Sunday, March 24, 2013

Engineers of tomorrow

Helping Saba with the vacuum

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Marriage rules

Conversation on the way into swimming today:

N: mommy, will you still be my mom when I'm a grown-up?
M: of course!
N: *thinks* Can I marry you when I grow up?
M: nope
N: *thinks*
M: honey, I'll always be your mom, even when you're a grown-up. Just like how Grammy is still my mom and I'm a grown up.
N: *thinks*. Can I marry Grammy when I'm a grown-up?
M: nope. If you decide to get married you have to pick someone who's not in your family.
N: why?
M: that's just the way getting married works
N: did God make it that way?
M: um, excellent question.

And then I said a silent prayer of thanks that we reached the changing room and he got distracted.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


N: we are the best cookers ever! Look at all the things we need: sugar, olives, jellybeans

Daddy: those are black beans, not jelly beans

N: ok, olives, soup, rice, sugar, olives and black beans

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More sledding

We got two feet of slow last week, and Noah took advantage to continue his mastery of the sled jump

Eva only went down on the sled once and then decided it wasn't for her.  But she did still enjoy the hill...


Nothing says March like a few feet of snow and and afternoon of sledding...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Little gift

Noah made a picture for Eva and listening to them discuss it is about the cutest thing ever.

N: do you like what I made you?
E: yes! I like it a lot!!
N: look at the rainbow here!
E: and look at all the pretty jewels!
N: do you think that says "Noah?"
E: yeaaaah!

(Both scamper off)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


When visiting our friends we lost three out of four children, then discovered them hiding in a closet upstairs reading a book with a flashlight. It was pretty adorable.


Monday, March 4, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy and Angry faces

I went in to check on Noah after putting him to bed, and found him standing quietly at his desk working on this:

Description by the artist:

Look at this guy! (the one on the bottom) He's angry. Look at his sharp teeth! And his fingers and his sharp claws! And this one is happy (upper left)! And look at this one too!! (middle)