Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Teaching Addison How to Make Her Animals Fly.

Living in Fl, ceiling fans are a must and standard in every room. Growing up Jessica and Megan were very resourceful in using their fan for entertainment. One afternoon they spent hours cutting up little pieces of paper, piling them on top of the fan blades, then turning the fan on to make it snow. New Years Eve saw the blades piled high with confetti, waiting for midnight to send the colorful bits flying through the air, and many objects were sent airborne using the fan.
I had sometime alone with Addison this weekend and decided it was the perfect time to teach her how to use the ceiling fan to make her beloved stuffed animals fly. (I love how the dog and bear look like they're crying out for help.)
First we line the animals up on the fan blade. Every time I did this she stood next to me on the ottoman repeating over and over, "Hold on to Mamae."
*Disclaimer* Some kids totally freak out when you do this to their' "friends."

Here she is telling her animals to hold on tight.

She just barely manages to reach the switch.

Addison didn't freak out, (I didn't think she would,) but instead laughed hysterically and danced around the room gathering her animals for another flight.


Sarah said...

You have got to be the coolest grandma EVER!

Jenn said...

Love the flying animals and her top:)

Anonymous said...

I just love her smile, her eyes smile too. xoo

Anonymous said...

Awesome! We have quite a few ceiling fans in our house so we'll definitely have to give this a whirl (ha ha) one of these rainy afternoons. :)

Moo said...

She is so cute! I can't believe how big she's getting.

hilltopper said...

we use to guide a mylar balloon into the path of the ceiling fan, i also remember a time when my mom and my aunt (im not going to say there was alcohol involved, but it is a good possibility) took one of those sticky rubber toys that you get in a gumball machine and entertained themselves by throwing it at the fan and seeing where it would stick to the wall.