Monday, February 25, 2013

nice day for the park

It was a nice day for the playground today.
Someone clearly loved it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lena Says #12

This one's for Mike's Pittsburgh family....

Scene:  I am sitting at the table going through some bills, kids are playing on the floor

Lena:  Mom, the ribbons are mean.

Me: What? What do you mean?

Lena: The ribbons are mean.

Me:  Ribbons?  Ribbons aren't people so they're not nice or mean...  do you mean "ribbons"?

Lena:  No (insert eye roll), ribbons are at Uncle Matty & Aunt Kristin's (they have a craft room).  The ribbons are mean because their mommies didn't hug them enough.  The Steelers are nice.

Me: WAIT, do you mean the "Ravens"?

Lena:  yea, like football

Me:  Ohhhhh, I see.  One day Daddy told you the Ravens are mean and the Steelers are nice, right?

Lena: Yep.

Me:  hahahahahaha!  (text to mike at work about successfully brainwashing his daughter)


Thursday, February 14, 2013



And to celebrate I am posting 2 videos of James playing his great grandfather's harmonica.  
He loves it.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lena says #11

On our way to visit a potential Pre K open house for next year.

Lena: "Mom, you're bringing me in and then going home, right?"

Me: "No, I'm going to stay with you"

Lena, audibly a bit distressed by this:  "But why?!  No, I want to stay with the teacher and you just drop me off."

Me:  "I know Bean, but this is like practice school so the mommys have to stay, but don't worry, I'll just stay in the back and talk to Jacob's mommy, you just play with everything and have fun, ok?"

Lena: "ok."

We then had almost the exact same conversation a few days later when going to visit another PreK.  Who's ready for school?!

missing the mark

Ugh.  So I have all these funny videos of James to post but I can't find my camera.  It's here in the living room somewhere and I think a certian 1 yr old  and 2.5 yr old hid it on me.  I've now been looking for it for 4 days.  It's getting ridiculous.

In other Roth news, tonight James dove head first into the corner of a wall.  The kid is a maniac.  He immediately developed an egg on his head the size of, well, an egg.  And egg with a black & blue line running down the middle of it where he hit the wall.  After 15 min of him (and to a lesser degree, Mike) FREAKING OUT he calmed down and wanted to run all around the house again.  Doctor says I should wake him up in a few hours to be sure it's not a concussion but we're pretty sure he's got too hard a head for that.  And actually it's funny because where the egg is on his forhead/eyebrow area makes his eyebrow slant downward giving him a one-eyed-mad-face look.  It's funny in an "aww poor little lunatic" sort of way.  I'd show you a picture but, you know, no camera.  Ho hum.