I know this isn't the best picture, but it's the first time I managed to get a part of a smile on film. I'm loving this sweet, happy baby!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My little sister had left her skirt on the floor in the room Aiden is staying in. I just assumed it was his jeans and told himto put them on. Oops! He was laughing and said, "Mommy! Boys don't wear these things!"
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Aiden was playing with Holden (showing him a rattle while he was lying on a blanket) when he looked up at me. He said, "Mommy, when are you going to get another baby in your tummy? Next time can we get a girl?"
Aiden is completely used to the fact that I have to constantly carry Holden around in order to keep him from crying. While I was in the shower yesterday morning, Holden fell asleep in his swing in the bathroom. He was still sleeping when Aiden called me. When I went in the room, he studied me for a second and said, "Mommy, is Holden back in your tummy?"
I was getting ready to go workout after I put Aiden to bed. I kissed him goodnight and he asked me to lay down with him. (My mom was holding Holden at the time). I stayed with him for a few minutes and then told him that he needed to go to sleep and I needed to go exercise. He patted my stomach and said, "That's OK, Mommy. I want your tummy to stay big forever." Thanks a lot buddy! LOL
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The 8 hour car ride by myself with Aiden and Holden... At one point, I had a terrible headache, it was dark and rainy, Holden was crying, and Aiden was shouting at Holden to stop the whining... But all in all it went way better than I anticipated! We got here safely and that's all that matters!
I love our apartment. It's in a great area and it's really nice~ sooo pretty. Still, I know that there will be maintenance issues. However, we pay four times the rent that we paid in TN and I am just really disappointed in the way the management handled the situation!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Once we got home and finished dinner, Matt asked Aiden if he was ready to carve the pumpkin. Of course he wanted to. Matt got Aiden to tell him how to do the eyes, nose, and teeth and then he carved it.
Aiden really wasn't interested in playing with the pumpkin goo! After putting his hand in the pumpkin once, he let Matt take over!
Aiden was really excited about "putting fire" into the pumpkin
The fun still hasn't stopped for Aiden... This morning when I went in his closet to pick out his clothes. I thought the carpet felt a little wet. Then when we were downtown, Matt got a phone call saying that the maintenance crew had to go into our apartment because the water heater had a bad leak. They have been in Aiden's room all evening and are supposed to be back tomorrow. But until then, all of his toys are in the middle of the floor and he is camped out in the living room with Holden and me. Something tells me I'm not going to get much sleep tonight!
The only bad part about our trip? I am hopeless at driving in the DC area! I get lost ALL the time. I printed out directions from Mapquest to get to the farm and figured I could just follow those directions back home. Wrong! It took us 20 minutes to get to the farm and an hour and a half to get back home! I think a GPS would be a good investment for me!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Obviously, we started out with Aiden's favorite letter, A! To start, I cut out a lower and upper case letter A. I then had Aiden paint the letters and then put his fingerprints on them (it was supposed to be ants on grass, but didn't really turn out).
First, I made a killer whale and then cut out a mountain shape. I then let Aiden paint the mountain with glue.
I gave him a small bowl of powdered sugar to sprinkle on his mountain as snow.
We then made salt water by pouring salt in some blue paint.
And Aiden insisted that his picture needed some glitter. And really what project is complete without a little bit of gitter?!
After climbing the second wall, he went down a huge slide!
Next up: the train ride. Neither of us realized how fast the train went. You can see Aiden holding on during the first trip around the circle!
More inflatable fun!
And before we left, I got him an ice cream cone.
Holden slept the entire time we were at the festival. Why oh why can't he do that at home when I can rest too?! But I really enjoy this time of year. It seems like there are tons of events to welcome in the fall!