Posts Tagged ‘Rilla’

Not to make you feel old or anything, but

April 14, 2016 @ 6:02 am | Filed under: Family, Photos

…Rilla is ten years old today.

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The posts from the week following her birth gave me a lot of smiles. And then I just sat here quietly freaking out for a while because that was TEN YEARS AGO.

All in a blur

April 14, 2015 @ 9:17 am | Filed under: Family, Photos

Nine years, can you believe it?

Wonderboy and Rilla, June 2006

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The intrepid artist

December 31, 2014 @ 2:36 pm | Filed under: Art

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Rilla and I have been trying to work in our sketchbooks daily. I feel brave when I tackle a subject like my stapler or a piece of fruit, and then I watch her casually sit down and commence drawing something massive and complicated with utter confidence. She is dauntless. I am inspired.

How it feels…

April 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am | Filed under: Books, Photos

…to get the latest Eric Shanower/Skottie Young Oz graphic novel for your birthday.

Emerald City

She’s been waiting for this one for a long time, in girl-years.

Magical Eight

April 14, 2014 @ 7:57 pm | Filed under: Family, Photos

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Eight. I’m not alone in feeling like this year passed in five minutes, right? This child was practically born on this blog, and I just. can’t. believe. she’s eight years old.

Read today:

The Little Fur Family (Huck’s first time)
The Secret Garden

Okay, yeah, I’ve been there.

March 9, 2014 @ 9:21 am | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

Rilla on why she didn’t put away her playdough: “Well, I expected myself to go back and do it, but I didn’t.”

How to Make a Six-Year-Old Happy

November 1, 2012 @ 2:51 pm | Filed under: Food

Crackers.
Cold cuts.
Kitchen scissors.

The End.

Rilla-My-Rilla

August 27, 2009 @ 7:04 pm | Filed under: Rilla, These People Crack Me Up

All my best Rilla material—the stories and quotes I want to save forever—winds up on Twitter and Facebook these days. (That’s the fastest way to jot something down.) But just in case Twitter goes kaboom someday, I think I’ll start a Rilla-page here for easy future memory-laning. Like most three-year-olds, she is one funny little monkey.

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Rilla, drinking water from a mug, asks if we can pretend it’s coffee.

Me: “Sure! How is your coffee, ma’am?”

Rilla: “I don’t like coffee.”

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Rilla: “Mommy, can we have a babysitter named Daphne?”

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Rilla chirps, bouncing: “Mommy! I’m going to free mini-Hawk Girl from the dungeon!”

Rose explains: “She means buy it on Amazon.”

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Rilla deposits terrifyingly lifelike snake on my feet, announces: “It won’t eat me. ” Pries open rubber jaws, peers inside. “See? It won’t.”

(She sounds disappointed.)

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Rilla names letters on cereal box: “L-I-F-E.”

Scott: “What’s that spell?”

Rilla: “Butterfly!”

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Rilla’s question of the day: “Which people bounce?”
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July 22nd. She just came in carrying a small wicker picnic basket. Knelt, opened basket, carefully spread napkin on floor, took out A BOWL OF CEREAL.

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July 17th. “Mom, what’s your favorite color? Choose red.”

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July 13th. Rilla has spent the past 20 sitting in an armchair licking a little piece of Japanese candy with all the intensity her 3yo self can muster.

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Spent the last two hours wearing a necklace on my head as crown because I am (so Rilla declares) Mommy Princess. Forgot about it until I leaned over the dishwasher and it fell in.

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July 9th. Rilla found reading big fat YA novel. “This is my faborite book.” 3 minutes later, book is cast aside in disgust. “I don’t like it. It has WORDS.”

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July 8th. Overheard—

14yo: “Do you need help pouring the milk?”

3yo: “Nope.”

14yo: “Are you sure?”

3yo: “I don’t want to be sure.”

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(a work in progress)

Most Important Meal of the Day

August 17, 2009 @ 8:04 am | Filed under: Rilla, These People Crack Me Up

Me: Are you ready for breakfast, honey?

Rilla: Yes.

Me: What would you like?

Rilla: Pizza crust.