* Sydney has four potential songs for her upcoming piano recital: a piece by Mozart, the Star Wars theme, the Harry Potter theme and the Beatles' "All You Need is Love." Quite an eclectic choice, I'd say.
* Every time Sydney plays the Star Wars theme on the piano, the boys grab their light sabers (or as they call them - life savers) and begin playing "Jedi battles".
* For the past few evenings, the kids have told knock-knock jokes at the dinner table. After about five nights of hearing, "Knock, knock," I asked them to please stop. About thirty seconds later, Evan said, "Ding dong." Now they tell ding-dong jokes at the dinner table.
* I had to take Liam see the ENT for a hearing test since he failed the one he had at school. Unfortunately, the office is just a few blocks away from the zoo and due to Spring Break visitors, we were stuck in some terrible traffic. After sitting at one particular traffic light for ten minutes (I'm not kidding!), Liam declared, "What's wrong with these people? Did they forget how to drive?" Yes, folks, even five year olds get road rage.
* To celebrate my birthday (a bit early), we took the kids to a fondue restaurant last night. Evan and Sydney chowed down, but Liam wasn't as thrilled about the meal as the other two. When we asked him why he wasn't eating the main course (mostly meat and vegetables), he said he was just saving room for his favorite part - zedert. In excited five year old boy language, that translates to dessert.
* After burning our forearms several times while leaning over the hot fondue pots to help the boys, I asked Ryan what he thought the appropriate age should be for a first fondue restaurant visit (as ages 3 and 5 didn't work out so well for us). He replied that the ideal age for a first visit to such a restaurant was 25. Sounds good to me.
* Sydney attended her first birthday party sleepover this past weekend. When we picked her up, she told us that she stayed up until 1 am. The next day, she told her grandmother that she stayed up until 2 am. Two days later, she told a friend that she stayed up until 4 am. I'm guessing that this is the 3rd grade version of a fish tale.
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