Thursday, 22 September 2011

New Toys

Lunch Conversations

Last week I took the kids to the USF cafeteria for lunch. We sat with several other professors and I overheard this conversation between Z and Kirby (a former sociology professor):

Kirby: Do you like having a little sister?

Z: Yes.

Kirby: Do you help change diapers?

Z: No!

Kirby: Why not?

Z: They are too stinky!

Kirby: Are you stinky?

Z: No . . . but I make the biggest poops in the whole world.

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Hose

The other night we were coming home from a friend's house and it was late. But Z desperately needed a bath. So, in order to try to get it done quickly, I told him he could take a shower instead. Now normally, he likes taking a shower, but for some reason this time he decided to insist on a bath. After a few minutes of negotiation, Nathan stepped in and said, "Z, you can either pick the shower or the hose." Without a moment's hesitation Z replied, "The hose!" Nathan's face was pretty funny -- clearly he'd just had his bluff called. But, true to his word, Nathan gave Z a hose down when we got home. A good time was had by all, and Z went to bed happy AND clean.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


This is just a hodgepodge of pictures from the last month or so. I can hardly believe summer is over! I'm a little sad. Enjoy the pictures!

Eden hanging out with Daddy.

Nathan and me.

Z took this picture of me.

We made a shield for Z, which he decorated himself. He LOVES it.

Even warriors need their naps.

About a week ago we had a fire in the backyard and roasted marshmallows.

Ooey-gooey yumminess!

Z wanted to put out the fire in all his fireman gear.

He did an excellent job!

Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby?

She looks like an eggroll wearing ballet shoes.

There's a little smile!

I wanted a picture of her in these super cute overalls. They certainly make her eyes look blue (although now we think they're turning brown).

Z has learned to pedal his big wheel and loves riding it all over the USF campus.

Serious baby.

Z was very excited to have his apple juice in one of the special glasses.

Z riding the camel at the zoo. Last year he was a little too scared to try it, but this year it's one of his favorite zoo activities (as you can see!).

Z has his own garden in which he (we) planted cucumbers. This is just a small part of the harvest he is reaping now! It's the best cucumber results we've ever had!