Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

Aiden's 1st Christmas was a hit. Thank you to all for the cards and gifts. Eli and I have decided to make our millions by inventing edible wrapping paper and marketing it for Babies!

Overall an excellent day! He made it through to the very last of his gifts then fell sound asleep for a nice long nap while Mommy and Daddy exchanged their gifts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

...and to all a goodnight!

To all of our friends and family who can't be with us for Christmas: We miss you and love you!

Quote of the season: (E to J after she reference that she purchased a few stocking stuffers for him)

"Am I supposed to stuff your stocking?"

NO! We'll just leave that to the big guy in the red suit! That's good, I am glad to know he still believes!


Aiden had his four month wellness check on Tuesday and was cleared to start solids. He was a champ and acted like an old pro after his first try. He then slept for an unbelievable 12 HOURS without a peep! This made his Momma VERY happy. Woohoo for rice cereal! He weighed in at 15.7 and was 26 inches long.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cut and Paste

I don't have 7 minutes, but . . .

From Alex Payne - super fun!
If interested . . . Copy and paste this to your blog and bold the ones that you HAVE done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (the school band :) )
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (on a lake actually)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie/commercial/tvshow
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (I stood outside the gate . . . does that count?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Itty Bitty Bum

Alright everyone, I do understand that Aiden is ONLY 3 and 3/4 months old. However, that fact did not keep me from becoming misty-eyed today. I was cleaning out his diaper bag and I found a spare of one of his old diapers stuffed in the bottom. I cannot believe how big his little butt has gotten, and I swear I say that with all the love in my heart!(glad he's not a girl!) He is still brand new to this earth and it is hard to believe he was ever that small! Way to double your weight in 3 months, little man.

I need to stop before I start bawling...Aiden and I are off to make beanut-butter kisses and snowman cookies to brighten the day.