Thursday, November 25, 2010

Why I’m Thankful

On any given day…..November 2010

* You won’t let me change your diaper
* You refuse to let me put a clean shirt on you in the morning
* You won’t sit on my lap patiently like you did three weeks ago while I read to you
* You tell me ‘NO” quite frequently
* You ask me to turn on Curious George or Dinasaur Train but won’t sit next to me
* Three minutes later, you want to sit by me
* Two minutes later, you no longer want to sit by me
* You put your hands on my face and in the sweetest voice say “Ma-Ma”
* Five minutes later, you’re off running down the hallway, not listening to my requests to go downstairs
* You get upset at the shoes I put on you, so I take them off and put on the shoes you want
* You get upset because you want to play with your red fire truck but I say it’s time to go bye- bye
* You fuss and fight getting in your car seat
* Two blocks from Grandparent’s house, I ask you to sing and you do
* Get to Grandparent’s house and you run in like usual only to get upset because the singing fish isn’t singing your favorite song
* You blow me a kiss and wave bye-bye as I leave Grandparent’s house to go to work
* 8 ½ hours later, you arrive home with Daddy, you hear my voice and come running as fast as you can to greet me with a hug
* You tell me you want taquitos for dinner but push it away in disgust when I put in front of you
* You fight getting in the bath, soak me and the floor once I’ve convinced you to get in the bath and get upset when I take you out of the bath
* You hug me so tight at bedtime and smile so big when I sing “Twinkle, Twinkle” or “You are my Sunshine”
* You give me that incredible smile of yours as I turn off the light and say good night.

This is a typical day in our house and I am thankful for each and every one. Without the ups, the downs, the tantrums, the cries, the hugs, I would never know what it feels like to be a Mom.

Until you’re a Mom, you DO NOT understand what the terrible twos really means

Until you’re a Mom to a toddler, you really don’t know what it means to negotiate

When you become a Mom, you understand what Moms before you meant when they say, love at first sight.

When you’re a Mom to a toddler, you no longer judge or make dirty faces at the Mom with the screaming kid in the grocery store

When you’re a Mom, you experience love that is unlike any other love in your life.

Being Aidan’s Mom is what makes me truly happy and it's the most important thing I will ever do in my life and for that, I am thankful.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Grandpa! I can't wait to see you this Thanksgiving and give you a big birthday hug and kiss. I like it when you play with me, show me your tools, motorcycle and mustang that you're restoring. I love it when you get french fries from the Hoagie Hut and share lots of them with me. You and Grandma always have the best snacks at your house. You always smile and give me lots of kisses and that's what I love best about you Grandpa.

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Happy Birthday Grandma! I hope Grandpa took you somewhere really good to eat on your birthday.

I am so lucky to have you for my Grandma. I wish we lived closer so that I could give you a big kiss and hug.

I'll see you on web cam real soon. I love you lots.

Friday, November 5, 2010

2 Year Check-up!

Aidan went to see Dr. Pattan yesterday morning for his two year check-up. He weighs 26.5 pounds (30th percentile) and is 36 inches in height (90th percentile). He was given a flu shot, cried really hard of course when they gave him the shot but was perfectly fine five minutes later. He's tried three new foods...successfully just within the last two days...grapes, gummies and a bite of spinach. We totaled it up prior to the appointment with the doc and Aidan eats 31 foods and his vocabulary consists of 18 words. He's starting to babble a lot more, making many new vowel/consonant sounds and is trying really hard to get those new words out.

It seems like everyday he becomes more and more independent and with that, comes the tantrums when things don't go the way he wants. He's moving away from eating in his high-chair, making Grandma's job real fun!!!

He's changing, changing, changing....so sorry the blogs are delayed but I'm trying to focus on spending every moment I have with the little guy and attempt to get as much rest as possible so that I'm more equipped to handle the melt-downs!

Happy Halloween!






My Aunt Linda Rocks!



I love my Auntie Linda! She came and stayed with Grandma/Grampy for over a week and a half and helped take really good care of me. She played with me and put up with my tantrums. Her and Grandma took me everywhere with them....Daddy wasn't kidding, those ladies love to shop! But I loved going with them and think they are the coolest for taking me!
The day after my Auntie flew home to Redding, I ran in Grandma/Grampy's house and looked all over for Auntie! I really miss her. I hope she comes and visits soon.
I love you Auntie Linda!

My Birthday Party


On Friday, 10/22/10, the day before my party, my Auntie Cathy, Dawn-Dawn and cousins Dylan & Kammi drove from Redding to make it to my party. My Auntie Cyndi, Uncle E and B made their way through Friday night traffic just so they could help out Sat morning. My Grandma and Auntie Linda went to Costco to get the party food and cleaned and cooked in preparation for the weekend festivities.
Mommy, Daddy and I are so thankful to each of you and what you did to make my day really special.

My party started at 11:30 AM and lasted until about 3PM. Uncle Eric set up tents for us to play in. We had a "put the nose on Elmo" contest and a pinata. There were lots of my (and Elmo and Friend's) favorite treats, pizza, goldfish crackers, cheese, fruit and juice.

I am really lucky to have so many people that love me so much. Thank you to all my family and friends for helping me celebrate my second birthday!