Friday, May 02, 2008

we need a gate

(okay ... so this post was written AGES ago, and then i saved it and never posted it -- along with 18 others, so i'm going to be posting older pictures. you're just going to have to deal with it!) so we've been using our piano bench as a baricade keeping aidan from going down the hall. well ... he learned how to push that out of the way, so we tried putting a chair behind it to anchor it. it worked for awhile until aidan learned he could do this.

(oh and this last picture cracks me up, when i tell aidan to "smile" for pictures he smiles and cocks his head to the side, that is why i have so many pictures of him with his head like that! he's soooo silly!)
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so we upgraded to 2 chairs, which now works better. someday i'll convice robby to just re-hang the door back on the hinges.

(we just put up a gate last week, and aidan would have just been able to pull it down, so robby screwed it into the door frame! i wish he would have just hung the door like i've asked him to a million times!! oh well)

6 comments:

Nicole Shelby said...

ha ha! i love the triumphant little grin. and remembering the EVENT that robby's door became on aidan's birthday party day...maybe it's good that rob didn't try to rehang that door yet?

go aidan go!

uh...i mean...no aidan! you're making your mom crazy with your escapist tendencies!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable is that smile? I love it! But oh man, I can definitely wait until Peyton starts being mobile and getting into everything...

Adam and Rachel said...

you have one smart little kid on your hands.

Amanda said...

that is great!!!! They are so sneaky! We have stairs in our house...I'm not looking forward to Hannah learning to climb! YIKES!

I love his sweet smile!

Haddorkus said...

I remember doing those kind of things when the kids were little. We were improv kind of parents to our little ones. Much too poor to afford fancy gates and stuff like that. And then with the last one it was like do I want to buy that just for one kid? I did buy one gate but all those other fancy baby gadgets, they just did without.

I love it when kids know they are being photographed and have a signature move, priceless. So adorable.

Empress of Venus said...

LOL that smile is awesome. He looks so much like you! And that pic of your dad rocks the Casbah.