Friday, July 31, 2009

Brandon playing Grampy Bongo

Brandon is so cute!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Caitlan's 9 in '09

I got to go to my second birthday party tonight. My friend Caitlan turned 9 years old today. I had so much fun! Your SpongeBob cake rocked! Happy Birthday Caitlan! Thanks for doing funny things to make me smile.


I went to see the doctor lady a few days ago. I weigh 19 pounds and am 29 1/2 inches long. The doc said I'm in the 80th percentile for height and 20's for weight. She told Mommy that I can start to try new things like yogurt, hard boiled egg yolk, smashed banana and juice. Grandma went with me and Mommy and Grandma held me while the doctor checked me out. I got so excited that I accidentally peed on the doctor lady. Mommy held me while they poked my finger to test my iron which was fine and I also got a shot....I don't want to go back there if they're always going to do that stuff....not cool.

What is cool is that my Grandpa Don and Grandma Lori came to visit me on Saturday which was really fun. And then today for lunch, Grandma met me and Mommy for a burger...well, I didn't have a burger, I just played with my super ginormos noisy keys while practicing my spit bubbles. Mommy and I came home and watched the Brickyard 400 where Mark Martin took the pole and finished 2nd. Mommy was sad about that. Everyone asked about you Daddy....I guess they all miss you as much as me and Mommy.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Grandpa! Check out how big I'm getting! I can use something to help me stand up! I hope you have a fun day. Mommy told me I should ask you when you and Grandma are coming to visit. I mean no guilt trip or anything but you haven't got to meet me yet and I do rock! hee hee I wish we lived closer because if we did, Mommy and I would take you to lunch. We miss you and love you.
Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aidan is 9 months old!



Aidan is nine months old today! He is so cute not to mention curious. He explores and learns new things everyday. He can crawl a lot faster which means he can get into things much faster. Grampy installed a safety gate for us today which rocks! Thanks Grampy! Grandma and Grampy have a busy job chasing after Aidan all day. Tim and I are so thankful and so lucky that Aidan is in the best care...no wonder he's such a happy little boy! Aidan pulls himself up and puts his hands on the floor as if at any moment he's going to just stand up and walk away on his own. He cries when you won't let him have things like phones and remotes. We all live for his adorable laugh which he is doing more of. We all love you Aidan very much.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

3 weekends down, about 6 to go!

It's the end of our third weekend without Daddy and although we're smiling, it's still not any easier.....we sure miss you Daddy!

We had a great weekend with Cyndi and Brandon. They came down Friday and stayed until Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Grandma and Grampy, Cyndi and I got to spend some much needed girl time but it still sucks we're a girl down....just not the same without Mom, plus when Cyndi and I argue, Mom's not there to shut one of us up so it's really no fun at all! Aunt Gerry, Uncle Bob and Gi-gi came to visit which was great. I believe the boys did a good job entertaining! I'm a little too tired to download and resize the pics and videos I took this weekend. Aidan woke up from his afternoon nap happy but quickly became very grumpy. I think his mouth is really hurting. Right before his bedtime bottle, he was crying really hard while I was trying to change/dress him. He's kicking his feet and is just so upset (that's my nice way of describing his temper tantrum!). I set him down for a minute to wash my hands and he just looks so helpless sitting there crying, he puts his arms "up" so I'll pick him up. I pick him up, hug and kiss him and then rock him while giving him his bottle. I realize how much he needs me, not just to take care of him, but to love and comfort him...it's these moments that mean the world to me and make me so appreciative to be Aidan's Mom.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Aidan misses Daddy!

The video below is for my Daddy. Daddy always takes videos of me farting and pooping....Mommy is more proper and doesn't think that really needs to be posted on my blog but since Daddy is gone, Mommy took this of me, especially for Daddy. I love you Daddy. I promise to have plenty of dirty diapers when you come home! P.S. Daddy, Mommy says to look at the length of the video....204...Mommy said you would know what that means.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I love you Tif and Aidan

I can't wait to come home and hold you both!!


video

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cutest Mark Martin Fan!

Aidan and I spent the weekend playing, doing laundry, cleaning up, playing some more, hanging out with Grandma Lori, Grandpa Don, having dinner with Grampy and Grandma and watching Nascar! The race was an evening race on Saturday night and as much as I'm a Mark Martin fan, certain events in Aidan's life, like his first tooth coming in, trumps me talking about racing!

But really, Aidan is the cutest, not to mention, the best little Mark Martin fan. Mark was leading most of the race and Aidan and I would watch here and there but again, certain things like oh I don't know, diaper changes, eating dinner, getting a bath once again trump watching the race straight through. I gave Aidan his nighttime bottle, while watching Mark lead, Aidan fell asleep so I kept watching. With the stupid new double file restart Nascar implemented, a caution came out around lap 42 and on the restart Mark got passed and went from leading to 3rd place. Another caution occurred with 16 laps to go, Mark was in the second row and with the fighting between Johnson and Vickers, Mark passed them....whoo hooo! Well, everything was going great, Mark was leading, race is almost over and another caution came out w/7 laps to go (Tim hates cautions and would have been complaining, boy I never thought I would say I missed that), anyways, I want to scream and I'm all nervous because Mark has to start on the front row with Gordon who has fresh tires but I'm holding Aidan who is sleeping so angelically, so I'm silently screaming and trying not to shake and when the green flag waives with 3 laps remaining, Mark gets an awesome jump on Gordon at the re-start, little Aidan wakes up, sits up, watches the last two laps with Mark winning and then goes back to sleep! Can you say....the best baby ever! Martin made history at the Joliet, IL racetrack with the most laps led....195, it was his 39th win and 741st start. I can't wait until I can take Aidan and Brandon to their first race!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Aidan's First Tooth!

