- Baby boy is hating swim lessons. He cries the whole time and inhales gallons of water. He stiffens his legs and refuses to kick or close his mouth. When it is over he cannot get out of that pool fast enough. Walking to the car he mumbles to himself, "Wah-Wah. Wah-Wah." while shaking his head NO.

- They couldn't find the band aids when Eli stepped on a toy and "hurt" her foot, so nurse Sunny wrapped a napkin around it and then wrapped and pinned a crochet beard as a bandage. Resourceful, ain't she?

- Ever since learning to swim, Eli has been asking non-stop to go to a pool. Any pool. Everyday she wants to go see "Granny Back" (Granny Beck) to go swimming. Earlier this week she asked, "When are we gonna live in a hotel again?"

- Eli's thoughts while studying the giant bull skull hanging on the wall at a Mexican restaurant:
"I know it's real cause its eyes are poked out. I think they poked them out with a sword or a knife and threw them outside. Or dug a hole and buried them. Then they cut the lip off its mouth. Poor moose!"

-The girls were discussing chores they could do for money. Eli- "We could rake the leaves and..."

Sunny, interrupting- "No, Eli. The rake has poison ivy on it and we're not allowed to touch it."

Eli, continuing, unfazed- "We could pick that off with gloves and..."

Sunny, interrupting again- "No, it has the oils on it."

Eli, pressing on- "Well, we can get Bub to pee on it, then we can rake the leaves..."

(Micah once urinated on some poison ivy which reportedly killed it. This is the stuff of legends.)

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