Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Random Snow Day(s) Craziness!

Between colds & snow storms, we've been stuck at home for almost 4 straight weeks. Needless to say, everyone in our house is tired of being stuck at home....not to mention bored! Unfortunately, there isn't much to do except take pictures of the crazy kids!

Sienna has really been testing us lately...she'll do something she knows she is not supposed to do, while looking directly at us and grinning. Needless to say, she has been spending a fair amount of time on timeout the last couple of weeks. Her 2 favorite items to climb on are the coffee table... And the chair. Ok, so she's not doing anything wrong in the chair...yet!

Here she goes! You can see just how excited she gets when she's about to do something she knows she isn't supposed to!
Sienna would have fallen flat on her face, but luckily for her, I was able to catch her before she hit the floor...she went right over the arm of the chair! She has also walked right off the coffee table and landed on her face. The girl has no fear!
Usually she climbs on the chair so that she can reach the light switch...just like Brayden used to do when he was this age. What is it with kids and light switches???
Stacking Books
Over the last 6 months, Brayden & Sienna have made pile after pile of books and toys. Brayden has always been the instigator...until now! Now when Brayden is too busy to play with her, she starts making piles all by herself.
The Toothbrush
Somewhere around 18 months, Brayden started to let us brush his teeth. At 18 1/2 months, Sienna still hates having her teeth brushed. When I actually manage to get the toothbrush in her mouth, the toothbrush rarely comes in contact with her teeth! She uses her tongue to push the toothbrush out, making it impossible to brush her teeth. Yesterday morning, after breakfast, Sienna was having so much fun trying to get away from the toothbrush that she started giggling and gave Chris the perfect opportunity to brush all of her teeth! Mission accomplished!
The Headset
Brayden loves Chris' headset that he uses for work. One time when Grandma Boley called, he ran upstairs to grab his "radio" so he could talk to her. Brayden walked all over the house talking to Grandma Boley on his "radio" (Chris had to follow him with the actual phone). It was so funny!
Since being stuck at home, Brayden has been reading a lot of stories to Sienna. I think it is so cute how they sit on the couch together and read. If only they would get along so well all of the time!
A couple of days ago Chris brought home Pumpkin Eggnog (I feel so fortunate to live so close to a store...Chris has gone to the store (& starbucks) almost every morning since the snow and ice hit!). The kids had some for lunch and she loved it so much that even after the eggnog was gone, she wouldn't let us have the cup!

"Give me my eggnog!!!!"
Santa's Hat
Last year I bought Brayden a Santa Hat, which he refused to wear! Luckily it still fits and he's had a lot of fun wearing it this year...
It shouldn't be any big surprise that since Brayden likes to wear it, Sienna wants her fair share of turns wearing it, too!