Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Just want y'all to know I, Aizay Etler, have an Instagram account now. So yeah. Really bland update, I know.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Hi, it's me, Aizay, and right now, I'm at orchestra practice after school. It's kinda fun, but boring. I'm waiting for practice to start. So yeah.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dad's Interview

 I preformed an interview with Dad. Take it away!

Aizay: Do you like video games?
Dad: I've never really gotten into them, but I like Quake and Duke Nukem.

Aizay: What is your favorite food?
Dad: At this time, I like chili, because it's fall.

Aizay: What's your favorite movie?
Dad: I don't have a favorite movie, but my favorite genre is Sci-Fi, like, GOOD Sci-Fi.

Aizay: What's your favorite smell?
Dad: Definitely not your feet.

Aizay: What's your favorite word?
Dad: Boisterous.

Aizay: What's your favorite device?
Dad: My iPad. Air. 2.

That was it for my interview.

Hello, I've grown

This is me now, as well as Coraline.

Bwahahahaha! It is I, the mighty Aizay, and I'm not kidding. I have taken over and begun my reign of terror on this blog. Stay tuned.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Author Author

Aizay's assignment in 1st grade language arts was to write his own story in the form of a small book. He went beyond the assignment and added some pages after the end of the story. The penultimate page was "about the author" and the last page was an advertisement for another book (which he told me he wrote in camp this summer).

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Aizay's Birthday Cake

I hope someone can think up a fun caption for me. I can't think of one right now. Something about the Doctor wading through cake and frosting in his spacesuit was where my mind was heading but since I am falling asleep, it's not making it to its destination...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Coraline goes back to eating appropriate things

When Coraline choked on and then swallowed a marble, it was a parent's worst nightmare.  Well, not the worst nightmare; that would be running out of vodka during Sesame Street.  

Anyhoo, 5 days and 17 hours later, the ball dropped, so to speak, and Poop Watch 2010 came to an end.  And you would understand our relief if you'd been prowling through poop for days.  Even your own wittle pwecious baby's poop is...well, horrible poop, after all.  

Let us never speak of this again...until her wedding slide show.

Monday, August 02, 2010

First Lego project

Aizay was really good at putting this Star Wars Lego set together...better than I was, in fact.  He made fewer mistakes than I did.  I could have sworn I heard him mumble under his breath something about he was once but the learner, and now he was the master.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In Massachusetts...

There were ducks and camping and Six Flags and museums and Joan's wedding and visits with friends and a mall play area in Braintree.

"Make your Braintree face.", I said:

Fun @ the children's museum

Aizay clearly had the most fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Aizay has conquered his fears of public performance. He was tested in front of a room full of people and totally kept his cool!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A lesson for the workplace from 2 kids under 6

Aizay spends 10 minutes setting up a 3 dimensional cardboard gameboard. He goes to the bathroom. Coraline comes into the room singing stomping and dancing. She marches right over the gameboard, flattening it. She runs off to the bathroom.

Coraline: Aizay, I knocked your game.

Aizay comes back into the room with Coraline. He silently stares at the game pieces.

Coraline: I broke it
Aizay: No, Coraline, it's not broken. We can put it back together.
Coraline: I'll help you.
Aizay: OK.

In the workworld, Aizay would have been rebuked for leaving his project unsupervised, Coraline would not have taken responsibility for her actions, a committee would be put in place to review the incident and ultimately, one or both parties would be reassigned so that they don't have to work together again.