Category Archives: Abigailia

The Quotable Abigail: Part 62

On her desire to spend more time with her grandparents: “I want to see them until they’re dead.” On collecting her fallen pencil and thus ending a mini-tantrum: “That’s not the only thing I’m crisising about.” On where her school … Continue reading

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Abigail’s Even Bigger Girl Camera

On the occasion of Abigail’s sixth birthday, her grandmother gave her a real, fully functional point and shoot camera. Since then, she has done quite a bit of pointing and shooting. Every now and then, I go through her camera … Continue reading

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Duet

I’m frequently ordered, usually by Abigail, to take video or pictures of her and/or her brother doing something. This is one of those occasions.

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The Quotable Abigail, Part 61: Actual Birthday Edition

On her stick: “I got a little rattlesnake tapper.” On why I can’t sing: “I’m your ruler, remember that? You cannot question the ruler.” On Gabe using a urinal for the first time: “Today is the first day of your … Continue reading

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The Quotable Abigail, Part 60: Birthday Week Continues

On picking leaves off plants with grandpa: “We’re killing things!” On the San Clemente pier: “Look, Gabe, there’s the pier right there! That stick thing!” On the gift of decorated golf balls for grandpa: “You can keep them forever until … Continue reading

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The Quotable Abigail, Part 59: Birthday Week Edition

On the Moonlight Beach lifeguard tower: “That looks like a place where Gormans live.” On her first words of the day, just after being woken up: “I think it looks like a desert in here.” On what she found in … Continue reading

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Do Not Ask About That

My dad helped me patch a hole in our kitchen ceiling this weekend. Well, actually, my dad patched a hole in the kitchen ceiling this weekend, while I made lunch for the kids. I did help move some furniture. While … Continue reading

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