Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'm Taylor and I'm THREE years old

This boy takes eating his jello very seriously. Two spoons and the bowl it was made in. Forget table manners, portions or sharing; he just went in!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heard around the house

Yesterday the boys were both sick and Aric had to stay home from school.  He choose Man vs. Wild as the show to lay on the couch to watch with Taylor curled up on daddy's lap in the chair.  Bear of course at some point in the show ate a disgustingly large bug to which daddy went "eeeeeeeeewwwwww" for the boys benefit. Aric proceeded to defend Bear by saying "he has to do what he does to SURVIVE!"  Taylor was shocked by this statement and said in his most parent-like voice "That is not good behavior!"

Saturday, March 16, 2013


So Travis bought me a new computer so I have been transferring all my files for a while and am finally able to start going through my pictures again and start up my series of last years pictures. 

My boys take after their father in their total devotion to Indiana Jones.  Years ago I had a picture of Aric decked out like Indy and now I have some of Taylor too. 

Here is my Indiana Taylor:

1And just for fun here are the ones of my Indiana Aric taken 2/17/2008


You wouldn't have to try hard to figure out they are brothers. lol

Thursday, March 14, 2013

She's Syd the kid!

Travis just found his favorite pewter mug outside, the bottom caked with mud.  He came in flabbergasted as he made the mistake of asking Sydney why it was caked with mud. Of course her answer was so shocking and Syd like he couldn't even get mad.

"Because we were keeping worms in it!"

Of course, what else would you do with your fathers favorite pewter mug?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Aric and I are working on his homework. He is to come up with sentences for his sight words, he choose the word are. When I asked him what his sentence was going to be, he sat thinking for a moment and with a big smile on his face announced:

"Arrrr, matey!"

We had a hard time explaining why he couldn't use that for his sentence.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


After loosing a game he was playing Aric nearly killed Travis and I when he announced:

"OHHHHHHH, my team got skunked like a fart!"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Syd the science kid

I love my daughter and I am glad she loves science, but I am a little tired of her experiments all over the house. I thought we were going to have to declare her room a bio hazard there were so many things growing in there.

I don't often make it to the kitchen anymore, but I would love a few less surprise experiments on the shelves and in the cupboards. The other day it was a vase with vinegar and god knows what and blue food coloring with an egg in it (this eventually dissolves the egg shell and make the egg itself basically a bouncy ball). Then there is the ink pigmentation separation that had layers of coffee filters stacked everywhere.

Tonight's edition of what is Syd the science kid up to involves pulling open my freezer and seeing a carton of eggs, before I could help myself out of my mouth came "Why are there eggs in the freezer?" To which Sydney replied "Oh they aren't really eggs just the shells, by freezing them with......" after that I looked at Travis and shook my head to which he just smiled, apparently he had the same conversation earlier.

You think we would learn! :-)