Happy Blog Hop!!

Recently I’ve been all a flutter about documenting dialogues.  There is just something so enchanting and so charming and also so revealing about the things we say and hear every day.  These little conversations really color our stories so much.  And it’s that soundtrack of chatterings that I felt compelled to share about in my contribution to Everyday Storyteller (which is so very nearly here!!).

And if there was one little nugget that I would share with you at this moment about documenting dialogue it would be this:  There are always opportunities to preserve the daily “things we hear” if we tune in.  Think outside the box and take advantage of technology when documenting the special sayings and conversations that live in your everyday.

Make use of technology: the notes or voice record capability in your cell phone, applications, and social media to get these things done *as they happen* so you can scrap them later.

For example, on President’s Day when my daughter uttered these words:”Daddy could be president. But he doesn’t have a president outfit.  You really need a tie for that.”  I *knew* I needed to scrap this giggle-worthy moment.  I knew I *needed* to remember just how she delivered these lines.  It was too endearing, too sweet, too humorous and too much an example of who she is at this moment in time for me to risk letting this gem fade into the sea of Other Moments.

But we were out grocery shopping at the time.  So how was I to be sure I would remember this memorable scrappable quotable?  Never fear!  I simply shared the quote as a Facebook status right after I stopped chuckling.  And then I used my Momento app to look back and snag it when I was ready to scrap it:

Today I’m so so thrilled to be sharing this as part of a fantastic blog hop FULL of little tidbits just like this from the contributors to Everyday Storyteller, the new scrapbooking idea e-book (I’ve been excitedly chattering about here and here).

And we’re feeling a little extra celebratory as the launch party  is nearly here!  The whole shebang kicks off at 8:30pm CDT on Friday, May 4. There will be more than $700 in prizes given away from our sponsors during the party.  Which is pretty awesome.  You can join the VIP list {HERE}.

And, AND!  I’m even more thrilled because I have one copy Everyday Storyteller to giveaway today!   

To enter this giveaway: simply comment here telling me your favorite “memorable/scrappable quote” memory

Deadline: 11:59pm CDT on Tuesday, May 1.  

You can visit the rest of the hop for more practical tips and chances to win!

  1. Cheryl Ashcraft
  2. Anna Aspnes
  3. Katie Clemons
  4. Elise Blaha
  5. Paula Gilarde
  6. Sara Gleason << YOU ARE HERE
  7. Michelle Hernandez
  8. Debbie Hodge
  9. Katrina Kennedy
  10. Amy Kingsford
  11. Cindy Liebel
  12. Crystal Livesay
  13. Robyn Meierotto
  14. CD Muckosky
  15. Nancy Nally
  16. Christine Newman
  17. Ashli Oliver
  18. Amanda Padgett
  19. Renee Pearson
  20. Lynnette Penacho
  21. Elle Price
  22. Heather Prins
  23. Traci Reed
  24. Lauren Reid
  25. Amber Ries
  26. Kristin Rutten
  27. Betsy Sammarco
  28. Jenn Smith-Sloane
  29. Jessica Sprague
  30. Melissa Stinson
  31. Amy Tan
  32. Tiffany Tillman
  33. Jennifer Wilson

Be sure to enter here before you go.  If you’d like to win a copy of Everyday Storyteller before it’s available to the public, simply comment here telling me your favorite “memorable/scrappable quote” memory  before 11:59pm CDT on Tuesday, May 1.  

 And don’t forget to Sign up for the VIP list to join the exclusive launch party on May 4 and get in on the pre-party fun too.

Lots of luck! <3

107 Comments on Everyday Storyteller {a giveaway}

  1. Vera
    May 1, 2012 at 4:08 am (6 years ago)

    A lot of times, it’s conversation I have with my boyfriend while we’re driving or stuck in traffic. or after we’ve had too much to eat.

  2. Marielle
    May 1, 2012 at 4:47 am (6 years ago)

    Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg. Just be yourself!

  3. LeslieM
    May 1, 2012 at 4:48 am (6 years ago)

    My favorite memories right now are the family stories my mom dictates to me as she looks at the old family photos I have scanned.

  4. Amber
    May 1, 2012 at 5:03 am (6 years ago)

    Sara! Don’t enter me into your drawing, I just had to stop and comment because well…I guess we think alike. 😀 Love your topic, it’s very VERY similar to mine!! Can’t wait to read the whole thing, cheers!!

