Wednesday, February 2, 2011

random thoughts with snow photos

I have a biter. Avery has learned that she can get Sam to drop anything by just biting her!

Uh oh.

What do I do to teach a one year old that it is NOT okay to bite?
Sam got invited by a mom in the neighborhood today (our neighbor from across the street) to come and play with some other girls at house, they were playing barbies. She was super excited so we sent her on over. We knew they were older but when I went just a little while later to get her I realized that these girls were 4th grade, 6th grade and 8th grade. Doesn't that seem a bit old to still be playing with barbies? Hmmm.... maybe they were all just playing with them because of Sam. This mom really wants her girls to learn how to babysit so I think she "borrowed" our daughter for some practice babysitting time.
I think we need a snow mobile! HA! No, not really. But we did see several of these on the roads this morning before any cars or trucks were out and about. Took the plows until late this afternoon before they made it to our neighborhood.
Avery decided today that she knows how to go up and DOWN stairs. She has never shown an interest in the down part until today when she went down the whole thing all on her own without us knowing until she wasn't with us anymore. Good grief.
Sam loves eating snow.

Chris and I are going downhill skiing on Saturday and I could not be more excited. Haven't been downhill in years but know that we will both pick it right back up.

And check out this great series of shots. No the girls were not with us at this point. Chris made sure they weren't watching!

Do you see that his head is barely visible above the snow? The picture doesn't do it justice as to how deep that snow pile was. The last picture is not as clear as I had hoped but that's his "I'm okay! Can I do it again?" smile!

Yes, we clearly had too much time on our hands today while one daughter was napping and one daughter was playing barbies!


amber said...

Love those photos! Chris looks like he is having fun! As for the biting, I wish I could help you but since my 2 year old still occasionally bites I've got nothing. :( Enjoy your Saturday of skiing!!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! Chris jumping over the side is hilarious! And I can't believe how deep it is!

As far as the biting. Kellan has bitten both me and Andrew exactly once each and we each yelled at him when he did it with an extremely firm and fairly loud "No!". I think part of it is that he didn't really know he was doing it, he was just sort of testing out his new chompers. So our reaction startled him enough that he didn't do it again. He is also very sensitive and will cry just about anytime we use "No" with him....depending on the situation and the firmness of the no. When he is at the garbage can and looks right at me and I say no and yucky, he has to test me out for sure. He tries it a couple times. But he knew we meant business with the biting. However, he wasn't doing it to get a reaction out of his siblings either. Not sure if that would work or not.