Thursday, March 31, 2011

this is a future we've all seen before

Evan: "Do you think there'll be flying cars in the year 4000?"

Eric: "Hard to know, Evan."

Evan: "Probably, because I'll invent them."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

that's heaven to Evan

Eric: "Did you have fun playing at Ethan's?"

Evan: "Yes. And I want to go play at the Bealls'."

Eric: "You want to go play at the Bealls' right now?"

Evan: "Yes. I want eternal play."

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

is that a party on your head?

Grandma Sue let Sage pick out a special headband.

Monday, March 21, 2011

oh roly poly we love you get up

"Check out my roly poly environment. Got a lotta drama queens in here."

down two pegs

Today began with Sage asking me to go away because my breath smelled "like sweaty broccoli." Then I encountered Evan, shirtless, flexing in front of the bathroom mirror and saying, "It must embarrass you that your son has abs and you don't."

Saturday, March 19, 2011

one of those days

Sage: "And Tavi and I were going to be in a band, but then Tavi said she quit the band, and that hurt my feelings. And then I thought 'octopus' started with 'e,' and that confused me. Stupid octopus."

Friday, March 18, 2011

family values

Evan: "I think someone in our family should marry someone in Ethan's family. So that we can unite our Legos."

Grumpy Person

Monday, March 14, 2011

another survival tip

Evan: "If you don't want to get eaten, dress like spinach."

Sunday, March 13, 2011


It was about 40 degrees on the soccer field today.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Evan's team won its soccer scrimmage tonight, and Evan scored a goal. We went to Via's and bought him a Sprite.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

i did my part

Sage: "By the way, the TV's on upstairs."

Eric: "Oh, okay. Would you go turn it off, please?"

Sage: "No."

Eric: "Sage!"

Sage: "Well I turned it ON, so you can turn it OFF."

"i'm a froggy!"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

of a feather

Apparently Philip Johnny Bob was the only chick that hatched, so Mrs. Mosier bought some additional chicks to keep him company: Chocolate, Cheeseball and Junior Cheddarface. I'm guessing it was close to lunchtime when the class named them. For the record, Evan thinks Cheeseball is a hilarious name for a chick, but doesn't see anything especially funny about Junior Cheddarface.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

snooze button

Evan's thoughts on having his Lego, TV and computer privileges revoked for three days: "Life is very, very boring. There's always a dull moment."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

good egg

Evan's class is hatching some chicks in an incubator. Unfortunately, the chick that Evan had named, Egger, was D.O.A. But Evan says that one little guy did successfully hatch today, Philip Johnny Bob.

gun control

Evan is doing his best to enjoy an evening without Lego privileges, TV privileges or computer privileges. Today he made a paper machine gun -- in violation of the school's "no representations of guns" policy -- and then lied about it: he told his teacher it was supposed to be a crutch. She didn't buy it, largely because he had already written "MACHINE GUN" on it in black magic marker.