Monday, February 18, 2008


So we already knew this kid was extra smart but don't these make him look like a little genius. Daddy is a little sad that we are passing on our horrible vision genes to the next generation but at least Boone is only (currently) farsighted and just needs glasses for close work like reading and lego building.  He is free to run wild and play with no risk of damaging being inhibited by the glasses. Let's cross our fingers that it stays this way (or improves).

Lethal Weapon

If you are the mom, that is. We went to the Bland's on Saturday and enjoyed a fun evening visiting with friends and keeping the kids up way too late. While we were there, Josh got a preview of Theo's (or maybe Mack's) giant nerf gun. 

Sneak Attack!

Mom's keeps flinching at him and can't get a good shot.

Later that night, he won the final round of Texas Hold'em. The first thing he said to me was "you know what I am spending this money on right?" The next morning, we were proud owners of the Nerf Dart Tag Magstrike. It will rapid fire 10 darts in succession. Not fun for mom, when you walk around any corner and get blasted by 10 darts at once. But the boys, they are having a blast (no pun intended).

Yum, Yum, Yum

I realize that this isn't the best food photo ever.  I have a lot of work to do there but this steak however was Phabulous, totally with the "Ph".  It was the seasoned sirloin that Josh and I really like from Fred Meyer.  I haven't been too happy with our last two attempts to grill it so I requested a new method.  For Josh to turn the steak over to me was a pretty big deal!  I used Alton Brown's pan seared rib-eye recipe (minus the seasoning) and it worked out perfectly.  I did the extra minute on each side for medium, since I don't like to chew my meat long enough to work through rare.  

Josh made garlic mashed red potatoes and the green beans were a la Sesame Street Del Monte (amazing what Elmo's picture on the can will do for getting them to eat green beans).  I also made some caramelized onions and mushrooms in another cast iron skillet.  We pretty much just left them to cook on Medium Low with out moving them around a lot and the texture stayed great, not slimy!

So the best complement was Josh saying it was "as good as, or better than Outback"! Wow!


When Boone was little (and still today) be could recognize a Jack Johnson song within the first few notes.  If you asked what he wanted to listen to, he always said "Jack Johnson" (you have to pretend he squished the name all together in an 18 month old kind of voice).  

So, the music of choice for our current almost two year old is "Beety Boys".  What, didn't quite catch that?  Yes, you were correct, that would be "The Beastie Boys".  "Kick It!"  is his favorite new phrase.  

That pretty much just sums up what our life is going to be like with these two!

Since I've Been Such a Bad Blogger...

I have a meme for you just so I have something to post about.  It will be much shorter than the get to know you email lists.  Here it is:

  • Look up page 123 in the nearest book
  • Look for the fifth sentence
  • Then post the three sentences that follow that fifth sentence on page 123
Here is mine:

This is an extract from it, remembering those who gave their lives for their country.  The second verse is particularly poignant.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.

This one takes a bit of explanation.  I am sitting in the living room and the nearest book is The Iggulden brothers' "The Dangerous Book for Boys".
That excerpt is from a chapter on Famous Battles and it is describing a poem called "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon that was written about the WWI battle at The Somme. 

Wow,  I couldn't have just been sitting next to a Nora Roberts novel and quoted a passionate love scene that needed no explanation?  To be fair, the closest book to me was actually  "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight"? but it doesn't have a page 123.   

So now I am going to tag: