Saturday, December 29, 2012


Alex:  Row, row, row your boat, carefully down the stream!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Don't Hold Your Breath

Alex stops walking halfway down the stairs...
Mama:  Alex, what are you doing?
Alex:  Waiting for the escalator!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa Pictures 2012

And a quick flashback....

Friday, December 7, 2012


Mama:  So, you know Suzy is having a baby.
Caitlyn;  Yep
Mama:  Do you think it will be a boy or a girl?
Caitlyn:  A girl, I like girls & kittens.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sisterly Love II

Caitlyn:  You'll always be my best friend.
Alex:  I know.
Caitlyn:  Say, "You'll always be my best puppy"
Alex:  You'll always be my best puppy

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sisterly Love

Alex:  Caitlyn, come here, I have something for you.
Alex walks carefully to the bookshelf and pulls down a shoebox.  With great enthusiasm...
Alex:  Ta-da!!
(an empty box!)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Mama: Happy Thursday!
Caitlyn:  Actually, you should say happy Friday!
Mama: But, it’s Thursday
Caitlyn:  Actually, it’s almost Friday.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cold Season

Mama:  Are you stuffed up?
Caitlyn:  No, my nose is just plugged!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween 2012

Mama:  Tonight we get to go trick or treating.  We're going to go to the houses and say, "trick-or-treat", and then the people will give you candy, and then you'll say, "Thank you!".
Alex:   Will you carry me?
Mama:  No.
Alex:  Oh....will you hold my hand?
Mama:  Absolutely darling.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Daddy:  Repeat after me Lex!  (Daddy starts to sing) "I can see clearly now..."
Alex:  "I see clearly now!"
Daddy:  "...the rain is gone!"
Alex: (In a tune nothing like daddy sang) "The rain is gone!"
Daddy:  "I can see all obstacles in my way!"
Alex:  "I see the popsicles in my way!!"
Daddy:  That works.

Monday, October 29, 2012

In's and Out's of language

Caitlyn (pointing to the Out Door):  Look, that sign says "IN"!

Daddy:  No, look at it again, do you see the letter "N" in it?

Caitlyn:  No.

Daddy:  Well, then how can that word make an "ENNNN" sound with no letter "N" in it?

Caitlyn:  Magic!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Best Restaurant Ever!

Caitlyn:  Welcome to my restaurant.  Here is the menu, you can see we have pizza, and sandwiches, and on the front is the drinks and on the back is the desserts.
Mama:  Thank you.
Caitlyn:  So, can I get you something to drink?
Mama:  I'll just have a glass of water please.
Caitlyn:  Well, for that you need cold water and we don't have any, so can you have something else?
Mama:  Can I have some orange juice please?
Caitlyn:  We don't have any, but I"ll check if the chef will make some for you
Caitlyn:  Here you go, the chef made you orange juice.  Have you decided what you like to eat?
Mama:  Do you have any pasta?

Caitlyn:  Well, we don't have any that we can make, but we have some leftovers, but we don't have a microwave to heat it up, so....
Mama:  Okay, then can I have pizza with ham and pineapple?
Caitlyn:  Nope, the only pizza we have is olive....but it has cheese on it!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Not the Best Opening Argument

Caitlyn:  We should get a pet bunny.  Dad said no!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Mama:  I'm going to put on comfy pants for movie nigght.
Alex:  I already have my pyjamas on!
Mama:  Are you comfy?
Alex:  I am wait, I'm Alex!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What's for dinner?

Alex:  What are we eating?
Papa:  Fish, you know like the fishies that swim in the water?
Caitlyn:  Except it's dead, dead fish.
Alex:  Dead Fish!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Biking II

Last Year

This Year:

Next Year:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ice Cream!



Monday, October 8, 2012


This year, I am thankful for a lot of things.
I'm thankful for smiling, happy, healthy girls.

I'm thankful for a husband who loves me, supports me and does an awesome job staying home with my little ladies.

