Monday, October 25, 2010

Busy Weekend

I started this post last week and then forgot about's a little late but better late than not at all.

It's Monday is that possible???? The weekends never seem to last long enough, especially if we have stuff going on. Aiden and I went to Ubly to stay with my parents and see my brother who came up there as well. We had not been up there since mid-August so we were overdue. I left work early on Friday so we could beat traffic, have daylight to drive in and make it in time to get all you can eat fish at the Verona Bar...yummm. Of course Aiden would wake up with a cold on Friday morning but he stayed in a pretty good mood all weekend even with being sick. He didn't even try to fight nap time or night night time all weekend which was nice. We went for dinner Friday and then just stayed at mom and dads the rest of the time. Saturday Aiden got a haircut, which he still doesn't like getting, we went to Bad Axe, met some family friends for lunch and did the grocery shopping. When we got back, Aiden took his nap and then we attempted to take him trick or treating to a few places but he screamed when we tried to put the costume on him. I'm not really sure why he doesn't like the costume, but he's 2 so who knows. Sunday, we went to great grandmas for breakfast and to visit and we headed for home when Aiden was ready for his afternoon nap. Above are some pictures from the weekend.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Uncle John's Cider Mill

Yesterday, we went to Uncle John's Cider Mill with Aiden, Grandma Marple, Busha & Grandpa Bezemek and Uncle Eric. We were there for about 3 hours and had a blast. Aiden was amazed watching the cider being made. He enjoyed the donuts and hot dogs. We were unsure what he would do in the big corn maze, but he loved it. We let him lead the way through and he kept saying "runnin' runnin'". And running he did. He was so excited. Occasionally he would stop to pick up corn or the husk and throw it but then back to runnin' runnin'. They had some Alpacas there this weekend, and Aiden loved them. We could have stayed and watched them all day and he would have been perfectly happy.

After the corn maze, we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for him to carve. We let him run through the patch and pick out the one he wanted. He proceeded to pick up any pumpkin small enough for him to carry and put them in the wagon. He would load the wagon and grandpa would have to take them out. We kept the first one he picked out. We attempted to get a wagon ride from the pumpkin patch back to the truck but Aiden screamed bloody murder so me and him got off at the next stop and walked back to the truck.

Once we got home, Aiden took a nice nap and then we let him carve his pumpkin while the grandparents were still here. He thought it was pretty fun and when we put a candle in it at night, he really thought it was "cool beans".

After the busy day we had yesterday, we have relaxed some today. We did our grocery shopping, watched a movie while Aiden took his 3 hour nap and made lasagna for dinner. Now it is time to give Aiden a bath with his Spiderman bubble bath he got today, put him down and watch Desperate Housewives. The only thing that would have made this weekend better is if Dad could have been here to share it with us. Happy Birthday Dad! We miss you!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I can't believe it's Monday already. Where did the weekend go? Andy had to work Saturday so after he left, I started doing laundry and got ready to take Aiden for his flu shot. His pediatrician's office did a flu shot clinic from 8-noon. We got there, filled out the form and were in the room within 5 minutes. Aiden saw the nurse and of course wanted me to pick him up. I put him on the table and he started crying before she even held his feet down. Once he felt the poke, it turned into a blood curdling scream. Poor baby. I always feel so bad. He didn't cry too long though. We got home and I cuddled him while we watched Sesame Street. He was pretty mellow and happy to just sit on the chair watching Elmo, so I started in on some more laundry and other cleaning. He fell asleep on the chair. (picture is from my phone - not the best quality)

I tried moving him to his bed, but was unsuccessful. He woke up and wanted to "rockie mama" so that's what we did. It was 1:00pm before I realized I never gave the poor kid any Motrin before his shot. I gave him some and a half hour later he was running around like our normal crazy Boo. I felt so bad, but at least I got some work done around the house. He did however have a breakdown every time we changed his diaper and he saw the band-aid. I guess it made him remember the horrible horrible little poke.

Grandma came over Saturday afternoon to watch Aiden for us that evening. We got to go out and socialize with just adults. It was Andy's co-workers birthday. We got to drink beer, not sensor our conversations because of little ears and just have a nice evening out. We went bowling which we haven't done (besides for Wii bowling) in years. I still stink but Andy did pretty good. We were home by 11:30. Wow, are we ever crazy :)

Yesterday, we went shopping and found Aiden's Halloween costume. He's going to be Mickey Mouse. We'll have to wait and see if he keeps the ears on. After Grandma went home, we all took a nice long nap. All in all...a very nice weekend. Next weekend we get to go to Uncle John's Cider Mill. Grandma, Busha, Grandpa and Uncle Eric are coming so it should be pretty fun. Aiden will get to pick out his pumpkin and then we can carve it when we get home. I am excited to get a bottle of their wine. The last time we went (which has been a few years), I bought a bottle of their dessert wine and before I had a chance to drink it, I found out I was pregnant with Aiden. It ended up being given to a friend. I will be sure to take lots of pictures and post them on here when I get a chance.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Funny Little Man

Aiden is talking more and more these days and there are more things that come out of his mouth that make us crack up. The other night, I was outside with him and Porter. Porter went to the door and barked to go in. Aiden opened the door to let him in but Porter didn't budge. Aiden proceeds to go behind Porter, push his butt and say "go in Porter, go in Porter". The dog still doesn't move, so Aiden says "Stupid dog". I was laughing so hard that I was almost crying. Obviously he has heard Andy or myself call Porter a stupid dog and has picked up on it. I guess it's time to be a little more careful with what we are saying. You have to love two year olds!

Oh...I can't forget to tell you about the other night as well. I think he is learning too much from the dog. Andy took Porter for a walk the other night and when they got back, Porter got a drink and went and laid down. The next thing I know, Aiden is in the kitchen, on all fours with his head in Porter's water bowl. I think I stopped him before he actually put his tongue in the water, but his tongue was out. I then explained to him that people drink out of cups, not doggy bowls.

I think it is time that we start having the video camera on us and ready to go at all times so we can catch these things.