Moses was super excited to lose his seventh tooth on his seventh birthday. Way more excited than he was for his present--a set of walkie-talkies. Until Woo explained what they were and helped him figure them out, then they were his favorite.

Woo sent him outside to try them out for the first time, where Woo would ask him a question, we could hear that he'd pushed the button to answer, but not hear his voice. Luckily, Herbie was watching him out the window, "He's nodding yes!"

Moses: I got some spagarius up my nose!
Spagarius, for those of you who don't know, is asparagus.

Woo wondered why I write so few of his jokes down for posterity. The reason is because I don't know how to pull it off. I feel like I'd have to explain most of my favorite ones. For example, recently he was talking to a man named Dallas. It turned out that Dallas was not from Texas, but that was the inspiration for his name. Woo said, "So you'll understand if I accidentally call you Fort Worth?"

I thought it was so hilarious because Fort Worth is right by Dallas. Also, NO ONE names their kid Fort Worth. So on one hand, it's totally understandable how someone could get Dallas and Fort Worth mixed up. On the other hand, completely impossible.

There are three types of humans Woo really admires: 1) Fat babies 2) Ridiculous toddlers 3) Portly old men. The bigger the ears and nose, the better. And it doesn't hurt if they share his fashion sense.

Anyways, Woo was very entertained doing sealings this week by a sealer in the witness chair who had the largest, most bulbous nose I've ever seen on a human. He couldn't decide whether he wanted to go to sleep or stay awake and spent the entire time swaying around in his chair.

"Are you going to make it?" asked the first sealer during a break.

"I just did," he said, then closed his eyes.

To make up for his fantastic week last week, Herbie decided to go in the complete opposite direction this week. He argued with us over every. tiny. little. thing, and I found some swear words scribbled on Moses' homework that I strongly suspect was him.

I also found some swear words scratched into the bathroom wall, but I think these ones are Ruby's handiwork.

Ruby (reciting to me from memory a comic her friend wrote): ... We saw your DNA!  
(when I didn't laugh) Do you know what DNA is, Mom?  
Me: Yes, I know what DNA is, Ruby. Do you??  
Ruby: Yeah, it's poop. 
Linus: Aren't you a mom, Nellpea? 
Penelope (enraged): I am not a mom! I can't save myself!
Penelope spent some time today pretending to be a princess.
Linus: Don't you want to be a queen, Nellpea? 
Penelope: I am NOT a queen! When I'm 16 I can be a queen!

Turns out Archie really knows his colors. He ran up to me with a black block while cleaning them up and said, "A black one!" He then correctly identified red, yellow, orange, gold, white, pink, blue, but was tripped up by green and grey. I think he has green now.

Archie's favorite phrase when he's mad is: Don't say that!!

Linus and Moses got their pretend birthday with Grandma and Grandpa on Moses' birthday. Linus got a new kindergarten backpack, and coincidentally his kindergarten registration packet arrived in the mail the same day. What better place to put it then in his backpack? He's been wearing that backpack constantly since. I even let him wear it to church this once, where he carried a set of scriptures and a hymn book and also (I later discovered) his spiderman bathrobe.

Bonus zoo pictures (free admission to the zoo this week):

I spent about 30 seconds this week seeing if I could take better pictures of myself yet.


Well, that's about it. Hope you all had a great week!