A Quick List

Here's a list of some things that have been happening around my house over the last few months...

  1. Zoë nicknamed one of her orange crayons "Seventy-six Thousand." She was just moving through the house calling for it.
  2. Ike has become fond of (and quite good at) spitting his food in a fine spray. One blast can coat an adult's entire head and face.
  3. Zoë was sitting on the potty the other day, saying "Gross, gross, gross, gross" for close to five minutes.
  4. I've been jonesing for American cheese for the past few weeks. Why? Wasn't I brought up better than that?
  5. I've been getting very good at making accurate predictions using mathematics, and I have always been ham fisted when it comes to math. Always. So this is a curiosity.
  6. A few weeks ago, I was teasing Zoë, told her that if she kept eating her yogurt with a fork she'd turn into a blueberry. She looked at me right in the eyes, her lips coated in creaminess, and she said, "Dad, you know that's not a fact."
  7. I've been getting up at 5 in the morning, so I'll have some quiet in the house. The other morning Ike got up at four. He's going to be a gambling addict.
  8. On September 26th at 9:00 p.m. Zoë asked the following question: "How are people made?"
  9. I have come close to perfecting a barbecue version of pizza.
  10. Zoë reiterated the "how are people made" question on October 6th at 11:00 a.m. My guess is that the answer given in September was insufficient.
  11. Earlier in November we harvested apples from the trees in our backyard, but I should amend that statement: we harvested the best apples I have ever tasted from the trees in our backyard.
  12. Zoë has decided to name her children Ted and Lilly.