Scene: Camille gets hurt one afternoon
Catherine (whispering to Camille): Here's your monkey.... here's a pillow... here's a blanket... you can hold my teddy... here's some juice...
Scene: finishing our dinner of stew and cornbread
Erik: Mmm! Mommy makes the BEST cornbread on the planet!
Catherine: No, Daddy, she doesn't.
Erik: Who does?
Catherine: The oven.
Scene: Following an incident recently where Jack got his hand painfully stuck in the door while someone tried to push the door closed, Erik and I told the girls they were not to play with the doors.
Sarah: I'm not angry at you, Catherine.
Catherine (studying me intently): But, Mama, your EYES are angry!
Scene: discussing our friend's and family's airport delays in England and the Northwest caused by snow this past December
Catherine (thinking of a solution): How 'bout if they put wings on cars like ours, with good wheels? Then they could take off in the snow!