I finally got around to writing this up! My tradition is to “interview” the kids every year to see how they have grown and matured. The fun part is reading to them (After they answer each question) what they said last year. They love it! You can see their old answers here
for Ayla and here for Taylor. I soon discovered I had to ask Ayla things first or she would just repeat what her sister said. She has discovered the joys of the echo game...
What is your name?
T: Taylor Reynolds (must 1-up her sister)
A: Ayla Reynolds (will not be 1-upped)
How old are you?
When is your birthday?
T: April 24th
A: Umm....April 24th! I don't know...
What does your mommy do all day?
A: Clean the house (It sure feels like it some days!) Makes sure we are safe
What does daddy do all day?
A: He makes sure Taylor's ants are ok (Taylor got an ant farm for her birthday, apparently it is very important to daddy in Aylas eyes.) He sleeps and he cleaned the livingroom 1 time! (yay daddy!)
T:He makes money for our family and he makes waffles...sometimes.
A: Mama, I want waffles, can you make us waffles please?
(Daddy will make us waffles tomorrow for breakfast because tomorrow is Saturday and that is waffle day.)
'What do you like to play with mommy?
A: Baby dolls and blocks
T: Oh I don't know, just stuff. Like watch biggest loser I guess?
What do you like to play with daddy?
A: I like to make rockets with Daddy!
T: Oooh, me too, me too! I say make rockets too!
What is your favorite color?
A: Blue, violet, green, purple, black, violet, **nonsense words** (What was that?) I was doing colors in Spanish. I have a hundred million favorite colors!
T: Pink and Purple
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: An Elephant. And a Mommy (do you want to be an elephant mommy?) No, I just want to be a people elephant. A toy elephant.
T: A Spy
Where do you want to live when you grow up?
A: Where God is. (God is everywhere) In this house. But I still want to be a kid when I grow up!
T: In California. Just where I live now. But not in the same house. I want to live close to you.
What is your favorite food?
A: Carrots and PB&J and tacos and burritos and tacos and burritos and tacos and...(this went on for a while) and carrots!
T: Vegetables and fruit. I don't know what kind though.
A: I like tomatoes the bestest! But I don't like tomatoes anymore, they are too juicy.
What is your least favorite food?
A: Blocks! Blocks is silly to eat huh mama. (Yes! That is very silly. They would not taste very good huh. What is your least favorite REAL food?) Movies! (I give up...)
T: I don't know, I guess it is tomatoes.
What is your favorite thing to eat at a restaurant?
A: Taco's and soda (I'm thinking we may have taco's for dinner today)
T: Chicken nuggets and french fries.
What are your sister's names?
A: Kaylee. … (do you have another sister?) Oh and Taylor!
T: Ayla and Kaylee
What do you like to play with your sisters?
A: Blocks and coloring and with Kaylee's baby toys
T: I like to play everything. I like to play school, that's all. Mama, I thought saying 'That's all, just school' would be funny. And I like to play Club House behind the chairs with Kaylee.
What are your friends names?
A: Eva and I don't have anymore school friends (What about church?) And Lilly from church.
What is your favorite thing to wear?
A: Books! And clothes, and bumblebee's, and happy faces! And those are enough.
T: Tank-tops and shorts. Those are my favorite summer clothes.
What is your favorite book?
A: Coloring. I like your coloring book mama. And we can color it with you.
T: I couldn't choose one and then I chose the Bible. It is the best book in the world and I Thank you Lord we have the freedom to read it. I wonder why you are not supposed to read it in other countries? (can you guess one of the conversations we had this morning after reading the Bible together?)
What is your favorite toy?
A: Once we had space-ship clothes and they were in a bag and we buyed them (I have no memory of this...) Do you remember we had rocket clothes mama? But now they are gone.
I like bubbles too.
T: My Fancy Nancy Doll
What is your favorite thing to help Mommy do?
A: Do the dishes
T: Clean the room and help with Kaylee
What is your favorite thing to do outside?
A: Make a tree house
(kids are getting tired of answering questions)
Where do you like to go in the car?
A: Granny's house!
Where do you live?
A: I don't know (in a box?) No! (in an airplane) No, in a house mama! (oh, ok)
T: In a house, and I know my street address! (demonstrates this amazing ability)
Where do babies come from?
A: From Mama's
T: From Heaven. And then they go into the mama's tummies and then they go out and turn into babies
A: No Taylor. From Mama's
T: Yes Ayla. They really do. They are in heaven while God is making them. And then they go into the mama's tummies after God is all done making them. Like their mind is in heaven.
What do you like about being your new age?
A: Cuz I'm going to be 5?
T: I am going to get swimming lessons and going to 1st grade.
What new things can you do now that you are your new age?
A: I wipe myself when I go poo poo. That's it. (A big deal!)
T: Whistle (demonstrates). Maybe I will learn to ride my bike without training wheels. Not make annoying sounds (looks at sister who is making an annoying sound) And not get my name on the board at school and.... I forgot.
Such big girls! So proud of them both. And I can't wait to watch them grow some more this year.