Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 8th, Aiden!

The Weekend of Birthday

On June 22nd, Aiden turned 8 years-old. The following weekend we had big plans for some partying:
  • Saturday = friends to eat icecream Clown Cones and open gifts with.
  • Sunday= drive to the Oregon Coast for camping by the beach (complete with tents and fire and s'mores).
  • Monday = explore tidepools, search out sea lions, get clam-digging and crabbing lessons from a Park Ranger (complete with "Junior Ranger" badges visible in the last photo below), culminating in a trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Before we left we told him our plans:
  • Aiden (8): It's like a weekend of birthday!

Happy Birthday, son. It was one of the most fun weekends we've ever had. You're a good boy and we love you so much. Let's do it again next year!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


While her dad was kissing her mom:
  • Chloë (2.5): Oh Mommy, Daddy loves you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tooth Fairy Computer

Continuing the theme of when the Tooth Fairy forgot him the other night:
  • Sarah: Maybe the Tooth Fairy will come tonight.
  • Aiden (7.75): Yeah, if she doesn't stay on the computer all night.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tooth Fairy Dream

We (Mom and Dad) forgot that the tooth fairy was supposed to come:
  • Aiden (7.75): *with an expectant look* Umm, the tooth fairy forgot me last night.

Then later, before bed:

  • Aiden: Chloë said she's gonna dream about Cinderella. I'm going to dream about what the tooth fairy looks like. *Again, with an expectant look*

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tooth Fairy

Upon losing another tooth and while handing it over to me with a matter-of-fact, non-ironic, expectant look:
  • Aiden (7.75): Here Dad, it's another tooth for the Tooth Fairy tonight.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Work Costume

Chloë (2.5) has a Multnomah University -branded polo shirt. It's exactly the same style I often wear on my more casual days to work.
  • Chloë: Look Daddy, I have a costume for your work too!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Bomb & The Dust Speck

By: Aiden Leary (7.75)

I can't wait to see how this story ends.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Big Reader

  • Sarah: *reading "Fox In Sox"*
  • Chloë (2.5): *listening along, yet encouraging the good reading* That's right, Mommy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Toy Aisle

With all the dolls and doll supplies:
  • Robert: There you are!
  • Chloë: I'm just looking, Daddy.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Coffee Party

Chloë (2.5) loves to have tea parties, but to get Daddy to the table, she apparently knows to change the menu up a little.
  • Chloë: Oh Daddy, you came! Sit down here. *Hands me a little mug while patting a chair big enough for me.*
  • Chloë: *pouring from a little carafe* Here Daddy, here's your coffee!
  • Robert: Mmm, thank you.
  • Chloë: *pouring and spooning from little containers* You're welcome! Here's your cream! Here's your sugar!

It was delicious.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Favorite Sport

  • Robert: Aiden, what's your favorite sport to play?
  • Aiden (7.75): Ummm...
  • Robert: Basketball, soccer, baseball...?
  • Aiden: I think I like swordplay the best.

Note: Aiden has never fenced.