(the day before the first day of school)
Baylor: "I'm nervous that when I get to school no one will love me."
(as she was taking off her shoes when we returned home from dropping him off)
Me: (noticing Mollie was resting her head on the shoe bench) Honey, are you okay? Are you sad?
Amalia: (sadly) Yes, I am so sad we didn't go to Meijer after we dropped Baylor off.
(after we dropped him off and were back at home)
Me: Mollie, in about an hour and twenty minutes we'll go on over to Oma's house.
Me: We're going to go to Oma's house.
Amalia: (very sadly) But we can't go without Baylor! We always go with Baylor!
(after we picked him up and while I was making dinner)
Baylor: Oh, Mollie took the xylophone apart. She wasn't supposed to do that.
Me: I know, buddy. But it's okay, don't worry about it.
Amalia: Mommy, can you help me put this back together?
Me: Hey, Baylor, can you go help your sister put that back together?
Me: (reeling with surprise at his affirmative answer) Great! And hey, why don't you teach her how to put it back together?
Baylor: (to Mollie) See this one? It's a C. C says "kuh, kuh". Say it with me now.
Both: "kuh, kuh"
Baylor: Good. Now this one is a D. It says "duh, duh." Say it with me now.
Both: "duh, duh"
(after they got through most of the xylophone they started playing with a sound machine that had been brought to the living room and put it on "heartbeat" mode)
Baylor: Ooh, Mollie! Let's stomp our feet to the beat!
(and then they did just that)