Thursday, August 14, 2014

anthophila modesty

"some bees bite with their mouths and others sting with their bottoms, which isn't very discreet in my opinion."
beothan, age 9

Monday, August 11, 2014

they say parenting is all about celebrating small victories.

"you know, i don't approve of the cannibal diet.  it's completely the opposite of bon appetit.  vegetarians are okay though."  
beothan, age 9

please join us in celebration of this small victory.

[when i asked permission to share his words on our blog, beothan gave his consent "as long as it doesn't fall into the hands of cannibals."  please do not forward this post to any of your cannibal acquaintances.  thank you.]

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chocolate Cake for (Birthday) Breakfast

In honor of Boookie's 9th birthday today, we began the day Cosby-style with chocolate cake for breakfast.
We wish we had a video of Boookie listening to "Chocolate Cake" for the first time; we thought he was going to die of laughter.
The only family member who missed out on the chocolate cake this morning.

Friday, July 25, 2014


"i actually prefer leathery scrambled eggs because they give a nice challenge to my teeth."
beothan, age 8

[this comment was logged as an upbeat complaint about my cooking.  i recently discovered julia child's 20-second omelet technique and have since then shamefully let slide my talent for preparing challenging eggs.  and here i was thinking that was a good thing!] 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Smelly Boy

Today, Seimi randomly walked up to the Hobbit Wife, took a big sniff from about five feet away, and announced, "Mommie, you smell like a bird and a guy."
We can't make this stuff up.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Two Months

The insurance company acknowledged Eoghan's 2-month birthday by sending him his very first bill.  
"Son, you're two months old and it's time you started making your own way in the world."

We're going to see if the insurance company will take payment in baby cuteness.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Weber Bailey Buggy Bumper

On Saturday, the residents of Michael Delving were delighted to host GrandMa, Apu, Uncle Goose, and Miss Becky for an afternoon visit
Becky and Ela
 Gabe and Becky
The United States Navy: the Future, the Present, the Legend!