Thursday, April 30, 2009

Guess What This Is

All drawing, colors, pocket-folds, and strategically placed back-pack wrinkles are the sole property of Aiden, age 6.75.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Don't Need It

Sarah and Aiden were pulling in to Winco for some grocery shopping on the day the store was having their "Open 24-Hours" sign replaced - and had half the parking lot blocked off:
  • Sarah: What are they doing up there?
  • Aiden (6.5): I don't know, but it's probably something they don't need.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

On Marriage, Not Ambiguity

  • Aiden (6.5): Mom, does the Bible say you have to be married to live together?
  • Sarah: Well, basically, yes.
  • Aiden: So if two people live together and don't get married, it must mean that they don't like each other very much.
  • Sarah: That sounds about right.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Not Bragging

Sarah took the kids to the park with a friend. I asked Aiden about it later that night.
  • Robert: Hey dude, did you have fun at the park?
  • Aiden: Yeah.
  • Robert: What was your favorite thing?
  • Aiden: Hanging out with Gabriella.
  • Robert: Who's Gabriella?
  • Aiden: She's four years-old. I'm six-years old...but I don't have to brag about it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Easter Post Holiday Wrap-Up

I guess it's appropriate to get candy and goodies on the occasion to end Lent. At least there's a Bible "strategically" left in the background!

Other than that, these are pretty self-explanatory photos.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lotion Commercial

In the car, Aiden is looking at his skin:
  • Aiden (6.5): I'm in need of some lotion.
  • Sarah: Why?
  • Aiden: My skin is looking old - I've got dead skin everywhere.

Later, in the car again:

  • Sarah: I wish I had some lotion right now.
  • Robert: Too bad, there was a new bottle of Aveeno back there.
  • Aiden: Yeah because it makes your skin look younger!
  • Robert: Where'd you hear that?
  • Aiden: On TV.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bad Hair Day

Picking up Aiden from school today I overheard a boy say to the teacher:

"Aiden's sister is having a bad hair day. And his dad isn't having a hair day at all!"

The alleged bad hair:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Communion Gluttony

At Pearl Church, where we covenant as members, there is a line for communion where the bread is gluten-free so that those with wheat allergies can still take communion. It's also the same line as the grape juice - and since Aiden is now taking communion with us we stand in this line.

This past sunday I whispered to Sarah while we were approaching the bread and cup:
  • Robert: This is the gluten-free bread line.
  • Sarah: (Screws up her brow to communicate my inappropriate timing) Mmhmm.

After church:

  • Robert: Why did you look at me funny when I told you about the gluten-free bread in the grape juice line? That's why the bread tastes so different.
  • Sarah: Gluten free? Oh, I thought you said "glutton-free"!
  • Robert: (Imagining grabbing all the bread and drinking all the wine off the plate in line during church) Well, it is "glutton-free" too - especially considering it's the end of Lent.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday Rock Star

At the end of explaining what Palm Sunday means:
  • Robert: ...So that's why you're going to wave palm branches in church today.
  • Aiden: Like people did for Jesus in Jerusalem?
  • Robert: Yes, and they cheered.
  • Aiden: So, Jesus was a rock star!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Of Mythical Figures And Friends

  • Aiden (6.5): Dad! My tooth came out!
  • Robert: Sweet! Don't lose it. (He later lost it anyway.)
  • Aiden: Is the Tooth Fairy real?
  • Robert: What do you think?
  • Aiden: Probably not.
  • Robert: Then what is real to you?
  • Aiden: A girl at school says Santa Claus isn't real.
  • Robert: Do you believe her?
  • Aiden: I don't know, she's not a friend.

Friday, April 3, 2009

How To Clean A Floor

This floor is filthy.

Come on Dad, that floor won't swiff itself!