Wednesday, January 18, 2012

These kids...

  • Alayna is a bit of a thief.  At our gym, the kids get a numbered sticker on their back when their parents check them in.  My sweet baby makes her way around the other kids swiping stickers as she goes.  If one of the children tries to get away from her, she boldly persists till she's accomplished her goal.  The attendants in the kid's club fondly refer to her as "Swiper."

  • Madeleine and Ian helped themselves to some stickers we had stashed away and were putting them on themselves, empty soda bottles, etc.  Ian had one on the front of his shoulder and Alayna reeeaaalllly wanted it.  Her method at first was to tug on his sleeve with all her might, which is sayin' something.  The girl's got some strength.  But Ian is strong too and was able to shake her off.  So what did she do next?  She turned the tugging into hugging and when she was near enough, that sticker became hers.

  • I was in my room "working" on the computer while the kids played in the backyard.  I heard what could have been crying, but I'm not the mom that goes running out at that sound so I kept working.  Soon I heard Ian come in, snoop around in the kitchen, grab a snack and then he slowly made his way to my room.  I think he was supposed to be "rushing" to tell me Madeleine was hurt.  Good thing it wasn't serious because that message was not delivered with much urgency today.


Maggie said...

oh gosh! i know what Alayna will be getting for her birthday from her Stoecker cousins (stickers, but tell her to act surprised...) i LOVE that she figured out a sneaky tactic for claiming Ian's sticker, so smart & cunning!
your kids are adorable & getting so big sis! love you all & miss you tons. :)

xcdenke said...

Love a good "swiper" story. That is funny. I think you should buy some stickers and put them all over you, then see how fast she can get them off you.