Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We tried a new pumpkin patch this year and really liked it. And this would be a really cute picture if Nate didn't resemble a demon-child. Seriously, what's it going to take to get a good family photo?!

There are a whole lot more pictures posted here on my facebook page.

Facebook can load a whole album of pictures in the time it takes blogger to load two. Really? Seems like blogger would have done something about that by now!

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Mommy" by Evan

Maybe I'm scared. Or mad. Or maybe he thinks i need a chill pill. Dunno. I just found this pic he made months ago (i think he was still five) and i'll have to ask him when he gets home from school. His explanation will be interesting, i'm sure. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Pictures

What...three posts in one week?! Can u tell the desktop has been moved out to where i can access it? Bout time! ;)

You've GOT to check out these pics my friend Beth took for us. They are fabulous! Thank you SOOOOO much Beth!

Click here for slideshow.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Nate and Lizzy are looking through Lizzy's set of Wizard of Oz toys.

Nate picks up the tin man.

Nate (in a robot voice): I- AM- A- ROBOT. MY- NAME- IS- SILVER- MAN. I- HAVE- A- COFFEE- POT- ON- MY- HEAD.

He takes out the wizard.

Wizard to "Silver Man": Why are you talking like that?

"Silver Man": CAUSE -I- AM- A -ROBOT!

Lizzy: No! (and hands him one of the girl toys)

Nate to Lizzy: No, Lizzy i don't want a girl one!

He puts Wicked Witch in box and zooms it around the room.

Lizzy: No! (cries)

Mommy: Nate, take back the box. She was playing with it too.

Nate: But, i'm pretending the witch is flying off in a spaceship.

Mommy: Oh, well in that case... (kidding!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lizzy, Age two

My friend Beth snapped these pictures the other day. We met her at the Indianapolis Museum of Art the day before and Beth took a TON of pictures. I haven't seen any of them yet but Lizzy was being a turd-bucket (don't tell her i said that!) and so i'm fairly certain we didn't get any good ones of Lizzy. The next day, however, i took Lizzy over to Beth's house to get some pictures of my dolls and Beth disappeared with Lizzy for a few minutes. Next day...i see my favorite pictures of my baby ever! :)

There are a couple more on my facebook page (they take too long to load in blogger!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Heard around our house

Setting: Dinner, our house

Evan (to entire family): i can tell you a riddle. Why did the chicken cross the road?
Nate (serious as a heart attack and right on cue): cause he needed to poop.
Me and Dustin busted out laughing cause he said it in the tone of "duh, why else would a chicken even contemplate crossing any road if poop wasn't motivating him?"
Nate grins really big, unaware that what he said was so funny.
Evan: (ticked that his spotlight was stolen): I didn't think that was funny. It's cause he wanted to get to the other side.
Dustin: It was funny.
Evan: well, i didn't think it was.
D: you said that already.
Evan: It wasn't funny.
Dustin: We heard you. And we thought it was funny.
Nate: cause he had to poop! [Giggle]

Setting: Kitchen, about 30 minutes later

Evan was looking at Nate's dinosaur picture he had covered in dried pasta.

Ev: That dinosaur is really cool.
Me: Yup. Nate did a good job, huh?
Ev: Yeah. I sure hope dinosaurs don't die.
Me: they're already dead, dude.
Ev: Oh, yeah. They're instinct.
Me: Extinct. The word is extinct.
Ev: Oh, extinct. [Silence for a couple beats] You mean like garbage stinks?

I explained what the word means.

Oh, and the other day...

Setting: Driving nate to school in van.

Nate: Mommy? Didn't that sign say stop? S-T-O-P. Spells stop right, mommy?
Me: Uh-huh.
Nate: well, why didn't you stop?
Me: [cringe--caught!] I like, totally paused! (no, i didn't say that, but that was my first thought!)
Me: Uh, yes nate i should have stopped.
Nate: Well, then why didn't you?
Me: Cause. Uh....well. Uh, i should have come to a complete stop and i didn't. I'm sorry. I'll do better next time.
Nate: ok.

Next day:

Nate: Mommy! that was a stop sign.
Me: [Oh, good grief!] Sorry, Nate.

Later that same day:

Nate: Mommy? Stop sign.
Me: (grrrrrrr.) Sorry, Nate.

I don't think i've driven since. ;)

And, yes...that is the reason i failed my driving test the first time.