After an earlier talk about being a good sport when you win
Janssen: Okay, if you win this game, how are you going to act?
Ella: I’ll say “You did a good job! I was just a little better.”
While packing up all the girls’ clothing before we left North Carolina, I found some brand-new infant sleepers Ani never wore (how does that even happen?)
Janssen: I hope we have another girl so that I can use these someday.
Ella: Yeah, if we have a boy next, he’ll just have to be naked.
I texted my dad to ask for help getting the garage door to open, but then figured it out before he had a chance to reply
Ella: What are you doing?
Janssen: Just texting Grandad
Ella: Are you telling him, “I don’t need you”?
Watching Beauty and the Beast during the part where the Beast rages at Beauty for locking herself in her room
Ella: When is it going to get to the loving part?
After reading a big stack of books together
Ella: Okay, now let’s color until our fingers hurt.
In the middle of the night, moaning incoherently from her room
Janssen: [whispering] Do you need to go to the bathroom?
Ella: [in a suddenly loud, cheerful voice] You guessed it!
Coming down the stairs during quiet time
Ella: What is that amazing smell that smells like popcorn?
Janssen: Um. . . popcorn.