Sydney: "Again! Again!", breaking tense silence in airplane after near crash landing, Jan 2000
Sydney: "We need more water for the human divider", Jan 2002
Avyn: "I've been waiting my whole life for a costume like that!!!", pointing at his Halloween costume choice... a purple unicorn, 2003
Sydney: "before you go into the room, just go easy on him. He feels really bad about the hole in the wall.", 2003
Avyn: "I don't want to think. You tell me.", 2003
Raj: "Cameron and Chris tried to teach the Hewey and Marquis cousins a thing or two about badminton. But, as is common with such an intense sport, emotions ran high.", July 2003
Avyn: "Daddy! Get back in the doghouse! Mommy said that's where you belong today!", 2004
Tammy: "I'm putting you all in a little box in the corner of my mind.", 2004
Avyn: "Dad! DAD! DAAAAAAAAD!!! Are you sleeping?", 2004
Avyn: "Oh no! Sydney! Dad says the Terminator is coming tomorrow to kill our pet ants!", 2003
Avyn: (looking @ dirty truck),"He went to Camp Jeep too!", 2004
Sydney: "Daddy, what's that?" (pointing at Avyn's anatomically correct toy horse). 2002
Grandpa: "Why don't you jump with me on the trampoline?"
Avyn: "Because you're old", 2003
Sydney: "Dad, will you help me with this queen ant I caught? It's yellow & black & has a stinger." 2004
Avyn: "Dad, why do I always have to wait so long to get you out the door? I'm ready now!" 2004
Avyn, trying to get Dad to sit on a little whoopee cushion: "Maybe you need a smaller butt." 2004
Sydney: "Mom, when you work on your computer, it's like staring @ a wall all day." Tammy: "Yeah, but the wall talks back." 2004
Tammy: "I cross-hooked a Cylon Centurian!". Drunken admission, New Year's eve 2004
Avyn: "Dad, how come our house is so much messier than everyone else's?" 2005
Avyn's Blankie: "Hospital Property. Do not remove." 2000
Avyn: "Dad, how come you won't turn me into a duck?!" 2005
Sydney: "That's Ironman! Don't change the station on Black Sabbath!" 2004
Sydney: "Can we go to China? I want to see how they make all those toys!" 2005
Sydney: "Mom got all British on me" 2005
Avyn: "I'm in West Virginia with my Jeep! Watch me take this rock!", In Little Tykes car in backyard 2005
Sydney: "Darn! I was hoping to bring home Bono!", responding to Raj's quip before Sydney and Tam head off to U2 concert, to not bring home any strange men. 2005.
Avyn: "I'm so tired, I have a bobble head", 2005
Avyn: "The Romanians are coming to visit Illinois - to see what it's like to live on another planet.", 2005
Avyn: "Brooke lives in Penis, AZ", 2003
Avyn: "Hey look! I see the Serious Tower", 2004
Avyn: "I'm making Hadrian's Wall", working with magnetic blocks, 2005
Avyn: "Is grass the Earth's hair? When we mow the grass, are we giving the Earth a haircut?", Sept. , 2005
Avyn: "Dad, can we trick out our Jeep?", Nov. , 2005
Avyn: "I'm bringing people to Mars", Playing trains, Nov. , 2005
Avyn: "GOODBYE EVERYBODY IN MISSISSIPPI!!", At top of lungs as our plane takes off, Nov. , 2005
Avyn: "Looks like the SnowMeiser won today", Dec. , 2005
Sydney: "No Dad, not Raffi! Let me have the iPod. Let's see... Hand of Doom is on Paranoid, right?", Dec, 2005
Raj: "Here comes Avyn with his teacher to put him in the car. Quick Sydney, turn off Ozzy and put on Baby Beluga", Dec. , 2005
Tammy: "Yes, Raj, there is a light at the end of the tunnel... AND IT'S A TRAIN!", 2005
Avyn: "Sydney, I know the 'F' word - It's "Fat".", Dec. , 2005
Avyn: "Dad, wake up. Is it the 'crack of dawn' yet?", Jan. , 2006
Sydney: "I enjoyed playing with the younger kids. Sometimes, I wish I was still young.", March 2006
Avyn: "Sydney made a secret code, and I'm gonna help defile it.", June, 2006
Raj: "Don't tell me you're too tired to walk. If I said there was free candy there, you would be running."
