Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, January 05, 2014
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.