Friday, July 31, 2009

Where's Daddy?

I've been in Chicago on business.
  • Chloë (23mos): Daddy work.
  • Sarah: Daddy's in Chicago.
  • Aiden (7): Say, "Daddy's in Chicago!"
  • Chloë: Daddy Cago!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Toddlers and Sushi Bars...

...don't mix.

They can't resist grabbing the plates off as they circulate by - you'll have to buy stuff you didn't intend to. You've been warned.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

That Dude

There's a neighbor who mows and waters his lawn all the time. Several times per day. Outside, mowing, watering, repeating (frankly, I don't even know what he does for money, unless someone pays him to take care of his own lawn). Even early in the morning when we drive away for the day.
  • Aiden (7): That dude is always watering his lawn!

Monday, July 20, 2009


  • Robert: Chloë, let's count!
  • Chloë (23 mos): One, two, free, two, free, two, free, eleben, YAYYY!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

TV Debaters

While watching two commentators talk about the issues of the day on TV:
  • Aiden (7): The lady is way madder than the man.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Discriminating Age

While watching Ghostbusters II on TV, the actress on-screen could not have been more than 35 years-old:

  • Aiden: Why is she so old?
  • Robert: She's not old!
  • Aiden: ...
  • Robert: Well, how old do you think she is?
  • Aiden: 13
  • Robert: ...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good Kraut

Eating the world-class lunch of champions yesterday - Costco polish dogs:
  • Robert: The sauerkraut is a little dry today.
  • Aiden (7): Don't worry about the kraut. The kraut is good.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Song

As she was carrying her little plate, ever-so-carefully concentrating on not letting the solitary animal cracker slide off, little Chloë (22 mos) sang the tune of the "Happy Birthday Song"...

Happy, happy - to, to
Happy, happy - to, to...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Strong Girl

Aiden and his friend were running up to his room and accidentally knocked little Chloë down. She brushed herself off like it was nothing.
  • Aiden: Sorry Chloë! Are you ok?
  • Friend: Wow, she's strong!
  • Aiden: Yeah, she probably drinks Muscle Milk!