Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day

Colleen has been asking if she could plant a tree for Earth Day. She settled for planting some Nasturtium seeds for the trellis in the backyard. Both she and Robert had a good time. We let Robert dig because he is so good at it. He got a little carried away for our tiny seeds. Colleen shouted to me, "Mom! Robert's going to China!"

Now we sit back and hope that we've seen the last frost.

Monday, April 4, 2011


The older kids are playing a game online.

Elizabeth: "It's being glitchy. Even though I have all the blackberries I need, it's not letting me in."

Me: "How many iPhones do you need?"

Elizabeth: "Huh?"

Robert laughs. He gets it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stone knives and bear skins

Remember how we had to explain to our kids what a computer disk was, a cassette tape, a record player, how to dial a phone?

Well, we've reached a whole new level.

Colleen came up to me and said, "Mom, how do you pause your TV?"

I told her that we actually can't pause my TV.

"Why not?" she said.

The TV in our bedroom is 18 years old. Needless to say, it's not HD and it doesn't have a DVR. And even though we've only had a TV with a DVR for less than two years, Colleen apparently doesn't remember it being any other way. And by the way, we thought this TV was not long for the world when we lived in Sterling.