Thursday, March 10, 2016


Yep. Chickens.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Voice mail from SofiSue

I got an awesome message from my SofiSue today


Reminds me of this awesome message that I got from Henry 3 years ago.

Here's some recent cuteness of my kiddos.

Dinosaur / Volcano Mural

Hiding spot at Unity Temple


Yay for eating outside!

Give Peas a Chance!

Sleepy boy

You wouldn't know it here, but Sofi HATEs getting her hair washed


awesome hat


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Today at the Shedd

Took the kids to the Shedd Aquarium today for a free day. Right before I took the 2nd pic, I pointed out Shedd Employee and told Henry that if he had any questions about the fish, he could ask her. He walked, quite determined, up to her, grabbed her by the hand, and dragged her to the Japanese Spider Crab's tank to ask what it was. They then talked about the spider crab for a good 5 minutes before she could get away to talk to other patrons.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Henry speaks out about Sweet and Sour Chicken

Henry (holding up a piece of SnS Chicken w/o the Sns: "Is this the chicken's knee?"

Me: "No, it's chicken breast"

Henry: "Is this bumpy part the chicken's nipple?"

Molly: "No, Henry, chicken's don't have nipples."

Henry: "What's a nipple?!"

At this point I completely lose my head and start cracking up. I'm not sure that we ever resolved Henry's nipple query.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Funny Kid Stuff that I heard recently

At bed time, tucking him in, going in for the goodnight kiss...
Henry: Do you have a cough?
Me: A little bit
Henry: Well, I'm afraid that you might cough on me, so maybe I will just kiss your cheek. I don't want you to cough on me because you might give me your cough

Please note that Henry gave me his cough.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Child the Shoplifter

Molly took the kids grocery shopping today. The kids were riding in one of those big car carts that take up the whole aisle. Sofi was riding in the car part, closest to the ground, and Henry was riding in the traditional cart seat.

All was well, they got some pizza, soup, fruit, veggies, doughnuts from the bakery (yum!), milk, oj, and all sorts of other things you would expect to get from the grocery store. All was going well until, while Molly was loading the groceries in to the car, Henry asked, "What does Sofi have?"

Well, being so close to the ground, which also made her be a bit out of sight, Sofi realized that she was at the perfect height to reach out and grab candy from those troublesome shelves at the checkout lines. What did she find? Rolos. And she destroyed them.

So, nearly 4 years into fatherhood, I can proudly say that my daughter is a shoplifter.

Oh, and remember when Sofi loved sitting on the potty the other day?

Well, here she is super pleased to have made some pee pee in the potty. (she even looks guilty, doesn't she?!?)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sofi and the Potty

Molly and I took the kids to the DuPage Children's Museum on Sunday. As I expected, we had a blast. During the visit, Sofia needed a diaper change, so I took her to the family bathroom.

What makes it a "family" bathroom, you ask? It has two toilets. One like any other you'd expect to see in a public restroom, and another identical to the first, just about a 1/3 of the size.

Well, Sofi fell in love with that mini-potty immediately and promptly tried to sit on it. I helped her out of her diaper and sat her on that little potty and she was just as happy as can be. All seemed fine, so I moved over 3 feet to the diaper changing table to get her diaper ready.

As I'm assembling the cloth diaper, I hear a weird half shriek, half grunt. As I casually look over, I see my sweet little girl folded in half stuck in the potty butt-first, legs dangling, arms flapping, and generally looking perturbed.

I scooped her up and her little bottom is just dripping with toilet water. Her first potty experience was not the best.

However, today she got her very own potty and was eager to sit on it.

Also, she sure likes mac n cheese

Just look at these cute kiddos