Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


The Surgeon General has determined that exposure to excessive levels of cuteness could cause drymouth and/or nausea. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not view these pictures. Men who are pregnant should consult their physician.

I love these pictures because they really seem to capture the kids' personalities.

The Monkey is always looking around him, trying to understand how things work and fit together. He's pretty intense, and doesn't often have a lot of time for niceness and formality. He's polite, but he'd just as soon be done with the conversation so he can move on to dismantling a flashlight or digging a hole in the ground. More than anything, he wants to understand how and why, and the questions rarely stop. He is very good at reaching a logical conclusion, even when I don't necessarily want him to get there. Last night he was looking through a Star Wars book that had pictures of assassin robots. He asked what they would do if they caught us. I said they would rub peanut butter in our hair and it would be very hard to clean up. He smiled, and then said, "No, I think they'd kill us." And then it was on to the next thing...

Vanilla Bean is as sweet as they come. When I got home from work last night, she screamed and cheered for me, nearly falling out of her chair at the table in her attempt to get to me. All because I'd been awesome enough to drive home from work. She will sing and dance on cue, or without a cue. She loves to show off, and she LOVES to have your attention; her attempts to garner that attention over her brother are often hilarious of themselves.

Watch the video below, and you'll understand exactly what I'm talking about:

Dancing, corn on the cob, and a tunnel from cbalmain on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Where do they learn this stuff?

The other day, the Monkey gave me a pretty accurate description of how a jet engine works.

He also just described both an enema and a urinary catheter.

I have no idea where he learned any of it.