Monday, March 9, 2009

Classic Summer

Yesterday we were backing out of our parking spot after lunch when Summer noticed this rather dirty pick-up truck. 

So, what do you suppose our imaginative little one's question was? Well, I won't waste your time... you'd never guess it anyway.

Here ya go: 

"Is that - (long pause) - peanut butter on that car?"

Of course. [ :-) ]

Sorry, I know these stories may get a little old for some, but they are priceless to me.  

31 comments:

su said...

I agree with you. Those are priceless moments. And by writing it down you have a better chance of remembering them in the years to come. Thank you for letting us smile with you.

Jess said...

They don't get old Greg! I love coming to your blog and seeing random, fun, hilarious "Summer sayings." They crack me up!

I leave for Africa in a couple weeks. agh! I can't wait, and am super excited!

Have a blessed week!

Townsends said...

I love the funny things kids say!!

Tina and Todd said...

It is so awesome that you treasure every precious moment! As you know - they can be gone quickly.
Praying for you both.

Kim said...

And you know her little brain was thinking about how it must taste too ;)

daniella said...

You're absolutely right; these stories are priceless. Gotta love the way kids see things in this world!

sheila said...

LOL, peanut butter, that is a good one. Where do their mind's get that? My 1.5 yr old shortens all his words. Peanut Butter has now become 'but'. Yep, that is a great one; he'll stand in the kitchen yelling 'but' for some peanut butter on a spoon. The other day I gave him some crackers w/ pb and some fruit. His sister grabbed some of his fruit in which he thought it was his pb and began yelling 'MY BUT, MY BUT...' Really it was just too funny. Keep the stories coming they really do lighten the day. In God's Love, sheila

The Thornton Family said...

Love it! I mean, really, what else could it be? :)

Stacey in Missippi

Julie d. said...

NO WAY do these stories get old!! Some days that's what keeps us all going...things our kids say or do! No matter how old they are. These are difficult days and you need all the joy, happiness and laughs that you can get!! Enjoy them!! SHE IS PRICELESS!!!!!!

Love in Christ, Julie Doody

KK said...

Yummy, they know a good thing when they see it:)
L.O.V.E. kid stories! They are priceless moments I treasure.
Loving athletics like you do, please read this post sometime:
http://kkskreations.blogspot.com/2009/03/who.html
Kids do say the 'darndest' things!
Blessings to your family today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Blameless said...

What an adorable story! It does kind of look like peanut butter, doesn't it? It was great to have a picture to see what she was seeing!

I wrote about a special story in my blog today. You may get a kick out of it.

http://paidforinfull.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
Sarah

Alice said...

They don't get old! They're hilarious. She's so funny, and it's great that you're writing them down...it's the kind of thing you probably wouldn't remember next year, so you'll be glad you did.

Happy Mama said...

How funny! Little kids are blessed with thoughts that us adults no longer get! I love the image of a big truck splashing through peanut butter, of all things! Thanks for sharing, it made me laugh out loud this morning!

Anonymous said...

How adorable! These are the times that one might wish for little ones to stay young. The things they think of are absolutely priceless.

Anna said...

I wish I was better at documenting all the funny things my kids say!

Anonymous said...

Never old! I wish I could write down all my little has said too!
She is adorable! I wish I still had that innocence again.

King J's Queen said...

Priceless! Enjoy those moments.

Ang said...

Love it!

Wife, mother...and now a grandma! said...

The stories never get old....children are always a blessing and what joy they give to us!! I wish I had written down more of the things my kids said, although I remember the "big" ones....I know there were so many more cute little ones....I pray for you and your entire family...and I thank God for the joy HE shares with you through your own little blessing called Summer!

Paige said...

That is great...my 3 year old started crying when her babysitter said she wanted to paint her toes hot pink...Caroline thought it would burn her! :)

Michelle Ferguson said...

That was quite funny. I think everyone can appreciate the "insights" that kids offer us in life :) Keep them coming!

jo barnhill said...

Priceless!!!! Now that I know her personality - it fits. She is a gift.
Praying that today will be a joyful day in Jesus.

StephanieU74 said...

Summer sayings do not get old; she is just priceless. I LOVED this story! Reminds me of my 21 month old niece, the most verbal of my 3 toddler nieces, whose newest words are "Hosanna" and "Hallelujah" and you just never know when she's going to yell them... at some unusual moments, like adults talking about cars breaking down and lots of money to fix them!

I am remembering that Luke's birthday is in the middle of this month sometime... I am praying for you & Nicole through this difficult milestone.

Holly said...

I love those little moments. My daughter is 7 and she really comes up with some doozies. Check out my latest post. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

As an elementary guest teacher, I hear these kinds things all the time. They make me laugh. Write them down and the where you were and how it came about. Summer will look at them one day and laugh herself.

Anonymous said...

Summer is a cutie and her words are priceless.
I've been reading your blog for months but I cannot recall if I've ever left you a comment.
Thanks for taking the time to express your heart and share your days.
Praying for you and yours!

In His Amazing Love and Joy!
Sue in TN

April said...

Greg,
I just stumbled upon your blog via Bring the Rain, and was reading through your previous posts. I was in shock when I read one of your Thanksgiving blogs about your sisters church, Presque Isle Wesleyan in Maine. I know one of the pastors there...he was my youth pastor when I was in high school. I just thought it was a small world that of all the churches in Maine, it woudl be the same one. How cool. Anyway, thank you for your story and your openness about your loss and your life in general. Thanks for sharing!

Julie D. said...

Just wanted to let you both know that I am thinking of you, especially these days as they will be very difficult!! I will be praying for peace and grace for you both!!

Love in Christ, Julie Doody

Anonymous said...

Certainly praying for God's strength and peace to be evident on the morrow.
May God bless all of you today and in the days ahead, as you remember your son, Gregory Luke Sponberg.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, Nicol, and Summer with Luke's upcoming birthday- praying that God will hold you tightly yet gently in His wings... and cover you with His feathers.

God is using your painful experience to minister to us.... to show us what it means to cling to Him despite circumstances that would, humanly speaking, push us further from Him. Thank you for your example of walking by faith.. not by sight.

Take Care~
Annise

Deborah said...

Was this truck sitting in Franklin, TN? I made my son wash off all the "peanut butter" he had drove through with my white car this weekend. I'm ready for sunshine!