Avyn: "Can you put some free candy there?", June, 2006
Sydney: "If Avyn tries to tell you that I punched him twice in the arm & pinched him, he's lying.", July 2006
Sydney: Shouts down the aisle at Walgreens: "OK, I need Scotch tape, paper clips and rubbers!", August 2006
Avyn: "My agenda hurts", Aug 2006
Sydney: "Don't worry, it's not a real live one... because it's dead.", Aug 2006
Sydney: "TV makes you smart! I was the only one who knew what a shrubbery was on the test, from Monty Python.", Sept 2006
Avyn: "Do fire stations ever get fires? And what would they do?", Sept 2006
Avyn, in living room: "Welcome aboard my train! Thanks for your ticket! This is also a time train! It can go anywhere in time!"
Raj: "Ooooh, can you take me 250 years into the future?"
Avyn: "You only paid to go to Elmhurst.", Oct 2006
Tammy: "It isn't appropriate to act that way during Sunday dinner!"
Avyn: "What about Saturday?", Oct. 2006
Avyn, to Dad: "C'mon, Master Slowregard.", Nov. 2006
Raj: "I like late 70's British bass guitar", Nov 2006
Avyn: (Tasting Dad's Orchata) "It's good. There's a bit of cinnamon. It's a familiar taste.", Nov 2006
Sydney: "I LOVE TV", Dec 2006
Sydney: "That is the only one in I-L-L I-N-I.", Dec 2006
Avyn: "That's not a real Santa... The real Santa is at JC Penny.", Dec 2006
Avyn: "She's the best mom I've ever had!", Dec 2006
Sydney: "He's not a witch, he's a wardrobe.", Dec 2006
Avyn: "Papa, in 17 years you'll be 100!", Christmas Eve Family dinner, 2006
Tammy: "No, Avyn, that place is too expensive. We can only go there for a special occasion."
Avyn: "Like someone's birthday?"
Tammy: "Yes, that's right."
Avyn: "You know, Mom, it's someone's birthday EVERY DAY.", Nov, 2006
Sydney: "The wire was dangling there like an old person.", Jan, 2007
Sydney: "Seattle is playing the Daleks in football", Jan, 2007
Raj: "You're working hard on that typewriter. I bet you're writing a good story."
Avyn: "I'm giving someone a bill.", Jan 2007
Avyn: "It's finally snowing! Maybe Winter was just tired.", Jan 2007
Avyn: "Dad! Look at my balls!", top of his lungs at Fuddruckers, holding 2 superballs he just won. Jan 2007
Raj (very sick. Tammy out of town): "Thanks, Sydney for making me toast and taking care of me."
