Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Olé, Said the Backhoe

I used to think that groups of college friends had the most inside jokes, but they have nothing on toddlers, whose speech even more closely resembles a mishmash of everything they've ever heard or (had) read (to them). Here Alex combines his favorite tasks, car placement and repetitious book quoting; Olé is, of course, what Puddle the Pig says when he is jumping into Woodcock Pocket Pond after getting a postcard from his friend Toot in Spain. Naturally, the river/lake/ocean on their Ikea playmat (thanks Uncle Rodney and Aunt Juliette) is a fine place for backhoes, police cars, etc. to Olé into (sometimes the boys Olé into it themselves, and have to be rescued). As often now, the video ends when the boys come around to the other side of the camera to... watch it.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Handy Dad

Our toy box wouldn't close all the way any more, or open all the way; the bottom was falling out, and we pretty much ignored it. So did Mom and Dad chuck it out? No! In less than 24 hours and re-using every piece of the toy box, Dad built just what we needed instead-- a shelf to hold books, and baskets for toys, and park our buses and planes.

Thanks, Handy Dad!
(Note: Dog not real. But we like it anyway:)

Monday, April 7, 2008


Baseball! Sandbox! Trikes! Hooray!
(Twin Confusion Note: Alex in Tigger jacket for baseball, Ben in same for sandbox & trike).