Sunday, 28 March 2010

And wildlife.

Okay, here is Berry's nativity scene, as promised in my last post... the chicken is lower left, the "stunk" is lower middle and the squirrels are those non-descript little striped things at lower right. She was unhappy with Joseph's nose so she scribbled it out. She was very upset that Mary turned out "messed up and scribblish" so she made all kinds of angry little extraneous additions. It appears, too, that Mary has a cape (the blue thing that looks like a mohawk is a cape) and a level of anatomical detail that might displease some Sunday School teachers. I am tickled.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Away in a manger...

Berry has just drawn a nativity scene. Gathered around the Baby Jesus are a chicken, a squirrel and "a stunk".

A stunk is a skunk.

This is pretty much my favourite thing ever.

{When I can sneak it away from her to take a picture, I'll post the photo here.}

Friday, 19 March 2010

Excuse me???

I've just discovered Man-man standing on a chair at my Mac, tracking Amazon orders, playing a little Owl City on iTunes, and "ironing" a dollar bill with my mouse.

{*A technical note: this photo is from four months ago. Back then he was just reading the Washington Post. Nothing fancy. He's since learned to multi-task.}

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

I have confidence in, confidence in meeeee...

Berry (who, as a reminder, is four) was sitting at the table just now singing – actually kind of bellowing – "I AM SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN" for the 86th time and I couldn't hear myself think and in frustration I started, "You are so––" and in my split-second pause to think of a non-destructive term, she supplied: "––amazing?"


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