Thursday, August 5, 2010


The other night we were outside and Aiden was running around like crazy (like normal). It was pretty warm so I got Porter some fresh water from the hose. Everytime I turn on the hose, Aiden comes running to see. So of course, I spray his feet and he laughs. So I thought it would be a good idea to get the sprinkler out for him. He was so excited, running and screaming (happy screams) all around the yard while the water fell on him. So after a bit, he would just stand on one side and let the water fall on him and then when it moved to the other side he would go up to it and stick his head in it. It was pretty funny. I couldn't get him to run through it though. I decided it was time to join him and surprisingly it was still pretty fun at 31. Maybe it was because I was warm and the cold water felt good or maybe because I loved seeing Aiden so happy and excited. Either way, we both had a good time. After it started going and Porter started getting soaked is when I realized that this was going to be a messy clean up. It was worth it but Porter thought he was being so neglected having to stay in the kitchen the rest of the night until he dried off.

That night, he did use the puppy potty again and he sat on it last night but with no results. I am hoping when I am on vacation the week of the 16th, that I can really work with him and see what happens. No diapers would be wonderful...someday!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2 Year Appt.

We had Aiden's 2 year doctor appointment yesterday and it went very well. He is 36 1/4 inches tall and 30 pounds 10 ounces. The doctor confirmed that he will be over 6 feet tall when he he is done growing. We have assumed that since he is larger than a lot of 3 year olds we know, but we now have confirmation that he will be eating us out of house and home soon enough! The only concern we had going in is his eating or lack there of and we found that this is normal. She said we will now know for sure when he is growing because he will eat like crazy at those times and then go back to not eating so much. She said he was such a good boy, so laid back and easy going. We get told this all the time but it makes you feel good when the doctor makes the comment. He got 2 shots which he did pretty good for. He didn't scream too long at all. He did however start crying at home later when I changed his diaper and he saw the bandaids on his leg. I took those off and he was fine again.

And as an update to the puppy potty post...he did pee in the puppy potty last night before bed. We'll keep trying and see what happens.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday

Wow...I can hardly remember Aiden being this small and at the same time it seems like just a few months ago. On July 30, 2008 at 8:50 P.M. our lives changed forever. Now 2 years later, we couldn't imagine it any other way. We are truly blessed to have such a great kid!

The pictures below are going to be most recent first because of the way I uploaded them.

Tonight, Andy was picking up Porter land mines. Aiden decided to pick up another shovel and help. He could barely hold the shovel but he was dragging it all around the yard. It was quite funny.

Saturday, my mom and dad stopped by and brought us some cupcakes my grandma had made. Aiden enjoyed the frosting.

Friday after we got out of work, we had dinner, let Aiden open his present and then we took him to Dairy Queen for ice cream. He has had bites of ours before but never his own ice cream cone. Since it was his birthday (and bath night) we got him his own cone. He loved it (at least the ice cream part...he didn't want any part of the cone). Then we took him to the park so he could play on the slide. He had lots of fun.

He got a Mickey Mouse golf set for his birthday from us. He had fun trying to watch hit the balls. Porter on the other hand wasn't having fun getting hit with the club. He wanted to chase the ball but kept getting hit. He'll learn eventually.

He loves to watch daddy cut the grass. One night, Andy got the lawn mower out to cut and Aiden started trying to push it around. It was too cute.

And finally, last week we had our first batch of sweet corn. It was really good. Aiden thought so too. He surprisingly didn't even make too much of a mess with it. Porter did manage to get one of the eaten cobs that evening and ate it. He then threw it up in the middle of the night. Luckily I heard him and got him outside.

Well as there is probably more to write, I am being paged for bed time so maybe I will try to write more details during the week on my lunches.