Anastasia accused Zhen of pushing her. Zhen denied it fervently. I looked at them and said, "One of my two dear children is lying." At this point Anastasia admitted, "Well, I saw him do it, but he didn't see himself do it."
Sergei and I were at Mass one Feast of Christ the King. I was listening to the homily when I noticed that Sergei was chuckling away. When I gave him a little frown he explained in a whisper, "Mom didn't you hear what he said? He said Jesus was King of the Juice!"
The funniest thing Sergei ever said was the first year he was here, when he knew that Zhen would be with us the following year. We were just explaining all about Halloween, and he was excited. One morning he bounced into the bedroom and exclaimed, "I can't wait to tell Zhenya about how you go up to the houses and say, 'Chicken Feet!' "