Wednesday, July 11, 2012


*A few days ago Brielle said that someone should invent liquid bacon, so you can drink it and pour it on stuff.

*Aaron discovered that if he hooks the water balloon attachment for the hose onto the pump for the air mattress, he can make a really annoying noise for a really long time........

*As we were leaving the very crowded, very hot parade on the 4th of July, I overheard a lady talking to her kids, she said "We all make mistakes in life, and coming here is one of them!"

*Aaron was making a project using plumber's putty (don't ask) and Max asked him what it was. Aaron explained how it was used and Max says "Oh, so it's like toilet glue!"

*I recently checked the stat counter on my blog and was excited to find that the number of people coming here has tripled!
At first I just assumed that I was becoming more popular, but after further examination I learned that an freakishly large amount of people do online searches for photos of a spleen.

*Speaking of spleens, my spleen has been feeling much better (thank you for asking) and for the last week I will randomly walk past one of my kids, yell "SPLEEN CHECK" and poke them in the ribs.
Great fun!

*A few days ago Max lost one of his top front teeth, he now looks even more adorable and talks with a whistle. He said that it's difficult to say the words ttthhhhh, ssssss and ffffffff.

*Why is it that when children have recently lost a tooth and you try to get a picture of their cute new smile, they always stick their tongue through the gap where the tooth used to be?

*Max has spent the last few years of his life building things with his large duplo bloks. Recently, he has discovered Lego blocks, so we can no longer walk around the house barefoot.

*My teenage son needs to get a job (do you have any idea how much it costs to buy car insurance for a 16 year old boy?) unfortunately, he has a very busy schedule with band this summer and doesn't really have time for a job. Any ideas where he can apply for work?

*Aaron just got a remote control helicopter which is at this very moment, hovering dangerously close to my head.

*We love Netflix because we can watch entire seasons of television shows, back to back without commercial interruptions. My boys have recently discovered the Dr. Who series and have watched the first four seasons already.
Yesterday Max told me that for Halloween he wants to dress up as the TARDIS.

*Max is a very good reader and has recently started reading chapter books on his own. He is now standing next to the computer, reading as I type and "correcting" everything he doesn't agree with.
Seriously, more annoying than autocorrect.


mCat said...

HA HA! Spleen check! Love it. And yes, I do know how much it costs to add a 16 year old boy to your car insurance. Try three of them at one time. GAH!

Jenny P. said...

Kids reading over my shoulder when I'm sitting at the computer is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Kristina P. said...

Tell Brielle that Mr. T eats liquid bacon. It's a thing called Lickety Split and it looks like roll on deodorant.

Bonnie the Boss said...

LOVE your kids...hate Legos.
My BigD is the one who reads over my shoulder.
That mom at the parade cracks me up.
I am glad your spleen is doing better.

M said...

Love the spleen check idea, although I would first have to inform my children what a spleen is. I really miss the days when my children couldn't read; it's so much harder to write inappropriate things now!

marythemom said...

Spleen check! LOL!

My kids recently got internet access and aren't just reading over my shoulder, they have the potential to read my whole blog... it's a little scary. Worse than finding out Biomom has been reading my blog for years!

Hugs and prayers!

Suburban Correspondent said...

My teen sons have always sent around flyers offering to do yard work for 10 dollars an hour. Not steady work, but flexible and remunerative...

Strawberry Girl said...

I love your blog! :)