Friday, March 28, 2014

So Smart

Aiden is constantly surprising me these days with how smart he is. I know, I sound like a "typical" mom bragging about her kid but he really knocks my socks off. We were in the store the other day, waiting in line and he pointed up to the sign and says "2." We are in line 2, so he is right on the money. He leans over and points to the first line and says "1," then looks to the line on our right and says "3!" Aiden is at point where he can almost count to 10 and recognize all the numbers, even when they are out of order. He gets a little tripped up on 4 and 7 but still, pretty impressive for a two-year-old. Aiden is also getting pretty good with his alphabet, he can almost sing the song with a just a few hiccups here and there. He recognizes many letters and points them out all the time.  It is so amazing to watch someone learn and comprehend so much in the world around them. I am loving every minute of it. Please enjoy these non-educational videos of my little man, just being his silly self!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Feeling Inspired

Every day there is at least one thing that inspires me. For the most part, it has something to do with my son, Aiden but I find it in other places as well. I recently came across this poem written by a 14-year-old(Jordan Nichols) that I was really impressed by. I thought that I would share it with my readers.

Read the poem once through first…
Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around
Did you notice it? (We bet not.) Now, read the poem again – only backwards.
Unless we turn things around
That might be true,
People thought we couldn’t come back
We knew that
Was a joke.
Working hard
Was how we handled our problems.
Giving up
Is something we never did.
Changing our world for the better
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Forgetting about that time,
Is a dumb thing to do.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is the way to go.
Living only for money and power
Is a waste. And we know
We actually succeeded
Thinking that
Our generation was a failure.
That is wrong, the truth is
We were the peak of mankind.
Never will anybody say,
Our generation will be known for nothing.


Wasn't that incredible? I am so impressed and it just goes to show that there is something to learn from all ages. Now, I cannot have a weekly post without a snippet about Aiden. He has taken to laying right in front of his door when I put him to bed, just waiting to see one of us walk down the hall so he can say "Hi!" On more than one occasion, in the past week, he has fallen asleep behind the door, making it impossible for me to open the door. He is also becoming more independent. Today, he called me in his room for help retrieving an item that was out of reach. After giving him the object he desired, he gave me a kiss and said "Okay. Thank You. Bye." Well, at least he is polite about blowing me off. Haha, I love that kid.

Sporting the Dodgers shirt he got from his Great Grandpa!!

We love to be silly!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Birthday!


 I was not sure if Aiden would realize that it was his birthday, or that he would grasp any idea of what birthday would mean. I definitely underestimated him. I am currently having trouble with making him accept and understand that EVERY day cannot be his birthday. Since his birthday party he has been asking me for "birthday" at least four times a day. I know it is partially my fault for having two parties for him, that would confuse any two-year-old.  At his second birthday party, we sang Happy Birthday to him, he blew out the candles and shouted, "Again!" I brought his little brownie back into the kitchen, lit the candles again and brought it back for him to blow the candles out again. He looked the candles, looked at all of us and pointed around the room while saying "Sing!." So, we all had to sing the song again, before he would blow out the candles. This year's party was Mickey Mouse themed, and I thought that it went pretty well. Aiden knew right away that it was a birthday because of all of the balloons and decorations. At the birthday brunch we had french toast bake, hashbrown casserole, biscuits & sausage gravy, a fruit tray, yogurt parfaits, blue berry muffins and coffee cake muffins. It was quite a spread and I was proud that I made it all myself, well except the fruit which was cut by my husband. Aiden did so well opening his presents, he was genuinely excited for all of his gifts, except for a few clothes that got a resounding "No" and were shoved back into the bag more quickly than I thought possible. I am so grateful that everyone came out to celebrate Aiden turning 2, it just would not be the same without being surrounded by family and friends. Aiden is enjoying all of his gifts, now that we are back at home (even the clothes). I have almost found a place for everything, which is a super exciting thing for me! I wish I had more pictures of his birthday, but alas I did not retrieve them from my father before I left. Hopefully, I will get them in a few weeks and be able to post them. Also, I am working on Wedding Thank-You's, I am hoping to have those out in the next couple weeks as well! Yay for fun mail! Hope you all had a terrific February, we sure did!