Sydney: "Well, you know, I am the lady of the house tonight, and the girls in this family have to do these sorts of things.", Feb 5 2007
Sydney: "And that gray hair is from me pulling out one of your other gray hairs...", Feb, 2007
Avyn: "Look! A cloud factory!", Looking at smokestacks of a power plant, Feb 2005
Avyn: "I miss U....tah.", to Mom after ski trip, Feb 2007
Sydney: "Avyn, come help with the TV. Mom's torturing me with Dave Matthews again." Feb, 2007
Avyn: "I should have been born in France because I can burp so much!", March, 2007
Sydney: "Spock.", when asked what to name the new baby, both boy and girl names. June, 2000
Avyn: "Mom! Focus!", March 2007
Avyn: "God's gotta turn on his radiator!", April, 2007
Sydney: "The muffin spirit made Vincent Van Gough crazy.", April 2007
Tammy: "Raj is going first, right?", just before skydiving, May 2006
Avyn: "When I'm 8 can I have a motorcycle?", at Edinburgh Tattoo, Aug 2005
Avyn: "You gotta get your own fun.", May 2007
Sydney: "France, Italy, all the same thing.", May 2007
Sydney: "I guess old people can't do it.", to Raj trying to get into yoga position., May 2007
Tammy: "You're gonna force me to go to the car and get my own damn iPod.", Snooker room at Goodyear's, Aug 2005
Avyn: "Maybe there's something wrong with the mirror.", family conversation about how we see ourselves more harshly in the mirror than how others see us, June 2007
Avyn: "Happy birthday, mom! I made you this card and drew you this cake, but there wasn't enough room to draw all the candles.", May 2007
Avyn: "What's 'strict'?", June 2007
Soccer Coach Bob: "No, Avyn, you can't be goalie. There are no subs for you today. Now get back on offense.", June 2007
Avyn: "What Hot Wheels case?", After Raj tells the story of holding his favorite childhood toy for 27 years and 17 home moves until he gave it to his son, June 2007
Avyn: "Sydney, he lost a boob!", looking at a happy meal toy sticker, June 2007
Raj: "The funk's so rubber!", singing along to Fatboy Slim's Rockefeller Skank, June 2007
Avyn: "I'm digging a hole for me to live in.", at park sandbox, July 2007
Sydney: "Can I have that Motza ball?" Looking at a piece of mozzarella, Aug 2007
Tammy: "Hey, kids, no arguing while Dave Matthews is playing!", Aug 2007
Sydney: "No Avyn, those things on the cow are actually called rudders.", Aug 2007
Raj: "Sydney! That music is loud!!"
Sydney: "I know...", Aug, 2007
Tammy: "Nobody could have that much gas."
Avyn: "Sydney could.", Aug 2007
Sydney: "No! I swear I didn't call Avyn stupid... I called him an idiot.", Aug, 2007
Sydney: "Commencing countdown... One! Boom", Aug, 2007
Sydney: "I LOVE technology!", Oct 2007
Sydney: "Yeah, sure Dad, you're young... Compared to Great Grandpa or a long-lived tortoise.", Nov 2007
Avyn: "Sydney, put on your mood ring. I want to see it change.", as she stormed away angry, Dec, 2007
Avyn: "Why did they put all those babies for sale?", looking at picture of a hospital maternity ward, Dec 2007
Avyn: "I don't want to waste time. I want to watch TV instead.", Dec 2007
Sydney: "Why are they giving away children!?", after seeing ad in magazine declaring "1 Child Free", Dec , 2007
Sydney: "Thank you for being so tall", Dec 2007
Tammy: "Turn off Carouselambra! I like my Led Zeppelin hard.", Dec, 2007
Avyn: "When is the real dinner ready?", After finishing three course Italian Christmas dinner, Dec 2007
Avyn: "What's an album?", Jan 2008
Sydney: "Right, Avyn. I drew those penguins to be Mom & Dad. The less ugly one is Mom.", Feb 2008
Sydney: "Mom, Dad, I made these for you. This one is for Dad. It isn't quite right.", Feb 2008
Avyn: "Dad, we need to buy a kiln.", Feb 2008
Avyn: "I'm OK!", Nearly daily from 2005 on...
Raj: "Ow! You bit my butt!"
Sydney: "Well, it was a really big target!", During a race up stairs, March 2008
Tammy: "This family needs more class."
Raj: "We're almost there. All we need is the 'C' and the 'L'.", March, 2008
Avyn: "The singer for Led Zeppelin is Rubber Plant.", March, 2008
Sydney, holding Avyn's earlobe: "This is a test of your patience and stupidity. The more you pull, the more it hurts.", March 2008
Raj in car at 8:30: "Avyn, don't ask again when we'll get there until that clock says 9:45..."
