Friday, November 30, 2007

thank you, Dr. Daddy, for our 3-yr old's vocabulary

So there we are, happily grocery shopping and L. is--yes, you guessed it--talking. On and on and on. And I just tune her out half the time. Well, like 3/4 of the time. And she says, "come this way, Mommy, come this way" trying to pull me and the cart down an aisle where we do not need to go. So I try to brush her off and carry on, but she keeps insisting and I keep saying no, until finally she can't keep back the tears and throws herself down to the ground sobbing, and pointing at a big poster by the cereal aisle: "But Mommy, I just want to show you Spongebob's uvula!"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

more sayings, by L.

trying to console BR.: "It's ok, BR, it's ok to suck your thumb."

We often talk about L.'s future. When she's 5, she'll go to school, when she's 8 she can go on that roller coaster, etc. Today she asked: "Mommy, how old will I be when I can fly?"

"Mommy, why do bears eat with their hands?"
Because they don't know how to use forks.
"Well, didn't anyone tell them?"

new tricks

In addition to sucking his thumb and drooling on everything, BR also knows how to "wave" and say "hi"! (more like "ha", actually). He is VERY proud of this, it's pretty hilarious; he just beems when we praise him.
He also "crawls" around, although he's not really using his knees, but just throws himself forward with his arms outstretched. A better description is provided by his biggest sister: earlier this evening, I called to L. from where I was in the other room for a report on what he was doing, to be sure he wasn't getting into trouble: "He's ok, Mommy, he's just doing his push-ups!"

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Friday, November 23, 2007

frazeksty--an update

For all monster fans out there, I have some new facts to report about our friend Mr. Frazeksty. I have recently been informed that:
- he is sometimes a monster, and sometimes an airplane
- he is six years old.
- therefore he goes to school.
- what school? why, Chinese school, of course.
- he likes to hang out with turkeys, and also enjoys riding on schoolbuses, preferrably yellow ones.
- he and L. and turkeys at times ride on schoolbuses together.
- and perhaps most important: he has toes.
here we are at the local 'turkey trot'. L. was so disappointed that we didn't let her run, but she has NOT been keeping up with the training schedule we laid out for her...
After the race she ran up to me to say, "Oh Mommy, I'm so proud of you!!" So she was coached a bit by Daddy, who cares, I still thought it was the cutest.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Meet the monster who lives in our bathroom. He has one eye, has a purple face and green hair, seven (silly) arms and four (crazy) feet. I am told that he is not at all scary but rather is "so friendly." He spells his name M-O-O-N-A-D-I-B, pronounced "frah-zek-sty". I asked for a visual representation (that's him on the left, under a cloud):

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

you can do it, BR!

umm... guess you can't.

Friday, November 9, 2007

trick or treat

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

more fun in colorado

see anything you recognize, theresa...?

first halloween

fall leaves

we went to Colorado for a week and hung out with
Aunt Kay & Uncle Dave, some of Mom's cousins,
grandpa Tom and... rockin' cousin P-Roc! He and his mom
surprised us, catching a last-minute flight to Denver for
the weekend. We're pretty sure he and L. thought they
had found heaven in the Landons' backyard.

Top 10 reasons why L. can't fall asleep at night, in her own words

  1. "I need some water."
  2. "I need some more water."
  3. "I can't find my blankie."
  4. "Those clothes are on the rocking chair."
  5. "I need to see Jupiter with Daddy."
  6. "B.R. is sleeping."
  7. "A. is sleeping."
  8. "I have an idea."
  9. "I have a nother nidea."
  10. "There are too many boogers in my nose."

Monday, November 5, 2007