Monday, September 24, 2007

How to Speak Isabelle

For the benefit of those with less familiarity, I thought I would post an Isabelle lexicon. Her pronunciation is quite good, but some of her word choices are unique...

even again: ever again. Usage: "I won't do it even again"
jaki monster:I did it. Origin: yakimash'ta (Jp: "I did it")
forty hundred degrees pounds:an awful lot. Usage: "Do you know how much it cost? Forty hundred degrees pounds."
too much:a lot. Usage: "I'm going to eat too much apple pie."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Proud Dad Production

A Heap of Dolls

A video. This is what happens when proud fathers are unemployed and have access to things like video editing software and tools.

Click on the "play" button to run. If it stops and starts a lot, click the "pause" button, and wait several seconds for more of the video to download, then click "play" again.

Isabelle Says Her Prayers

All on her own, Isabelle decided she needed to say prayers before going to bed. For three or four nights in a row, now, she has, at the moment of bedtime, said, "Wait, I need to say my prayers." (Much more motivating when it can delay bedtime...) Then she clasps her hands and says:

"Please welcome. I had a busy day. Amen."

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Great Time at the Fair

Maybe too much fun! That's Grandpa Conrad, being the pillow.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Three images

Warming Herself By A Campfire

Isabelle built this fireplace after reading Little House on the Prairie.

Scouting Out a Place to Build

Another Little House inspiration. On the side of Mount Philo we found this little sheltered nook, where Isabelle decided she would build a house, with furniture and a floor and (something Charles Ingalls didn't know how to do) a garage!

A New Sandbox

Good for hours of landscape modification. "Look, Daddy, I dug a place for my butt!"

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Birthday Wishes

Isabelle has been making plans for her birthday since last October. But she now can give her own ideas for presents. For instance:

"For my birthday I want my own cornapration."

That's a "corporation" for those who don't speak 3 year-old. What will this corporation make?

"Toys! For me to play with!"

So, there you have it. If you don't know what else to buy her, buy her Mattel.