Monday, September 29, 2008

Devin has a friend...

Devin has a friend who lives up the street. She's actually old enough to be his grandma, but he loves her. So, I will call them friends.

Devin likes to do jobs for his friend, from crushing boxes to feeding the bluebirds to whatever it is that she calls a job. He just loves to spend time with her.

He always brings something home from his friend's house. Lately, it's been grape tomatoes and juice.

He saw her twice last week, so there was a lot of talk surrounding this friend for about 2 days. Here are some highlights:

"When I grow up, I'm going to move in with my friend. I will buy her juice."

"I will only do jobs for my friend, not for you."

"I think my friend will ask me to move in with her."

Somehow, I think he wants to marry her. In general, the fact that she has a husband isn't a problem. He doesn't think she'll mind two. But, when I asked what if she does mind having two husbands, this was his answer.

"It's OK. I think he will sintegrate."

I thought I probably knew what he meant by sintegrate, but I asked him to clarify, anyway. He said it meant,

"Gone. Dead."

I shared a lot of what he said about his friend to his friend. I kept that one little bit about her husband sintegrating to myself, though. It seemed a little too "fatal attraction" for a soon to be 4 year old...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A shoestring

Today, my children fought over a shoestring.

A shoestring.

A shoestring...


Saturday, September 13, 2008


"How many vowels are in my, name, Mom?" Trevor asked.

I spelled his name and said that E an O are vowels so he has two vowels in his name.

"Oh," he said. Then, he added, "the understanding kind, not the letter kind."

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


We went to Hershey Park over Labor Day Weekend. It was big fun! We got lots of good photos. Feel free to browse them on our Family Photos page. But, we got a series of photos that were especially good and tell a particularly good story about Devin and what he does when he's told to smile...

This was a one time opportunity family self portrait. Daddy said, "SMILE!" and

Devin held his nose!

We got three pictures of the boys with the Hershey Bar. This is actually the best one. Daddy said, "SMILE!" and

Well, just see for yourself what Devin decides to hold...

But, this is classic Devin. We got the boys these uber cute paper hats and decided to take their picture in front of Chocolate world for posterity, and...

Daddy said, "SMILE!" and

Devin hides his eyes...

Daddy said, "SMILE!" and

Devin runs towards the camera and the picture taker for a big hug (Jolly-o, I say! says Trevor in the background as he marches to the beat of his own internal drum...)

Daddy said, "SMILE!" and

Devin rocks out while Trevor contemplates his younger brother rocking out!

Daddy said, "SMILE!" and


Daddy said, "SMILE!" and

They don't really do it again. Would you like to see Devin pull his shorts up, though??