Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Word of the Week: Ah-poe

Ah-poe: (noun) any substance, composed of carbohydrates, water, fats, proteins and water, that can be eaten or drunk by animals, including humans, for nutrition or pleasure.
"Ah-poe!!!"

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Word of the Week: Toothtaste

Toothtaste: (noun) a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth
"I need more toothtaste on my toothbrush."

Friday, November 19, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your moment in the comments for all to find and see.

Friday, November 5, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your moment in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This Conversation Has Legs

Sitting in the Haggen cafeteria across the booth from Magnolia she occasionally gets excited and kicks.  My knees happen to be occupying the space she is intending to kick so I say "ow" and explain to her that she is causing me pain.  This happens several times.

Nearing the end of our meal I turn to clean Kaleia, who is in her car seat on the table.  Magnolia is done eating and has turned sideways, facing out of the booth, and starts muttering to herself.  As I give Kaleia the ol' you-can't-get-away-from-me-if-I-really-smoosh-your-face wipe off I hear Mags scolding, "uh uh," then I feel a kick, followed by an emphatic "uh uh!"


I turn to give her the stink eye but she is already facing away from me again.  

"Maggie, what are you doing?"

"I'm talking to my legs." 

Why is the Driveway Red?

Magnolia, as we are about to pull out the drive: "Papa, what's that?"

I look back at her in her car seat to see where she is looking: up through the sun roof.

"The sun?  Magnolia, please don't look right at the--"

"Why is the sky red?"

nervous, concerned laughter

"Papa, why is the driveway all red??"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Word of the Week: Classroom

Classroom: (noun) 1) a room or place, especially in a school, in which classes are conducted. 2) An outfit worn to create the appearance of a particular period, person, place or thing
"Mama, can we go to your classroom at your gool?"
"Last night, I wore my dog classroom."