On Sunday we took the girls to a park to play. To get to the park you have to park in a gravel lot and walk down a path (a slight hill - not many big hills in these parts) to a lovely large park that not many know about (a/k/a "the secret park"). We were returning to the car and as per the norm Ava ran to the "top" of the path and Michaela dawdled. She looks at rocks, sings to herself, etc. She was going REALLY slow this time, and I said to her: "Michaela. Pick up the pace or I'll carry you." She looked at me with her big blue eyes and innocently says, "I don't see the pace, mom."
Apparently I didn't feed Pete enough for dinner last night (pasta primavera, garlic bread, salad) because around 9:30 or so he made himself a few pancakes with pancake batter left over from that morning's breakfast. The girls had been upstairs, getting ready for bed - Ava was already downstairs having her last pre-bed snack. Michaela come downstairs - comes up to me in the office - puts her hand under her nose and says, "What do I smell?" I said, "what" because I thought she was smelling her hand. She repeated, "What do I smell?" and then "Whatever it is...I want some." Too bad, daddy ate all the pancakes so she had to settle for cherrios.