Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No Lion

I am taking the boys to the zoo today for Free Zoo Day.

I just heard Gordon say to Ellis, "Let's not get too close to the lions, OK Ellis?"

Ellis said, "Yeah. If we get too close to the Lions they will eat us. Right Gordon?"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I was starting a new book to read to Mia. She looked at it for a minute and then asked, "Where is the Table of Continents?"


Gordon came running in after playing outside, with the joy on his face that only a child can have, and said, "Mom. It is raining snow. Did you know that? It is!"

I said, "It is raining snow? That is cool!"

If possible, his face was more elated and he said, "yeah!" and ran back out to play.

Uncle Jordan

Jared and Mia were talking about Poptropica and Jared suggested a plot to the story to Mia then he said, "Would you like that, Mia? Wouldn't that be cool?"

Mia said, "That is easy to do. All we have to do is ask Uncle Jordan and he will make it for us."

Monday, January 25, 2010


A couple nights ago Ellis got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. We were both pretty sleepy. I helped him pull up his pants and underwear and told him to wash his hands.

Ellis started crying and said, "I don't like being in jail."

It turns out that when I pulled up his pants, I didn't pull them up far enough and his "little boy part" was under the elastic - in jail.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mario Bros.

Jared is fully immersed in anything Mario Bros. Today on the way home from school Jared had this to say, "Too bad the world isn't like the Mario world. There would be a lot more villains but we could have super stars that would make us invincible if anyone tried to get us."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Race Car Driver

The other day Seth was driving us someplace and I thought his technique was questionable so I made a comment. I short while later Gordon said, "Mom. I don't think moms know how to drive around very fast. Did you know that?"

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Little Pickle

Jared has a friend in his class named Cole. Cole's little brother, Spencer, is in Mia's class. On the way to school today Mia said, "The boys in Jared's class like to call me 'Little Pickle'. Cole likes to call me 'Little Pickle' so I chased him."

I laughed a little and told her, "That will show him!" She said, "Yeah. He is SO scared of me now!"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bad Dream

Gordon woke me up at 3:00 this morning. I heard him whisper, "Mom. Mom." I asked him what was wrong and he said, "I just had a bad dream. Just one bad dream. I love you Mom."

I asked him if he wanted me to hug him and he said yes. Then he hugged me, said goodnight and went back to bed.

Mr. Nobody

Lately when I ask the kids, "Who left toys on the floor?" I get the response that "Mr. Nobody did it." Mr. Nobody has been in BIG trouble lately.

Today in the car Gordon and Ellis were talking about Mr. Nobody. Ellis said, "Mr. Nobody doesn't play!"

I said, "What does Mr. Nobody do? Does he just write on the walls and dump the toys all over the floor and make a mess?"

Gordon said, "No. That's just what WE do!" He later recanted that statement and said it was actually Mr. Nobody that did all those naughty things.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Tonight at dinner Gordon told me, "Mom. Sometimes when I'm happy I get tears in my eyes. But I'm not crying."


Gordon looked out the window and saw the sun rise. He asked, "Why is the sky pink? Is the volcano going to explode?"

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Things

Ellis has been saying the same prayer every day. I tried to talk to him about saying new things in his prayer. Now when he says his prayers he says all the same things he used to but has added, "please help us have new things today."