Yesterday I was canning salsa with Hallie in the kitchen, and I was cutting 4 lbs of onions. My eyes just wouldn’t stop watering and Hallie was watching me intently and continuously told me not be sad. As I started blending everything together, I looked down at her and she has big tears running down her face. I asked what was wrong. She replied, “I don’t know, my eyes are doing something funny.” I couldn’t help but smile. Every time I blended a new batch, she would get a concerned look and repeat, “Mom, my eyes are doing something funny.”
Today I was just finishing up the salsa (yes, it makes that much, and yes it took me two days to tackle the project) in the kitchen so I had Hallie at the counter painting with her watercolor set. (the old school type where you dip your paint brush in the water and then choose your color.) This kept her attention longer than any toy she has in her room. After a while she asks me for more water. Looking at her cup of murky purple water, I notice it is getting low, so I just topped it off. Seconds later she’s holding her cup and asks for more water. I look at the counter for a spill, nothing. Nothing on the floor either. I asked where the water went. She looks at me confused. I asked if she was thirsty and replied, “Yes, I want more water.” “Did you drink the purple water?” “Yes, can I have more water please.”
Oh man! But it got me thinking, they should make a paint set that’s flavored like Kool-Aid so when you dip your brush in the purple and dip it back in the cup, you now have grape flavored water. Unfortunately, Hallie just had the normal paint set, I’m sure it’s not toxic!
she says and does some of the funniest things and I am so glad you document it all! It was fun to run into you at wal-mart (aka: the hellish store) and see Hallie in person. Such a cutie. And, you look amazing and not even ready to have a baby soon.
Random thing…I'm sure your sister Kaytlin thinks I'm the biggest weirdo now, but I found out she is dating a friend of mine's younger brother and then I saw her eating with her girlfriend at Fiesta, so I had to go over and tell her how awesome I thought that was. She was probably thinking, "I have no idea who you are-you are so strange!" Anyway, I think it's awesome because you have a great family and Tyson's family is great, etc… Anyway, have a fantastic day!
That is one precious little girl! Love that story…and the onion tears – my girls are constantly concerned about those watery eyes when I cut onions. What a sweetheart!
hope you are feeling great!
Can you post the famous salsa recipe please??!! I've been dying for some of your mom's salsa!!
That is so cute!