Saturday, December 26, 2009

Joke skills in progress: Zadie: knock knock. Me: who's there? Zadie: daddy milk. Me: daddy milk who?Zadie: banana glasses!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa: what kind of gift do you want for Christmas? Zoe: orange or pink.

Zadie makes gingerbread people!

Zoe dressup

Zoe dressup
Originally uploaded by Drumtech

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Frosty the snowman

Frosty the snowman
Originally uploaded by Drumtech
And Zack and Zoe. Zadie put the face on but left to go eat

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zadies has banana smoothie moustache

Zack quote: Everyone knows I'm a slow pooper!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Zack's Mohawk

Zack's Mohawk
Originally uploaded by Drumtech

Zack gets haircut

Zack gets haircut
Originally uploaded by Drumtech
And requested this styling himself!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Caring Kids

This morning the kids came to dad's aide in a very cute way. I had made them breakfast, they all were eating at the table while i was unloading dishes. I bent down to put some away in a low drawer then stood up quickly hitting the back of my head on an open corner of a cabinet door above. It was (and still is) so painful that I dropped to the ground waiting and hoping for the pain to pass. The kids didn't see it, but sprang into action about 15 seconds later, when they noticed me writhing on the floor.

Zack came over and gently put his arm on me and asked if i was ok and what happened. The girls came over too. Zadie suggested that she get me ice and she and Zack debated which ice pack to get out of the freezer and then brought both. Zadie suggested that she get me a blanket to put on me, and then Zoe ran back with her blankie. Zadie then got hers and put it on me too.

At this point it was getting cute, so I decided to remain on the floor. The pain was bad but the ice was helping.

Zack stayed by me and suggested he go find a third blanket to cover my feet, I said that it wasn't necessary, but thanks. Then, Zoe brought in a music box they had been playing with earlier in the week, and Zack and Zadie brought in a second one and wound it up. Zadie said the music would make me feel better. Then Zoe brought in a large pillow from the living room and Zack asked me to lift my head and put it under my head. THEN, Zadie saw me move a bit and crouched down next to me put her hand on me to stop me and said "Just stay down and rest, OK?".
HA!!! I was cracking up, on the floor, listening to a 3.5 year old tell me what to do while two music boxes battled it out for musical caring supremacy.

It's funny to see how they behave. Zack even asked if he should go wake up mommy and tell her. I said no, but that's a good idea especially if something happens to me and I'm not able to talk. Zoe was the fetcher, Zack was triage, and Zadie was the caring bedside manner role. So cute (and painful!)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday performance

Holiday performance
Originally uploaded by Drumtech
Boat hats too

Zadie helps

This much with breakfast


A 3 hour nap, a 3 hour nap...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Zoe: I lost my balance, and I like my balance!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Zadie wins the stand on one leg event

For 7 seconds. Zack tied (sort of) by hopping a few times and felt he
needed to share the top podium. :-)

Zoe wins the trapeze hang

At 50 seconds, edging Zack by 2 seconds. Zack is not too happy

348 bounces in a row

On the minitramp gives Zack the gold medal in family room olympics.
Zoe had 140, zadie had 98.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Zadie hoolahoop

Zadie having fun last weekend at the Albright's house.

Zadie on Halloween

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just add balloons

Just add balloons
Originally uploaded by Drumtech
And instant entertainment begins

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Flying Kids

Early experiments in family circus acts

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Overheard at the dinner table

Zadie (after farting at the dinner table): Put-put! I eat put-puts.
Zoe (correcting her): We don't eat put-puts, we eat dinner tables!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Zack's alien

Zack's alien
Originally uploaded by Drumtech
He made this out of clay all by himself while mom was out and dad was
napping with the girls. I didn't know we even had this clay

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ring swing

Ring swing
Originally uploaded by Drumtech
The girls find a fun way to share a ring swing

Wednesday, January 28, 2009