Monday, November 30, 2009

New Videos

They aren't fantastic. I took them with my phone. They really ought to be edited before I share. No one was harmed during the making of these videos.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Permanent stick

Because we won't be with them for christmas, mom and dad had Christmas at Thanksgiving for us. Vikki's girls and little Miss Jaci also got to partake in the early Christmas bounty. They each got a HUGE peppermint stick in their stockings. And Trevor has been reading absolutely everything lately although he gets some words wrong.

Suffice it to say, he was more than a little intrigued to get started on his permanent stick.

And also, to use it as a weapon and/or drumstick.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

van truck

Devin: "can we get on that truck?"

"Would the truck notice if we got on that truck?"

Thursday, November 26, 2009

picture it

It's a cool, but not too cool, fall day.

4 kids. 2 boys, 2 girls.

3 scooters, 1 skateboard.

Adults chit-chatting while the kids zoom around the park on their wheels.

Oldest boy zooms by the vaguely neglectful adults saying, "Jena fell on her own!"

Zoom to Jena who had indeed fallen hard. Scraped hands and knees. Lots of tears. We don't really know what happened. But Trevor had little to nothing to do with it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Spirit?

Trevor has been finicky lately. I'm actually a little concerned. He won't eat things that he thinks he'll choke on. He choked once on a piece of candy, and he wants to avoid the experience all together going forward. He also won't eat things he doesn't like. So, if we eat at home, he'll eat tacos, and that's about it. I've been making these fabulous new meatballs, and forget about it. He won't eat them.

So, he was picking at dinner tonight, like he's been doing for the last few months, and he was talking about how he really likes honey on his rice. The sauce over the beef and vegetables had a little honey in it, so I asked if he wanted more sauce. He didn't really answer. So, I asked if he wanted a little honey on his rice. Still, he didn't really give me a clear answer. So, I asked if I could do anything at all to make his dinner better.

"Well, I'd like a turkey leg," he deadpanned. Except he didn't know he was deadpanning. He just really wanted a turkey leg.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oh, sit.

Sometimes, kids will talk strangely. Both boys went through an odd "L" phase. I couldn't explain why it was weird, but I didn't like it. And, I tried to make them stop. Because I didn't like it.

Then, last week, they were going through a phase where they replaced "sh" for the "s" sound.

Then, they told Boots to sit.

Hilarity. Ensued.

Then, I asked them to stop because it's not appropriate to tell your dog to sh-tay or to sh-it.

When they asked why they couldn't say sh-it, I told them it was because it was a naughty word for poop. And, that was that. Or, so I thought.

The next day, Devin tried again. He told Boots to sh-tay. Sh-tay. Sh-tay! Then, he said, "mom, what is that other word for poop?"

I didn't tell him.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Devin saw the devil

On the day before Halloween, riding in the car, Devin looked out the window and saw the Devil. he was red and had horns. I didn't see him, and I thought that maybe it was just a guy in a costume. But, Devin said it was really the Devil. So, the Devil does exist. Just in case you were wondering. I'm guessing he's a student at Penn State. That must be it since his permanent address is Hell and all.