Sunday, November 8, 2009

why i'm ok with PBS

mom is brushing raya's teeth

raya sunshine: did you get my front incisors? 

Thursday, October 29, 2009


mom gets a bloody nose

raya sunshine: OH NO! mama, your BRAIN!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

salad bar

mom doesn't like chewing gum. it grosses her out...
raya has her fist clenched tight

raya sunshine: i got some salad in my hand mom, can i eat it?

mommy: let's see it first.

raya opens her hand and there is a piece of gum in it.

raya sunshines: see mom, salad. gooooooood for me!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

falling in love

mom is sitting cross legged on the floor. raya throws her arms around mom's neck and pushes her to the ground and plants a kiss on her.

raya sunshine: mommy, we were just falling in love!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

since we're talking disney

mom is scolding raya, and this rubs raya's fur the wrong way...

raya sunshine: quit yelling, mommy. DIS honor! dishonor on YOU! dishonor on your COW!!!!

i think we've watched mulan one too many times.


mom is trying to get raya to sing with her

look at this stuff, isn't it neat?
wouldn't ya think my collection's complete,
wouldn't ya think i'm a girl, a girl who has
what does she have, raya?

raya sunshine: *sigh* a FORK, mommy.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

are you kidding me?

raya is in the shower.  mommy peeks around the shower curtain to see how she's doing...

raya sunshine: mommy, go AWAY! it's MY LIFE!

Monday, June 8, 2009

scary story

daddy: raya, can you tell me a scary story?

raya sunshine: once upon a time there was a marshmellow, and he said "BOO!"

many faces

Sunday, May 31, 2009

what does raya think of your head...really?

we are having a snack with our cousin paige at the park.
raya looks over at her for a few seconds ....
raya sunshine: you got a really BIG head...

daddy just gave himself a haircut
rayasunshine: your head is NAKED!

Monday, May 25, 2009

shoo shoo II

i just found out that shoo shoo means pee pee in polish.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

crazy nerd

mom: RAYA! you are driving me CRAZY, you are on my LAST NERVE!

raya sunshine: i AM NOT a crazy nerd!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

no longer a princess...

raya likes to help mom make up stories...

mom: once upon a time there was a beautiful...
raya sunshine: princess...
mom: and she lived in a...
raya sunshine: tower!
mom: that's right, and her name was...
raya sunshine: raya!
mom: and her name was raya, and one day--
raya: WAIT! i not a princess! i a freakin' fire breathin' dragon!
mom: oh, wow, really?
raya sunshine: RAWR!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

shoo shoo

apparently raya sunshine now has an imaginary friend....
he is a goblin...she met him under a bridge...he now lives in her room...he is green.

his name is shoo shoo, and he fits in the palm of her hand.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

the pancake popular demand

mom and raya are making pancakes.  mom looks over at raya

mom: wanna help me flip?

raya falls on her tummy with her arms and legs spread out.

raya sunshine: (whispering) SHHHHHHHH! i am a pancake.

Monday, March 16, 2009

and the word of the day is....

raya is playing and jumps up and falls on her head..

raya sunshine: oh man, i schwunked!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


mom and dad are arguing and raya is reading a book when she stands up and puts her arms in the air...

raya sunshine: HEY! QUIT WHINING!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

think she likes fairy tales?

mom and raya painted raya's fingernails.

raya sunshine: i'm a pretty princess!

mom: yes, but you'd be a pretty princess even if you're nails weren't painted!

raya sunshine: please may i live in a tower?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

if i say it, then she may believe it!

as i'm coming into the kitchen i hear rustling coming from the snack cupboard.

mom: where are you raya?

i find her with a handful of chocolate chips

raya sunshine: i'm not right here!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

i am a pancake

thanks to endless inspiration from a sweet little one, and constant nagging from a beloved sister in law, here it is...the one stop shop for all things raya.  the funny, the cute, and the somtimes exaggerated for dramatic effect.  just kidding.  

the story that started it all...

raya sunshine : "i'm gonna huff an a puff an a blow your house down!" (breathes deeply in and out).
"mommmmm, you need to fall over!"
mom:      "Oh, sorry" (falls over)
raya sunshine:  (standing over mom pointing finger) "i'm coming back for you later, PIIIIIIIG!"