Sunday, May 1, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes--April

4/3--In the bath today, Caroline told Andrew, "I'm afraid I'm going to turn in to a cookie."
 Recently diagnosed with cookiemorphophobia:
the fear of turning into a cookie

4/7--This is not the confession you expect to find written by your children in the shed chalkboard:
I would not have pegged any of them as felons.

Who do you think it was?

Could this have been the getaway car?

4/17--Having Whit's birthday soon before hers, Caroline has embraced the idea of birthday wish lists.  She spouted hers off to me today.  She wants, "A teddy bear, an Ariel talent (?), a picture of our whole family, some flowers, a little house, and a little blankie to cuddle with."  

She knows what she wants.
And has pretty reasonable requests.
Except for the Arial talent.
What's that?

4/19--I was trying to talk Whitney into eating a fruit or veggie for a snack, but our options were limited.  She told me, "I don't like cantaloupe and carrots leave a bad aftertaste that feels like my mouth is on fire."   

 Recently diagnosed with veggiefruitaphobia:
fear of fruits and vegetables.

4/21--Our hotel in Virginia served breakfast in the mornings.  Before we went down today, C was already planning out her meal and said she wanted cranberry juice to drink.  I tried to talk her out of it and said, "I don't think you'd like cranberry juice.  It's very tart."  She said, "I like tart things...pop tarts...rock stars..." 

4/22--Whitney began to write and illustrate a story during our drive.  She is a great writer.  Here's a sample:

 The Woodpecker Goes to McDonalds
One day a woodpecker was not hungry for bugs.  He wanted A hamburger, A fruit parfae, and a snack wrap.  So he went to McDonalds.  He wanted to eat at home.  He took the fly through. [to be continued]

Apparently got that talent from her Dad.

4/28--Caroline has been completely obsessed with planting flowers.  She asks if we can plant some almost every day.  I told her we had to wait until after spring break.  She was thrilled to help me pick out three types, which we already planted.  I also wanted some Gerbera daisies (my favorite!), but have run out of pots to plant them in.  I said, "I really want those daisies, but I don't know where I'd plant them."  Care Bear knew exactly where they should go and excitedly yelled, "I know--the mud!  The mud!" 

Random photos for the month:
A kid who rides BMX professionally visited
B's school for career day.
And now B has a new aspiration.

 He's off to a good start.

Check out that face.
Love it.

W's favorite trick

How Caroline entertained herself while
I packed the van for our trip.

And here are some of the faces
Care Bear made during our Easter photo shoot.

She has a flair for the dramatic.


  1. Those last few pics totally cracked me up! And how cute is Caroline? A pop tart? ha ha.

  2. Now you need to show Brandon Andrew's epic BMX movie from the 80s. It totally shreds.

    And maybe Caroline is just a vocabulary genius and was referring to the word "aerial." I can think of a number of "aerial talents" --hang-gliding, cliff diving, parachuting. You know, the kind of dangerous stuff her Dad's always doing. :-)

  3. He took the fly through! That's great!

  4. After seeing Brandon's expertise on the bike, we're reminded of the commercial currently running for an auto insurance company. If you've seen it, you will know what I mean. (Must not be a very effective commercial, though, because I can't remember the name of the company.)
    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Always love these posts :)
    Maybe she meant and Ariel the little mermaid...either swimming or singing...

    Love the phobias too!