Saturday, November 28, 2009

My House--Full of Boys

I heard Isaac say to Theron and Charlie, "Guys! Come into the front room if you want to see who can do the most dangerous thing. Alright Charlie show us what's dangerous."

Burke is notorious for dumping things such as a newly opened Cheerios box, books from the book shelf, or in this case an entire box of cheese crackers. Do his brothers come to tell me or try to clean up the mess? Nope. They just join in the fun. Good thing they were eating off of a freshly mopped floor.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Aunt Allee

My sister Allee came to visit. I love how my boys never forget to call her AUNT Allee. Though with Charlie it becomes something that sounds more like Antaly. It was fun to have her here and we can hardly wait until her next visit.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"What's that?"

Me: "Theron, tell me about this art work."
Theron: "It's my self portrait."

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Love and Logic Success or Backfire?

Charlie: "Mom choose a car."
Me: "Charlie, I'm vacuuming right now."
C: "Mom, choose a car."
M: "I can't right now."
"Choose a car mom!"
M: "Charlie, I don't want to."
C: "Mom, choose a car. Which one?
Do you want this car or this car? Either one is fine with me."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


We took he boys and two friends to the bowling alley...then we went to bed.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Yesterday it was noodles. Today it was dried apples.

He has moved beyond emptying my entire dresser every morning while I am in the shower. He mastered the heaviest drawer in the house today.

This afternoon Burke hauled this stool around the house to where ever he wanted to explore but couldn't. He settled on this drawer full of everything that doesn't have a place. I was ecstatic to have caught him when I did. A few minutes later I would have been picking up pencil shavings, pennies, notebooks, and half eaten glue sticks from off of the floor. (Note the garbage can on top of the counter.)

I moved the stool far away but came back in the kitchen to find Charlie on the counter (in his underwear) getting into the Halloween candy. His sidekick Burke with a glass in his hand only inches away from a very sharp butcher's knife. (Note to those taking photos of small children: Never take a photo of a baby with a glass in hand using your flash. Startled baby...dropped glass.)