Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paperclips and Vocabulary


"Momma, I'm extremely fond of bending paperclips." (T)
"Why are smiling like you are laughing?"

"Well, it's just the words you used. You didn't just say, I like to bend paperclips." (M)

"Oh. That's because I've decided I am going to start using more of the vocabulary that I see in the books I read." (T)

Conversation with Thomas on the walk home from school.
Thomas, age 9


Friday, January 09, 2015

High Five!

(Elsie) Hey! Don't slap me!
(Thomas) I wasn't slapping you. I was high-fiving you.
(Momma)Where were you high-fiving her?
(Thomas) On her leg.

Monday, December 22, 2014

I'm Shrinking

"Momma is shrinking. Jonathan is now taller than her."

Elsie, Age 7

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday Festivities at School

One exceptional Santa and three exceptional kids.

 

Super Sweet

 
 

David before his musical performance.

 
 
 David warming up for the show.

...Jonathan was at a track meet.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sounds suspicious to me

Momma:  "What are you doing, Elsie?"
Elsie: "Nothing you need to know about."

Elsie, 12/10/14, age 7

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chess Players for President

Jonathan (13 yrs)  "Instead of a presidential election, they should just have a chess match."
Momma: "Do you think winning at chess is a good indication of a good president?"
Jonathan: "Well, there would be a lot less wars."

Monday, June 09, 2014

We're related

"You know what the strangest thing in the world is? I am related to people I do not relate to."

Jonathan, Age13