Friday, April 29, 2011

Sweet and Innocent??? And a Spring Photo Shoot

She's sweet and innocent right????

I mean just look at her with her sister, with that sweet smile. . .

Thank you sweetheart. . .

And her too. Sweet, young innocence. . .

DON'T BE FOOLED!!!! If you look closely at Sadie's left cheek you'll see the bite marks of a NOT so innocent and/or sweet 2 1/2 year old. Don't get me wrong. They're both cute and all, but boy do they have their moments!!!!!! And Chloe lately, well, not just lately, but for what seems like forever has been into EVERYTHING. And I mean EVERYTHING. And not just into it all but ON it all. She's been climbing since before she could walk and now her favorite places to be are on top of things, like the kitchen and dining room tables or the piano. . . I'm getting to my wits end and don't know if there is a light at the end of the tunnel or if this is just how Chloe's going to be. A wild girl. When it comes to child development, I consider myself fairly savvy. I get how it works and for the most part hang on to the old saying "this too shall pass". But with Chloe I've been waiting and waiting and it ain't passin'! I know I WANTED her to walk and climb, but REALLY??? On everything??? This girls got no safety awareness. She would dangle from the kitchen light fixture if I let her stand on the table long enough (yes, I said "STAND on the table"). Like lightening she pushes the chair over, climbs up on the table and quickly stands up, sometimes rocking the table gently back and forth, just to see if she can actually give me a heart attack before I can reach her. I know she's trying to kill me. One way or other, she's trying to do me in. And she's gotten pretty close a few times. So if anyone has any encouraging words of advice, please let me know. We have baby proofed a big part of the house, we just can't seem to get the kitchen to be a safe place, so we tend to stay out of there. But I'm tired and need some assemblance of hope that this WILL pass or that I'll find the strength and wisdom to beat her at her own game. ;)


  1. I thought it was just me. My 2 1/2 year old chromosome blessed little boy climbs everything as well. I had to put all the kitchen chairs into the corner of the room locking them in place by sliding the table kitty corner. Which I have to undo every time we want to eat, but I feared for his safety. He has to be locked out of the kitchen because he flings the oven open (breaking the oven lock) and climbs it. I wish I had some words of advice! I just keep thinking it can't last forever. Some day I will say "NO" and perhaps he will listen.

  2. The photos are just wonderful!! Sounds like you've got quite a little hellion there. I have quite a few extra baby/dog gates if you need any (including the sliding ones that are like a shade that you recommended a while back). Let me know if you need any! Sorry I don't have any words of wisdom to offer, other than hang in there!! And I empathize-- Sammy has been in a very challenging new developmental stage for the last month and I'm trying
    to figure out new ways to effectively "manage" his behavior--although its not as much of a saftey issue as your situation. But he is definitely putting us to the test lately. Good luck!

  3. Like I said on facebook, Arina is not mean, but she makes mess's out of everything! She does throw a pretty good fit though if she doesn't get what she wants!