Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nerd Family

As we were stuck in traffic due to construction, Judith was growing increasingly impatient.

Judith: "Aaaargh, I just want to be there!"

Me: "Too bad we couldn't teleport, eh?"

Judith: "What's teleport?"

Me: "You know, like in Star Trek where they disappear and reappear where they want to go."

Judith: "Oh... Actually, I'd rather just have a Tardis."

I know I've said it before, but seriously, the kid is a genius.

Also, as a side note - *HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!*

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Honestly Couldn't Answer Her

Last night I was up late sorting clothes, and Judith came out of her room (the kids had gone to bed a while before that but she must have had trouble falling asleep) because she had an important question.

Judith: "Mom, what is an anti-matter formula?"

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Poncho

Judith's definition of a poncho: "It's kind of like a sweater but it's weird."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Defender of the Home

I walked into the kitchen to find Gideon soaking the window with my spray bottle of soap and water that I use to kill spiders and bees that get into the house.

Gideon: "There you go, Bee, nice and clean!"

Me: "What are you doing?"

Gideon: "Look, Bee is dead! I did it!"

Then I noticed a dead house fly on the sill, saturated in the soapy spray.

Now he is walking around like he's a great hero, lol.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Ruthie thinks that the arm cover for the rocking chair makes a great hat.

Friday, June 24, 2011


It figures that my kid would put a glass around her mouth and suck hard enough to bruise her face the day before her big dance recital...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Business Opportunity for Young Boys!

Judith: "So, are the Autobots the bad guys?"

Me: "No, the Decepticons are the bad guys."

Judith: "GAH! There needs to be a class for this stuff!!!"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Long Time Coming...

Judith: "Yay it's summer, I've been waiting for this ALL WEEK!"

Monday, June 20, 2011



May 20, 2010

Gideon just came upstairs freaking out, I thought he was hurt.

He kept saying "Stuck! Stuck!" until I figured out he had a crumb stuck between his toes.

After I rescued him from the evil crumb, he brought me a pair of socks, I guess he didn't want it to happen again, haha!

Daddy is Good at Catching!

Last night we were talking about Father's Day and I was telling the story of when Judith was born, and how Daddy caught her.

Gideon piped up right away and said "Daddy caught a MOSQUITO!"

Equally as important, I'm sure...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Valid Question

On the way to bed tonight, Gideon randomly asked me "Mom, do you have a brain?"

I often wonder that too.



May 31, 2010

Gideon (after pulling a pot out of the cupboard and looking in it) "Mac and cheese? Where are you, mac and cheese?"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I Guess I'm Not Very Responsible...


June 3, 2010

Judith: "Mommy, when you get bigger you can go to work like Daddy, and then I will steal the computer!"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Well, I DO Feel Like a Zombie Some Days...


June 9, 2010

While I was rubbing Judith's head:

Judith: "No, Mommy, DON'T eat my brains! I want to KEEP my brains!"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Not Worth It


June 15, 2010

Judith (upon waking): "Mom, did you buy me anything while I was asleep?"

Me: "Um, no. I didn't go anywhere... ?!?!"

Judith decided to go back to sleep.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Passing the Blame


June 21, 2010

Judith: "Who made all these marks on the mirror?"

Me: "Someone with Judith-sized hands..."

Judith: "Must have been Gideon."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



July 1, 2010

Gideon (running upstairs from the basement in a panic): "Mommy! Mommy!"

Me (concerned): "What's wrong?!?!"

Gideon: "I need ice cream!"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Our Next Vehicle


July 23, 2010

Judith thinks that the next car we get should be a cop car. Then we could do whatever we want. She thinks it's crazy that no one has thought of that before.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dramatic Entrance


Aug. 8, 2010

Gideon just burst into the room, held up his trains and yelled "Train-tastic!"

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mac and Cheese


Aug. 8, 2010

Judith: "Can I give Ruthie a mac and chee?"

Apparently that is what you call the individual noodles!

Home is Wherever I'm With You!

Judith was away at a sleep-over last night, and at bed time Gideon kept saying "I want to go home! I want to go home!"

I told him he was, in fact, home.

But then he told me "No! Home is with Judie!!!"

Friday, June 10, 2011



Aug. 11, 2010

Gideon is currently hopping and 'ribbiting' like a frog back and forth across the living room, wearing nothing but his socks.

Thursday, June 9, 2011



Aug. 11, 2010

Judith: "From now on, you can just call me Awesome."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Wish


Aug. 17, 2010

Judith: "I'm pretending you're the bank. Give me money."

HAHAHAHA. Nice try.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

They Could Start an Extermination Business!


Aug. 31, 2010

Judith and Gideon just spent an hour screaming (with delight) at a house fly, and it DIED! They never even touched it.

Judith says her name was Sienna. RIP Sienna.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Good Thing


Aug. 31, 2010

Judith (exiting the bathroom): "Phew! I'm glad that was just a pee, and not a baby!"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Words of Wisdom


Sept. 9, 2010

Me: "Gah, where did I put that recipe?"

Judith: "You know what they say: Practice makes perfect, and finding makes awesome."

It's true! I found it, and then I felt pretty awesome.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Superstore Commentary


Sept. 13, 2010

Judith: "Why do people call it Stupidstore? They should call it... PLEASEstore!"

Friday, June 3, 2011

Basic Requirements


Sept. 18, 2010

Judith: "This is my world. If you want to live in my world, you must give me a high five."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

At Least I'm Training Them Up Right?

Judith (randomly, right as we got home from play group): "Hey mom, do you mind if I clean the whole house?"

It was a tough decision, but in the end I said yes because I'm such a great mom. So now all my walls and windows are clean up as high as Judith could reach, and my house reeks of vinegar!

Then Gideon decided to get in on the cleaning fun too. I went upstairs and found that he had dumped a big box of baking soda all over the sink.

I asked him what happened, and he said, very matter-of-factly: "It snowed."

I didn't want to waste all that baking soda, so I got busy cleaning. The good news is, my bathrooms are now VERY clean!

It's just sad that my kids have much more initiative than me when it comes to cleaning...

Pondering the Big Questions


Sept. 20, 2010

Judith (out of nowhere, while in the bath tub): "How can Santa breathe under all that beard?"

Telling It Like It Is

While we were in the line up for the ferris wheel at an amusement park, there were a bunch of young teens in line ahead of us. They were being extremely loud, crude and obnoxious.

Judith (in a voice that everyone around us could hear): "Wow Mom, good thing those aren't your kids, they are being SO RUDE! I wonder where their parents are. They are big, but they don't really act big."

Me: "Yep."

The teens didn't seem to acknowledge or care about what she said. But it is pretty sad that my wild 5 year-old has better manners than them, and could point out the fact that they were being rude. I hope she remembers that when she's a teen!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Creative Anger Management


Sept. 21, 2010

Judith (a little while after walking away in a huff when I wouldn't do something for her that she wanted): "Mommy, I went to the basement because I was feeling angry. Then I pretended that the world had no colours, and I got a pretend paintbrush and made everything really pretty."


Gideon was practicing soccer, but then he noticed that there was a hill so he had to stop and roll down it.

But really, who wouldn't?