"It looks incredibly different down here!" --upon seeing the basement after we cleaned out half of it and organized it.
"I'm just so happy." --when she couldn't fall asleep one night, she said this to Andy as he was singing to her.
"Mom, here's the plan..." --she says this anytime she clearly wants to control the situation (so, um, basically all the time). She gives me The Plan and then follows it up with: "okay mom? okay does that sound like a good plan?"
"I love baby." --this is heard around here a lot lately. She is getting increasingly impatient and wondering why baby sister is taking so long to get here. Poor thing, I can tell she is excited in her own little way and wants baby to get here - and soon. She is always being so lovey-dovey with my belly and saying how much she loves baby. Talking to her, singing to her, and always in the cutest little voice. It totally slays me. So adorably sweet.
"I'm a helper girl!" --with the exception of that one time she up and quit, she loves being a helper around the house. She seems to take great pride in the work she can do and how much it helps us out. We thank her and tell her that she's part of this family team and we definitely need, expect and appreciate her help. And I have to say, as a parent, it is pretty damn rewarding to watch your kid truly want to/try to/actually help with chores. I just wonder how long this lasts......?