April 27, 2017

Ane Speaks – And She Wishes She Hadn’t


Ane yelled at me from the kitchen, “Moooooom? I think this strawberry jelly has gone bad. It’s really watery and smells funny.”

She came into the living room and showed me the jar.


Ane was horrified. “But they are the same color!!! And…. I’m an idiot.”

She walked back into the kitchen and we both began to laugh hysterically.

Next time, she’ll check the jar first.

April 26, 2017

No Shame


This is the not-at-all-ashamed look of someone who snuck into Mom and Dad’s room, and made themselves comfortable with an iPad.

Thumper makes himself at home

I’d tell him to make himself at home, but sarcasm is lost on this child.

April 25, 2017

Coffee With Rerun


Morning coffee just tastes better in your own mug, sent from Japan, from Ressis and Oddball.

Rerun's coffee

The kid is 7, and he already has a mug collection!  Good thing he likes coffee and tea!

April 24, 2017

Doctor Who Cosplay Night!


Trivia, discounts, cosplay, prizes, and Doctor Who?  We’re there!

Saturday we took the kids to a trivia and cosplay event at our local ThinkGeek store, and they were ready to participate…

Group picture with a Dalek

… especially when there was a full-size red Dalek parked at the store’s entrance!

Take two

If this Dalek had been for sale, the kids would have been pooling their money together to have a chance to bring it home.

Doctor Tad confronts the Dalek

Fortunately for us, the Dalek was display only.  The trivia night was fun – we won a trivia question and got a $5 gift card! – and the kids quickly discovered just how cool the store was.

Testing the lightsabers

Because when full-size light-up lightsabers, complete with sound effects, are open and available to play with, this makes the store the greatest place ever.  The boys could have stayed there all day playing with those, but it was hard to keep them from reenacting every single lightsaber battle without knocking over shelves.

So we finally tore ourselves away, but we had a great time proving that we are huge nerds!