Friday, July 30, 2010

Playing Outside

Aidan got a new baseball hat and loved showing it off. We took him outside and played ball for about an hour and he never took it off. I was shocked. He's so cute!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trip Home

Aidan and I got back Monday from our 11 day trip to Missouri and Kansas. The traveling was interesting this time around. He is still young enough to fly for free but it was somewhat difficult with my 6 month pregnant belly. But as usual, he did great on all 4 flights. I didn't take as many pics as I should have and am really kicking myself for that but here are some. We had a very relaxing time visiting with family. Aidan enjoyed his time there as he got to go to the water park a couple of times (which he loves), had cooking classes with both Grandma and Nana, ate his first icecream cone and tomatoe (which he ate like an apple), and had a piano lesson from Papa. All in all a great time. Our next trip home will be in February with our new little one. I have been averaging a 3 to 4 month trip home since our move to Spokane, so this will be the longest break yet. Luckily, Nana and Papa are coming when the baby is born and Grandma and Grandpa at Christmas time. On a side note, we had our 24 week check up to day and everything is going great.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


So Aidan got his 18 month check up today. I knew that the doctor would ask about his bottle use. Last time Cliff took Aidan alone and didn't get an explanation for having to take the bottle away. Today when we asked he said it was because now that he has teeth, the sucking pulls out the sugar from the milk and goes into their teeth causing easier tooth decay. Well I have never felt soguilty. Thanks to my friend Amy though, we were able to get some helpful hints to help get him off the bottle. She said that she would let her little guy help her make his sippy cup and that she would water down his bottle so that it would not taste good to him. (I should have asked for suggestions a long time ago, but he never even had a bottle til he was 12 months since i breastfed for a year) Anyway, tonight i asked him if he wanted some milk. He got really excited as usual. I took him over to the fridge and took out the carton. I had him help me unscrew the cap. Then he held the sippy cup while I poured in the milk. He was very excited about helping! He took it right away and I was relieved!!! He has had many sippy cups, usually during a meal. But he is very used to his baba before bed so this was a huge success!!! So thanks Amy! Appreciate the help.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

18 months

Can't believe our little guy is 18 months already. Cliff and I simply can't get enough of him!!! We are able to interact more with him everyday. His vocabulary has gotten pretty big. He can basically repeat everything we say if he is in the right mood. My favorite thing he does right now is when I ask for hugs and kisses he will give me a hug and kiss me on the mouth. Then i will say "I love you Aidan," and he will either say "love you" or "thank you." He is weighing in at 26 pounds but not quite sure of his height. His favorite food right now is fresh fruit. He eats it with almost every meal. He LOVES strawberries, blueberries, bananas and grapes especially. We are having to sneak his veggies in when we can. He also loves his "baba" or bottle. We have been trying to ween him off of the bottle for several months now but have not had much success quite yet. I think it is more discipline on our part.....He is also learning what a baby is. Good friends of our just had a baby about a month ago and he has taken quite a liking to her. He is very gentle and very curious. Right now, however, when we ask him where the baby is he keeps patting Cliff's stomach. LOL. Well that's all I can think of off hand. We will be going home to see both sets of grandparents in two weeks so I'm looking forward to that. He are a few pics I got on his year and half birthday last week.

Somebody found mama's makeup bag....

Saying a quick "hello."

Enjoying a snack while he plays outside.

His new favorite thing to do right now is grab a bag, come find me and say "gotta go" and then goes to the door turns around and says bye bye and tries to get out the door. Too cute