Grandpa Don and Grandma Lori came to visit me and Mommy today. Grandma was the first to notice that I had a new tooth...yeah for Grandma and yeah for me! It's in the front on the bottom. I had a lot of fun with Grandma and Grandpa. Thanks for spending time with me and Mommy and for buying lunch for Mommy. I love you.

Check out the video of the first time I crawled. Grandma Suzy took the video of me while her and Grampy were baby-sitting me yesterday.



Mommy always relies on Daddy to post videos of me....it's after midnight, I know because I think I have a second tooth coming in and I hear Mommy in her office typing and stuff so she must be posting the other video of me crawling!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Aidan crawled!

Aidan crawled at Grandma and Grampy's today...yeah! I'll work on getting the video that Grandma took posted. It just continues to amaze me how quickly Aidan learns new things but then again everything about that baby amazes me. He truly makes my life happy and gives me so many reasons to smile. I'm looking forward to spending time with Aidan this weekend. Thanks Mom and Jim for helping me with Aidan, Aidan and I are so lucky to have you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Learning lots of new things

Aidan is doing a lot of new things these past two weeks. This morning I woke to Aidan putting his hand through the crib slots trying to grab what is on the nightstand. Shortly after that, while I was trying to get things ready for the day, Aidan decided it was an exploration day by first trying to tip over the trash can and everything else on the floor. He is very curious these days and I just love it. Even something as simple as me adjusting the thermostat while holding him, he reaches out and wants to push the buttons like Mommy. He has definitely mastered the "raspberries" but now I just consider it full on spit bubbles. He is learning to pull off his bibs and tries to take off the hats I put on when we're on our walks because he uses those adorable little feet to open the stroller canopy. It was ohhhh so cute at first...not so cute when you're huffing and puffing...pushing the stroller up a hill and curious George wants the sun on his face...oh I should mention, for the brief moment he does open it, he squints (yeah..the sun) and then gets irritated because it's so bright!

Aidan had what I believe to be his first little temper tantrum tonight. He really hates lying down after his bath so that I can change him and clean his ears, etc. Most of the time, he just cries a little and tries to sit up.....tonight....well let's just say he kicked his feet and smacked his hand on the ground while crying LOUDLY. It was so cute but I did everything in my power to not smile at him....although I was laughing on the inside. Like always, I distracted him with a toy.

On to crawling, Grandma and Grampy said he made an attempt to crawl, I got to see him attempt it tonight as well. It seems everyday he gets a little braver so maybe tomorrow will be the day when he crawls, up to this point, he just has the right stance and puts one knee forward.....who knows what's next?

He gets smarter and cuter day after day. I love you Aidan.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Nya!

Happy 5th b-day cousin Nya! I can't wait to meet you someday. Grandma emailed pics and it looked like you had fun at your party last week....hope you received the present we sent to you. Lots of love cousin.

It's been one week since Daddy has been gone but it feels like forever. Approximately 7 more weeks to go. Daddy, I'm getting good at pulling myself up to a standing position when holding on to something. I keep trying to use the curtains or coffee table at home but Mommy doesn't let me. I scrunch my nose and make a funny sound, everybody laughs when I do it and says how cute I am! Mommy has a calendar countdown on the frig and every morning after I get fed and then we feed Wakealina, I help Mommy change the countdown days which today read 56 days remaining. I love you Daddy.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Aidan's First July 4th!

I celebrated my first 4th of July! Thanks Aunt Cyndi, Uncle Eric and Brandon for driving down to celebrate and for my festive clothes! Mommy pushed me in the stroller from our house to Grandma/Grampy's and then we went to Toppers for lunch. As you can see in the slideshow, Brandon wanted to drive Grandma's car but Grandma said no....oh and he said ma ma for the first time...what a showoff! Great Grandma came over to Grampy's house and we all had a BBQ. Mommy and I miss Daddy so much, it just wasn't the same without him.

Happy Birthday Aunt Cathy....I love you.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

First day of July

Aidan spent the day with me today running errands for work. We had a nice day and Aidan did really well. The highlight of our day was seeing Daddy on the web cam. Aidan got very excited when he saw Daddy. As soon as Tim started talking, before I even had a chance to make the web cam a full page, Aidan did his yelling that he does when he is really happy and then he clapped. Tim is pretty tired but managed to sleep during the day. Hopefully it won't take him too long to get adjusted to his new schedule.

I wanted to post pics and a message from Father's Day but obviously we were wrapped up in Tim loosing his job and the crappy way Marketscan handled it. No bad feelings towards them but they fired Tim's guys that work in different states via overnight courier and did not let Tim know what was happening. Anyways, I got side tracked....beginning to sound like my sis, hee hee....(don't get mad Cyndi, you know it's true!). I'm trying to stay positive and the pics from Father's Day really cheer me up although Grampy is not in any pics because he was sick that weekend. We really missed him. One of my next posts will have pics of Grampy. Below is a slide show from Father's Day weekend. Dad took me on a motorcycle ride [I told him faster Daddy faster] (sorry inside joke with our family), moving along, it was so awesome to ride the Harley again and it was a beautiful day.....the mountains, sky, landscape, everything is more beautiful when you're on a hog! I know I'm coolio just like Dad!