Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Our Little Creative Team

The boys were quiet- eerily quiet this afternoon in the backyard while I was cooking dinner. I kept peaking out at them to make sure they hadn't tied each other up, and they were all contentedly playing in the "clubhouse." I couldn't imagine what was keeping all three of them so occupied, but I wasn't about to interrupt.

Curiosity finally got the best of me though and I'm glad I went out to check it out. Here's the story.

"Mommy, we were eating our snacks in the clubhouse and we saw a ladybug climbing next to the slide." See below.

"So me and Micah decided to build a trap for the bug. We're using our snacks to make the bug climb into the trap. Mommy, what's that called?"

"What's what called?"

"You know, the stuff you use to get something to come into your trap."

"The bait?"

"Yeah the bait."

"See it works like this." At which point Elijah proceeded to show me how the toy wooden ironing board leg he had propped up on the wall would swing back and forth to apparently catapult any offending bugs out of the clubhouse.

They were using Rice Krispies and bread crumbs for bait. Elijah had originally come inside to get a heal of bread to feed the birds and Rice Krispies to feed himself, but apparently both made better bug food except that....
What was Isaiah doing through all of this?...

Eating the bait of course!


Professor Howdy said...
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Josh said...

that's exactly what esther would do if our kids were doing that! she would be eating the food. anyway, those boys are so smart it's unbelievable how big they are. we have got to get together before this summer. have a good one!!!

Shoemaker Family said...

Sep & I are just LOVING your stories....and it makes us excited that maybe this second one will be another boy and we can have half of the fun you guys do!

a95hoopster said...

They are so smart it is just uinbelievable!!!

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.