Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Tribe Has Spoken: Happy Birthday Raymond

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get "voted off the island" for this one (either that, or my brother is going to arrest me the next time I'm back in Chicago)

I didn't want to let today go by without loading up the most embarrassing picture I could find to wish my brother a very Happy Birthday!! (Embarassing pictures are plentiful when you're the baby in the family :) And who knew you looked so good in a loin cloth?

Anyway, Happy Birthday from my tribe to you!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Before and After

(And yes, that IS a mustache on Kobe's pumpkin. He's been obsessed lately with mustaches--he's actually had me check his upper lip a few times because he thinks he is growing facial hair :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Smells Like Teen Spirit

So we took the fam out the eat the other day. As we were walking back to the car Kobe commented that it smelled. I didn't smell anything so being the good and inquisitive parent that I am I asked, "What does it smell like?" Kobe replied "It smells just like Las Vegas."

Now just to clarify--No, we don't take our kids on monthly gambling excursions to Nevada. And my only recollection of the olfactory characteristics of Sin City involve cigarette smoke and beer. I was still perplexed. I mean, we'd just left a restaurant in Utah--there was not a whiff of beer or cigarette smoke anywhere. Maybe Kobe had simply eaten one too many wings at Wingers? Kobe piped back up and said:
"Can't you just smell all the sweat and anticipation...and luck?"

Was THAT what I was smelling? Who ARE these kids and where did they come from? I'll have to remember this smell for a few years from now when the Koberoo is a teenager (because if I remember correctly, pubescent boys are both sweaty AND smelly)

I can hardly wait. Wish me luck--I think I'm going to need it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Why do birds fly south for the winter?

The other day around dinner, we were asking the kids questions about things they're learning in school. Not sure if the kids are actually studying the migratory habits of birds or not but this is what we learned...

Norm:"Tehani, do you know why birds fly south for the winter?"

After thinking for a really, REALLY long time she replied "Because they can't afford to take the train."

She may not get a good grade in science with an answer like that but her reply had Norm laughing so hard, I thought he was going to fall off his chair.

That's my Hani Bani--if you don't know the answer, make something up!

Friday, October 1, 2010