  5. Kim Mears
    May 1, 2012 at 5:24 am (6 years ago)

    My youngest son is a nonlinear thinker. He can be a bit random. We were in the car. He said, “Mommy, I love you so much cuz….hey! My burps taste funny on my tongue!” Had to scrap it!

  6. Joan Fowler
    May 1, 2012 at 5:33 am (6 years ago)

    AS I was walking my granddaughter to school she told me that she wished she was a dog. When I asked her why, she said it was because they could poop anywhere they liked and didn’t have to eat their dinner.

  7. Kimberlee
    May 1, 2012 at 5:48 am (6 years ago)

    I love the layout you did for your moment. 🙂 I have one from several years ago that I still need to scrap. My DD was talking about being able to use either hand for something, and she couldn’t think of the word “ambidextrous,” so she said “bi-handual” instead. We had quite the laugh about her new addition to the english language, and I jotted it down on a scrap of paper that I still have tucked away.

  8. Valorie Brown
    May 1, 2012 at 5:52 am (6 years ago)

    Most of my memorable quotes are little tidbits from my children. So honest and pure yet my experience and time make them absolutely hilarious! For example, my 14YO DD said to me (when she was only 18MO) in the kitchen–Mommy, will you get me some straw-me (strawberry) milk? I responded with in a minute because I was working on supper. She then said in her best mommy voice—Now be a good girl mommy. Precious!

  9. Ellie A.
    May 1, 2012 at 5:57 am (6 years ago)

    Oh for me it actually depends the season ha. For example right now it’s Baseball Season for my boys so usually my quotes are usually about baseball or about Gymnastics or something my little girl has said for her pages.

  10. Natascha
    May 1, 2012 at 5:58 am (6 years ago)

    Ohh Sara I love that saying of your DD, she is cute!! The saying I would love to scrap is something my DD said the day before yesterday, she was watching television and then all of a sudden there was nothing to see and the thing she said was: “Mommy we have burglars, they stole the tv show!!!” It was just plain hillarious, love my DD!! Thanks for a chance Sara!!

  11. Erika
    May 1, 2012 at 5:59 am (6 years ago)

    I LOVE your page that you did. I love to tell stories and most times my quotes come directly from my kiddos. They are so precious and mean the most to me. If I use quotes any other time it is mostly boy quotes. What can I say they are my life.

  12. zizazzi
    May 1, 2012 at 6:12 am (6 years ago)

    thanks for the chance ! can’t wait to see your gorgeous collab book !

  13. anna
    May 1, 2012 at 6:14 am (6 years ago)

    I am making a mothers day book for my cousin, so I wanted to interview her 5 kids with simple questions. I got the sweetest answers! i.e.
    Whats your favorite thing about your mommy? She snuggles with me, and she makes pancakes when she’s happy.

  14. stampin_rachel
    May 1, 2012 at 6:17 am (6 years ago)

    Love your page Sara! Thanks for the chance!

  15. Virginia Nehring
    May 1, 2012 at 6:20 am (6 years ago)

    I threw some dishwater on the flower bed & my youngest said “the flowers won’t drink it. Everybody knows that. I do too, though, of coursely.” I had to laugh.

  16. Donna U
    May 1, 2012 at 6:32 am (6 years ago)

    “she’s so cute!” was my last one, which comes to mind

  17. lawyerlyn
    May 1, 2012 at 6:42 am (6 years ago)

    my niece telling me how much she loves me and misses me

  18. Kim K
    May 1, 2012 at 6:43 am (6 years ago)

    My 2 year old daughter comes up with some of the best. Guess I had better start writing those down since I can’t seem to come up with one at all!!! AHHHHH!!!

  19. Yara
    May 1, 2012 at 7:01 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks so much for the tip! Very useful!
    A scrappable moment was went went I told my son that we were going to see their cousins (they are 5) and he told us that he was very happy to go to the house with the many kids.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Mandy R
    May 1, 2012 at 7:17 am (6 years ago)

    I am constantly jotting down the things my kids say. The most recent was uttered by my 3 year old. She said, “I can carry heavy stuff because I’m a superhero and I’m strong!” She got out of bed to tell us this, because it was just too important to wait until morning. LOL

  21. Stephanne
    May 1, 2012 at 7:28 am (6 years ago)

    My favorite is from my son. He said it to my brother in law who posted it as his facebook status. After checking out a heavily decorated street on Christmas Eve in Phoenix, “When I grow up I want to be a gingerbread man in a gingerbread house.”

