Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nico the Biologist

Nico has decided that he wants to be a Biologist. It looks like he's already well on his way. Here are some drawings he's done lately: (click on each for the full-size image)


Crustaceans


The First Animals


The Animals of the Abyss


Colorful Animals


Alpine Newts: This is a local animal, and we've found a stream on the way to Nico's school where we can observe them in real life!!!


The World

Me, at Jazoon!!!


setting up


Saying hi to the cameraman


my enormous talk


looking up, trying to figure out what to say...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Congrats on the baby!!!

Actual conversation:

me: Hey did you see the pictures of your new cousin?
Nico: No.
me: Do you know what her name is?
Nico: No.
me: I'll give you an hint! It's the same as Shrek's girlfriend.
Nico: Donkey?

Friday, April 25, 2008

You are my caca prout fesse

my only caca prout fesse
you make me caca prout fesse
when skies are caca prout fesse
you'll never caca prout fesse
how much I caca prout fesse
please don't caca
my prout fesse
away...

I am very, very sorry to explain that "caca prout fesse" is French for "poop fart butt"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Feeding time

Just in the interest of information (this was not a photographed event) ...last night was Alice's first feeding time at our home. Ryan, Emily and Andrew were fascinated by the whole thing! They watched and were amazed. I actually watched too. It was crazy to watch Alice open her mouth so big and get that mouse in without hands and arms to assist. We, I mean Erik, gave her two frozen mice. Afterwards I asked Andrew how he felt about seeing that Alice eat. He told me he thought it was cool. I asked him if it was yucky..and he told me that he doesn't like mice so it was good! He actually wants to give the snake alive mice to eat. I don't think I could watch that though. So even after witnessing last night's feast I am still thinking that Alice is a good gentle snake. Do you boys think you would like to see Alice eat? Mom, Dad you guys are always invited to come over and watch too!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Alice meets the family

We heard that Nico and Leo love snakes right now. The kids wanted share these pictures of our new pet snake Alice. Emily thinks you guys are going to love meeting this snake. Alice is a corn snake, and I have to admit she is a pretty sweet gentle animal..of course I have yet to witness a feeding time. I am also going to post a video of Andrew with Alice so you guys can enjoy that too.

video

Sunday, December 30, 2007