Tuesday, June 26, 2007


After reading "If I Were a Grown-Up" Aelyn casually mentioned that of the many things she wants to be when she grows up is President or Vice-President "because the president gets to decide where the new schools are going to be built and draw out the maps for the construction workers". When I mentioned that being President or Vice-President is a full time job and that she wouldn't have time to also do the other 7 or 8 things she wants to be when she grows up, Aelyn decided that "Well... maybe I'll skip being President or Vice-President then because just doing one job sounds boring".

Sunday, June 24, 2007


The paternal parents are in town this week (Flint's parents) with cousin Andrew. They decided to buy Heelys ("Freedom is a wheel in your sole!") for the childrens as birthday presents. When we got home tonight the kids put them on and rolled around a bit to get a feel for them. This should be interesting.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Aelyn: Daddy, I think there's a thief sneaking into our house at night.
Daddy: Why's that?
Aelyn: My toothpaste and toothbrush and timer are always over here all lined up on the side but I never leave them there.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ian and his A25 Interceptor

This is my unfinished model paper plane I named the A-25 Interceptor.

- by Ian


Slimey, Gooey,

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poem by Aelyn
blogified by Ian

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Originally uploaded by SquidgeyFlint
An optical illusion picture confusing your body for lake, trees, and ladies walking in front of a brick wall carrying lanters.
By Ian

Friday, June 15, 2007

Camp Sealth Weekend (June 2007)

Originally uploaded by SquidgeyFlint
The first weekend in June, the kids' Campfire USA group hosted a family overnight at Camp Sealth (satellite map). The camp is located on Vashon Island which is only accessasble by ferry. We stayed in cabins. While we had access to a fridge, we cooked over the fire using basic implements of campfire cooking such as tin-foil (for tin-foil dinners), pie-irons (for french toast), and skewers (for the smores). We took a hike up to Ungle Wigglebottoms Cabin. They had a touch tank going at the pier and the kids had fun playing at the beach and in the general area. On Sunday, we did a fused glass craft in the morning before we left which was a lot fun. You can see the whole set at our Flickr site.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Daddy, are you going to play your Intendo?

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Originally uploaded by SquidgeyFlint

We saw bags of ladybugs at the hardware store and the childrens were intrigued. The Ladybugs were being sold as anti-pest devices (aphids, spider mite/somethings, etc).

Since we have a lot of wholey leaves and the kids were in the mood to release a bunch of ladybugs we picked up a couple bags and both kids got to distribute ladybugs around the front and back of the house.

Getting the ladybugs out of the bags was harder than you'd think. Once they figured out there was an opening, they were hip to climb to the outside of the bag but they seemed a bit nervous actually leaving the bag for their new leafy homes.

Later in the day we found a few ladybugs that had hitched rides in the girl's hair and on my flannel.

Levels of burp

The kids dig burping so much that they've developed their own set of terms to describe the burpiness of their burps, not unlike eskimos and their many words for snow.
  • Burp - "Regular" (commonly accepted definition)
  • Belch - A little bit louder than a burp (commonly accepted definition)
  • Gelch - (pronounced jelch) Giant belch.
  • Helch - "huge-mungous" belch.
  • G-Helch - "Gigantic huge-mungous" belch.
  • HH-Gelch - "Huge-mungous huge-mungous gigantic" belch.