Stuff He's Saying | Stuff She's Saying

He's saying (age 11, end of 5th grade):


What's going on Mom?

What's up?

This is awkward.

I wish I had a bat cave.


I love you Mom.

She's saying (age 4):

Somebody snuggle with me.

I want to watch something.

Who cares?

Simon. Simon. Simon.

Oh my gosh. (said very slowly and emphatically)

Shakin my booty.

Will somebody play with me? No one will play with me!

I love you Mommy.

OBSERVATIONS | I've had this post in progress for a few weeks after I put the one together about what I say. It was much easier for me to think of things that Anna says right now than Simon. I had to actively think about noticing and remembering what he's been saying. I think I need to print this one out so I can add to it. And in case you missed it I did a post a few weeks back about the words coming out of my mouth: Right Now | The Words.

PS | You might see that photo a few more times in Project Life and likely in at least one layout and probably hanging on my wall at some point. Definitely my favorite capture from the weekend.

18 thoughts

  1. Rina

    2013-06-10 06:19:01 -0400

    Awesome again Ali!

  2. Laura

    2013-06-10 06:41:09 -0400

    I always made a point of taking photos of my kids from behind, especially first day of school to capture the backpack of the time. I now teach preschool, and continue to observe, and occassionally photograph from this vantage point. What an awesome photo, deserves a place on the wall for certain.P.S. Just registered for the Hello Story class and am super excited.

  3. Paula

    2013-06-10 07:02:08 -0400

    Love the bat cave comment!! Don't we all wish we had one at some points in life :)

  4. Betty

    2013-06-10 09:14:27 -0400

    Love this idea, because they change so much so quickly. Thanks Ali.

  5. Jenny

    2013-06-10 09:35:55 -0400

    This picture makes me so happy - it's perfect.

  6. lisa truesdell

    2013-06-10 11:48:05 -0400

    love this idea.

  7. aliza

    2013-06-10 13:43:50 -0400

    Great idea, and i love that photo too. The colors are fabulous, and of course they look so sweet together.

  8. Denise Hunter

    2013-06-10 14:00:42 -0400

    I love this! Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. Michele H.

    2013-06-10 14:17:09 -0400

    i can see why you love that photo so much - what a wonderful capture Ali.

    and this is such a great idea to keep track of the things the kids are saying...I always think that i'll remember but days pass and i simply forget. i need to do this too:)

  10. susan garner

    2013-06-10 14:44:17 -0400

    This pic has to go on the wall. Great shot. Treasure it.

  11. Jocelyne

    2013-06-10 17:47:00 -0400

    Great photo! I love hearing about the interactions between your two. Mine are also 7 years apart, though right now they are 2 and 9. Fun to see what to expect :)

  12. J3SS1C4

    2013-06-10 18:35:28 -0400

    Love Anna's 'Shakin my booty' comment! So cute!! And that pic is awesome! :)

  13. Louise

    2013-06-10 20:49:00 -0400

    That photo tells so many stories, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  14. dawn

    2013-06-10 21:25:22 -0400

    LOVE THIS!! Such a cute picture and should go everywhere and be hung with LOVE! They are the sweetest.

  15. [email protected]

    2013-06-11 08:39:44 -0400

    Thanks for the constant inspiration on how l can record and cherish different aspect of my life. Love the idea of recording things that are being said. Can't wait to give it a go.

  16. Carolyn HP

    2013-06-12 20:16:10 -0400

    Love these posts :) and what a nice sibling photo! Great start to your summer!

  17. Jen N

    2013-06-13 22:15:17 -0400

    Love it!

    I recently did the same thing with my 19-month old toddler as she's learning how to speak for my Project Life. And it wasn't just the usual words that she said, it was also the ones that I could make out while she was talking to me throughout the day. Love looking back and reflecting on that.

  18. Ebay

    2014-01-15 20:56:07 -0500

    Great & sweet photo !
    I love hearing about the interactions between your two. Mine are also 7 years apart, though right now they are 2 and 9.
    Fun to see what to expect ^^

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