Sunday, November 8, 2009


Today was a perfect fall day. It was 70 degrees out, sunny and not too windy. A perfect day to be outside raking leaves. We made our front porch a little jail so Porter could be outside too but not able to run and chase the other neighborhood dogs and cats.

Aiden was napping when we first came out but after he woke up and ate lunch, he was out there with us. Porter didn't think it was very nice that Aiden could run free but he was in jail so he whined quite a bit. We thought Aiden might like to play in the leaves but we were wrong. Instead of going straight to the pile of leaves, he went to play with the rocks.

He would pick up one rock, then another. He would then bang the two together to make noise.

Then he would put those two down someplace and go get two more.

He did this for probably 15 minutes before he decided he wanted to taste the rocks. (Probably learned that from Porter too) Then he had to be put in the little jail on the front porch with Porter in fear that he might actually get a small enough rock he could swallow and choke on while we were finishing the raking and bagging. He loved it though. And so did Porter. We had to throw Aiden in the pile of leaves to get a picture and even then he didn't want to stay in them.

He did find a rake and had to play with it to try and figure out what it was.

We got the front yard done, the garage cleaned out so we could move the patio table and chairs and swing in there, and cleaned the deck off. We'll have to get the backyard next weekend and hopefully more of the leaves will fall off that tree. The one in the front is bare, but the one in the back still has1/3 of its leaves. Now we're all tired and ready for bed. It'll be an early night for at least two of us. Until next time...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


It's hard to believe that it's already November. Halloween is gone and Christmas is just around the corner. We had a great Halloween weekend though. We spent it in Ubly. Aiden got his hair cut again on Saturday morning. He was such a big boy this time. For the first half of the cut, he sat on the chair all by himself. My baby is growing up so fast....

Then we took him trick or treating in the afternoon. We went to a total of 6 houses and he had a pumpkin full of candy and snacks, new clothes and new toys. I sure don't remember making out like that for Halloween.

Then after dinner on Saturday he got to carve his first pumpkin. He wasn't too sure about playing with pumpkin guts at first. Then he decided he needed to put the pumpkin back together, so he put all the guts back in and put the top back on. Porter even stole a bite of pumpkin and if it were up to him, he would have ate the whole thing.

After that my friend Laura and her son Colson came over. My friend Justin also came over and we had a nice visit. Aiden and Colson got to play.

We met Justin for breakfast the next morning and Aiden ate his toast with some jelly and thought that was pretty tasty stuff. He had some of our omelets too. Then we headed back to Lansing so we could relax and adjust to the new time change.

Aiden had his 15 month check up yesterday. He's doing great. He weighs 27 lbs 4.5 oz and is 32 1/2 inches long. He's in the 85th percentile now. Except for his head...his head is off the charts. I guess he got my melon :) The doctor was glad that he was off the bottle and said he seems to be doing very well.

This coming weekend we get to see grandma and grandma Marple and some family friends for dinner on Saturday so that should be fun. The temp. on Saturday and Sunday is supposed to be in the upper 50's so hopefully we can get the lawn raked up and Aiden can jump through his first pile of leaves. We'll definitely get pictures!

Until next time...