  22. ann
    May 1, 2012 at 7:41 am (6 years ago)

    I love, love SIRI! I am such a slow typist that saying it into my phone is sooooooo fast and it avoids typing! Then I just copy and paste on my page.

  23. Laurie M.
    May 1, 2012 at 7:44 am (6 years ago)

    I love this idea. I never thought about doing that. I’m such a newbie. I have two little boys and they say the darndest things. Sometimes I think to write them down, but now i have a plan. Yay! Thank you for the idea.

  24. Denise Alekseev
    May 1, 2012 at 8:10 am (6 years ago)

    My daughter once said, “Pirates sleep with one eye open! Grandma told me that.” Neither one of us (me or my mom) know where she got that from! LOL…friends of ours always used to enclose cute kid sayings in their annual holiday letter, and that inspired us to remember them for the same reason.

  25. Kendra Fahselt
    May 1, 2012 at 8:17 am (6 years ago)

    I love this poem!
    As from the house your mother sees
    You playing round the garden trees,
    So you may see, if you will look
    Through the windows of this book,
    Another child, far, far away,
    And in another garden, play.
    But do not think you can at all,
    By knocking on the window, call
    That child to hear you. He intent
    Is all on his play-business bent.
    He does not hear, he will not look,
    Nor yet be lured out of this book.
    For, long ago, the truth to say,
    He has grown up and gone away,
    And it is but a child of air
    That lingers in the garden there.

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  26. mmikes
    May 1, 2012 at 8:19 am (6 years ago)

    thanks for the chance

  27. sue
    May 1, 2012 at 8:21 am (6 years ago)

    My daughter has so many great one liners and I really need to remember to write them down more often – using apps is a great idea.
    Here is an exchange I did remember to capture
    Elizabeth to me: “Mom, I can tell you aren’t a true Mealiea”
    Me to Elizabeth:”That’s because I started out as a Larson. How can you tell a real Mealiea?”
    Elizabeth: “Daddy isn’t as much a Mealiea as he used to be. When you married him you stole some of his Mealieaness”

  28. Terra
    May 1, 2012 at 8:30 am (6 years ago)

    My son is still learning to talk but I’m really looking forward to scrapping our everyday conversations and quotes. So excited about this book and reading your contribution.

  29. Lucrecia
    May 1, 2012 at 8:30 am (6 years ago)

    Just last night, my 7 year old – who normally seems so oblivious to what is happening in the game when she plays softball – ran off the field and yelled “I made the winning goal!” haha!

  30. Amy Hoogstad
    May 1, 2012 at 8:34 am (6 years ago)

    One of my favs was when my son called me a Pharaoh for “making him” clean up his toys. At least he’s listening to the Bible stories!!

  31. Roni
    May 1, 2012 at 8:58 am (6 years ago)

    I don’t have any kids in my life so I can’t come up with a wonderfully priceless quote like so many here. I am planning to scrap a page about all the funny nick names my husband has for me. Two that come to mind are Roni Bananas and Roni Banoni.

  32. lmjrocko
    May 1, 2012 at 9:05 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks so very much for the chance!

  33. Staci Gratton
    May 1, 2012 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    My daughter was playing with her Uncle and was getting quite warm, she looked at her Uncle and said “Sweaty my air!”. Her Uncle still laughs about his Yoda-like neice today.

    • Staci Gratton
      May 1, 2012 at 9:11 am (6 years ago)

      Sorry, that should have read “Sweaty my are!”

  34. Christine D
    May 1, 2012 at 9:26 am (6 years ago)

    I love when my son talks like an adult. Yesterday my six year old said “I stand corrected” when he made a mistake. It just makes me giggle every time.

  35. Kathleen
    May 1, 2012 at 9:28 am (6 years ago)

    I love to scrap holiday memories with my boyfriend or just some conversations/text messages!

  36. Laurel
    May 1, 2012 at 9:32 am (6 years ago)

    they must call it San Diego because there’s so much sand.

