2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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Daddy: “You can have one Squashy.”
While tapping her head…
Talise: “I was thinking that in my head!”


Getting her leggings on…
“Look at me, I’m the expert!”

“What planet are we on?”

earth in hands

– age 4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days

Yuletide observations…

“Hold onto your hats!” said Mummy, as she took the corners swiftly.
“But we don’t have hats,” said Talise.


“In the future, we might have cars that don’t have wheels!” said Daddy.
“No, they just won’t work… They will just be stiff cars!” said Talise.


On her singing Rapunzel doll from Auntie Laura…
“She is beautiful and she has two plaits!”


– age 4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days

Parental redefinition…

“I think she has shrunk. She wasn’t like this before. She was a bit more bigger, like that.”

hello kitty ballerina big small

“Good girls are angels. Mummy’s a angel too. What are you? Maybe a gingerbread man!”

angels + gingerbread man

“Actually… Mummy’s Mary, and you’re Joseph, and I’m the angel.”

mary joseph angel

“Why doesn’t Robert have any face paint on? I think he’s allergic to it.”

justin's house robert

– age 4 years 5 months 6 days

Indoor Winter Sports…

“I’m skiing back to Hagley!
– on a cushion on the sofa

penguin skiing

– age 4 years 5 months 5 days

The same…

“In one of my dreams, I was a lady… and a boy was a man. It was a bit strange, that dream.”

Talking to Mummy about her green and red plates at school…
“Do you know what I’m talking about?”

“Daddy, I can’t see my foots growing… They’re just the same big.”

– age 4 years 5 months 2 days


To Daddy…
“Now you’re really cold… and old. Cold and old!”

She has to take the shoots/boots off her dolls, because…
“They are in their home.”

– age 4 years 5 months

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