Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ROAM and Night Hawk

Last night, Noah wanted to play spies. He was Night Hawk, and I was ROAM (Rachel On A Mission). All evening long, I responded to his questions with "10-4," "Roger that," or "Over and Out." He told me about missions in jeopardy, double agents, fingerprints on doors, Russian spies, and proper spy gear. At bedtime, he said Night Hawk was signing out. I said, "Roger that." His response? "I find it a little strange that you're an adult and you like to play kids' games."

Tonight when I got home from work, Noah had a special surprise for me. It was my spy ID badge. He even drew a microchip and taped it inside so the ID will self destruct if it falls into the wrong hands.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Random Cabinet Contents

I'm raising five boys. The REAL question here is, "Why WOULDN'T there be a machine gun and Doritos in the bathroom cabinet?"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This morning Paul and Noah were in a big argument about something, and the insults started flying. Noah went out with a bang saying, "Well when you were born, you were so ugly that the doctor slapped MOM." Try keeping a straight face when scolding a second grader over that one.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blonde Moments and Satanic Attire

I gave Hannah a "RED" shirt from Gap yesterday. She looked at the tag and said, "Hey, this shirt was made in the Demonic Republic."

Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm Always In His Heart

This has been a rough week for me with federal examiners in my office. Today is my big exit interview, and Paul left this note for me before he went to school.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Prefer Barbasol.

Noah snuggled against my chest on the couch tonight, looked up at me with his big blue eyes, and said, "I love you so so SO much, Mommy. I love the way you smell. And I love how soft your skin is. And how smooth it is. You must shave your chest every day."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust.

Noah has a habit of destroying clothes. He is a disaster on two little feet in Sketchers light-up shoes. On Friday, he tried flying on the merry-go-round and ended up in the ER with a busted nose from face planting on the ground. Upon arriving at the hospital, he promptly car-doored a brand new BMW. Upon leaving, he told the doctor, "Well, I did get some pretty good air time at least."

Last year during American Idol, Noah thought Simon Cowell looked cool with his V neck shirts. He cut a long slit in the necks of most of his tshirts. Did I flip out? Not really. He just had to wear them until they were too small. Was I worried about what people would think? Not really. Anyone who knows Noah wouldn't even ask why. Today he came home with his shirt in the condition shown below. When questioned about it, he said, "I just fall a lot every time I wear this shirt." And before you wonder about the pic, he has his arms behind his back, and for whatever reason his skin looks like Edward Cullen's. I know.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Alaskan Winter

Paul is in an accelerated learning program. Last week he had to think about what he would need to survive a winter in Alaska. Click on pictures to enlarge. My favorite item by far is the "Polar Bear Skin Stretchy Pants." Another interesting item is "3 pairs of XL Soccer Socks: Wear All at Same Time." I also love the Hanes trademark in his explanation. Classic Paul.