Friday, September 28, 2012


Scene: Eva is eating an apple

Eva: me go apple picking, me go apple picking
Mommy: do you remember going apple picking?
E:no.... There is a tractor there!
M: right!
E: me go on the tractor?
M; sorry, no, we can just ride in the wagon.
E: you go on the tractor?
M: nope
E: (holds up apple) can the apple go on the tractor?

My silly, sweet girl.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spiderman to the rescue

Scene: Noah has his spiderman mask on and wants to save us

For example:

Daddy: help help spiderman!
N: (runs in)
D: a giant octopus is attacking our boat
N: (pretends to shoot webs) I webbed him!
Everyone: thank you spiderman!! (spiderman runs off)

Then this happened...

Eva: help help spiderman!!
N: (runs in)
E: there's a chicken in the bath!!
N: awwww. Superman can take care of that (runs off)

May all of our problems be limited to a chicken in the bath :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Max allows Noah to pet her pretty regularly nowadays. She doesn't love him as much as she loves Chad, but there's time...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Good morning from the forest

Another conversation with Eva before I got her out of her crib this morning :

E: we in the forest
E: there's a big big elephant
M: oh my
E: there's a big big crocodile
M: oh
E: me no scared (shrugs and shakes head)
M: you're not scared? That's good.
E: no, NOAH no scared
M: oh ok. Was this a dream?
E: ... (looks up with absolutely no understating of my question)

Then I picked her up and we turned off her clock, and he declared "I turn my clock off," which may be her first correct use of "I" and "my" in the same sentence. Big morning.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shofar, so good.

Noah says: Happy new year everybody!

 Eva says: anything you can do I can do better.

 Mommy says: I am looking for openings in a trombone choir for the 2025-2028 timeframe.

 May you all have a sweet and blessed new year.

Friday, September 14, 2012

A few snippets

Noah, standing on the climber in the back yard:

N: this is a doctor's office
Mommy: oh. Excuse me doctor, I don't feel well
N: what doesn't feel well?
M: my tummy hurts
N: did you eat orange peels
M: yes!
N: you aren't supposed to eat orange peels.
M: oh
N: do you feel better now?
M: no, my tummy still hurts
N: hmmmm. Maybe you should go see that other doctor over there (points to Eva) an she can figure out what's wrong with you.
M: wow. You are pretty much prepared to go into medicine.


I go into Eva's room this morning, and she stands up in her crib:
E: mommy, you going to work today?
M: I am. Do you know what you ate going to do?
E: *thinks* I going to play with toys with Noah
M: good plan


Eva, at breakfast, when Chad comes in:
E: look daddy! Me eating a waffle for breakfast and syrup, one, two (counts the two sections of her plate with syrup on them)
C: wow

Did I also mention Eva can count to 13?