Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Quote of the Day

Happy Halloween! I will be posting pictures from tonight's festivities soon, but I had to put this tidbit up immediately. After we got back from trick-or-treating tonight (a smashing success), the boys dumped out their loot on the living room floor. Sam took one look at the bounty and said,

"There is so much here, I don't know what the heck to have!"

That just pretty much sums this holiday up. Love it!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Like grandfather, like grandson

Sam and Elias, both enjoying an all time favorite snack of my dad's, peanut butter-on-a-spoon. For those of you who don't know the Schwartz's too well, this is like some sort of snack rite of passage. I don't think cousin Milo is quite ready for nut butters yet, but when he is of age, I'm sure my boys will be ready to indoctrinate him in the ways of spoonage!

Also of note- how strangely old and surly does Patch look? Is this some kind of flash forward to his teen years or what???

Blast from the past

A brand new feature of the fabulous mosherboys blog-----
Blast from the Past
, today inspired from the earlier Pumpkin Patch Post.

View and enjoy!

Story of the Day

Hello all. Here is a slight variation of the popular "quote of the day" feature. It is basically the same, but slightly longer. Pay attention and I'm sure you will catch on in no time!

Today Sam's kindergarten class visited the local pumpkin patch. Elias and I, always looking for a good time, tagged along. We played in the maze, climbed the hay bale pyramid, watched the pigs, and- oh yeah- picked out pumpkins. It was a very fun afternoon all around. On the way home, Sam was asking me about pumpkins and if his would still get bigger. I said no, that once a pumpkin was picked it wouldn't grow anymore. He said that he thought that maybe if you put the stem in water it would keep growing. No, I said, that's a good idea, but a pumpkin is one of those things that just doesn't grow anymore once they are picked from their vine and taken out of the earth. Oh, said Sam, so it could die right away and we'll just have to hope for the best? It was at this point in our conversation that I had to stop myself from laughing. I muffled my giggle and told him that pumpkins tend to last for a pretty long time after you pick them, so we shouldn't worry about it. He was quiet for a few moments, digesting this piece of information, and then said,

"So, it's kind of like how people last for a while too after they stop growing?"

Needless to say, I could not muffle my laughter anymore at this point...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quote of the Day

Sam, apropos of nothing, "You know, my hair is actually clear."

He is still remarkably blond...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Have bike, will travel

After realizing that Sam's new school was only one mile away from our house, I decided that I would try and bike him there as often as possible- the only problem being that I had no bike and no trailer...This was easily rectified though! I found a great used Burley trailer on craigslist and purchased a brand new bike for myself (my first new bike since I got one as a high school graduation present from my parents!). Both boys fit nicely in the trailer and enjoy zipping around town with me. I love being back on a bike, and pulling the two of them, plus the weight of the trailer is great exercise. It also feels very good to be making this environmentally beneficial decision, especially one that I can share with Sam and Elias. Plus, they look very cute in the trailer with their helmets on!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Quote of the Day

Here is another classic from our boy Sam:

Yesterday Elias and I were settling onto the couch to read a few books. Sam came in and wanted to join us. "Pick out a couple books and come on up, " I told him. When he handed me his choices I said, "Ok, but we are going to read one of Patch's books first, then yours." And Sam replied, "Oh crap!"

Hmmm, I wonder where he got that??