Friday, October 30, 2009


Calvin picked up two balloons and put them to his chest. He started stomping around the house yelling, "I have big BOOBS! I have big BOOBS!" Then he asked Ike, "Do you want a boob?" After Ike took one and left Cal with only one, Cal looked down and started chanting, "I have a uniboob! I have a uniboob!"

For the record, No. I did not teach Cal the word "uniboob." I think he created it because he knows what a unibrow is.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ike's Birthday: A Day of Fun

The 27th was Ike's 3rd birthday. It was a day of craziness.

Part 1: Mado and family came over for waffles in the morning. We had cool whip to top them off. We also made smoothies, so by the time the waffles were ready, the kids didn't eat much. But I did!

Part 2: The Mall of America had a small trick-or-treat thing with a costume contest. So that's where we are headed.
The Mall. Here's Isaiah, the chicken.

We thought it was funny that Alex was a monkey and Cal a banana.

There's the birthday boy. Whenever people said, "Happy Birthday, Ike!" he responded, "Take you. Happy Biwthday to you," with a smile.

Here's Ru. She's a rocker. Her mom couldn't do her hair all crazy b/c she had school pictures right after this.

Sara entered Kate in the contest. She is Plankton from Spongebob (second on the right). She was very sweet and looked awesome. The winner was the egg and bacon, but we also really like Velma (right next to Kate with Scooby-doo).

Part 3- Lego land. We come here often. The kids love it.

Blurry Max.

Kate without her costume.

The banana playing with legos.

Mado is Belle.

The Log ride. Eric and Cal got pretty wet.

After the log ride.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I was telling Calvin that although I'm not going to get any taller, I eat healthy so that I can live a long time "to be 100 years old!!"

He said, "hey. How old is Grandma Sally?
I replied, "57."
Cal said, "Is that older than a million?"


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Full Moon

We are working on modesty in our home. Tonight, our friend, Ru, spent the night. I asked her to get into her pjs and a moment later, I found Isaac pointing and laughing at her naked booty (she was completely nude). I apologized to Ru and told her that in our house, we think booties are funny. I helped her get in her pjs quickly while thinking "Oh, crap. I hope Rachel's not mad at me." Then I hear from Cal, "Look Ike." I turn around and see him with his pants and underwear down just enough to show his bare ass. I said, "Calvin. I've told you before. When you are an adult, you can decide if you want to moon people. But while you are a kid, you may not moon people." He replied, "But Uncle Jason did it."

Back story note: My brother mooned a tourist boat full of people on vacation. With Calvin and Isaac present.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Grandma Sally Visits

There are no pictures of Grandma Sally. Except for at the birthday party (see next post). I think this is the first time my mom didn't make me take a picture of her with the boys. I think she forgot.

Eric got them pirate hats to wear at the party. But they decided to wear them while they watched TV.

My mom and Tom got them scooters. They loved them and it was great weather this weekend.

Seriously. He's pretty cute, right? (I can say that, can't I?)

Birthday Party

We decided to have one big last party before small drop-off parties next year. We combined their party since they are only a month apart and both boys were very excited about that.

Here are the highlights:

My mom was here! Eric and I seriously could not have done this without her. We ran errands on Friday for four hours while she watched the kids. And she helped me prep all the food and ice the cake on Saturday morning. Plus all the clean-up. Thank you, Sally!

The pinata. I know I look super dorky, but this is the only picture I have of the pinata. The kids used an old banister rail that Eric cut up. There's Freddie standing too close to the Danger Zone. Sorry, Jess. I didn't see that.

We brought our jump-o-lene. The kids seemed to love it.

Jess made Cal this super cool fish hat. It looks like the fish is eating Cal's head. Can you see it? Hahahaha. I love it. She is an amazing knitter.

The presents. We asked people not to spend more than $5/kid and that we welcome recycled gifts. The Thompsons gave the boys this amazing Superman costume that Luke outgrew. Ike has been wearing it non-stop.

The cake- Even though the theme of the party was pirates, the boys really wanted a lego cake. This was the best I could do.

Eric's ideas- balloon swords, hooks and eye patches. Molly and Alex (siblings) are on the plank that Eric made the kids walk.
The boys were insanely happy. And sugared up.

Blogger is being the b-word to navigate. More pics on facebook.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I was playing with Legos with the boys. I had a female driver for my bulldozer.
I asked the boys, "Can ladies drive bulldozers and diggers?"
Ike shouted, "No!"
I asked Cal, what do you think. He answered, "Yes" in a bored voice.
I told them, "Girls can do anything boys can do. And boys can do anything girls can do."
Testing them again, I asked Ike, "Who do you think is stronger? My girl in her bulldozer or your boy in your digger? Who has more power?" (I didn't really know how I was going to answer this one since I think guys are stronger at their maximum than girls are.)
Ike paused and yelled loudly, "GOD!"

Monday, October 12, 2009


Calvin loves to draw, write, make maps, make charts, etc. But Ike wants nothing to do with art unless it involves glue or paint.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ike Singing. Loud.


My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There's nothing my God cannot do.

(Watch out you're in picture)

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There's nothing my God cannot do.

The mountains are his, the stars are his, tooooo.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There's nothing my God cannot do.

Calvin's writing skillz

Calvin stayed at home with Eric and Ike today while I went to church (b/c he had H1N1 this week). Here's what he did.

These are all words that begin with the letter "c." See below for answers.
Cal; Cat; cardboard; and he couldn't remember what the last word was and got very upset about it.

This next list is words he's not allowed to say. He did ask Eric how to spell "butt" but Eric
didn't know what he was doing. butt; poop; fart; toot
Note: He is allowed to say toot. The other words are allowed to be said in the bathroom. Anyone who has boys knows why. Kids have no idea what moderation is.