Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Year 2, Day 1

The first day of Aiden's 2nd year was not as exciting as year 1, day 1, but special none the less.

Took a walk with Daddy, while Bubba played soccer. 

Hung out with Nana

He is officially hooked on honeycrisp apples!

Bring on the cake.  This is the nice, clean, before shot.

After the destruction. 

All cleaned up and ready for dinner.

We had so many wonderful friends join us to celebrate his first birthday (and even family via Skype).  We love all of you and are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Thanks for making year one so memorable.  Get ready for year 2!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Monkey Boy!

The plans were made, the cake has been eaten and we are now officially at the end of year one. 


Aiden

At the end of one year, I am so thankful that you are a part of our family; a blessing that I prayed for so long.  So much personality and love in such a small person; it truly amazes me.  Every day is filled with laughter; you are one of the happiest babies.  Your constant chatter makes us all smile as we try to figure out what it is you are saying to us.  Smiles, hugs, chatter and laughing. 

Not to say you don't have your temper as well. Unfortunately you have inherited my temper; quick and hot. But thankfully we only see that when it comes to food time.  That's right, over the last few months you have found your appetite, and there aren't many foods that you don't love.  Many times, I can't feed you fast enough.  It is at these times that your monster comes out, but is so quickly abated by food. 

I love that you have so much love for your brother. Now that he is back in school, you are constantly looking for him. It always makes you so happy to see him in the afternoons. You two are playing constantly and love each other so much. He is always looking out for you and there is nothing he wouldn't do for you. I pray that you remember that as you two grow older and don't always get along.

I have so many prayers for you, sweet boy. So much of who you are already, is who I pray you will remain. Happy, loving, caring... all things I pray you never lose. Thank you for adding so much joy to our family in your own way. 

We love you, punkin boy, and thank God for you each day.

Love,
Mommy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My camera is fixed!

So that means you get loads of pictures today. I have been snapping away since getting it back and have tried not to miss a moment!
Our first attempt at feeding himself. The spoon was optional, of course.

 The nightly wrestling match.   Aiden usually wins.



Not Reveille, but still cool enough for a 6 year old.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Random August Pics

We have had a jam packed, busy summer. Much of August was without pictures since my camera was busted (never thought I would have a store warranty that was worth the money. thanks Geek Squad!), but I do still have a few good pics of our adventures. 

Aiden and Daddy reading Aiden's favorite book

The Freedom Trail wore him out!

Brynn & Christopher having fun down by the USS Constitution


 
 Learning about lobstering in Maine was interesting; made mom a little sea sick, but he got to play with the lobsters. Too cool!


One of our favorite destinations this summer was the Castle in the Clouds.  The view was absolutely amazing!


It was a cold, cloudy day at the beach, but he and Grammie still tried their hand at making a sandcastle.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First day of 1st Grade

There he is! My 1st grader! 

Christopher,

Today you started 1st grade. Real school.  I am so proud of you today, and everyday, as I watch God grow you into a wonderful young man. I pray that this year brings you so much learning, joy and happiness.  I pray that the Lord will continue to hold onto your heart and mind as you are bombarded by the world, away from the shelter of our home and my arms. 

Thank you for having so much love and joy.  My day time will be so vastly different without your smiling face constantly there to cheer me up, or to love me even when I feel too busy to stop and be loved. Thank you for being such a wonderful big brother and being a great example for Aiden.  I pray that you continue to use those skills in your classroom and that God reveals to you how your wonderful gifts of love and leadership can be used by Him. 

I love you, sweet boy, and can't wait to hear about your first day.  I am blessed to call you son and I am so proud of you and all you do!
Love, Mommy