Thursday, December 10, 2009

Introducing: Godot

Our newest family member, and tankmate: a golden mystery snail. I don't care what the kids decide to name him. To me, he shall be Godot.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Decorating the Cookies

(note that my guys are running about the background of the pic)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

We will know Joey is really on the way to independence when he can really tell a joke. Not the zinger kind (he does that already), but the staged kind, the kind you rehearse and know the lines and deliver. Like a knock-knock joke. Or, as JoeyAndyDad has been working on, the Fridge Joke.

What? Don't know the Fridge Joke? It should go like this:

First Person: RING RING RING!
Second Person: Hello?
First Person: Hello, this is Bob from Bob's appliance repair! Is your refrigerator running?
Second Person: Well, yes, it is.
First Person: Then you'd better catch it!


This is what it sounds like in our house:

Joey: RING RING! Hello!
JoeyAndyDad: I'm supposed to say hello. Hello!
Joey: Do you have a refrigerator?
JoeyAndyDad: Um... Yeah.

JoeyAndyDad: Hello?
Andy: Do you have some cash?
JoeyAndyDad: Um... I could use some. Do you have some?
Andy: Yes! And a refrigerator! I will buy you one!
JoeyAndyDad: Cash and a free refrigerator! I'm all about that!

Joey: Hello, Daddy!
JoeyAndyDad: This is Al from Al's appliance repair. Is your refrigerator running?

But it's coming along. At least they get the idea that something funny is supposed to be happening, and we can all laugh. Laughing is good. We'll take plenty of laughing.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

For My Mom

Was it last year, or the year before? It must have been last year, Andy was in school. Mom called me, all excited- she was driving down the road, when she saw the Budweiser truck parked at a local farm. And lo and behold, there were the Clydesdales!

And the next day, they were still there, so we were driving down the road and Mom says, "There they are! There they are!" and we stopped. All I had with me was my cell phone, and I had no idea how to take pictures with it. So I poked buttons until it looked like I was taking pictures.

It was amazing how many folks were just driving by. We were the only ones who stopped. I hope they don't mind us taking pictures, but they are just so gorgeous.

And then, I had no idea how to get the pictures off me phone, or what quality they would be. But now, I have persevered, and present to you: the Budweiser Clydesdales, resting on a farm in Virginia.