Saturday, November 15, 2014

The H Is Silent

Linda was reading riddles from a book and the kids and I were trying to guess the answers. She read through a couple which referenced elephants and I passively answered "elephino" to one of them, simply making reference to that popular riddle. Nobody seemed to catch on, so after Linda had read a few more I told the kids I was surprised they hadn't heard this one and asked them, "What do you get if you cross an elephant and a rhino?" They made a few wrong guesses until finally Mia, who must have heard me earlier but hadn't really processed what she heard, said, "helephino?"

Friday, November 14, 2014


I was watching Annie with the kids and we got to the part where Daddy Warbucks got Annie back and they were all so happy.  Gordon looked at me and said, "Are they going to get sealed together?"  I asked him, "What did you say?" Gordon said, "Are they going to go to the temple and get sealed?"

Friday, July 25, 2014


We went to the rodeo tonight.  The announcer said it was time to get ready for bare back.  Ellis perked up and said, "Bear Back?"

Friday, May 23, 2014

They Pay You to do That?

I have been substituting all week in Ellis' class because his teacher had knee surgery.  Yesterday I was talking to Gordon and Ellis about how I need to check in at the office so I can get paid.  Gordon stopped in his tracks and said, "Wait.  They pay you to substitute!? I always thought you did it for free!"

Ellis said, "I always thought you paid them to let you substitute."

I asked Ellis why he thought I paid them to let me substitute and he said, "Well, You are using their building."

Sickness Business

Gordon stayed home sick today. Linda was substituting, so he was instructed to call me (as my work offers more freedom) if he needed anything. I was just coming out of a meeting when I noticed I had a voice message. Here it is:

Voice Message

I guess he's all business when he calls dad at work.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Acne Agony

Mia has a small pimple in her eyebrow.  We were talking about it and Mia said, "Oh no! I have acne!" 

Gordon said, "You have agony?"

We all started to laugh and Ellis was in the back saying, "'s agny!"

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Criminal on the Loose

We received a reverse 911 call because there was a crime in Park City and the criminal has not been caught.  Jared was talking about it and Gordon was a little nervous.  Gordon said, "If it is a murderer, he can kill me in the night because I DO NOT want to feel death."  Then his eyes started to water and he ran to give me a hug.

I told him that I really didn't think he needed to worry about it, just to stay where people are and not go somewhere alone with someone he didn't know.

Then I told Jared to stop talking about it.  =)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Help Wanted

I spent the weekend at my sister's house while Jared was at Jordan's house.  When I got home I was sewing a pretty big project for cub scouts.  Gordon came in and was offering me all sorts of ideas about how to make the thing I was making. 

After a little while he said, "This is a really good way to welcome someone home!"

I said, "What is?"

Gordon said, "Helping!"