Monday, December 29, 2008

Well Baby Visit

Aiden saw Dr. Ally today and she was pleased with his development. He weighed in at 19lbs 13 oz and 29 inches. He got two shots and will be going back in at 15 months for another shot and a screening of his communication skills. He scored a little on the low end of the communication spectrum on the Ages and Stages Screener. I personally think it's because he's been so busy with his motor skills and Dr. Ally seemed to agree with my analysis. Even so, she will check in on him in March to be sure.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mama made it...

It's a bib with sleeves and it will be great for Mr. Messy. Ignore the mad face, he was not really in the mood for a photo shoot.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Start to Finish: Cake

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Happy Birthday II

Aiden just opened the presents we got him. He received a divided plate and matching bowl with monsters. His ferocious eating habits inspired the choice.

He also got a set of camo ragdolls, a new blankie and a birthday outfit. He immediately took to the dolls. We think his favorite thing about them is their yarn hair.

The blankie has been in the works for quite some time but I finally finished it yesterday. It is small but I think it will be a nice thing to drag around.

The birthday outfit has a cute shirt with a raccoon and the words "Little Bandit". The pants are fleece. He'll be wearing the outfit today.

We are planning to get Aiden's hair cut today. Pictures to follow!

P.S. This picture looks a little fuzzy but if you click on it, it will be big AND clear.
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Happy Birthday Aiden

Today is the big day! I hope you like this collage of the year that was.
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

He walks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's just a few steps at a time right now but he's already getting steadier each time. We will post a video later.

Merry Christmas from Boise

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Vacation Chronicles

Since I'm on vacation from school, I have more time than usual to write.

Aiden and I have had a fun week so far. He has been helping me fold laundry and eagerly climbing the mountain. Aiden also likes to lie down in the fresh laundry and move the freshly folded laundry. I wish I could get a picture or video of this.

We've discovered this week that Aiden is totally offended by gates and doors. We use a gate on our kitchen and laundry room and close all the doors when Aiden is having free time. He loves exploring the house and, as long as the barriers are up, it is very safe for him.

We will be opening Christmas presents tonight (Adam is working tomorrow) and stockings tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Party

I think I sent invitations out to anyone who might be interested but just in case...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Quick Update

Aiden has figured out that when I pick him up by his armpits he can raise his arms over his head and nearly escape. Nearly.

We're BACK!

I know I haven't posted much lately. I've been really busy with work and taking care of a 1 year old who thinks everything in this house belongs to him! Also, we've been busy getting our affairs in order for Adam to leave in January. Today he's meeting with an attorney to get our will and power of attorney done.

Thursday was Aiden's last day with Lorna and it was so sad for me. Lorna's house has been a second home for Aiden and I'm just so bummed he won't be going there anymore. She gave him a really fancy rattle she had. He always liked it so that was cool. She also gave him a little tikes boombox and that thing is a HUGE hit. He hasn't figured out how to turn on the music but he loves it when we make it sing.

Aiden now has SIX teeth. He is really close to walking and we're all hoping he starts before Adam leaves. We're going to Dr. Ally's office next week and we'll find out how much he weighs. I think he probably weighs around 25 pounds. He's growing out of clothes like crazy.

We'll be spending Christmas at home this year. Aiden has quite a collection of Christmas presents to open. Most of them are from his various grandparents but we put a few small things in too.

I just put Aiden down for a nap. If I want to get dressed today, this is my chance!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New pictures

Behind every good cook is a great assistant.

Finally growing into Great Aunt Liz's knitted jacket.

Early Christmas present from Grandpa.

A visit with Santa at Macy's

This robe barely fits him now, probably the last time he can wear it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Join our Mailing List!

I saw this on another blog and wanted to try it out. I am trying to get our address book updated and this could be a fast way to do it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Big Update

Most people already know our BIG NEWS but just in case...

Adam enlisted in the Army. He secured a really cool job and we're all excited for this new phase. Adam will start basic training in January in South Carolina. From there he will go to the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland. He will be in training until July and then we'll be moving. We won't know his first duty station until May or June.

We will be having a going away party on January 3 at Flying Pie in Boise; this is also when we'll be celebrating Aiden's birthday. The party will be a great opportunity to tell Adam goodbye as he will actually be leaving at 6am on a Wednesday!