Monday, February 25, 2013

other stuff

the other morning i came into the kitchen to find tesla like this.

i was informed that he was making lemon cookies.  he sawed a lemon in half (i stepped in to supervise/assist right after i walked in and saw that huge knife in his hand), squeezed it into the bowl, and then dumped in some 9-grain cereal.  mmm.  tasty.

he was really set on having cookies though, so i promised him that we'd make some after he and D took their baths.  we ended up making chocolate chip cookies (for breakfast).  i was ready to make lemon but he changed his mind and decided chocolate chip sounded better.  can't blame him.

i love desmond's posture in this picture.

we found some kipper books at the library (not pictured) and the boys were THRILLED.  thrilled, i tell you.  they adore kipper.  so much so that i've been informed by several people that the boys sometimes speak with british accents.  (it's very amusing.)

the boys are finally getting to the age where craft projects might be in our foreseeable future.  i let them paint the other day and they loved it.  it actually occupied them for around 20 minutes, too, which is about 16 minutes longer than the last time we tried it.  



the final products 

and in other, very exciting news...the subaru keeps breaking down so i have been forced to learn to drive a stick shift.  i am proud to announce that today, i drove the troopacabra* to the grocery stores and home without any mishaps, tickets, or maiming of pedestrians!

ye olde troopacabra.  i feel so legit driving it around.

what's new with you?


*a while back we nicknamed the trooper "the troopacabra" (see chupacabra), and now that's what the boys call it every. time.  "where's daddy's troopacabra?  you gonna drive the troopacabra mommy?  we go ride in the troopacabra and see the snow**?"

**they're obsessed with snow, even though we don't get any here.  we're going to have to take a trip up to flagstaff during break so they can see some.


  1. Sorry to hear about your car troubles but love the nickname. I call Agus "chupacabra" because when I heard people saying, "vengache pa ca" (for vengense para ca) I thought they were saying "ven, chupacabra". Anyway, good job on the stick skills. Agus used to have a convertible red 350z that was stick and I sold my car in a moment of environmentally friendly vigor so I was running around town stalling the heck out of his prized possession, heh heh. And your boys are the cutest thing on planet earth. Good job making them :)

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA So, in college, one night for some reason I started googling chupacabras and looking up pictures, for like at least an hour, and my roommates were all making fun of me, and then it became this huge ongoing stupid inside joke (like so many things during college), so now, chupacabras always bring back such fond memories for me. :D I laughed so hard when I read "troopacabra." I REALLY want to hear your boys say it. For your viewing pleasure (if you haven't already seen this):