Monday, May 31, 2010

Noah, defined.

Lickolish (lik-uh-lish)

a candy flavored with licorice root: Mommy, can I please have a piece of lickolish? I love lickolish.

Hossible (hos-i-bull)

an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment:
Daddy, do you have to go back to the hossible today?

Slipperling (slip-per-ling)

to slide suddenly or involuntarily; to lose one's foothold, as on a smooth surface: Mom, help! My scooter is slipperling down the hill!

Unicorn (yoo-nuh-corn)

an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank: Calvin, when I play soccer, I have to put on my orange unicorn just like you.

Gondolas (gon-duh-luhs)

large spectacles equipped with special lenses, protective rims, etc., to prevent injury to the eyes from strong wind, flying objects, blinding light, etc: I'm ready to go swimming, will you help me put on my gondolas?

Scooed (skoo- ed)

to move on a child's vehicle typically has two wheels with a low footboard between them, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other on the footboard: Noah, what did you do outside all day? "I scooed."

Buffalo (buff-uh-low)

a large, long-headed mammal, Alces alces, of the deer family, having circumpolar distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, the male of which has enormous palmate antlers: Noah, what did you name your stuffed moose? "Buffalo."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

the shmoozer.

in between designing and throwing paper airplanes off the deck calvin whipped this out.
I think he was eyeing the last donut up on the counter.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

inside the mind of calvin

The boys were outside drawing pictures with chalk on the driveway when this exchange was overheard:

Calvin: Mom, guess which Pokemon I just drew.

Carolee: I don't know, Pikachu.

Calvin: Nope, but don't worry, you have 3,000 more guesses.

Monday, May 3, 2010

the porkchop

Grammy and Grandpa came for a visit.

Malcolm got his first taste of grandpa's famous "30 minute cake".

It happened to be the opening weekend for trout fishing, so grandpa got the boys new poles and a fully equipped tackle box.

He even taught them how to make the top-secret trout bait, "The Porkchop"...

... the boys refused to let me in on how to make it, but I was happy to learn that no pork was actually involved.