Sunday, August 2, 2009

One year already

So Aiden's first birthday was Thursday. Andy and I still can't believe a year has gone by. At times it seems like time has gone by so fast but at the same time, we can't remember life without him. A year ago we were so nervous about raising a child and now we know it's really a lot of fun and a learning game. We have a great support team of family and friends that have helped us answer any questions we have had along the way so far and I'm sure a lot more advice will be needed over the next 18+ years. We've realized there's nothing we wouldn't do for him and nothing he does grosses us out anymore. Things that might have made us gag before we had Aiden are now things we laugh about and stories we share with our friends that have kids and we all laugh. It's so amazing how he went from a helpless 8 lb 12 oz, 21 3/4 in. baby into a 26 lb 6.5 oz, and 31 1/2 in. toddler who is trying to do everything on his own. He's scooting around furniture, finger feeding himself (he tries with the spoon but you've seen the pics of how successful that is) and chasing the dog around the house. It's just a blast watching him. Having him has been the most amazing experience of our lives. From comforting him when he's hurting to laughing with him when he's giggling, we wouldn't trade any of it. And we're not the only one's who feel like this. Seeing him with our families, especially his grandparents, and watching how happy he makes them and how proud of him they are is so great. Every minute they spend with him, they are grinning from ear to ear. And he is fortunate to have his great-grandma Wasierski who makes him a GIANT cookie because mom says just 1 cookie :)

He had a great birthday party with friends and family on Saturday and being the easy going kid that he is, he was a happy little guy through the whole thing. He was giggling and having a good time. He smashed his cake all over which was great. He loved playing with the balloons and the scooter ride with Great Uncle Ken. He got a lot of fun toys and cute clothes, but of course being 1, his attention span is not that long and he kept trying to run away while opening gifts. We finished up just in time to get almost everything in the house before the rain poured down. It was so nice to see everyone that was able to make it and we missed the ones who couldn't be there. We are so blessed to have the family and friends that we do, knowing they will be a part of Aiden's life as he grows.

Here are pictures from the party...

And of course we have to throw a picture in of our fuzzy baby...He found a nice spot to lie down before the party started but he ended up in the house during most of the party because he wanted to help everyone eat. He did manage to get a piece of cake that fell on the deck, a hot dog that fell on the floor and then decided to be a sassy dog that evening and jumped on the counter to get MORE cake.

Since it's been so long since my last post, here are some July pictures...

Since we got rid of the hot tub and put the swing on the deck, Aiden absolutely loves it. I think we have got more use out of the swing in the month we've had it than we did the whole 5 years we had the hot tub.
Again...this is what happens when he has the spoon...

Well...until next time.

1 comment:

  1. Hard to believe he's 1 year old already! Love the pic with Grandma and Grandpa Schlucklemeister! :)