Monday, October 19, 2015

Kid Conversation

So, I'm realizing it has been so long since I've written that I haven't even mentioned we have another foreign exchange student living with us!  This is important because she takes part in this kid conversation.  Her name is Monica and she will be with us, attending the local high school, for the duration of the school year.  She hails from Bolivia :)

Now to set the stage, we were having Family Home Evening - one of our more fun lessons.  I read them the story of the Tower of Babel from the Old Testament Stories book while we ate dinner and then we made towers out of marshmallows and toothpicks - racing against the clock to see who could build the tallest one.  Then we were joking about all speaking in a different language to make it feel more authentic.

The Frog: yeah, I can speak like, "si, si!"
Peach: Yeah!!  And I can talk like Dora!  "Hola!"
Monica: Ok, I'll speak Portuguese
Me: Ok, I'll speak in Hungarian, and Jay, you can speak Japanese
Peach: "Hola!!"
Hazel:  I'll talk like a puppy!

Kid Conversation

We read the scriptures as a family every morning.  It would be kind of entertaining, if I could just remove myself from the pain of getting everyone to cooperate.  The Frog reads really fast and really quiet, so it's hard to understand him.  Peach sounds out every word with painstaking care.  Hazel just repeats what I say.  We just finished reading the New Testament Stories and decided to tackle the "real thing", especially since The Frog will have the opportunity to decide if he wants to be baptized once he turns 8 (in less than 1 year). We think it is important that he actually read the Book of Mormon for himself to help him make a decision.

Anyway, time for the funny part.  (In case you care, we are reading 1 Nephi chapter 3 verse 3)

Me: For behold,
Hazel: Fowah behold,
Me: Laban hath the record
Hazel: Laban hath the wehcoad
Me: of the Jews
Hazel: Hey!  Like Apple Juice!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kid Conversation

I'm still asleep (or trying to be) and Jay and Peach come in to wake me up.

Jay:  Peach, this is the beautiful princess.  She has been asleep for many years after eating the poison apple.  If you kiss her, she'll wake up!
[Peach kisses me on the cheek and I open my eyes]
Me: You are my hero!  What is your name, fair maiden?
Peach: Peach
Me: What a beautiful, glorious name!  I will remember it with the greatest of reverence, all of my days.
[Peach is staring at me dumbfounded.  Finally she breaks the silence]
Peach: Mom.  [Studying me.  Then with amazement] You sounded like a real princess!  I've never heard you talk like that before!!!  My eyes were swirling because you talked like that!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kid Conversation

After playing sardines during Family Home Evening tonight, Peach says after our treat, "I want to play tuna again."

 Minutes later, The Frog comes in and says, "Can we keep playing salmon? Wait, what's it called? Trout?"

**update 5/7/15 - I was reading a book about oceanography to The Frog and on the page talking about plankton it was anchovies were mentioned as eating plankton.  Upon hearing about anchovies,
The Frog perks up and says: "anchovies?  I love anchovies!"
Me:  (unbelievingly) "really? why?!"
The Frog: "You know.... that game!"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I <3 pi

I love math and I love to bake and I love to eat baked goods, so Pi day is definitely my favorite fake holiday :)

In case you've been living under a rock and don't know why this is the best Pi day you will ever experience...

pi or π, is just a ratio.  Take any circle or cylinder - your favorite can of soup? and measure around the circumference.  Write that down. Now, measure across the circle - the diameter.  Write that down.  Now get out a calculator, if you're math averse or paper and pencil if math is your super-power.  Take the first number and divide by the second and you should get π.

π = 3.14159265359.....

Something else magical?  It goes on forever and never repeats.

So, today is special because the date is 3/14.  (3.14  get it?)

But hold the phone because we get a March 14th every year...  This year is the best one in the lifetime of pretty much everyone you know because the date is 3/14/15. (so do something awesome at 9:27)  Cool right?

I admit it- I'm completely jealous of all those people who go to be at the truest pi day ever - 3/14/1592 at 6:54 AM.

Anyway, this year, I have decided to start a new twist on the tradition in which we not only eat pie on pi day, but we break our family rule of "no treats before lunch" and have pie for breakfast to forever commemorate our experiencing this pi day of our lives.

What can I say, math brings out my rebellious side :)