Friday, December 17, 2010

Away in a Manger

Ade, singing the second verse of Away in a Manger: "The cattle are glowing..."

Going for a ride

Ade, jumping on my back: "Dad, give me a penny bank ride."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Last night/ Yesterday night

Ade: "Remember what we did yesternight?"

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snack Mix

Ade and Mom were making a chocolatey, peanut-buttery, sugary, breakfast cerealy, treat one afternoon.

Mom: "I call this dog chow, because it looks a little like puppy food. Other people call it mud-puppies."

Ade: "I will call it dirty-doggies."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Indentured servitude

Mom and Ade were visiting Grandma at the hospital.

Ade: "How do you know where you're going?"

Mom: "I used to volunteer here."

Ade: "What's volunteer?"

Mom: "It's when you work, helping somebody, but you don't get paid to do it."

Ade: "You mean a slave?"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blocking our view

We've been on an astronomy kick at our house, one afternoon when the moon was visible in daylight:

Ade: "Why can't we see into outer space?"

Me: "Well, right now it's day time but look, there's the moon. It's in outer space."

Ade: "Oh, we could see into outer space but the moon is in the way!"

Me: "Not exactly."


Ade: "Dad, do you have ten dollars?"

Me: "Nope."

Ade: "Do you have ten pieces of green money?"

Me: "No, I don't have ten pieces of green money either."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How do you like them apples?

Ade: "What kind of apple is this? Granny sniff?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Creative Rhyming

So, Ade's working in his workbook identifying rhyming words. At the top of the page, a picture of a cat. Also on the page a bat, a hat, a boat, a truck, and a dog. He makes up a silly little rhyme, open scene:

Ade: "The cat is in the bat." Circling the bat.
Ade: "The cat is in the hat." Circling the hat.
Ade: "The cat is in the fat." He pauses, then circles the dog.

Me: "Does dog rhyme with cat?"

Ade: "Well Dad, that dog is a little bit fat. And fat rhymes with cat."

Me: "I guess you're right."


Monday, September 6, 2010


Ade finally got a two-wheeler today. We gave it a go without training wheels, but he wasn't quite ready for that yet so we put the training wheels back on. Even with the additional wheels he still tipped it over on the turns a few times, after one of this spills:

Me: "It looks like you're having some trouble with the turns."

Ade: "No, I'm having trouble with the falling down."

Later on in the day:

Ade: "I think I twisted my angle."

Sunday, September 5, 2010


So, Ade stepped on a bee in the backyard - his first bee-sting. We discovered that he's not allergic, thank God, and that our normally pretty tough little guy turns into an Italian when in a lot of pain.

Ade, (Interspersed with howls and sobs): "Mama-mia, Mama-mia! Why does it hurt so much?"

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet Smelling Countries

Ade: "Mongolia."

Dad: "Did you say Mongolia?"

Ade: "Yeah, a mongolia is a flower."

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Ade: "Tabby has a lot of injury"

Dad: "Energy, she has a lot energy."

Ade: "Yeah, a lot of energy."

Friday, August 13, 2010

World Cultures for $200, Alex.

Ade: "What kind of cookies are these?"

Mom: "Dulce de Leche."

Ade: "Is that spanish?"

Mom: "Yes it is."

Ade: "There are a lot of spanish words....Are these from China?"

Mom: "No, they're not from China; they're not from Spain either."

Ade: "I want to go to Spain someday."

Thursday, August 12, 2010


We told Ade we'd take him to Burger King tonight.

Ade: "But, I can't go out looking like this!"

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Ade: "I'm going to get a snack, are you sure you don't want anything?"

Friday, August 6, 2010

Peace like a....

Ade: "What does peace like a hipper mean?"

Dad: "You mean 'Peace like a river'."

Chips with Cheese

Ade: "I have an idea, let's have notchroes!" (phonetic spelling).

Me: "What do you want?"

Ade: "You know, chips with cheese."

Me: "Oh...nachos."

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Ade: "Dad, you have a hole in your shirt and I can see your fuzzies in there. Why are you so fuzzy?"

Dad: "I don't know. I'm just hairy like a gorilla."

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Playing Wii bowling yesterday, Ade got a "Turkey" - three strikes in a row.

Me: "Nice! You got a turkey!"

Ade, flapping his arms like a bird: "Boggle-Boggle-Boggle."


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sometimes foods...

Isaac Asimov said: "The first law of dietetics seems to be: If it tastes good, it's bad for you."

Ade figured that out today:

Ade: "Is popcorn with butter a 'sometimes' food?" ( something we shouldn't eat everyday)

Me: "Yeah."

Ade: "Why do 'sometimes' foods, ALWAYS taste so good?"

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What does bedore mean?

Mom, talking about Ade's cousin Eliana: "Ade, she adores you."

Ade: "What does bedore mean? Does that mean I have to marry with her?"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Counting dads

I'm out of the house, I call home, I'm talking to Mom.

Ade: "Who's that on the phone?"

Mom: "It's daddy."

Ade: "Which daddy?"


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sleeping or candy

"Dad...I'm not into sleeping -- I'm into candy."

Saturday, March 13, 2010


From Nana:

Nana: I think we should make chocolate chip cookies.

Ade: I think you are a stroke - of - genius!

:) kid cracks me up every time!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

That's a good question...

On the way to Lowe's today, out of the blue:

Ade: "Daddy, why does Jesus make mean people - like pirates, and bad guys and stuff?"

Friday, February 26, 2010


We were on the way to the store to get some ice-cream tonight:

Ade: "Does ice cream have sugar?"

Dad: "Definitely."


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Too many compliments?

Dad: "Nice job. You're awesome."

Ade, matter of factly: "I know."

And a few days ago....

