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Phineas and Ferb made this

truss tower

Our kids watch a lot of Phineas and Ferb (Remember our Halloween costumes?).  Maybe our kids watch too much TV in general, but it’s hard to feel bad about that particular show.  It’s never off-color, always clever, good-natured, musical, and funny.  But far and away my favorite thing about Phineas and Ferb is that whenever Sam sees any large steel-trussed structure in the real world, he points to it and says, “Phineas and Ferb made that!.”

It always makes me laugh and reassures me that while Sam might not yet grasp the difference between real and make-believe, he’s definitely observant.

Chick O’Lay

We’ve discussed our children’s pronunciation before.  Add Chick O’Lay to the list for Sam.  Chick-fil-a is Sam’s favorite restaurant.  When you ask him where he wants to eat or when he sees one out of the car window, he yells “Chick O’Lay” with glee.

I wouldn’t mind if that never changed.

Garage Organization

I grew up in a house with a garage walled with pegboard. I took it for granted that you could hang anything anywhere. After a couple years in Fort Worth, I’ve finally taken the first step toward garage organization. I turned to my old friend, pegboard.

garage organization

Mother’s Day

I interviewed the kids for Mother’s Day this year:

Why did God make mothers?

F. To help us.
G. Because they were potatoes
S. we draw

How did God make mothers?

F. He put the bones and the gooey red stuff together
G. He squished all the stuff together
S. By drawing on paper.

What ingredients are mothers made of?

F. Out of gooey red stuff
G. Out of hair, rotten eggs, and pizza.
S. cut-up paper.

Why did God give you your mom instead of some other mom?

F. She paints houses with me.
G. She likes to do art.
S. She draws.

What kind of little girl was your mom?

F. Funny and nice.
G. She was a tiny little girl who loved ponies, I think.
S. Like a horse and a sheep.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?

F. That he was nice and that he was smart.
G. If they wanted the same things, like three kids.
S. I got mad.

Why did your mom marry your dad?

F. Cause she liked him.
G. Because they were in love.
S. Cause he was a sheep. That was funny.

Who is the boss at your house?

F. Mommy
G. Mommy. She’s in charge of the rules.
S. Ollie. He went bye-bye and Ms. Sarai is coming home. She is tired of going.

If you could give mommy anything in the world, it would be:

F. A new car
G. Art.
S. An elephant

My favorite place to go with mommy is:

F. Legoland
G. New York
S. Chick-o-le

June 3, 2012 - 8:51 pm

sarai - SALLY this is the most AWESOME thing ever!! I love it!! And those responses were so awesome!! You must continue to do this each year and record the responses. And did sam really say that about Ollie?! That is so sweet. All of your kids just had the sweetest responses. gosh I love you guys.