October 11, 2019

Flashback Friday


Want to go way, way, way back?

This is Ane on her second Halloween, in October 2005, wearing my old Little Red Riding Hood cape.  This photo is so old, it was taken on film!

And here is a little baby Tad, who was only a couple of months old – and far too small to fit into the Stitch costume that Ane wore for her first Halloween!  So I had found a little pumpkin fleece costume at OshKosh for him.

What a cute little baby blob he was!  These two were a hit at the Webmaster’s office (where these pictures were taken) during the trick-or-treat time around the cubicles.

October 10, 2019

The Difference Between The Boys


Proving yet again that the older two boys operate with completely different sides of their brains…

Tonight after swimming lessons, I pointed out how bright the moon was in the clear night sky.

Tad: “I think the moon looks like a marshmallow.”

Rerun: “I think the moon is waxing gibbous.”


October 9, 2019

Thumper, Hacker Ninja


This is Thumper.  Thumper is both a ninja and hacker genius.

Let’s leave aside that he stole the first-gen iPad from my room and ran off with it (it’s our only unlocked iPad because it’s so old).  That’s Ane’s room, and that’s Ane’s laptop that he is using to watch YouTube.

Now, you might be saying, “well, doesn’t Ane lock her laptop with a passcode?”

Yes, she does.  Thumper figured out how to log into the guest account, so he doesn’t need the passcode.

Now we just have to lock up the laptop.  We tried putting it on the top shelf of her closet.  Thumper hauled the stepstool into her room to get it down.

He is THAT sneaky and smart.

We’re just going to have to start locking her door and hiding the key.

October 8, 2019

Tea And Scones With Rerun


I am of the firm opinion that every kid needs to come home from school once in a while to find something freshly baked waiting for them.

Recently, because I was out of eggs (how does that happen?  THE BOYS EAT LIKE THEY ARE EMPTY INSIDE), I made scones.  This particular recipe uses butter and buttermilk instead of eggs.

And while Thumper and Tad were not overly into the scones (Thumper turned his nose up at them, for shame), Ane and Rerun were more than happy to help themselves.

Rerun even sat down for a mug of tea before starting in on his homework.

Oh, and he was dressed up for school picture day.  Though I’m pretty sure he doesn’t much care what he wears most of the time, unless it’s one of his favorite Pac-Man t-shirts.