Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Sofia answers "because he didn't know which way to go. Because there wasn't a sign showing the way. And then he got bonked by a car." Laughs at her own joke.

There are 500

Ways to get to the sun

Says Sofia 

Monday, May 26, 2014

I asked Sofia if she wanted to write a poem with me. I asked if she knew what a poem was and she said no. I told her we should just start then. I asked her to give me a title. She said, "The Rhyming Palm". And I said, "The Rhyming...Palm? As in palm of the hand?" And she said yes. Here it is.

The Rhyming Palm

Gnaw gaw aw
Nigh Kai
    Nigh why
Flaming flamingos
    Framing Domingo.
Fie-ing, falling
    Flamango a
in Santa Domingo.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Banksy's Side When Going Up The Mountain

One day there was two girls who only sleeped for one year. And they loved to go on the mountain side together. And then they loved to get on a surfboard and swim on the surfboard. The they loved to put a lot of chapstick on. Then they wanted to go out on a river by ourselves but they couldn't because their mother said you can't go without us because its really really really really too far to go without us. Then they loved, loved to get on their surfboards. And they loved to surf on the same board. Calendula! Then they loved to go out on the desert by themselves. Then they loved to lick their tongue. Then they loved to get on top of owl's back. Then they love to kiss the bubbles, then they pop. Then they loved to catch the bubbles and then they didn't pop. Then they loved to, um, catch butterflies on their fingers. Then they loved loved loved loved robot's ears.  Because they find robot's ears. And they're really beautiful. They drop them on the sidewalk. Every sidewalk. Then they loved to stomp around while their sisters are sleeping.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

End of space

I love you all the way to the end of space. Sophia says. And sometime she says I love you this much and grabs her hand and back of her as if to say all the way around.

S says

Parentheses out of the blue parentheses You have to start telling the truth and not jokes.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

old man running

Sofia was riding on my shoulders today and wanted me to start running, just for fun. I demurred. She said, "Come on, Dad! Run as fast as a 45 year old man can!"

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

This morning's dance

This Morning danced to Morris Day and the Time's ice cream castles and the best of the James gang with Sofia  while AnaLucia napped. Best of times.

Marshmallow game

I gave the girls the marshmallow test and told them that they could wait one minute they would get a second one. AnaLucia  put hers in her mouth as soon as the timer started. Sofia was able to wait a minute but, in a new twist, used the minute to sculpt her marshmallow onto a flat disc. To give Lusia a second chance we play the game again. she stuck the marshmallow in her mouth about halfway through and started chewing on it. Haha. She chewed slowly but still could not last a minute. Sofia was yelling at her not to eat the marshmallow yet.

We will try again next time.

Sofia jokes

Not knock who's there? Joe. Joe who? Joe no one

Knock knock? Who's there? Joe. Joe who? Joe Steve

Monday, May 5, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The girls

Gave me a great moment. I was reading them a book on the couch, ganesha's sweet tooth, and Sofia said she had a secret to tell me and whispered "I love you, Dad." Then Lucia said she had a secret and whispered in my other ear, "you're the best, Dad."  

Tonight's sweet potato monsters.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Sofia says

"Baby said "amazing"! That's her first time saying it!"

Me: "That's amazing!"

Sofia, touching her finger to her chin: "Hey, that's a pun!"