Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

plum job

Evan: "When I grow up, I want to be a candy critic."

three lies Sage told today

"I think she has school today." (This was in reference to a friend Sage didn't want to have a play-date with. Today is Sunday.)

"Can I borrow a pair of your undies? We're doing a project at school with our daddies' underwear."

"No fair."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

pickle relish

Evan didn't think the cats' eating area looked sufficiently festive.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Le Gun

Found on the playroom floor. I'm so glad Evan has Legos as an alternative to the disturbingly realistic war toys that other parents let their children play with.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

RID (Riddles in Development)

Evan: "Here's a riddle. There are two cars: One is red. One is black. And one is green."

Eric: "You said there were two cars."

Evan: "It's a RIDDLE!"

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Evan: "Okay, a bush has five leaves on it. Autumn comes. Three of those leaves fall off. Why are there three left?"

Eric: "I don't know."

Evan: "It grew a new one!"

Eric: "But you said it was fall."

Evan: "Forget the fall part."

Eric: "It's a promising riddle if you forget the fall part. I've got a great idea. This will make it both a riddle and a joke. Say, 'A bush has five leaves on it. Three fall off. Why are there still three leaves on the bush?' Then the person you've said the riddle to will think about it for a long time, and finally he or she will say, 'I don't know. Why?' And you can say, 'Because in the time you spent thinking about it, the bush grew another leaf!'"

Evan: "The problem with that riddle is that the kids at my school don't really appreciate that type of humor."

on the way to school: the big questions

Evan: "What are you going to put in your will?"

Eric: "That's not the most fun thing to talk about."

Evan: "Mine is going to say that I should be buried like an Egyptian king."

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Evan: "What would you do if you saw a cat with an iPod?"

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Evan: "Do you have a flamethrower?"

[Silence.]

Evan: "Do... you... have... a flamethrower?"

Eric: "Are you seriously asking me that?"

Evan: "If you were smart, you'd ask me what I was planning to do with it."

Monday, November 7, 2011

bittersweet symphonette

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Halloween highlights

Eric: "I like the part where Charlie Brown shows up dressed as a ghost, but with about 14 eyeholes cut in different parts of his sheet, and he says, 'I had a little trouble with the scissors.'"

Evan: "He's the holey ghost."


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Eric: "I can't believe it's already been a week since Halloween."

Evan: "And we still have our decorations out in the yard."

Eric: "That's okay."

Evan: "Yeah, it's always good to have a big fake rib cage sticking out of the ground."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

slow down, you move too fast

On the same day that she made her first basket, Sage taught herself to ride a two-wheeler. I'm proud as a peacock, of course, but also ready for a milestone-free Sunday.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sage scores her first basket!

Filmed by Evan (from a nearby grassy knoll):
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