  37. lmjrocko
    May 1, 2012 at 9:37 am (6 years ago)


  38. stacy
    May 1, 2012 at 9:49 am (6 years ago)

    Mine would probably be from Christmas Eve…we told me daughter that she could open one present before we went to church; the rest of the gifts would wait until Christmas morning. She said, “Okay, I just hope it’s not pajamas.” Well…of course it was pajamas…and the look on her face when she opened them up was priceless (and kind of sad).

  39. Denyse
    May 1, 2012 at 9:51 am (6 years ago)

    My favorite quote, because it’s so appropriate for my daughter, is ” I came to live out loud” by Emile Zola.

  40. Deb M
    May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am (6 years ago)

    I love all of the funny little things my now grown kids said when they were little. I have a collection for each of them that I wrote on pieces of scrap paper so I wouldn’t forget. My dh and parents recorded stuff too. My now 23 y/o son used to call me “his beautiful bride” b/c he often heard my dad calling my mom that. <3

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  41. melrio
    May 1, 2012 at 9:54 am (6 years ago)

    Hearing ‘I Love You’ by anyone in my family is the perfect quote and thing to say to me. Touches my heart every time.

  42. Becky
    May 1, 2012 at 10:12 am (6 years ago)

    An expression of my daughter’s-“stuffed to puff”

  43. CindyB
    May 1, 2012 at 10:17 am (6 years ago)

    My son had trouble saying Y’s when he was little so “yellow” came out “lellow”…one day in his frustration because we were egging him on trying to get him to say Y-ellow…he just huffed and shouted AMARILLO! (which is yellow in Spanish) and left it at that 😉

  44. Susan
    May 1, 2012 at 10:35 am (6 years ago)

    She’s got some ‘splaining to do! My youngest talking about the eldest when she felt her sister was not behaving the way she wanted her to.

  45. Tammy
    May 1, 2012 at 10:37 am (6 years ago)

    One of my favorite memorable quotes was from my youngest son when he was about 4. We were on a driving trip & he had to go to the bathroom. We had just stopped & told him he would have to hold on for a bit because there wasn’t any place to stop. He replied, “Yes there is…I saw a cactus.” 😀

  46. Teresa
    May 1, 2012 at 10:40 am (6 years ago)

    After seeing the princesses at Disneyland, my then 5 year old daughter said, ” I didn’t know they could come out of the movies!”

  47. Ginger_79
    May 1, 2012 at 10:41 am (6 years ago)

    Oh, I’ll have to translate that one. When a daugther of some family friends was really young, during a dinner she was asking for something from the table to be passed to her. A parent asked her: “What’s the magic word?” She looked like adults are weird and said without any hesitation: “Abracadabra!”

  48. HeatherB
    May 1, 2012 at 10:48 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on getting published Sara!

    One of my favourite quotes to scrap is from Dr. Seuss – “Today you are you, …” It’s always fun to celebrate the unique qualities of my kids!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  49. Elisa
    May 1, 2012 at 10:48 am (6 years ago)

    Probably when my cousins were little & they dumped a bunch of dry food products on the floor & told their mom “don’t cry, we were just making you pancakes mommy.”

  50. Rebecca Lovell
    May 1, 2012 at 10:58 am (6 years ago)

    That is adorable!! My most memorable was when one of my daughters, who was about 4 at the time I think, said to me, “Mommy, I know how our hearts beat. Because God lives in them, and he jumps around a whole bunch.” I laughed so hard that I cried (much to her chagrin!)

  51. Tiffany M.
    May 1, 2012 at 11:07 am (6 years ago)

    The little things my kids say sometimes cracks me up! My son was surprised and said, “Quacking keyboards!” (He is 5) “where did you hear that from?” I asked. “Just Team Umizoomi.”

  52. Sara
    May 1, 2012 at 11:15 am (6 years ago)

    Most of the stuff that comes out of my son’s mouth is scrapable.. but my favorite is him telling his sister that she wasn’t in puberty, she was in kansas. That still makes me giggle.

