Tuesday, January 29, 2008


This is what happens when you take your cell phone away from a baby.

I See You


"Mom! It's like I'm using the remote on your phone! It looks like I'm controlling the picture!"

Blue Hair

We sprayed his hair blue at his own request. It's hideous stuff that rubs off on clothes, couches and little brothers. I told him next time we'd do a six-week wash out thing. He says he wants to dye his hair black. He has the most gorgeously sdorable orange hair. How he could he not love it?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bologna Faces

Chef Julius creates a new food item at our house... Bologna Faces!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rash Behavior

We're sitting in the doctor's waiting room again, this time for Julius. He has some sort of rash. Dr. Mom's diagnosis is contact dermatitis. We'll see if the doctor agrees.

Later: Well, I was wrong. It's allergic urticaria! Sort of close. In any case, hideous and unfortunate and we have no idea what caused it. Too many kisses from Mommy!

Can You Hear Me Now?

Tristan wears his dad's noise reduction earphones. He likes the quiet for a change. He wore them around the house for a long time until they finally made him fall over backwards from the weight.

Artist at Work

Julius sits at his easel painting a volcano.

Sewing the Seeds

Okay, it's way to early to be planting but he wants to. We planted sunflower seeds in starters and have put them in a freezing cold north window because that's the only place Tristan can't reach. He checks the seeds ever hour to see if they are growing.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bring It On

I didn't realize I had such power until today. This morning I steppped out of the shower and heard a few drops hitting the metal roof of our back porch. Since I was alone and unfettered I bellowed playfully,"BRING ON THE RAIN. BRING ON THE LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER. UNLEASH THE POWER OF THE MIGHTY ELEMENTS OF RAINFALL AND STORM!" About two minutes later all hell broke lose and now I have no way to get to my car without getting soaked. Tomorrow I will try this with lottery tickets.

Bad in My Last Life

I must have been bad in my last life. Here I am in 20 degree weather on top of the bluff with the wind whipping around me and an Australian Shepherd leaping on me. I feel like a member of the Donner party, only less hungry. I have to stay and take pictures of 30 more lots of this subdivision. At least I will die looking at a nice view. I was hoping for something better on my tombstone than "she died for real estate."

Friday, January 4, 2008

Bathroom Brawl

Julius and Tristan brawl over an empty shampoo bottle filled with water. Julis says it is "beard protein".

Old Man

Julius pretends he is an old man with a long beard.

Currently Reading

Great book! Amusing in a self-indulgent chick lit kinda way.