|makeshift porch pool|
-surrounded by Duplos and keeping a suspicious eye on her sidekick
"Look, I draw a circle for you! Are you very happy?"
-displaying a recent study in crayon
"Daddy am a boy, you a mommy girl, Zoe is a little sissy girl."
-figuring out the basics of life
"Bye-bye! I going to the outer space!"
-from inside her
"I want rice, and hummus, and chicken, and cheese. And green peppers. And red peppers. Oh my goodness . . . dat's a lot of food!"
-planning what we should eat for dinner
Me: Tonight we're going to see friends, and they have a puppy.
Ellie: Oh! Can I touch him?
Ellie: Can I chase him?
Me: I guess so.
Ellie: Can I eat him?
Me: . . .
Me: Time for bed.
Ellie: Not today!
Jared: Time for bed.
Ellie: You go to bed! Mommy go to bed! Zoe go to bed!
Jared: Ellie, can you help me clean up these toys?
Ellie: Hmm . . . no thank you.