Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

That's what little boys our made of. Well, our little boy is made of some kind of indestructible force. We call him tank. NOTHING stops him. He can climb over, crawl through, climb up or under anything he needs to. He is already trying to reach the door handles in the rooms. Yesterday he climbed up onto the coffee table. He can climb out the dog door onto the deck, open half the cupboards in the kitchen despite the child proof locks that stop Makaylee. Just tonight he was trying to climb onto Makaylee's cute little pink play kitchen. He opens the toilet if he has the opportunity and plays with the water. This has happened twice. Having a potty training toddler and a tank who wants nothing more than to play with the water in the toilet is very difficult! Two days ago he pulled a large can of pumpkin puree onto the top of his foot. I was panicked thinking he might have broken his foot, and picked up my phone to call Mike to come home ASAP and as soon as I grabbed the phone he started cooing at it and reaching for the phone. All thoughts of pain forgotten. Every night I find a new bruise or mark on him, and he rarely cries. I am finally starting to feel the pain so many of my friends go through who have boys! Kaiden (aka Tank) reminds me of a post my friend Andi wrote about her little mad man Falco. Check it out here. Kaiden is trying to destroy my home or my sanity. Which will survive??

On the other hand I am learning first hand how totally and completely different girls are vs. boys! I think I have the ideal candidates for a study on nature vs. nurture and development of the sexes. How can two kids who have the same parents, raised in the same home only 21 months apart be sooooooooo different. Boys vs. Girls. Makaylee is gentle, she is content to cuddle up on the couch and read books, or watch TV. If we tell her no, she usually listens, she is not a risk taker in the slightest, and she HATES messes. So, the complete opposite of Kaiden! I guess what they say about opposites attracting must be true. Because Makaylee looks and acts just like me and Kaiden looks and acts just like Mike. So, does this mean they will get along or not? Does the whole opposite attract thing work for siblings? Maybe they will level one another out! A parent can hope right??

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Just quick pics for those interested. These are not the best pics, just the ones I took with my cell, I just wanted to share my little snow white and dopey. Makaylee made and excellent snow white. I have video of her trick or treating at the mall. She had a BLAST and loved it. These pics were taken at the Halloween party we went to the week before Halloween.

Is everyone impressed with my sewing skills on Dopey? That is right, I could not find a Dopey costume to purchase for kaiden, so I decided that I could make one by myself. I have to say, I was really happy with how it turned out. Mike kept telling me I should send it to his Mom for her to make it. But I was determined. So here is our little Dopey:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008