July 28, 2008

I don’t know what the deal is with my daughter and the idea of evil lately, but this weekend I heard the following:

After scraping her arm on the fireplace screen, “The fireplace is evil, and I want to get rid of it.”

And my personal favorite:

“Dad, you are so evil, I am going to sneak up on you!”

I gotta ask her what “evil” means.. I have a feeling there’s another good quote to come out of this.

Beware the Worm

July 21, 2008

“Eat a good breakfast, and I’ve got a surprise for you!”

When shopping at our local health food store on Saturday, I came across free samples of children’s vitamins. I first noticed the gummy bear ones, which my daughter had before. Then I noticed the sour gummy worm ones. “Sweet! She’ll love eating a worm!” I thought to myself.

So, after eating a good breakfast (by which I mean, 3 bites instead of her usual 2), I gave my daughter the surprise gummy worm. “Eww! Big sister’s eating a worm!” we said to The Boy. Of course, he’s so new that this could very well be perfectly normal behavior as far as he is concerned.

Not long afterward, my daughter complained that her tummy hurt. “Like, you need to throw up hurt, or hurt hurt?” I asked. “It hurts!” was the reply… Read the rest of this entry »

The Boy and The Girl

July 10, 2008

The boy learned to crawl a little less than two weeks ago. With my daughter, it was the pacifier she crawled to. It took us a while to find the right “crawl to” object for the boy, but we finally did – a balloon. Now, he feels he’s a pro (i.e. he remembers to move the arms so he does fall flat on his face) and has begun practicing his standing. God help us.

The girl was at the toy store the other day with me, and we looked at a lot of “I want” items. When we finally found the Ariel playset (which itself is unusual, because this toy store is an independent store, and usually stocks the not Toys R Us type products), my daughter thought it over and told me, “Daddy, I am comfortable with this [toy]”. Well, I wouldn’t want her to be uncomfortable with any of her toys. We have it on reserve until she can forget about it Monday.


July 10, 2008

My wedding anniversary is quickly approaching. This year is the “Pottery Anniversary”, if you follow such things.

My in-laws have a nice set of tableware from Bennington Pottery that they bought up in Vermont. I like the set they got. But then I discovered Heath Ceramics (does ceramics = pottery? who cares – close enough), and promptly fell in love with their Coupe line of dinnerware.

Only problem – I am not sure I want to spend almost $32 per plate (not to mention bowls, mugs, etc) with two small children… although, the set would look great paired with Heath’s upcoming children’s line of dinnerware.

I guess it is back to the drawing board with the pottery… if anyone has any ideas in the next couple of days, just let me know!