Saturday, January 29, 2011

Roses are elmo, violets are cookie

Malcolm is obsessed with Elmo. He is also very fond of coloring. I tried to use this to my advantage and a while back taught him colors according to his beloved sesame street characters. He caught on very quickly that red="elmo", yellow="big bird", and blue="cookie".

Malcolm is also stubborn. Although he now understands perfectly what "red" means, he refuses to say it himself. I've gotten a few strange looks while grocery shopping as I nod and affirm his pointing to blueberries and saying "cookie". Luckily, he's not a fan of Oscar the grouch, so "green" is the only color he'll consent to saying.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

knock, knock

This little Noah makes us laugh, despite his jokes.

Noah: knock, knock
Calvin: who's there?
Noah: apple
Calvin: apple who?
Noah: knock, knock
Calvin: who's there?
Noah: orange
Calvin: orange who?
Noah: knock, knock
Calvin: who's there?
Noah: Isn't it good that I didn't say banana?

Monday, January 17, 2011

merry, still

Perhaps our lack of posts can attest to our busy but wonderful holidays.

The boys managed to:

- spend time with all of their grandparents, aunts, and uncles
- ride horses, 4wheelers, canoes, and airplanes
- get showered with more Christmas presents than we ever planned
- now have a little puppy to call their own

meet Bowser...

... Calvin's latest subject of expertise, Noah's basement-running training partner, and Malcolm's new best friend/archnemesis, depending on the moment.