Thursday, February 19, 2009


The kids and I spent the day at my mother's yesterday so I could help her out with the website for her business.  Chris had a wake to go to that night so I ended up leaving the kids there so I could go to work and they just spent the night.  This morning I woke up at 9:30 thinking "ah, this is great!"  At 10:30 I woke up again and said "OK, this is perfect I can get up now".  At noon I woke up again.  Oops!  It was absolute heaven!
I brought snow gear over when I went to pick them up so we could take them in the yard to go sledding.  Maddie didn't want anything to do with it.  So she stood and watched Jackson.

What can I say?  The boy loves sledding.  My mom would push him down and he would squeal with delight the whole way down.  She'd come down to get him then push him again.  I love how in all of the pictures you can see Tillie chasing the sled or watching over.

Then there was the unavoidable face plant.  I actually asked my mother if I should help him or take a picture.  You can see which one I chose.  He actually handled it very well and didn't really cry...just kind of fussed.

Eventually we got Maddie to go down but she refused to go alone.

While the kids were at my mom's house she taught them to say "go away" to the squirrels that come to her deck and eat the bird food.  When I got there Maddie was standing at the sliding glass door yelling "go away" to a squirrel.  Jackson said it too but not as clearly as Maddie.  After we got home I put them down for a nap and Madison was yelling "go away" over and over and over again before finally falling asleep.  I'd say a good 45 minutes.  I was afraid she'd wake up saying it to Chris and he would be offended but he said she didn't say it tonight.


Wendy and Karen said...

I love that your mom taught them "go away"!

Jackson looks so happy sledding.

E, SS and the Little Man said...

I don't think Teo would be into that at all. Jackson looked like he had a blast! Ha! The "Go away" thing was funny.