Avyn after a few minutes: "How much longer until 9:45?", April 2008
Tammy: "Victrola", name for Raj, June 2007
Avyn yelling at Sydney: "I believe in Santa, God and the Tooth Fairy!", Feb 2006
Sydney: "Andrew was coming at me with a plastic sword! The bunny was the only thing I could use for ammo.", 2005
Avyn, at kitchen showroom, "Are we gonna buy a kitchen and take it home?", April 2008
Sydney: "My school report will be good. I included fun facts. Everyone loves fun facts!", May, 2008
Tammy: "I'm going to smell your pits!", encouraging Sydney to do a good job in the shower, May 2008
Avyn: "I wish the bunny's brain was in her butt, then she would have a much bigger brain." June, 2008
Avyn: "Sydiot", nickname he created for Sydney, June 2008
Sydney: "Let's just say, sometimes I get a little crazy with the hot glue gun...", June, 2008
Avyn: "Sorry-O!", After breaking a Cheerio against Mom's while they were saying Cheerio, August 2003
Sydney: "I can't wait until I'm a teenager. I'm going to keep gum in my pocket all the time, and eat ice cream and pizza whenever I want!", June, 2008
Avyn: "Wait. Isn't a Hill Billy a goat?", July, 2008
Avyn: "All the people look like nematodes." walking thru the Chicago fireworks crowd, July 2008
Avyn: "Flowers would die in there.", leaving bathroom, July 2008
Tammy: "If the quotebook were here, that would be in it!", July 2008
Avyn, to Sydney, in Charles Dickensesque voice, "Could I please have a tiny bit of your muffin... for your dear old brother.", July 2008
Avyn: "I love desert, Dad, & you're the main course of it.", July, 2008
Sydney: "Off with your buttocks!", chasing Avyn with sword, Aug 2008
Avyn: "I'm so full! I can't eat another bite... NOW can we go for ice cream?", Aug 2008
Raj: "Honey, I think your bathing suit is on fire.", at a campfire in Yellowstone, Aug 2008
Tammy: "I have a splinter in my butt!", camping in Yellowstone, Aug 2008
Avyn: "Oohh. My stomache is on E.", Aug 2008
Sydney: "Garbage is not good. I do not like garbage.", Sept, 2008
Avyn: "Dad, is that you who smells like dead cucumbers?"
Raj: "No, Avyn, that's Mom's feet.", October, 2008
Tammy: "I thought he had been injured.", describing Avyn burping, Nov 2008
Avyn: "I'm glad I'm not an 1880's person.", Nov 2008
Avyn: "Hey, Sydney, shine your buck teeth over here!", Dec 2008
Sydney: "The buffalo digging for food in the snow with their beards is exactly like us rummaging thru the fridge with our hands for left-overs", Dec 2008
Avyn: "Santa always gives gifts. Even coal can turn into a diamond.", Dec 2008
Tammy: "Only you would have an 'Historical' genre in your iPod.", to Raj, Jan 2009
Sydney: "Don't bring me into your charade of oldness.", to Dad, Jan 2009
Tammy: "You can never have too much fun with liquid Nitrogen.", Jan 2009
Avyn: "That's not funny, Dad. You don't make good comedy.", Jan 2009
Sydney: "I don't care. I just want to blow something up.", Discussing Science Fair ideas, Jan 2009
Raj: "Sometimes, the technically correct answer is not the right answer.", 1998
Raj: "Don't polish the gem in front of the customer.", 1998
Tammy, "When the economy sours, buy the lemons at half price." March 2009
Raj, untying Avyn's shoes from the chandelier: "Really Sydney? a 'leprechaun' did this?", March 2009 Avyn: "What does 'Definition' mean?", May 2009
Sydney (Hits Tammy on head, who is trying to wake Sydney up in the morning): "Snooze!", September, 2009
Tammy: "I have to take a test on commercial
Sydney: "Oh, I'm good at commercials!", August, 2009
Tammy: "There are people in my address book I haven't
spoken to in years."
