Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Knock Knock

Joshua told me the greatest knock, knock joke the other day. Like to hear it? Here it goes:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Banana!
Banana Who?
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana!
Banana who?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Orange!
Orange who?
I'm glad I didn't say Banana!

Ummm.... I don't think that's quite right, but it sure was funny. He was so pleased with the response he got to his joke (not realizing the real reason it was so funny to us) that he decided to hit us with another one that was even better!

Knock knock
Who's there?
Plate!
Plate who?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Plate!
Plate who?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Spoon!
Spoon who?
I'm glad I didn't say...... the thing I said before!

Maybe you had to be here, but trust me. It was Hi-larious!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gotta Eat Your Vegetables!

It's so great living in Arizona. Our mild winters mean that we can grow various things throughout the year. Since our pumpkins and squash didn't pan out this past fall, we thought we would try our hand at growing some vegetables over the winter. We planted radishes, cauliflower and carrots a few months ago, and it has been fun learning how vegetables grow as opposed to fruits. Here were our little sprouts on January 15th:

The radishes are on the left, carrots on the right and cauliflower along the back row. The radishes have been super happy, and we've had quite a harvest of them.

Apparently our bag of seeds had some white radish seeds mixed in. The red ones have had such a strong zesty flavor, while the white ones are a bit more mild, but all of them have been super tasty. Much more so than any you would find in the store.

This weekend I decided to pull a few of the carrot spouts up to thin them out, and also to see how they were coming along. To my surprise (and delight!) I found that our carrots, although small, have actually turned into food!

We each got to have a teeny tiny carrot with our dinner last night. I was probably more excited about this than I should have been, but I just think it's so cool to have grown something edible from a tiny seed.

Our cauliflower has been growing like crazy... the leaves anyway. We were beginning to think that it had forgotten to grow the meat, but when I was poking around yesterday, I found a tiny little cauliflower floret in the center, so it looks like we will get something after all.

In the next couple weeks we plan on making a larger garden box and planting our spring garden, trying our hand at some new tasty treats. I just love gardening!

Bennyisms

Benny has been such a silly little monkey lately, and has been cracking us up with the funny things he says. Here are some of our favorites:

"Can I be awake?" Every morning when Ben wakes up, he storms into our room and asks us this question, and it's just so cute in his little cartoon-like voice. If we tell him it's okay to be awake, he will say "I ca-yan?" (one of our other favorite things is that he turns one syllable words into two syllable words by adding a "y" in the middle. So cute!)

"Merry Christmas" Benny is such a sweet little guy. He has started telling us, out of the blue, that he loves us. It goes something like this. "I love you, Mommy" and I repeat it back to him; "Merry Christmas" [repeat]; "Happy New Year" [repeat]; "Happy Valentines Day" [repeat]; "Happy President's Day" [repeat]. We usually go through this routine about 4 or 5 times a day. It's so sweet, it just melts my heart.

"Calling all Super Readers!" Both of the boys LOVE the show Super Why on PBS. Since we got our DVR a few weeks ago we have been recording it every day and letting the boys watch it when we get home in the afternoon. Ben has decided that he is "Alphabet Pig" and loves to sing the Alpha Pig ABC's. Whenever he finds one of his toy phones, it instantly turns into a "super duper computer" and calls out "Calling all Super Readers! To the Book Club!"

And what is probably my favorite... A couple weeks ago we asked Benny what the bible was about. Without skipping a beat, he said this:

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In case you had any trouble catching that, it was "Jesus Christ the Son of God has come." Couldn't have said it better myself!