  53. Nicole
    May 1, 2012 at 11:23 am (6 years ago)

    When my children were very little, they went sliding in the front yard. I was talking to them about the rules and the dangers, and my little one said “I know, I know, if we slide into the drive way, a car can come out and run us over…and then we would go to Kevin’s…who IS Kevin, anyway???”
    Kevin’s…as in “heaven.”
    The children were immediately signed up for Sunday School after that…

  54. Melanie C
    May 1, 2012 at 11:27 am (6 years ago)

    My favorite memory was watching my older son hold his baby brother for the first time!

  55. Juliana Kneipp
    May 1, 2012 at 11:29 am (6 years ago)

    Ohhh Sara!
    Thank you so much for this chance!!!

  56. Rosalie
    May 1, 2012 at 11:39 am (6 years ago)

    In response to my 13 year old son arguing with me about something not important, I asked him, “DO you think I am stupid?!” He was silent. NEVER ask a 13 year old boy that question because the answer is YES!

  57. Rebecca
    May 1, 2012 at 11:48 am (6 years ago)

    My memory is really bad and I need to write these things down but my oldest asked my husband once “what do they sell at mattress mattress”. It was funny in the whole scheme of the situation. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  58. Cornelia
    May 1, 2012 at 11:48 am (6 years ago)

    lol lots of funny quotes, had to read them all, mine is

    my husband, was cooking fish for dinner and he was cutting of the tail and all the things we want eat. Amelie: no, please not his hands, now he cant swim anymore

    thanks for this giveaway


  59. San
    May 1, 2012 at 11:55 am (6 years ago)

    That should be the this my little girls say and that’s in Dutch 🙂 but my favorite quote is:
    “Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment to make memories forever”
    Thx for the chace to win 🙂

  60. Corrin
    May 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm (6 years ago)

    such good advice, and so many cute and hilarious stories!

    The one I love the most from my children, is the one that made me decide to try a project life type project this year: my 5yr daughter Eden has wonky hair. It is VERY slow growing, and its fairly curly, but she twists it around her finger as she sucks her thumb, and then her finger gets stuck, so she pulls the hair out to get her finger out. One side of her hair is always thinner and shorter than the other as a result of this habit! She wants long, dark hair, and is always asking me if it has got darker yet (like her big sister, and her best friend’s hair!). One evening, she had been using the scissors for some project she was doing, and her little 3yr brother came over, got the scissors and snipped a bit of her hair!! I wasn’t really paying attention until she crossly told him off, saying “don’t cut my hair J, that’s not very nice”, and then in a quieter little voice she added “Hevenly Father likes my hair just the way it is”

  61. Beth M.
    May 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm (6 years ago)

    This is my recent favorite: “Was informed that I need to ‘change my life’ or B. will have to marry someone that will make H’s life easier. Tough marriage advice from a 5yo.” I love it because it shows the workings of the five year-old brain and also because my husband was the one to record it via Facebook.

  62. Amy K
    May 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Because I struggle with perfectionism…”Done is better than perfect” is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.

  63. Ashley B
    May 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Not too long ago my three year old daughter and I were sitting together when she turned to me and said “Mommy, we don’t eat bugers from our nose, but we do like to eat ham bugers, right?” loved it!

  64. Kim A.
    May 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Just yesterday my 4 year old son asked me to come out to the backyard to see what he was building. I came out and he says “oh, don’t go over by that red bucket, it really stinks over there.” I asked him what it smelled like. He said ” Poop.” I asked him if it was cat poop and he said, “Nope, it’s mine, and it really stinks.” Unbelievable!!! I laughed so hard I could hardly stand up!!

  65. Alyna
    May 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

    When my 5 yr old daughter told me she had a crush on a boy and that she was going to marry him! Had to scrap it! Can’t wait to see the book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

  66. Amanda
    May 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Me to my son: “Parker, you really need to stop eating licorice. What do you want for lunch?”
    Parker: “Hum…… a licorice sandwich”
    LOVE those things that kids come up with – they crack me up!
    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  67. Mabel M
    May 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite quote isn’t a really quote, that phrase is on my sign all time and on some LO’s “Give me a sunset”

    Thanks for the chance!!

  68. Keely
    May 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm (6 years ago)

    I really love capturing what my kids are into at the moment, like my youngest daughter’s crush on Justin Bieber (ewwww!)

  69. Jude
    May 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh, I never remember to write down these quotes – love the fb idea.

    The new site design is lovely, btw!

