Friday, December 26, 2008


the only way to eat birthday cake

(sorry for the graininess of the pic - I took it with my phone to show my mom & sister who were at the E.R. getting my sister's dog-bitten thumb treated. )

Monday, December 22, 2008

Birthday Shenanigans

Delaney was opening her birthday presents yesterday, and she got the wrapping paper off the back side of one of them first so all she could see was the back of the box, and she says "oh, I guess it's a box"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Again with the honesty

Delaney is helping my mom fold laundry. She pulled a pair of underwear out of the basket and said "here are your big ol' underpants - they're HUGE!"

Friday, November 21, 2008

At least she's honest

  • I was at the end of my rope the other night, I had asked Delaney to do something at least five times and she hadn't done it yet. So i asked her "WHY do I have to ask you OVER AND OVER to do something before you finally do it?" and she said "well, because I don't listen"
  • She was drawing pictures last night in the tub with her bathtub crayons, and she said "I'm going to draw Daddy. He has a big big head"
  • Overheard by me as she was playing quietly by herself "I'm mommy. I'M in charge!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

New favorite song

Danke Schoen.

No joke. She knows all the words.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Random Naneyisms

Because I'm too lazy to come up with thread titles for all of them

while we were eating dinner
"I'm really enjoying this dinner"

while coloring with her bathtub crayons
"I believe I'll choose pink"

when my mom asked her if she would please stop asking "why"
"No, I wouldn't"

to one of her dolls she was carrying when we were walking the dogs
"Lizzie, we're going this way because Mama doesn't want to have to deal with Wiley going in that lady's garden. No Lizzie, this way. We are going THIS way. Soon I'm going to get aggravated with this baby..."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oh lord

My aunt taught Delaney Janis Joplin's Merecedes Benz, except Delaney sings "oh dear lord, wontcha bah me, a cullller TV"

Friday, September 19, 2008


Delaney said something to my mom yesterday that she didn't intend to be funny, but my mom couldn't stop laughing. The more she laughed, the more Delaney said "it's not funny!", the more she laughed, etc. Finally Delaney said "this is really aggravating!!!"

It's been a while

Sorry, I just don't have a ton of time to post much anymore. thanks for checking in though.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yeah, it was just that simple

This morning Delaney asked me why I'm the Mama. I said because I am, I'm you're mama and you're my baby. She said "Did you name yourself that?"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

And more bedtime shenanigans

After I put Delaney to bed last night, I was going about the usual house work that can only be done after she's in bed when I saw her strolling through the living room toward the front door with one of her purses slung over her shoulder. I asked her where she was going and she said "I have to go pay the bills"

More surliness

Delaney kept getting up out of bed the other night after I had tucked her in, meanwhile I was trying to work out. The last time she got up, she wanted me to come in and rub her back, but I told her no, I was busy but I'd come back into her room later and rub her back. Which I did but of course she was asleep.

The next morning I was eating my breakfast and she stormed out of her room with a scowl on her face and said "I thought you were gonna rub my back!"

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The package

I received a UPS package the other night that had been left at the apartment complex office, so I told Delaney we had to walk over there to get it. When we were almost there she asked me "so where is this package you were talking about?"


It occured to me that some people who stumble across this blog may not realize that what makes these posts funny is that they're coming out of the mouth of a surly two-and-a-half year old girl.


Thursday, July 10, 2008


I was in the bathroom this morning, doing my bidness, and Delaney walked up and stood in the doorway and got this look on her face like she was concentrating, and says "we're both peein'"

Monday, June 30, 2008


A list of Delaney's favorite songs:

Bob Seger - Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser from Live Bullet (also known as "the purple Bob Seger)
Led Zeppelin - Goin' to California
The Black Crowes - Whoa Mule
Neil Young - Sugar Mountain
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


We were talking about rainbows the other night, and Delaney asked me if she could touch one. I didn't want to tell her that she can't, so I just said "well, they're pretty high up in the sky" so then she asked me "will you lift me up so I can reach it?"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


We went bowling last night, and on our way to the bowling alley, Delaney was asking me how you bowl, so I told her about the lanes, and how you roll the bowling ball down the lane and try to knock down the pins. We got her a little 6-lb. bowling ball and helped her roll it down the lane. On one of her second frames, the ball didn't hit anything, but my sister cheered for her anyway and said "yay, good job Naney!" and Delaney looked at her with her face scrunched up and said "my ball didn't knock down any of the pins!"

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Stanley Cup

We went to the Red Wings Victory Parade last Friday (woohoo!) and when Nicklas Lidstrom went by holding the Cup, Delaney told me that when she gets big, she'll pick the Big Cup up!!!


