Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine from a Child Genius

This is amazingly sweet, especially coming from Paul!

I Love You, But Not That Much...

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Noah was so excited to hand out his Tron Legacy valentines today. He especially loved the Tron pencils they came with. See my valentine below:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Earth's Destruction

A friend sent me a link to Impact Earth which is an online asteroid impact simulator. I showed it to Paul, and I think he's addicted. He has had so much fun with that thing. He came running into the living room last night and said, "By using a shallow impact angle, I designed a skipping stone the size of the Empire State Building!"

Noah vs Shirts

As I've said in a previous post, Noah tends to be very hard on shirts. He manages to destroy clothing more quickly than I ever believed was possible. He once cut ALL of his t-shirts into V-necks because he "wanted to look like Simon Cowell." Earlier this year, he managed to shred his shirt at school with scissors. Earlier this week, he tied his sleeves into a knot so tight that we never did get it undone. Earlier today, he came home with ketchup all over his white shirt. He says it got there "because it's so windy outside."

Monday, February 7, 2011

They Say the Darndest Things.

A few highlights from the weekend:

A lady in line at Costco asked me if I knew if a certain clothing brand there runs small. I said I had no idea. She said she was buying a 12 but worried she should've grabbed a 14. Paul piped in, "Probably should've gone with the 14."

Noah hugged me and said, "You're the most beautiful mommy in the world. Or at least Pima County. Or our neighborhood." (Notice how the compliment got smaller and smaller.)

During dinner last night, Bootstrap started making passionate love to a stuffed animal. Tober said, "Cool. Dinner and a show."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold Snap

We woke up this morning to a temp of 14 degrees. I grew up in the Midwest so this should not be unbearable for me, but it is amazing how quickly a person acclimates to a new place. My kids are Arizona natives, so they were even more miserable than I was with the freezing temperature. Noah was the first out the door to the bus stop. Not even a minute later, he came running back in the front door and said, "Mom, you're going to have to drive us to school. If I stand out there again, my nuggets are going to freeze off."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Maestro vs Jabba

Maestro the Bunny has laid claim on our living room ottoman. The other night Jabba decided to rest there, and an epic battle ensued. Fortunately for Maestro, Jabba is a very patient and very peaceful, nonviolent cat.