Saturday, May 30, 2009

Beastly Frogs

We have a pond behind our house. It is teeming with wildlife.
  • Robert: Aiden, look at that bull frog just sitting there!
  • Aiden: Oh man, he's a BEAST!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Chloë Code

Can you guess what this means?
  • Chloë (1.5): Itsa dapper, ewwww!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sick And Sleep

This is what happens when you exhaust yourself throwing up all morning.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fish! Birds!

Who knew pet stores were so much fun! (And free.)


Done with birds...where's the fish.

Finally. Fish!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The "K" Word

  • Aiden (6.75): Mom, if we invite Jr from down the street to my birthday, we'll have to tell him that he can't swear.
  • Sarah: Uh-oh. What'd he say?
  • Aiden: *cups his hand to his mouth, secret style, and whispers* I can't say. It's bad, but it starts with a "K".
  • Sarah: A "K"? You can whisper it in my ear just this once.
  • Aiden: He said "krap".

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lightsabers In Heaven

Aiden and some boys from church were having lightsaber battles. It was evident that they had all vanquished each other by the awkward lull in the action...
  • Aidan (of the Durias clan): I guess we're all dead now.
  • Aiden (Leary): Oh man!
  • Ben (oldest and wisest): *raising his saber* Now we're battling in Heaven!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jesus Saves...

...from drowning?

Courtesy of Aiden after receiving these instructions in Sunday School: "Draw a picture of Jesus saving someone."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pigs And Ponies

Chloë's pigtails and ponytails just make me want to pick her up and squeeze her because she's so cute!

(What? Of course that's a masculine statement - nothing is more masculine that being a Daddy in love. Right?)

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Chloë (20mos) has been given lots of things from friends - her favorite among them is a book featuring Dora the Explorer (whom Chloë calls "Dowa" - she's never seen the show). She also grew into a Dora shirt someone gave us.
  • Chloë: Dowa, Daddy! Dowa.
  • Robert: You want your Dora shirt?
  • Chloë: Dowa.
  • Robert: You're not old enough to have an opinion!
  • Chloë: Dowa.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today With Dad

That smile also came courtesy of many demands for kisses every 8 minutes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Golden Ticket/Underwear

We were doing laundry and a pair of yellow underwear dropped out of the pile, only to be scooped up later by Aiden (6.75).
  • Aiden: Whoa! Somebody lost their yellow underwear!
  • Robert: Uh-oh.
  • Aiden: I found the "Golden Underwear"!

Then, sung to the tune of "I've Got a Golden Ticket" from the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie (the real one, filmed in 1971).

  • Aiden: I've got a golden underwear. I've got a golden underwear in my hands!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bell Curve Speech Patterns

When a plate of cookies is on the counter and a child sees it, they are likely to comment enthusiastically. The intonation of their voice takes on the distinct pattern of a "Bell Curve".
  • Chloë (1.5): Ceekies! ooooooOOOOOOOOOoooooohhh!

Palm Sunday bonus shots.