Monday, May 7, 2012

More Mimisms

While taking her bath, she asked for "air conditioner."  At first I thought I misunderstood her (because, after all, you can't really lipread "H"), but Rachael, passing by, confirmed that she did indeed ask for AC.

Another one:  "Mom, can you check my ears with q-picks?"

Avant Garde Vegan Poetry

Matt (at dinner tonight, eyeing his bean soup suspiciously):  Mom, is there tofu in this?

Rachael (starting to giggle):  Tofu?  Tofu?

Then all the kids pick it up on the silliness and start repeating it and singing it over and over again..."Tofu....tofu....tofuuuuuuuu!" 

Rachael:  What's tofu?

Me:  It's bean curd.

Matt (perking up):  Bean curd? Bean curd? Bean currrrrrrrd? 

Brotherly Love

 In honor of Rachael's request for a Harry Potter-themed birthday celebration (what other theme would you pick for an 11th birthday???), Matt put his clay-crafting abilities to work and left this surprise for her to find when she got home from school.  She was delighted, of course.  In all the excitement, I forgot to take a picture of her appreciation. 

Friday, February 3, 2012


The kids decided that today would be a good
day to wash the cars.  Who could argue with that?  
I just hung back, ate Jelly Bellies, sipped my cappuccino, and snapped the occasional photo.  Ah, it's so nice to have kids old enough to work...but young enough to still consider it fun.  

Of course, in Storeyland, ALL work seems like fun, because we are such top-notch parents.  ;-)

Up next:  scrubbing grout with a toothbrush!  They can hardly contain their excitement.  (No, Miriam, don't use your Winnie the Pooh toothbrush.)

(p.s. could one of you expert bloggers PLEASE give me a tutorial on posting blog photos?)

Friday, January 20, 2012