 I'm thankful for an extended family that loves our kids and is incredibly supportive of how we're living our lives.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sisterly Love

Caitlyn:  Our bible verse at Preschool is "God said, 'Let the children come to me'".  Do you know why God said that?  Because, he loves us all, even Alex!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Random Milestone II

Summer skinned knees!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Random Milestone

So, while were camping, the time came to transition Alex to...
her big girl bed!
At our house, big girl beds mean no more soothers!  I was worried about her first night, but she crawled into my lap on the rocking chair and sobbed for about five minutes, then she took a deep breath, pushed herself off my lap, crawled into bed and slept through the night!

Monday, September 17, 2012

First Day of School

Last week Caitlyn had her first day of her second year of preschool.
I don't know who's happier that preschool's started again, Caitlyn, Alex or Steffan!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The suspense...

So, I bet my two regular readers are on the edges of their seats waiting to find out the final key to an awesome camping trip....

4.  Campfires with s'mores!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


We were super-lucky to have the use of a friends trailer for three weeks this summer.  I don't know how we're over going to go back to "real" camping.  But, it was awesome.
Keys to a great camping trip:
1.  Messy, delicious food!
2.  Awesomely fun playgrounds, with all the best toys that have long since been outlawed in the city!

3.  Sunny weather!

4.  Tune in next time...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

So Kind

Caitlyn:  Mama, you're so kind.
Mama:  Well, thank you!
Caitlyn:  And so lucky to have two beautiful daughters!

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Two Year Old Birthday

In Three Pictures
 These adult conversations are soo boring!
 Oooh!!  I see something exicting!!
SPRKLRS!!! (Somehow, she manages to say it with no vowels!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Too Much Food Network?

Caitlyn:  Look mom, I made you a cake!
Mom:  Oh, great.  What's in it?
Caitlyn:  Flour, sugar, salt, eggs, and ants for seasoning!
Mom:  Ants?
Caitlyn:  Yes, for seasoning.

Caitlyn dressed herself in the tutu and sneakers.  There's something about a girl in a tutu stomping on ants to make a cake that is just so quintessentially four years old!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday School

Grandpa:  Who was that old guy that died of a heart attack?
Caitlyn:  Jesus.
Papa:  No Caitlyn, Jesus did not die of a heart attack.
Caitlyn:  I mean God.
Mama:  Caitlyn, how's Sunday School?
Caitlyn give a thumbs up!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Alex is Two!!

This week, our sweet baby turned two years old!

She's the most adorable little thing. She's recently started speaking in hysterical full sentences.
At her two year check up:
Doctor:  Is she...
Alex:  'Scuse me mama, where's Caitin?
Doctor:  I was gong to ask if she's putting two words together!
She loves her sister and they play together quite nicely most of the time.
She loves to attempt to tell knock, knock jokes.
She loves her food, especially fruits & vegetables.  Her favorite vegetable right now is cauliflower.  When you can't pronounce "L", that turns into Cauwyfower.

She got a great birthday party.  Last weekend, we went partied at the farm, complete with "Watamewon!!!".  It was a great day with two great-great-aunts, a great-grandpa, a great-grandma and a bunch of other family.
The day after her birthday.
Mama:  Alex, how old are you?
Alex:  I two.  I blew out my candles!

Happy birthday baby!! 
We love you and the entertainment you bring to our family!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Book Quote

``Sports?  Another waste of time!  North Korea is making war on South Korea and all these dummkopfs want to know is who won a ball game?  A man jumps up and tries to get the ball in a basket.  He takes a stick and hits the ball so it should go in whole in the ground.  He takes a fatter stick and tries to hit the ball far away.  He grabs a ball and runs with it and other men try to push him down.  A woman would never be so meshugge.  She sees a basket, she fills it with fruit.  She sees a hole she fills it up.  She sees a stick, she puts it someplace out of the way so nobody should trip or get poked in the eye.  Somebody tries to push her down, she calls a policeman"
The fantastic Jewish grandmother in "The Smartest Woman I Know" by Ilene Beckerman.

On that note, Go Riders!!
 The freshly-showered ladies watching last week's victory!