bikes and teeth and traditions tra-shmitions
Zane's new caption: Life is an open road.
Speaking of Zane, we were driving home today from errands when from the back seat I hear, "MY TOOTH!" That's right people, a 2-wheeler AND a lost tooth in the same week. It's like Christmas. His next statement: "Oh, I can't WAIT to tell the people at Publix about this!" We were, after all, in the Publix parking lot. And tell them we did.
Here he is, in all his lost-tooth glory. (note the new one already coming up in its place!)
Annie, not wanting to be outdone during pictures, yelled, "No MY tee mommy!" So here's her teeth as well:
Oh my gosh, this next story illustrates our family "traditions" so well, it's alarming. (Alyson, here's my Christmas Story for this year.)
So, we put off dying eggs. Yes, I'm talking about Easter eggs.
Yes, I'm aware Easter was last month. or almost last month.
I'm sorry, but without an invite to do these kinds of things with others (eggs dying, pumpkin carving, christmas cookie making, etc), they just get skipped. I know I know, we're lame lame lame. we always have been. so I was trying to repent. and last week I had actually hard-boiled 5 eggs, thank you very much.
yes, only five. it's all we had.
anyway, so Sunday evening, as brandon was preparing dinner and our kids were yelling FOR dinner because they were at the table already (and hungry and bored), I decided to bust out some egg dying, while we waited. I got out two bowls, and put a different colored tablet in each.
yes, only two colors.
I turned my back to grab the vinegar, and I hear this, "Ugh! Yuck! Mom, I think I...I think I ate...!" And I look over and sure enough, Zane is drooling yellow. And right next to him, Annie's drooling blue. Both with terribly sour looks on their faces. The dye tablets? missing.
"YUCK YUCK YUCK!" I shriek. "SPIT IT OUT, GROSS!!"
Annie starts screaming, Zane spits and spits, and Brandon laughs from the kitchen and says, "Well, HAPPY EASTER!"
Of course, instead of cleaning it up immediately, I had to grab the camera. After all, you couldn't miss out on the full effect of our fun holiday tradition, right?
Sigh. Tomorrow it's mermade goods picture day!