  70. manda
    May 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm (6 years ago)

    My 10 year old son’s comment on returning to swim practice after a break during the winter.
    Me: “So, how was swim practice today?”
    My son lifts up his shirt to show me his tummy: “Great! Look, I got rid of a lot. You should try it.”
    Me: chuckling
    My son: “I’m serious. I lost about 1/3 of my belly.”

  71. Joy Anderson
    May 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm (6 years ago)

    We were out on a hike and my husband and I were trying to decide which trail to take when my son chimed in with “Let’s go to the car and get the ‘help-us” it will tell us which way to go”. He was talking about a compass, but after that day we always called it a “help-us”. Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. Ann D
    May 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm (6 years ago)

    One of my favorites is, “The primary job of a toddler is to rule the world.”

  73. Kellie
    May 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm (6 years ago)

    The other day Max said, “So mom, I’m the snuggly one…Jack’s the nice one…you’re the cute one…and Bapa’s the bossy one. Right?” Totally made me giggle the way he sees our family.

  74. Renee L
    May 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm (6 years ago)

    “Mom our eggs hatched at school today. ,We had a Siamese twin chick, but It passed away. We are so lucky to have had the chance to see this, because Siamese twins almost never happen.” No boring science for my ten year old.

  75. Vivian
    May 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh I won’t go to sleep, I’m starving…said by the hubby who promptly fell asleep just before supper was put on the table (not an uncommon habit).

  76. Karyn A.
    May 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Mom!!!!!!!! I feel so much better now that my blabber is empty!

    My youngest son when he was 4.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  77. Melissa Rhodes
    May 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm (6 years ago)

    When my three yr old asked where we got baby Aidan. I told him from Jesus and he replies with “oh from church” where we i guess talk more about Jesus than at home!

  78. Lisa
    May 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm (6 years ago)

    I regret not thinking of this sooner! The only one I have written down that is fairly recent that I intend to scrap is what came out of my 8 yr. old son’s mouth. Son: I could just hug you all day! Me: If you did that you would be missing school. Son: And that’s the whole point!

    Here I thought he was being sweet and cuddly, and he was just being anti-school. It may not sound extremely funny, but it is so my son. He is also always on a rant how unfair it is to have school five days a week and only two days for a weekend.

  79. ConnieC
    May 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm (6 years ago)

    My husband’s friend looked at me and said, “Man, you’re getting fat.” I’m expecting and I guess I’m starting to show. I’ll add a layout to the baby’s book about it.

  80. Danica
    May 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm (6 years ago)

    My husband always says when we are on a trip, it’s not an adventure, unless we get lost. We get lost alot!

  81. LeahS
    May 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm (6 years ago)

    The other day, we were driving to soccer and my son asked me if I ever crashed the car… Well, yes. With HUGE eyes he looks at me from the backseat and utters, “Oh….” lol! Love this book!! Would LOVE to win it! Thanks, Sara!

  82. Patricia F.
    May 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm (6 years ago)

    A favorite thing that my son would say when he was younger ” and you know what mom”. He would always say this in the middle of a story- I think to make sure I was truly listening!

  83. Laurie
    May 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm (6 years ago)

    I scrapped already when my son told me he decided on a Halloween costume- his choices were robot or leopard. He said I want to be a leopard – you know like the ones that watched over the flocks at night when Jesus was born.

  84. Melanie
    May 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm (6 years ago)

    My daughters when they were younger said “just get some money out of the beep beep machine”, when I would say that we didn’t have the money for whatever it might have been. They thought there was an unending amount of money you could get from the ATM machines. Tried to explain that I could only get some if I had enough in our account. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome looking book.

  85. CJb
    May 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m sure I had done something my 6 yr old daughter didn’t approved of because she said “Do I need to roll my eyes at you?” Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Monica
    May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm (6 years ago)

    When planting trees, my daughter asked which one was the money tree. (wish I knew!!)

  87. Katie
    May 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm (6 years ago)

    Mine was when my five year old told me she was so over having a baby brother. I asked her what we should do with him. Her reply, “Grandma can him. She seems to like him A LOT!” Too funny, we had a laugh over that because not only was the quote priceless but so was the expression on her face. Later she said it was okay, we could keep him after all. Because if we didn’t what would we do with all his toys?

  88. Kelsey Brown
    May 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm (6 years ago)

    My nephew singing “rollin in the deep” to me over the phone. He was only 3 at the time.

  89. Miriam Prantner
    May 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm (6 years ago)

    My daughter saying “Mama, you either take me to work with you tomorrow, or take me to your hockey game. You decide. It’s your choice, but you need to obey me.”

  90. Chelsey B.
    May 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm (6 years ago)

    My daughter is just beginning to talk and repeating everything! I like to keep track of what she is saying and what she is trying to say lol.

  91. Susan Reynolds
    May 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm (6 years ago)

    When my oldest son was little and being obstinate or naughty I’d tell him “Stop, or I’ll jerk a knot in your tail!” That worked very well until he turned 4 and finally figured it out. My second son (and youngest child) was similarly swayed until he was just under 2 when he turned and grinned at me and said “Can’t! Ain’t got one!” It never worked again.

  92. Cheryl
    May 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite quote would be of my son when he was very young. While we were swimming in our pool, we noticed he was getting lots of freckles from his time in the son. He called them “frinkles”. 🙂

  93. melanie
    May 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm (6 years ago)

    my favourite conversation/quote was about my daughter when I fed her tofu and she called it Toefood. Very very funny story!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. Kris Kilkenny
    May 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm (6 years ago)

    I scrapbooked my son and his little friend at their lemonade stand. They were only charging 25 cents for a cup of lemonade and my son said, “It’s not really about the money, it’s about making people happy.” I thought that Quote from the Lemondade Stand was priceless.

  95. Michelle Huegel
    May 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm (6 years ago)

    My 3 year old son says hilarious things every day, and I forget so many of them because I don’t record them right away! Great tip!! Recently he asked me “Mommy, what are those?” (pointing to a pair of my underwear) I told him they’re underwear that big boys and girls wear, because we go in the potty and not in diapers. I’m desperately hoping he’ll “get the clue” SOON and be interested in potty training, can you tell?! Anyway, he responded with a totally UNinterested “Oh, that’s nice.”

  96. Shelly
    May 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm (6 years ago)

    I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. –John Burroughs

  97. wendy
    May 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm (6 years ago)

    my favourite was my fair haired blonde 8year old son asked when he would grow eyebrows …

  98. justasiam
    May 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm (6 years ago)

    The sneak previews of this book have been fascinating…I would love to have my very own copy!! I dont really use quotes and honestly can’t even really think of one right now. I guess maybe about making our words sweet and lovely, because we may have to eat them someday!

  99. Lydia
    May 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite memories are just my kids’ smiles. I especially love when I can capture the baby in a smile.

  100. Teresa
    May 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm (6 years ago)

    “mama, i WANT you”!! Sometimes it’s tough to handle the whining, but I never want to forget how much she needs me…just me…to make her feel better. 🙂

  101. Candice S. in Colorado
    May 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm (6 years ago)

    omigosh! Too many to recall and I think it must be late because I can’t think of just one!!!!!! Ack!

    Congrats on everything, girl!!!

    candi1973 (at) gmail (dot) com

  102. Athena
    May 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite quotes I call “Marinisms”…my daughter has always been very profound.

    On gossip (age 5) – just cuz you hear it doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone
    to her brother regarding homework that he didn’t do (age 7) Its a mature decision you make in the journey of life.

    On meeting Travis Knight (owner of LAIKA studios) – I climbed the mountain to my dreams and skiied all the way down to success.

    I could go, can you tell I am a proud momma! Congrats on being a featured artist in the book. I can’t wait to see it!

  103. Ginny
    May 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm (6 years ago)

    I don’t have an absolute favourite, but a recent one goes like this;
    A group of adults in our family were reminiscing about P&P and the characters therein. Someone asked the question “What about Mr Darcy’s aunt? She was called Lady…?” My 7year old felt he was so helpful chiming in with “GaGa?”

  104. michelle d.
    May 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm (6 years ago)

    my daughter used to call swim goggles “gargles” and one day in the car we told her she was saying it wrong and she yelled out NOOOOOO, I am not, did you not hear me? I said GAR-GLES!!! Oh my, it was humorous. Need to scrap that memory very soon.

  105. Renee
    May 2, 2012 at 3:30 am (6 years ago)

    Favourite things to scrap are quotes from my children.


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