Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Was That Mom

This morning got off to a rocky start. The expectation was set that if I got to 3 while counting that Safi and I would not go to our Wednesday afternoon play date.

Well, I got to 3. Safi was not happy about this but went to school with the knowledge that we would not be going to the play date. It was hard for both of us. 

I really wanted to go because I missed my friends and she wanted to go to be all to play with all of her friends. However, I had to stand strong or loose a whole slew of arguments with Safi from this point forward.

She came running out of school and the first thing she asked was "Can I go to Tyler's?"
"We will talk in the car."

I stood firm and the fits began, pleading, screaming, bargaining, where did she learn this from?! This went on for the whole 5 minute drive to the house. She got out of the car and threwup in the garage. Yes, Safi has this innate ability to throwup when she gets upset.

I stood strong and walked her to her room to sit and calm down. It took almost 30 minutes but she finally calmed down, and on her own apologized for her actions this afternoon and this morning. 

From there we played Sorry (Thanks Aunt Jeri!), and Dizios in her room along with our two sidekicks Doodle and Bell (they also provided aroma therapy that eventually forced us out of the room). Next we headed downstairs to the basement to play magnatiles, explore with the balance, and write some more sayings on hearts.  It was an afternoon that was filled with some much needed Mommy time and good memories. 

I'm glad I stood my ground and I know Safi will be too in the long run!!

Safi also worked on her "100 Day Collection."  The 100th day if school is on Friday and Safi has insisted that she is supposed to take a collection to school. On her own she decided that it would be a collection of 100 pieces of dog food. Yes I am puzzled as well.

After further investigation, an email to the teacher, nope they aren't supposed to bring anything. Guess she is just going to be an over achiever and I'm racking up the stories for later in life.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Afternoon Playing in the Snow and Sledding

Yes it is cold outside, yes there is snow on the ground, yes we went it school, and YES we playing in the snow after school!

No, we don't live in Texas anymore.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Skiing Vail Through The Eyes of The Ladybug

This is a totally uncut video shot from Her helmet.

I hope you can hear the audio, she sings!

Friday, January 17, 2014

3 Generations...

Does it really get any better than being able to ski with your Dad and your daughter?

Last year Safi learned to ski and I jumped back into it after almost 20 years away from the slopes.  I have to admit, there have been times when it was tough, but I wouldn't trade the time with Safi for anything in the world.

This year for Christmas SueSue got Pops a GoPro camera, and as Chris says, she was one smart lady!! Last night Dad and I put camera mounts on all of our helmets and we gave it a spin today.  Pops learned that it really is getting more difficult to keep up with Safi and that if she knows the run, she isn't stopping til she gets to the lift line :)

Pops and Safi gave the camera a whirl, I have a feeling it will be on my helmet tomorrow when Pops can't keep up with the skiing Ladybug!!!

Here is the first video, check back as there is more to upload!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

This looks cool!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Beautiful Day to Spend on The Slopes

Safi and I headed up for another wonderful day on the slopes!!!  The weather was beautiful, it wasn't crowded and the blues were fabulous!  Must squeeze as much time as possible before it is time for the bug to head back to school.