, becomes quite agitated when we spell words and she doesn't know what we're saying.  She knows that the letters make sounds and together make words, but she's not there yet...and it drives her crazy!

I don't know if you've watched Toy Story a million times like we have here, but there is a point in the movie where Woody says to Buzz, "You are a TOY!  T-O-Y toy!".  Wesleigh loves that line and has now adopted her version of it when she wants to spell words instead of say them.  Her version is "T-O-E-O-Y".  It's always the same and she uses it quite regularly.  I even hear her saying that when she and Gracie are pretend playing.  I guess that's what moms do.  Spell words...they just all happen to be spelled T-O-E-O-Y :)

We have been rained in for a couple of weeks now, so opportunities to snap a couple of pics outside have been few and far between.  These two are always game, though.  :)
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A couple of months ago, I posted a video of Wesleigh.  I finally sat with Gracie for a couple of minutes and interviewed her.  Here is that video if you want a peek at my crazy girl:


DiJo said...

I L-O-V-E her!!!!!!!!


Fannie said...

Oh my goodness! She is so precious!! I love that Cinderella and the princesses are 'at the ice skating'!! SOOOO CUTE!!

I love the girls outfits in the pic. You always take such cute pics of them. Guess it helps that they are happy to oblige huh?

Luciana said...

We do exactly the same thing at our house. And we joke that one day she's just going to bust out with the word we just spelled. :)

Gracie is such a cutie! I love that hair.

Ani said...

Her expressions crack me up, she is just such a JOY!

Dawn Richardson said...

So cute!! Can not wait to meet that little one. Once Georgene gets back we need to plan that trip to Disney to go see a princess or two!!! Miss you guys!

Courtney said...

So cute! She reminds me so much of my little girl.
I am so tired of this rain. Hope you guys are staying dry!


snekcip said...

Those little minds are ALWAYS on POINT!!! We have tried the "SPELL THE WORD" and here is ours usually play out

Me: Hey Honey, I think we need to hide some of that H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N

Hubby: (blank stare) then visually "writing" the letters in the air)

Me:(annoyed look) and side-eyeing the HUMONGOUS Mother-lode of Halloween Candy

Hubby: Wait...slow down spell it again

Me: Slowly respelling the words

Hubby: (light comes on) Ohhhhh...right

Bre: (eyeing both of us suspiciously) Dad...I think Momma wants you to "hide that Candy" from me!!

Do I think she is a genius...Nahhh she just had parents with bad communication skills! HA!!!

Happy Monday!! Wesleigh and Gracie are some characters!! Love the pick of them being silly!!

Lindy D. said...

Gracie is beautiful... her joyful personality and that smile light up the room! Love the second picture of the girls; too funny! They really know how to pose.

Paige said...

Oh my goodness I am in love with her!!!!! She is precious!!!!!! Please just drop the girls off this summer during bb!!

Leggio said...

She is Just PRECIOUS!!!!!! and Hilarious. :) Tell Gracie and Wesleigh Mia says hi.

Isa + Steph + Sijia + William said...

We are doing the exact same thing. We are French speaking but our daughter is going to an English daycare so the only to communicate without being understand is to S-P-E-L-L as well ;) So funny! But she's so curious, she's getting it sometimes.

Have a great week!

Cori said...

Her middle name suits her well!! Sweet girl...

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