Archive for the ‘Caruso Kids’ Category

Grandpas Gone Wild

March 10, 2010

My dad has a “thing” about making cakes for my kids’ birthdays.  Here is the cake he made for my Everything Barbie daughter, who turns 6 today.  How he’s getting it to my house for dinner tonight is beyond me.

Cake Barbie

Ignore the plastic wrap on her head – it’s protecting her hair from the frosting.  Makes for a creepy picture though 🙂


All Too Fast

March 2, 2010

This morning:

I am sitting in my bed, watching GMA and catching up on emails and some writing jobs.  My daughter rushes into my bedroom, in full winter gear, giant pink LL Bean book bag strapped to her back. I hear the bus pulling up outside.

“Shayna, baby, the bus is here!  What are you doing up here?”

“I need a tissue for Bethy [neighbor girl]!  QUICK!”

I throw some Kleenex at her and she rushes (well, bounces) back out, shouting “LOVE YOU” as she flies down the stairs.

Then I hear her bouncing back UP the stairs.

Her little face, framed in her little pink hat covered by her little pink hood on her coat, pops around the frame of my bedroom door.  She pursed her little pink lips and blew me a kiss.

“I didn’t wanna go without a kiss!” she breathed.

I blew her a kiss back and got the smile that lights up my world.

She turned, flew back down the stairs, gone.

In that moment I realized how freaking fast this is all going.

My Sweet, Delicate Flowers

February 23, 2010

Overheard at the EK house:

Son #2: “Ewww what is that? Is it poop?”

Daughter: “No, it’s boogers.”

Son #1: “Are you going to eat it?”

Daughter: “No, that’s GROSS! I’m going to wipe it on the couch.”

Stupid Parent Tricks

February 22, 2010

Overheard yesterday morning, as the boys were chasing each other around the house, hiding in closets and screaming, my husband had this gem:

“Stop messing around and go and eat breakfast.  If you want to lie in wait for your brother, do it after breakfast.  Make a temporary truce and EAT YOUR BREAKFAST.”

Ah, the things kids are able to elicit from us, their unsuspecting parents.

Limerick Discipline

February 10, 2010

The boys were fooling around during dinner and being generally obnoxious.  Lev started it by repeating some choice limericks he’d heard at school.  It deteriorated rapidly into a contest to see who could come up with the most a) disgusting, b) inappropriate or c) irritating limerick.  They also seemed to be having hearing trouble when we asked them to stop and clean up after themselves.

Here’s the one I sent them in an email after dinner:

there once were 2 boys named Asher and Lev
they never did what their parents said
so on Tuesday night,
even though they put up a fight,
instead of American Idol they went to bed.

Since they check their email as often as I do, it was not surprising that I came downstairs 15 minutes later to a very clean kitchen and neatly organized homework area.  Who knew I’d be using skills I learned in high school for this?  Mrs. Dusenbury would be proud.  Or nauseated, I’m not sure which.

Tinkerbelle, Indiana Jones & The Red Dragon Ninja

November 4, 2009

We’re an eclectic family 🙂

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