Friday, April 23, 2010


So, Andrew is just over two years old, and we can understand almost everything he says these days. However, some things take several tries before we get it right. See below:

Andrew (A.): "Mommy, I see graggle."
Me (M.): "You see what, bubby? Dragon?"
A.: "I see graggle."
M.: "gaggle?"
A.: "graggle."
M: "wagon?"
M: "Oh, triangle! That's right, bud!"

We have several conversations per day like this. Here are a few other words we've interpreted.

fwok=fork (we are REALLY trying to work on this one, as it sounds like a nasty word and is rather embarrassing when he screams it across a restaurant in public)
nuk=milk (although he's recently overcome this one, and now says "mee-yulk")
beer=bear (this is kind of funny when he says, "mommy, BEER!!!" and really wants his stuffed animal)
fwahg=flag or frog (or sometimes it even sounds like fork)

Andrew also has a few signature phrases that we hear daily:

"Mommy, I be wiiiiiiite back."

"Where's Yeeya? School. Backback. Wuchbox. Where's Daddy? Dow-stairs. Office. Wer-king. Where's Te-tchuh (Fletcher)? Nuh-no! (don't know) Where's A-doo? Ri-HERE!!!"


"Wook, Mommy! Wook!"

"Bessya Mommy" (after a sneeze)

"Peek-oo Mommy" (Thank you Mommy)

"Mommy A-doo Petzohs." (literal translation: Mommy Andrew Pretzels.)

"Dess what, Mommy! Cow jumpedumpedumpedupmed duh MOON!" (somewhere along the way he became enamored with the phrase "cow jumped over the moon.")

I hope you've enjoyed your lesson in Andrew-ese!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lazy blogger syndrome

Well, I just realized I didn't post anything in March. I'll attribute that to "lazy blogger syndrome," which I'll claim is a side effect of the CRAZY pollen count here that's causing our allergies to go nuts. All of us have been stuffy-headed, runny-nosed, congested, coughing, watery-eyed messes for a while now! As gross as it is, though, I wouldn't trade the spring weather for anything. We got SO lucky in avoiding a bad winter this year, and we're actually having spring-like spring! What a concept! I was especially glad that we had gorgeous weather for Easter. Here are some pictures of that!It's like pulling teeth to get them both to look at the camera at the same time.
Andrew accepts a jellybean bribe
Having fun outside!
See all my eggs?
Amelia liked this one best.