* Conversation while paying for parking at the beach:
Ricky: HOLY CRAP! $15.00 for parking? This is ridiculous!
Noah: Daddy? (Thoughtful pause) Did you just say a naughty word?
Me: Yes, he did Noah, and daddy is sorry. Right, Babe?
Ricky: Yes, daddy shouldn't have said that word.
Noah: Next time when you wanna say that word, you should say, 'Aww nuts' instead. Kay Daddy?
Ricky: Okay Noah.
* Ricky, Maia, and Noah have all been sick with a cold, so the kids have been asking why they get sick? Here are the reasons they've come up with...
Maia: Maybe the sun got Noah sick
Noah: I think it's cuz I watched too much t.v.
Maia: Daddy ate too much sugar, that's why he's sick
Noah: I think it's cuz daddy didn't eat all his vej-a-vuls.