Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Related Much?

After making the last post, I realized how much Ava and Alexander look alike in recent blog pictures.

It's almost as if they are brother and sister. Luckily for them, they are based on an adorable template.

Future Data Nerd

It's good to know that the data nerd genes were passed on.

I tried to grab a video of Ava randomly counting to herself, but of course it didn't start recording until she was already at 4 or 5. Turn up the volume for maximum cuteness.

So she counts to ten and then repeats "good counting" over her shoulder as she stumbles away in a homage to the Ministry of Silly Walks. That's our Ava. Already ahead of the curve in math and Monty Python references.


Monday, August 15, 2011


Alexander turned three this weekend. I think that makes him either a very young boy, or an elderly toddler. Today, we are all suffering from a sugar hangover that can only come from partying too hard with a three-year-old.

Rule: Don't play with your food.
Fact: I just gave you cake with a toy truck plopped on top of it.
Conclusion: There are ridiculously complex rules for when certain rules apply. Also, I am a terrible cake decorator.

Now that Alexander is three, we promised him a set of keys for the boat. He was psyched.

Of course, it's a paddle boat. So, the joke was on him.

As it turns out, his legs are too short to reach the paddles, forcing the adult to do all the work. The joke was on us. He shoots, he scores!

Well played, son. Well played.

I can't believe I just used a sports metaphor. Oh, man. I think I pulled something. I knew I should have stretched first. Now I need some literal Icy Hot for my metaphorical sports metaphor injury.

Anyhoo... happy birthday, Alexander. We love you like crazy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ava: Close-up-and-shaky-style.

Here is the alphabet...sort of. Ok, it's the avabet.

Ava assumes the everyone is always thanking her. You give her a cracker, she says "welcome!" You give her a big kiss, she says "welcome!" We tried to teach her to say "thank you", but... well, you'll see.

You're welcome.

Monday, August 1, 2011


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a picture of making a picture worth? Before this mathematical conundrum literally blows your mind, please enjoy the following:

Alexander responds to Ava's artistic outburst of "NOOOO!" with a profound question.

Why not, indeed.

Our kids are so deep. They should be wearing black turtlenecks and writing confusing poetry 24/7.