Monday, March 28, 2011

Fear the worst

Mom? Can I go outside and play with Allison for five minutes?
OK, but I'm making dinner soon.
OK, I'll come back soon!

Door opens. Pitter patter of feet running on the front walk


Parents fearing the worst scramble for the door.

MOM! Pork Chop peed on our new plants!

Parents retreat inside, shaking their heads.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Big kid

Sometimes I snap a picture and it hits me just how much she's grown. Not just physically, but as an individual.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fightin' the Irish

Daddy, do you know what tomorrow is?
No. What?
It's St. Patrick's Day! So we have to wear green!
Oh, OK. Remind me in the morning.
Do you know what you do on St. Patrick's Day?
No. Tell me.
You put out gold for the St. Patricks.
You put out gold FOR the St. Patricks?
Yes. And you dig a hole. And you put the gold on top. And you trap them.
Oh really. And what do you do after you trap them?
You smile at them.
So why are we trapping St. Patricks?
St. Patricks come into your house and they play tricks on you.
Tricks? What kind of tricks?
Well, they come in your house and surprise you. And when you go outside, they drew Xs all over your rocks.
Yes. So we have to trap them.
Obviously. I don't want any St. Patricks in my house.
No. Me neither.

Do we have any gold?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Surrounded by LARPers

Renaissance Festival tickets for the adults. $80
Full tank of gas. Too much to think about
Five bottles of water. $10
Chicken on a stick. $4
Mermaid arm painting. $15
Braided hair. $13
Wooden sword & shield. $22
Frozen ball of orange stuff. $2
Llama ride. $4
Camel ride. $4 (plus $4 for mom)
Elephant ride. $5
Ride in a giant wooden swan. $6
One good photo if two girls at the one moment they weren't fighting over the parasol? Priceless.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

U of A. U of A.

I took Kaylee to her first Widcats game today.
She met Wilbur. They won the PAC-10 championship. She got cotton candy. They locked an undefeated season at home.
Not bad for one afternoon.

Thursday, March 03, 2011


Kaylee gives great hugs. Even if she is a bit camera shy these days.