The Fan

Delaney has decided that it's ok for her to take control of our fan. When we got home the other night, she took it upon herself to turn it on and told me "I turned the fan on because it was hot in here." oh thank you, what would I do without your highness.

Then the next morning I turned it off before we left. When she noticed that it was off, she put one hand on her hip, pointed at the fan with her other hand and said "WHO turned this fan off?!?"

Friday, May 30, 2008

I meant to do that

Delaney was playing in the bathtub last night with an empty bathtub finger paint bottle. I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention, but I heard her say "I meant to do that". I asked her what she did, and she said "I took the top off this and it fell in the water. I meant to do that."

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Delaney's new favorite song is Going To California by Led Zeppelin. Naturally she asked me to sing it for her at bed time the other night, which is no easy feat, it's mostly guitar, not to mention Robert Plant's unattainable range. But I winged it to the best of my ability, sang a few verses and tried to move on, and she said "no, California... he's got a nose..."

She wanted me to sing the bridge:

Seems that the wrath of the gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.

That kid pays attention!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008


We bought Delaney a toddler bed this weekend. After I got it all set up in her room, she laid down on it and said "Don't wake me up. I'm sleeping. honk-shu, honk-shu, honk-shu"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Don't think so

Delaney was at the post office with my mom, and she started chatting up these two older ladies. She carried on a little conversation with them, then said "I'm going to my Yaya's now to have lunch" and they said "oh that sounds nice, can we come with you?" She looks at them kinda sideways and says "uh... I don't think so"

Friday, April 25, 2008


Delaney has been really into birds and their songs lately, she alwasy wants to know which bird is making which sound.

We were reading one of her Farm Animals books last night. It asks which animal makes x sound. When I read the owl page - "who says hooo hoooo?" she said "mourning dove"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Lately every sentence starts with hey.

"Hey, what is that?"
"Hey, who is that on the TV?"
"Hey, where are we going?"
"Hey, what shoes are you putting on me?"
"Hey, what kind of bird is that?"

Friday, April 18, 2008

Oh come on

We were at the grocery store, in the baby food aisle. She asked me for some and I said no, you're not a baby. She said "oh come on, I am a baby"

It matches

The day care teacher this morning said "oh, you have on pink shoes" and Naney said "yeah, they match my outfit"

I'm not sure

We were outside this morning and she said "what is that saying 'ketee ketee ketee?'" I said "is it a bird?" she said "uhhh (scrunches up her face) I'm not sure..."

Uh... yeah

This morning we were sitting on the couch cuddling right after I got her up. She took her arm back, swung it toward my face, stopping about a half inch from my face. Then she said "did I smack you right in the face?"

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Who am I?

For the longest time, I couldn't call her anything except Dominik Hasek, to the point where she would not answer to Delaney or Naney. Apparently we've moved on from her being Dom all the time; now she's a different person every day.

So far she's been Dominik Hasek, The Goalie, Maid Marian, Jannot (the name of one of my friends that we had brunch with last weekend), and goalie-katoalie.

Today she's Darren McCarty.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A few Naney-isms for your giggling pleasure

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the diddle

sleefer (sleeper)

gooster seat (booster seat)

"what is that called about" when she wants to know the name of something

cash brown (hash brown)

Baa baa black sheep have you any wolf

Daddy duck

Delaney was looking at pictures in a bird book. She saw a picture of a male duck and said "that's a daddy duck. I'm happy to see that one"

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Your friend"

My mom took the three grandkids somewhere the other day. While they werein the car, my nephew was making the typical 8-year-old boy noises. Delaney turned to my niece and said "what is your friend saying?"

"These kids"

My sister was babysitting Delaney; when I got back to her house, Naney was laying on my niece's bed with my niece & nepehw. I said "what are you doing?" She said "I'm laying here with these kids. Take a picture of us."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Goalie

Delaney started referring to herself in the third person last week, except she's calling herself "the goalie", and I am "the goalie's mama."

"The goalie is in the car seat"

"The goalie's mama is driving the car"

"The goalie is in the stroller walking the dogs"

She went up to my mom with a barette hanging out of her nose and said "the goalie put that up his nose."

Stevie Ray Vaughan

In an effort to expose her to the good things in life from an early age, we were watching an SRV concert on On Demand. When Stevie was playing the guitar behind his back, I pointed it out to Naney. The next time we were watching, I wasn't paying much attention, and she said "look mama, it's behind his back!"

Kicking off

I was telling a Delaney story to my friend Tani, and she suggested I start blogging Delaney stories so here it is. All the Naney stories you can stand, and then some.