Raj: "There are dead people in my address book.", September, 2009
Sydney (smelling armpits in the car): "Oh no! Dad smells good! It's me!", December, 2009
Sydney: "You guys are my hoodies!", October, 2009
Sydney : "If we had a goat, we wouldn't have to mow the lawn." 2001
Raj: "Is that glittery unicorn doll in a tutu REALLY supposed to be in Avyn's bed?", Sydney: "Yes, it is.", October, 2009
Sydney: "Wait, he's left-handed? I thought only Bret was left-handed.", October, 2009
Avyn (watching Toy Story): "If he's Woody, why isn't Buzz called Plasticky?", October, 2009
Raj: "See, Sydney, that's why you're not a god. If people annoyed you even just a little, you would smite them.", October 2009
Sydney: "I Nirvana'ed your Bon Jovi.", November 2009
Avyn: "That's a childhood memory, Father!", November 2009
Avyn: "Do I HAVE to be religious?", November 2009
Sydney (Biting Raj's arm): "Mmmm, dark meat.", November 2009
Sydney: "No one grows that kind of facial hair unless they are already married.", December 2009
Raj: "Settle down back there, kids, or I'll subject you to Canadian rap music again!", December 2009
Sydney (answering Avyn's question about her Wii character in front of his house in Animal Crossing): "No, I didn't. I'm just an innocent bystander... standing next to the tree... with an axe...", December 2009
Tammy: "You're not qualified to hold Eddie Van Halen's jockstrap!", January 2010
Avyn: "All I want to do is break a law of science, and Dad is making it seem like it's so hard to do!", February 2010
Avyn: "I spy something black." Sydney: "Your heart.", February 2010
Raj (angrily over dinner): "Freakin' Vikings extended the Dark Ages!", March 2010
Sydney's name for Raj: "Fat - her" 2010
Sydney: "It's really hard to make arm farts with someone else's hand." March 2010
Sydney to Raj: "Hey, don't complain. I'm the best thing that's happened to you since Momma!" March 2010
Sydney: "Mom, you're my Google.", May 2010
Sydney: "Why can't we live in a nudist colony?", May 2010
Tammy: "Man, Bono wrote those lyrics when he was 20! I didn't have deep thoughts at 20... I still don't.", May 2010
Sydney: "The party doesn't start until I arrive.", June 2010
Raj: "Come back to reality, Sydney. It won't be so bad. You like visiting new places.", June 2010
Sydney (near the end of a chess game against Tammy): "Ooooohhhh, THAT's the queen?", June 2010
Avyn: "Slugbug Silver!... Eh, I'll hit you later.", June 2010
Sydney (to Raj as he stops her from drawing any more at bedtime): "You're the Grim Reaper of art!" June 2010
Raj: "How remarkable it is that we are overjoyed at the unremarkable simplicity of our complicated world.", June 2010
Sydney: "Turdis", Nickname for new puppy (play on Doctor Who TARDIS, which is bigger on the inside than the outside). September 2010
Raj: "No, kids, I will not give you a dollar to play beer pong!", October 2010
Avyn at last day of Dairy Queen for the season: "How do you eat that without dying of deliciousness?!", Oct 2010
Raj: "Septipus", sadly holding up the puppy's toy octopus, October 2010
Avyn: "Change sucks!", October 2010
Sydney: "I love that our family conversations involve quantum physics.", October 2010
Avyn: "It's harder to fart in jeans.", November 2010
Avyn: "If we're going to jouvie, it's your fault.", December 2010
Sydney: "I can't do that right now. I'm nunchucking!", December 2010
Avyn: "Sydney says Jesus tastes like a wafer.", Feb 2011
Raj, "The Man is bringing me down.", ca
Tammy to Raj: "You know, you are now The Man, and you're bringing someone down.", March, 2011
Sydney: "When I get older, I'm going to get a credit card. And then I'm going to buy a monkey.", March 2011
Sydney, as we're driving out of the mall parking lot at night: "Um, I sent Avyn to put away the shopping cart...", March 2011
Avyn: "Man, I love the smell of toxic things!", March 2011
Tammy, looking at the new kitchen design, "Where are you gonna put the f@$king Nutella?!", April 2011
Sydney describing a scene from Lord of the Rings, "Bilbo and the seven dwarves beat up this dragon and took its gold.", April 2011
Tammy: "Avyn, you should shower. Your hair looks
Avyn: "No, I'm a dirty blonde.", April 2011
Sydney, "Dad, these teen years are going to be really tough if you freak out at every one of my comments.", May 2011
Avyn: "I'd rather have more fun than be better.", May, 2011
Sydney with dark eyes while Tammy withholds something at the kitchen table until asked nicely, "I can think of a lot of 'magic words' right now.", May, 2011
Tammy: "Welcome to life with you." After Raj complained of struggling to get a groggy Sydney out the door in the morning. May, 2011
Avyn (after Sydney storms away in teen angst): "I
don't want to go thru this for 10 years."
