Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes--August

8/1--The kids have instituted a new rule for Andrew and me when we are driving in the car with them:  NO dancing in intersections.  I can't believe how hard it is for me to keep that rule!  But I don't blame them for being embarrassed of our dancing.  

8/11--Caroline's random comment at the dinner table tonight, "The castle was allergic to toilets."

8/13--Maybe Brandon has a future in television production.  This month he came up with ideas for two TV shows.  First, we have The Biggest Loser game for the Wii and he was watching me workout one morning and said, "They should make a show called The Biggest Gainer for people who are skinny and want to gain wait.  They could sit around and watch TV and eat potato chips all day."  I told him that would be a great idea for anorexic girls who need to gain wait.

Andrew and I watched Masterchef this summer and would talk about parts of it to the kids.  Brandon came up with the idea for "Cooking with the Stars."  He said they could throw a bunch of celebrities in a room with random ingredients and see what they could come up with.  Fun!

8/16--Brandon was misbehaving and had to spend some time in his room.  He composed "Essay on this stupid day:"  I sit in a dentist chair and get my tooth drilled out and chew on 5 playdough gobs.  Then I make a joke and have to write another essay on it.  Today has really stunk.

8/26--We introduced our children to the music of Weird Al on this summer's road trip CD.  Today, Andrew let them watch the video of "I'm Fat."  The kids LOVED it.  And reenacted it.  Over and over again.

"Who's fat?"

8/30--While I was working out this morning, I was explaining to Caroline the benefits of exercise:
Me:  Did you know that when you work out, you help your body get healthy?
Caroline:  AND stinky!
She's a smart girl.

Random photos for the month:

Caroline licking things

B jumping off things

W jumping off things

C painting things

Look who Whitney ran into at the mall!


  1. Whit's new boyfriend is so dreamy. Ha ha ha. And I will be on the look out for your car dancing. too funny.

  2. Dancing in intersections??? Is that something like trying to navigate road construction orange cones, which is an inbred part of life here in Utah? Do you waltz, two-step, tango, form a conga line...???

  3. My kids love Weird Al :)

    funny stuff as always!

  4. Caroline and I are related. Love to lick any remaining chocolate AND I still get it on my face. Please send her here for a few weeks. I have not had enough Caroline time in my life.