Wednesday, April 28, 2010


In keeping with the recent food theme on this blog...

This smoothie-in-a-wine-glass idea came about thanks to lovely people of Spain.

You are confused? Let me explain: for breakfast, it is not unusual to have your orange juice served in a wine glass if you are at a cafe, cafeteria, or apparently any old place in Spain.

So when it was "merienda" time a couple of days ago, I thought I would carry the idea over for a strawberry-banana-blackberry smoothie. (are you drooling yet? you should be!)

can't help but smile

Today L. adopted a "rolly polly" bug she found in the backyard and named it "Pegasus."

I think we might just bounce back. It seems we're ready to dive right back into hilarity once again.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"What do you say, BR?"

"Thank you!"

"Uh, no. What do you say after you burp?"

"Thanks, Burp!"

Monday, April 26, 2010

it's like bootcamp for India

You do not want to hear the details of our various illnesses over the last two weeks (seriously, you don't). I figure it's practice for our upcoming visit to India, except without the heat and with a washing machine.
But don't think we're not complaining!

We intend to return to the blog world soon, once the sense of humor has been recovered.

Monday, April 19, 2010

bread and fish

I don't always do tea party dinner or pancake dinner when Daddy is at work. Sometimes we have a proper meal.


When L. heard that we would be having fish for dinner, and that bread would also be part of the meal, she immediately exclaimed: "Oh! Like in the feeding of the 5,000!" and then she pulled out her picture Bible to show her sister: "See, A? See?"

Maybe L did not realize how unlikely it was that the 5,000 would have had brussel sprouts or orange-ginger sauce to go with the fish, but hey. I guess we're all happy with what we've got.

And BR was happy, too. He just couldn't wait to eat what he called the "beautiful dessert" so he didn't take his eyes off it for a minute.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

little stinkers

when it's time to go home after a fun time at the playground, I call for BR and he takes off running in the opposite direction. And he says "barn it" because I don't let him say "darn it."

the girls sometimes hum "it's a small world" for an hour at a time. i try to get them to stop, but they forget after about 3 seconds.

also, they've taken turns having explosive diarrhea this week. but we try not to talk about poop on this blog, so I won't mention that.

Saturday, April 10, 2010



(for stir fry tofu, I always follow these directions and it is so good.
Even the kiddos love it.)

an idea...

After a long outing in the morning, I was trying to think up something creative to keep us busy indoors for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I came up with the idea of a "games contest," and ran it by L.: "How about we play a lot of games this afternoon, and it will be a contest but we can make it so that EVERYONE will win something?" (L. is somewhat (ahem, cough) competitive. It is WAY too stressful for her to willingly enter into contests unless the outcome is, shall we say...assured from the start.)

So I suggested that she come up with some ideas for games during naptime, and I would brainstorm too, and we would put our wits together once everyone woke up.

Well, next think I knew, she had it all organized. She had made a list of nine games (she was sure to use plenty of alliteration in the titles: "Fantastic Fishing," "Reading Race," and so on...) and then laid out any materials we would need for each game. She explained the rules and then monitored everyone's compliance.

Here we are, participating in the "Coloring Contest":

She made it really fun for everyone, including herself. That's pretty easy to do, especially if you appoint yourself judge and participant, because then you get to win every single time.

bouncing castle

Don't do it, BR!

Oh, no!


Tricked you! It's just chocolate mousse yogurt.

this post brought to you by the most immature mom this side of the mississippi. (you're welcome.)

Friday, April 9, 2010

i hope that city is big enough for the two of them

When BR heard that we are going to be neighbors with cousin P for the summer and that maybe when we visit P-roc we might even be allowed to share his toys, I thought he would be excited. Silly me.

"But he might growl at me!"

Funny. I seem to remember that the other way around, BR...

L, this week

miss goose has her first loose tooth. this smile is going to change really soon...
in other news, spring break is over and it was back to school for L. this past Monday. I have noticed that it has been quieter and much calmer around here.

Hmm...those two couldn't be related, could they?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We've been cleaning out the cellar and paring down ahead of the big
move (s). We've got a lot of stuff stored in old diaper boxes.

A: "Look, Mommy! It's one of those no-raindrops-allowed signs!"

Sunday, April 4, 2010

he doesn't like baths

my favorite post

Kris, this is just the best. I have been laughing all day about it.

a goofy, I mean, happy Easter