Friday, June 29, 2012


I kind of feel like Chloe gets overlooked sometimes.  She is the middle child, after all.  But, she's my middle child, and she's just so gosh-darn cute, and I hate that I am guilty of the overlooking on occasion.

And she just says the cutest things!


We saw a mommy duck with her five little ducklings, and then we noticed the daddy duck fishing not too far away.  Joel started asking the kids if they knew why the male duck is brightly colored and the female duck isn't.  After a rousing conversation with the girls, Chloe piped up,

"And pecans are the same!  The girl pecans are just brown, but the boys are all different sorts of colors!"

Luckily, she can laugh at herself, and I kind of think there's going to be a new family joke here.  Too bad blue pecans don't exist.


We were out shopping, and we came upon a product that had "LOL-Laugh Out Loud" on it.  Chloe looked at it for a while and then said,

"I never knew it stood for Laugh Out Loud!  I always thought it meant Little Old Lady!"



Chloe checked out a book at the library last weekend about fun craft projects to make for your garden (or something like that).  She is dying to make a fairy house, which involves altering a birdhouse with moss and sticks and such so that the fairies can live in it.

We had to go to the store to buy one of those decorate-it-youself wooden birdhouses, and on the way home, the following conversation took place:

Chloe:  "Mom, did you know there are already three fairies living in this house?"

Sophia:  "Fairies aren't real, Chloe."

Chloe:  "Fairies ARE real, Sophia!  And one of them just died because you said that.  Every time you say that fairies don't exist you kill one."

Sophia:  "Daddy, are fairies real?"

Joel: (who hadn't been paying attention in the first place) "No."

Chloe:  "You just killed another one of my fairies, Dad.  Great."

So, be careful what you say about fairies, because we want Chloe's fairy house to have inhabitants.


A friend of mine has been cleaning out her craft room and she gave me and the girls a lot of fun glitter and beads and glue and fabric and ribbon and other exciting stuff today.  Chloe was having a blast going through all of it when we got it home, and she found a box of tiny little things.  A tiny little telephone, a tiny little bird, and lots of other tiny little trinkets.

If you know Chloe, you might know that she has quite a fondness for tiny little things, which is why she has a gigantic collection of Littlest Pet Shops.  She ran into the living room with her newfound treasures and proclaimed,

"I find this box ever so sweet!!!"

And Chloe, we find YOU ever so sweet.

Please stay that way forever.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. She is darling! I really enjoyed reading all her sweet Chloe-isms. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my goodness, melt my heart with her sayings! She is too precious. Your girls have such unique and strong personalities. It is so fun to see them individually from time to time. Thank you for posting this.