May 30, 2012


I Blobo-Man! Silas has been yelling for weeks as he runs around with part of our vacuum.
Which we then find a couple of days later out in the yard.

To the uninitiated this means I'm Blower-Man! 
You know, the man who walks around with the pack on his back, blowing leaves and other yard debris? There may be no greater man than this in his eyes. Of course he's also:
Poker-Man (this requires a sword)
Caggoo Man (this requires a firefighter hat)
Baggoo Man (this requires a garbage truck or can)

Yeah, he's a boy.
So, tired of picking up the vacuum tube constantly, we decided to make our own blowers.

Mmmmwwwwrrrr! Roooooaaaaawwwwwwrrr! Can you hear me? My motor loud! he likes to say.

Of course, it's only a matter of time before they realize their new toys can be used to torture you.

May 23, 2012

Bathing Beauties

This is what bath time looks like in our house these days.

May 21, 2012

Face Paint

I didn't realize you could actually run out of face paint, but we are. They love having their faces painted.

And of course I love repeating Stay still. Please hold still. If you turn your head I'll mess u-. Well, now I have to clean that off, hold on. 
No, I really do like to do it, though. Especially when they ask for something like they did the other day. What they wanted most in the world was to be painted like Ruby the cat.

I thought it was very cute. They kept showing themselves to Ruby and meowing like they expected her to sit up and be like, Wait! What the...?! How did I...?

And here they are. It was like herding cats to get that shot of them together on the chair.They also demanded bowls of water on the floor to drink. But, come to think of it, that's not an uncommon occurrence around here on any day.

Here's Silas as Laddie. That red thing on his mouth was the tongue. It took about 27 seconds for him to mess it up.

And Sadie as a masked floral superhero.

No flower is safe from her. 
Hm, maybe she's actually the masked floral villain. I'll have to ask.

May 14, 2012

Knock Knock

These kids love knock-knock jokes. And they love to make them up. The only problem is that they don't really get the whole idea behind them.

Sadie: Knock-knock.
Me: Who's there?
Sadie: Orange.
Me: Orange who?
Sadie: Orange open the door (unintelligible crazy talk) Hahahahaha!


Sadie: Knock-knock
Me: Who's there?
Sadie: Doggy
Me: Doggy who?
Sadie: Doggy I'll bark at you!

Silas: Knock-knock
Me: Who's there?
Silas: Monkey
Me: Monkey who?
Silas: Monkey! I have nuwana (that's a banana to you guys). Eat me! Eat me!

Yeah, somehow I don't think we'll be hitting the road with this act anytime soon.
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May 13, 2012

Yeah, working on a post. Here are a couple of pics to keep you happy.