Sunday, January 30, 2011

practice what i preach

Sage: "Okay, everybody but me, settle down!"

don't be ridiculous

Evan: "Did you just say your hobo dance is almost ready?"

Sage: "No, I said my TURBO TANK is almost ready."

thank you for your interest

Eric: "Evan, it's 10:30. How about getting dressed?"

Evan: "Um, I might take that into consideration later."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

it's my blog and i'll post what i want to

Just Sage at the end of a school day. Who taught this girl how to pose?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

picking up the pieces

I just heard a loud, Lego-y crash in the upstairs hall, followed by Evan's voice: "Just what I was afraid of. My dreams are shattered."

now before I melt away


"Pig Daddy"

L-R: Kassy, Professor McGonagall, Sage, Evan, Willow


Sunday, January 16, 2011

"The Bucket-Wheel Excavator"

How long before Evan's inventions begin to think for themselves and then turn on us?

Postscript: I had assumed that the bucket-wheel excavator was entirely a product of Evan's imagination, but Sonja told me about its real-world inspiration:

Friday, January 14, 2011

the razor's edge

Evan: "You should grow a beard. I'll make you a deal: you can either grow a beard or get washboard abs."

Eric: "I tell you what: I'll make you a deal. The TV room is the only room with carpeting in it, and that carpet is always covered with your Legos. If you'll clean up your Legos every day, then I'll go in there and do sit-ups. And eventually I'll have washboard abs."

Evan: "I think you should grow a beard."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

he has a dream

Evan: "You know the Lego Space Police Hyperspeed Pursuit?"

Eric: "Yes."

Evan: "I really want that."

Eric: "I know."

Evan: "What's the next big holiday, when I can get that as a present?"

Eric: "I don't know -- your birthday, maybe."

Evan: "Nope. Martin Luther King Day."

Monday, January 10, 2011

your guess is as good as mine

Sage: "Is Marley's ghost allergic to anything?"

Evan: "He's probably glucose intolerant."

personal trainer

Evan: "Daddy, I don't want to see you without a shirt on until you've got washboard abs."

Sunday, January 9, 2011

fire and ice cream

Sage's friend Jack had his birthday party at the fire station.

I rode in the fire engine -- not because fire engines are cool, but because I felt an additional adult presence was needed.

Fire Fighter: "Any other questions?"
Sage: "What happens if the fire station gets on fire?"

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Evan is on

On a new styrofoam/duct tape creation he's especially proud of: "It's so functionalic."

On the love of his life: "Anyone who says anything bad about Legos around me had better be ready for a punch in the eye."