I've remembered a few things I meant to post during my month gap in posting, so I'll put what I can remember here.
For a while, every time we got to a certain part of the deviation (the windy, hilly part of the Raglan road), Ember would say:
Em: Naughty girls!
Em: They paint the trees!
Me: What girls?
Em: The naughty girls, they paint the trees, they do Mama, they paint it. They naughty girls.
I never did figure that one out.
After we switched Ember to the more grown up version of the carseat, she took a little while to adjust to being lower to the seat and less firmly wedged into the seat. One day, when Charlie was driving and I was sitting next to Ember, we had this conversation:
Em: No! Charlie's make me sad!
Me: What's the matter?
Em: He fall down me.
Me: You're ok.
Em: No, Charlie make me sad, he do.
Me: Why are you sad?
Em: Because Charlie drives around!
Charlie: That's because this part of the road has corners. So I have to drive round them. But we're coming out of the cornery phase now and coming into a straight phase.
Em: (pause) I've got a face.
She makes me LOL! :)
More snippets to come as I remember them...