Ade: "You're the awesomest, and I'm the smartest."

At least I'm the awesomest, I guess.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bird Olympics

It's a cold morning. So cold that the bird bath froze over.

Ade: "Is that ice?" - touching the frozen water.

Me: "Yep."

Ade: "Now the birds can ice-skate!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sun, Moon, and Me

From Nana: The other day Ade told me, "Isn't it cool that the clouds and the sun and the moon do whatever God wants them to do?" So I of course said - "Yeah, I guess WE should do what God wants us to do too, right?" Then he sighed and said - "Yeah, I guess so."

The eyes have it

Mom has Ade convinced that God has given her special powers to know when he is being naughty. The other day, she caught him doing something he wasn't supposed to...

Ade: "It's a bummer you have special eyes."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Prince Charming King Game

Ade: "Can I play the Prince-Charming-King-Game?"

Me: "You're going to have to show me which game that is."

Ade: "It's in my closet, hold me up."

Me, lifting him up high into his closet: "Which one?"

Ade, pointing to a board game: "This one, the Prince-Charming-King-Game."

Me: "You mean Monopoly? He does look like a Prince-Charming-King, doesn't he?"

Can I see that..

Ade, looking up at the cabinets in the kitchen: "Can I see that telescope?"

Me, looking around confusedly: "What telescope?"

Ade, insistent: "THAT telescope."

Me: "I don't see any telescope dude."

Ade: "By the paper towels."

Me, seeing the empty paper towel tube: "Oh, THAT telescope."

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Fishing song...

Ade has this CD of kids songs from England. One of them is Ring around the roses. In England, apparently, it goes like this:

Ring a ring of roses.
A pocket full of poses.
A tissue, a tissue.
We all fall down.

Ade's little cousin Eliana was over today, and he began to sing the song to her.

Ade's version:
Ring a ring of roses.
A pocket full of poses.
A fish poo, a fish poo.
We all fall down.

Mom: "Did you say fish poo? Like fish poop?"

Ade: "Yeah, it's a fishing song."

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Background: Mom, Dad and Ade in the car. Mom spelling strategic parts of her conversation with Dad to keep the contents secure from little ears.

Ade: "Why are you talking with letters?"

Mom: "Sometimes Mommy and Daddy have to spell things, to keep it secret from you."

Ade: -Eye roll-

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Who ate all the hammers?

So we're playing "cash register"...

Ade: "What would you like to buy today?"

Dad: "I need a hammer. Do you have any?"

Ade: "Um...I'm sorry, somebody ate all the hammers. Is there anything else you need?"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dinner Manipulation...

Ade, to Mom: "McDonald's or Burger King: Which is better to you?"

Mom: "Um, I think I like Burger King best."

Ade: "Dad...Mom say's we can have Burger King! I want nuggets, and apples and..."

Youthful flavor...

You might know the song Jesus Loves the Little Children. Maybe not, here's an except: "...Red and Yellow, Black and White. They are precious in his sight..."

Ade's version: "...A Vanilla, Black and White..."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Detective Work

Background: A "baby-ball" is what Ade calls those pervasive little air-soft pellets that you see everywhere. They're like plastic BB's. On to the story...

Ade, coming in from the living room: "Mom, I found this baby-ball. It's candy, it's a candy-baby-ball, and I saw some candy paper in the garbage. Was someone eating candy? I think you were eating some candy."

Mom: "...I think you're right."


Friday, January 29, 2010


"Come on Dad, we have work to do....and pirates to kill."

The Eyes have it.

Mom: "Be carfeful not to color on the table, I noticed you colored on it earlier."
Ade: "You have good eye sight."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kids Faire...

Ade: "Some kids have to cook for their families, but they don't know how so I'm thinking of a restaurant that only has candy."

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Ade: "Dad do you have any party flavors?"

Dad: "Do you mean party favors?"

Ade: "No, that's uncorrect."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Phone Etiquette

We've been working on phone etiquette with Ade. Tonight, he was talking to his Opa (Michelle's Dad) when he decided it was time for the conversation to end:

"Well, I'm tired of talking to you now, so goodbye!"

Who hasn't wanted to say that once or twice?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


If you know Ade you know that sometimes (okay, more often than sometimes) he replaces the leading consonant in a word with the letter 'B'. I could write a whole dictionary of words by Ade, all that started with the letter 'B'. Here's an example from today:

Ade: "I didn't bimagine it, and it wasn't a bream. It was really real."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Mom - setting something up in Ade's bedroom...

Ade: "What are you doing?"

Mom: "Setting up the humidifier."

Ade: "Oh, I thought it was a fish tank."

Monday, January 18, 2010


After placing popcorn strategically on the blinds: "I decorated it for you Nana...Cool huh?" (see pic)


It's been a while now (this occured in the first half of 2009), but one day Ade discovered the anatomical disparity that separates him from his mommy. Mom and Ade talked about the differences, using anatomically correct language. Later that day, when Daddy came home from work, the following unfolded...

Mom: "Ade, tell Daddy what you learned today. What do you have, that Mommy doesn't have?"

Ade: "A brain?"

New Format

Well, if you're a follower of this blog (all 2 of you), you'll know I haven't posted an update in a long while. It's not because there hasn't been anything to say, but because...well I've got no good excuse.

Anyway, the new format of will be to highlihgt 1 quote per day of from Ade. Either a conversation he had, or statement he made that was funny, poignant, or otherwise noteworthy. As we go along this journey together, I'll post pictures to accompany the quips.

If you're a Facebook friend of Ade's Daddy, some of the quotes will probably be recycled from Facebook updates, but I will attempt to keep the quotes fresh whenever possible.

Now I'm going to go create the first quote post. Peace - Adam