Mommy: "You know what the worst part of being sick is? ... Not getting to really play with you and Brennan."
Emerson: "That's the WORST part?!"
"I'm just really sad for you...."
"God's love is like a snake, because it's really long... and it never ends."
Revealing Mommy's pregnancy to Grandma:
"Brennan has a surprise for you. It has to do with the lump in mommy's tummy."
"I'm so excited that there's a baby in your tummy."
"I'm not scheduling it! I don't even have my own calendar!"
"Can I apologize? I'm sorry for my disobedience. Can I try again?"
"Mommy, I have to make my disobedience more comforting to you. I have to make you something."
With sticky residue on her shoe, dressed up as Cinderella on Halloween:
"I don't feel like a princess at all."
"I just keep forgetting that it's November 1st! We haven't had this day in a very long time!"
Accompanying Mommy to vote in the presidential election:
"I can't wait to vote. When I vote, I'm going to vote for someone really special."
Brennan: "Mommy, nank ooo clean my poopy diahpuh."
Emerson, running laps around the couch, on lap 31:
"I'm going to do 100 and then if I don't make it, I'll take a break. I'm not going to stop until I do!"
"I don't really like to make a Christmas list, cause I like to just be surprised at what Santa gives me."