Tammy: "It's only 5 years, and then she moves out."
Avyn: "But, we're at the foot of the mountain, aren't we?"
Tammy: "Yes, we are...", June, 2011
Avyn, "What are overalls?"
Sydney, "Farmer onesies", June, 2011
Sydney (in cute baby voice to Alice): "Who's a good dog? Who's a good dog?... not you, but you're pretty." July, 2011
Avyn: "What's wrong with having a man-purse? It's the only thing I've ever won in a raffle.", July, 2011
Sydney to Alice: "You're the best puppy in the whoooole house." July, 2011
Avyn at Dave Matthews concert: "It smells like skunk!", July 2011
Tammy: "Move me anywhere you want. I'm on wheels.", July, 2011
Raj: "This damned Byzantium book is causing me physical injury!", July 2011
Raj: "There's no such thing as having too much love...
well... unless you are a creepy stalker or something."
Sydney: Spits chocolate malt across the table. August, 2011
Avyn: When I get into middle school, Im going to get an awesome job, so I can buy a Camaro., August, 2011
Sydney: "This is my Jam!", nearly every song played in 2011.
Avyn, blowing repeatedly on his birthday cake, "That candle is giving me sass.", August, 2011
Sydney, "There was no change.", Any time Raj asked for money back, 2011
Avyn: "No, Dad, we're not making fun of those people. We're making fun of what they believe in.", September 2011
Doggy day care worker as Raj picks up our Australian Shepherd Alice: "Alice was great today. She made friends with a little Shih Tzu. She kept trying to put the Shih Tzu's whole head in her mouth all day. But, she was gentle about it. It was very cute.", September, 2011
Avyn: "I started combing my hair with the dog's wire brush, and it did the best job on my hair! Can I start using it now?", September 2011
Tammy: "Sydney, you shouldn't be gambling with your teacher like that! Next time, be sure to ask for the point spread.", September 2011
Raj: "Lifting a finger to help this family shouldn't
involve so much drama."
Avyn in sinister tone: "I'll lift a finger.", September 2011
Avyn: "I am Avyn, and I am awesome!", Boy Scout troop introduction, where each boy had to state an attribute of himself, October 2011
Avyn: "Patience sucks.", October 2011
Raj: "I've earned this gray hair."
Avyn: "We did most of the work for you.", November 2011
Tammy to Fenwick High School water polo coach: "Sydney will be great at that sport. She's really mean and she's a great swimmer.", November 2011
Raj: "Are you kidding?! If I had a time machine, I
would go back and meet Jesus, or see dinosaurs. You mean to tell me
you would just go back 30 years and invest in Microsoft??"
Avyn confidently: "Yep."
Avyn to Sydney as she was talking about a school project on her heritage: "Wait, Sydney, you're Asian?!", November 2011
Sydney: "There were the Jews and the Genitals." January, 2012
Avyn from the floor: "Ow! Sydney knocked me down for
Raj: "You tried to punch her and she blocked you."
Avyn: "I didn't try to punch her. I just stuck my fist out and walked toward her.", January 2012
Sydney: "I forgot how to frown! Seriously!", February 2012
Sydney's 8th Grade teacher: "Sydney isnt smart. Shes crazy robot genius smart.", February 2012
Sydney: "I'm going to make cookies for all my maternity sisters in college.", February 2012
Raj: "It's time to go to bed."
