Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Yesterday Quinn and I took Calvin to the Children's museum in Albuquerque. On the way to the car I was carrying Calvin and walking across the parking lot islands with the big rocks. The rocks were so...rocky....and my shoes got all tangled up and I lost my balance and we both fell down. Calvin cried, and Quinn yelled "Mandy!" and I yelled, "Don't yell at me, I'm hurt too!"

And I was. Calvin was scared, but I skinned my knee, which is something that I haven't done since I was a kid.

Back then, whenever one of us (and by "us" I mean me, Katie, or Andy) skinned our knee, we had a little game that we liked to play. When it came time to remove the bloody band-aid, we folded it up to look like a little envelope. Then we made our hands into little people. The "mailman" hand would deliver the bloody band-aid to Mrs. Leotardface, or Mr. Pencilnose, and so-n-so would open it up and read what was inside..."Blood-WA!"

Then they would fold it up and give it back to the mailman who would give it to someone else.

I explained this game to Quinn, who made a face that made me glad I didn't tell him the story before he proposed. But when Calvin showed interest in my nasty knee, I simply said Blood-WA! and he burst into giggles. He loved it!

I tried to capture his giggling in video, but didn't do that great of a job. Anyway, I'm happy to know that, even though my husband isn't impressed with my humor, my toddler is.

Quinn didn't quite appreciate the humor...oh well!

Say it! It's addictive!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

T-Ball scouts - check this out!

Calvin got this T-ball set from his grandma for his birthday, and he's already getting pretty good.

I wonder whether this blog should officially be about all sports....Well, I'm sure we'll get back to hiking in the summer.

Playing T-Ball at Mountain Elementary