Thursday, November 21, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Here's how Eli thought through 15-7 while he was doing it (as a part of a larger subtraction problem) this morning:
15-7 = 7 is 2+5, and 15 is 10+5. So if we remove the 5 from the 7 and the 5 from 15 we have 10-2 which is 8.
While I am sitting next to him, counting it up on my fingers.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Eli asked an interesting question last night...
"What if we could understand what animals say. Like birds. Maybe we wouldn't like bird songs anymore if we knew what they were saying. What if they are saying mean things about us, or cussing?"
I will never hear a cuckoo the same way ever again.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
So thank you.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Holy moo, 8 years ago Lesley and I were marveling at your chubbly little sleepy face and remarking on how much you looked exactly like a tiny, adorable Emeril Lagasse. And now you're action packed! Wild, loud, and whip-smart (as regularly demonstrated here). Eli loves ANIMALS, particularly his beloved stuffies, and still loves to know how the world works. We're so proud of you.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Dad: No, we're going to take the bikes to the bike store and get a new tire for mom's bike.
(BOOMING PEAL OF THUNDER)
Dad: Ooooookay. You can play Minecraft.
(THREE MINUTES LATER - BRIGHT SUN SHINING THROUGH WINDOWS)
(DAD SHAKES IS FIST AT THE SKY)
UPDATE: OK, so it did rain. I feel better now.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Eli had another idea about why I don't need him to count off...
Eli: Dad, I know why I don't have to count off like the other kids.
Dad: Yes? Why is that?
Eli: Because I never stop talking anyway. You always know where I am.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
So, kudos to you, our little writer. Keep up the great work, and you'll go far.
If you want to see her reaction to winning the award, I took a little video of it and you can watch it here.
And now, without further ado or grown-up interference, the AWARD WINNING ESSAY:
Florida panthers are a rare and beautiful animals. Unfortunately, these wonderful beasts are disappearing all the time. If we don't act quickly, they could become extinct. The Florida panther is a majestic hunter, a caring mother to its young, and all together, an amazing creature. If I had $100, I would donate it to Big Cat Rescue, to help the Florida panthers.
My first reason I would donate money to Big Cat Rescue is because if Florida panthers go extinct,a lot of other animals die too. Hear, let me explain. Say panthers eat hogs. There is probably a LOT of hogs because there is not many panthers to eat them. So then there wouldn't be a lot of what ever the hog eats because there would be too many hogs. Then it happens over, and over again.
My next reason would donate money to B.C.R. is because it helps more than panthers. Big Cat Rescue helps other big cats such as leopards, tigers, ocelots, and lions. Florida panthers are rare, but other species need help too. A lot of big cats need help, including Florida panthers. It's important that other endangered felines get help too.
Florida panthers are endangered, and all most extinct. These beautiful cats need OUR help to re-start their race. Programs like Florida Panther Society introduce other species of feline (Such as cougars and pumas.) to breed hybrid panthers. These cats are a LOT tougher than the regular Florida panther. With these hybrid panthers,the original Florida panthers have a better chance at avoiding extinction. The more money donated, the more panthers breed.
Florida panthers are wonderful, awe- inspiring creatures. With our help, these graceful cats can, and will, be returned to their former glory as top predator of Florida.
Friday, February 22, 2013
For those of you who are wondering, it was in the alley, not in the street. I told you she was smarter than that.
We love you, and you are missed already. Good kitty. Well done.