Sydney (holding a metal file): "I need a minute. I'm almost done sharpening my ninja stars.", February 2012
Avyn talking about the days when the babysitter would force him to nap unnecessarily, and he would lie there tracing the outlines of the paintings on his wall: "Ten times around Pooh, then on to Tigger.", March 2012
Sydney: "Oh my god! I think I just fed the deer poison ivy!!", June 2012
Tammy: "He's found girls now. He doesn't need MineCraft." - August, 2012
Tammy (to Avyn): "When you get your license, you're getting the vehicle you need. Sydney's getting a tank, and you're getting a lawn mower.", August 2012
Sydney (After racing to catch the commuter train from Catholic school): "Thank thine Father in Heaven for track!", August 2012
Raj: "Avyn, come with me. I need your help for an evil,
Avyn: "Sigh. Not again.", August, 2012
Raj on phone: "Hi, Avyn! I'm just testing the
number on your new phone!"
Avyn: "Why don't I test the hang up button?" Disconnect. September 2012
• Sydney: "Hey, Av, can I borrow one of the watches you're wearing?", December 2012
• Alexa during lacrosse practice in a blizzard: "What time is it?"
Sydney: "Hell. It's Hell O'Clock." March, 2013
• Avyn: "With Sydney, it's not 'An eye for an eye.' It's, 'An organ system for an eye'.", April, 2013
• Raj: "I'm not leaving this house, but we need bar soap, gasoline, and food."
Sydney: "zombie apocalypse supplies.", April 2013
• Raj: "If worse comes to worse -"
Tammy: "Worse has come to worse." April 2013
• Sydney: "Do we get air conditioning bills for the car?”, June, 2013
• Raj after eating a lot of junk food: "Now I feel fat, sick and I hate myself."
Sydney jumping into the room: "Now you know what it's like to be a teenage girl!" (then jumping out of the room), June 2013
• Sydney: "I have completed my childhood trifecta!"
( lava lamp, bean bag chair, gumball machine), July, 2013
• Tammy: "If I had a nickel for every dollar I spent on that dog...", July 2013
• Avyn indignantly and loudly at Symphony Center: "What's Yo-Yo Ma?!", October 2013
• Tammy to a voraciously snacking Avyn before dinner: "Wow, you're really hungry, aren't you?"
Avyn: "I haven't had anything to eat since lunch!", Feb 2014
• Avyn spiffily clapping twice, "Let's go! I have laziness to get to." April 2014
• Sydney: "I just got my first paycheck today, and I have to say, the government sucks!", June 2014
• Avyn: "Your attitude is here (hands wide). I want it here (hands narrow).", July 2014
• Tammy: "I'm worried about Sydney being on the motorcycle."
Raj: "Oh, she won't get hurt."
Tammy: "I'm not worried about her getting hurt. I'm worried she'll like it." July 2014
• Sydney, walking into a large financial institution with her summer job money to meet an investment advisor, "I feel like I've gone to the bad side of Mary Poppins." July 2014
• Sydney in sweet, sincere voice: "Mom, what Disney character would I be?"
Tammy instantly, "Jafar."
• Tammy, "My tall is taller than yours." July 2014
• Sydney holding up a map: "Is this Europe?"
Tammy: "It bothers me you didn't know that."
Sydney: "I'm really bad at History."
Raj: "That's Geography."
Sydney: "Same thing."
• Sydney: "With my driving skills and Avyn's money, we're unstoppable!", October 2014
• Tammy, "When the EMP hits, we're using the generator to play my Dave Matthews CD's. After that, y'all can have some food.", November, 2014
• Sydney at a wedding holding a plastic straw near a candle: "Dad, why do you have to be so lame?! I just want to set something on fire.", March 2015
"Us: Dad, no.
Dad: Dad, Yes!", April 2015
• Avyn responding to Raj from another room while operating his 3D printer, "I can't hear you over the sound of innovation!", May, 2015
• Grandma: "Yeah, we were at the bar with the kids when Avyn told us about that math class." July 2015
• Raj: "Don't stress about it. Just flow around him like water in a river."
Sydney: "He's draining my river." September 2015
• Sydney: "I was trying to decide between wearing shorts and leggings. I decided on leggings, because it felt like my legs were getting two tiny hugs." September 2015