I can always tell when Addie is being contemplative in the back of the car. Her eyes narrow, she mumbles a bit to herself and stares out the window. She grows quiet, and then it starts…

Mom? How does Jesus make babies?

Well, there are spirits up in heaven and when a baby is put in a mom’s belly Jesus puts the spirit in the baby. Then the baby is born.

So, where’s the spirit?

It’s inside you.

Can you see it?


So you’re telling me a spirit is like a firework that sparkles on the inside?

Yes. Yes I am.

addie and i found a baby to borrow.


  1. Love that kid!

  2. oh I love her so.

  3. I love her face in this picture!

    Shocked at that wiggly lil baby!

    (And also, I am envious of those curls. Stunning!)

  4. Adorable!

  5. I love this post!

  6. That’s the most brilliant thing I’ve ever heard! Perfect description.

  7. Love it! She is soooooo cute! I hope Little Miss’ curls grow in like that!

  8. I love how little ones can make things so simple and awesome.

    Love her.

    (and you too!)

  9. Newby here to your Blog and love it! Your daughter is beauuuutiful! My daughter is 3 y.o. and has the same head of blonde curls :)) She was bald until 18 mos. old! Then one day they sprouted! I’d love if you would share your hair product recommendations please 😉 I’m still trying to find something to tame the frizzies. Thanks so much! Happy Wednesday!

  10. I love that little girl. Thanks for sharing her with me occasionally.

  11. I told my daughter something very similar. She asked me where babies came from and I told her from Heaven and God puts them in our bellies. For many nights she prayed on her knees for God to put a baby in my belly. And then finally he did and she asked how. I told her it was when I was sleeping and I didn’t feel it. She’s 7 and still believes that. And really, babies are from God and heaven so if it’s up to me, she can think that forever.

    Moosh is so stinkin cute!

  12. i love babies.


  13. Man, I love that kid.

  14. Ah, their “little” (but not so) minds, so wise.

    Yesterday Noah pondered, “I bet Jesus would love to come to church and hold Ivy sometime.”


  15. Amy in StL says:

    That is such an awesome way to describe it. Seriously. 🙂

  16. I don’t care if she’s five, I’d hire her as my babysitter.

  17. sigh…

  18. OH! I love how she thinks!

  19. That girl says the coolest things. Also, the weirdest things. I just love the way her little mind works.

  20. Beautiful comment and beautiful daughter! You are so very blessed.

  21. I don’t think they come any sweeter than that.

  22. Sherry Lane says:

    Love it, SO cute. The Moosh it beautiful!

    Sherry Lane Reply:

    @Sherry Lane, *IS

  23. Moosh is very cute… 😛

  24. Amazing! She’s so adorable.

  25. She gets her wisdom naturally.

  26. She is just awesomeness.

  27. What a wonderful, uplifting kid!

  28. Miss Moosh’s spirit sparkles on the outside too.