Thursday, October 27, 2011


We're getting ready for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Aleks Informs me of the Health Benefits of Chicken Soup and Talks About Jesus

Aleks is on his third bowl of chicken & dumpling soup. He started explaining to me that chicken soup is good for colds (though he doesn't have one right now) and that the vitamin A in the carrots is good for eyesight.

Then he started talking about Jesus getting killed. He asked if they shot him or stabbed him and I had to explain several times that there weren't explosives in Jesus' time. So I told him they nailed him to a cross. Then he asked about what he did to deserve that. He figured that Jesus was causing the government a lot of extra work with protests & riots & such (he said protests & riots, not I). I said that if he'd continued they wouldn't have been the government anymore.

Then he talked more about chicken soup, watched carefully as the broth spilled slowly into the spoon if he held it just at the surface, and finally wrapped up dinner with a comparison of the size of a megalodon to our house.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bastian Draws

Bastian has never drawn on his own before. He's only ever drawn pictures with assistance. Tonight at bedtime, he asked to draw in bed like Aleks was. This is the face he drew. I'm very proud.