Since I have not posted anything about my children in over a year, I think it's time to record all of the funny things I have written down lately. If not, the little slips of paper and memories floating around in my mind will be lost forever. Some of these were on Facebook, but those are hard to recover, so I apologize for the repetition.
1. We were at the pool a few weeks ago, and Charlotte had a tornado (dive toy) that another boy had commandeered. She wanted it back but was too afraid to approach him and ask in a voice loud enough to be heard. Owen realized what had happened and asked the boy very nicely if he could have it back for his sister. After Owen handed the toy to her, she turned to me and with the most adoring face declared, "Owen's my brother."
2. Christmastime, 2010: Owen and I were scrounging through the pantry, pulling out non-perishables to donate to a food pantry. After putting one too many practical food items in a bag he said, "They need treats too. That way if they have kids, they can have a treat. We should put in some money too, so they can buy a house."
3. November 2011: