Monday, August 29, 2011


Upon waking Noah up for school this morning, I noticed that he had taken his own fingerprints yesterday. With a Sharpie. Boys...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

R.I.P. Swamp Killer

Every Sunday night, I get the pleasure of sorting through the kids' "Friday Folders" from school. In the folders, I get behavior reports and then a stack of their work for the week. Noah's Friday Folder is always entertaining. He draws on the back of virtually EVERY homework/classwork assignment. One of tonight's drawings was especially funny. (Click to enlarge.) I love being a mom of boys.

More Funny Kid Quotes

Paul (after getting tagged playing tag outside): "You can't count that! I had to slow down from my asthma."
Noah: "Give me a break! You haven't had an asthma attack since I was like three years old!"

Noah (coughing and spitting after walking past his stepdad weed-wacking): "I just had a piece of grass fly into my mouth at like 200 million miles per hour. I spit it out at about 15."

Paul (randomly): "Wouldn't it be cool if Abraham Lincoln was born in Lincoln, Nebraska?"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Scandals and Boy Band Drama

My brother-in-law, Josh, kid-sat, house-sat, and pet-sat while we were in Illinois for a week. The other night after we got home, Noah asked, "Why did Uncle Josh go out onto the porch by himself sometimes?" I said, "Well, first, he probably wanted some peace and quiet. Second, he smokes, and he didn't want to get the cigarette smell in the house." Noah replied, "Ahhhh. I knew it was probably something scandelous."

Speaking of Josh, he came across this letter Paul wrote to a classmate. The entire subject is hilarious, but it's even funnier when I think of PAUL as the one discussing it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Few Conversations

Our kids seem to have a gift with words even when they don't intend to be funny. Here are a few snippets from recent conversations.

Paul: "It would have been so cool if George Washington's wife was named Curious. Because her official name would have Curious George Washington."

Hannah: "I once sent a letter to Heaven inside a helium balloon."
Micah: "Well Heaven didn't get it. It probably got found by some dirty old bum."

Noah (after we passed a HUGE metal pipe being hauled by a tractor trailer): I think that was a large electric generator. Or a spaceship component. Or a giant missile of some sort. Thankfully it's pointed away from our house."

Paul: "I need 40 signatures to officially run for office in class council."
Noah: "What are you running for?"
Paul: "Secretary."
Noah: "No... WHY are you running? I'M not even voting for you."

Ashton: "I really like the mirror you hung in my room. I wanted one so I could practice my dance moves. And don't take this the wrong way, but the mirror is so small that I can't see much. Like... I can tell if one leg is moving in rhythm."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Few Noah-Isms

Noah just turned 9, and he still keeps us laughing! Here are a few of his Noah-isms lately:

At Old Navy last Friday night, Noah was very impatient because he was worried that we were going to miss our movie time. The cashier was a perky young girl with a very high-pitched voice, and she was talking my ear off. Towards the end of our transaction, she said to Noah, "So what's your favorite candy?" Noah replied, "Well aren't you the talkative one."

A Noah announcement on Saturday: "Ethan's mom said I can spend the night, but she doesn't know where we live. So I told Ethan to just drive around our town until he sees a driveway with a van, a Prius, and me."

We walked past Abercrombie the other night, and the cologne scent was very strong. Once we got outside, Noah loudly said, "Ahhhhh... the smell of regular air."