Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2007

We had a wonderful Halloween season this year. I found a great Elmo costume on Ebay since we didn't like what was in the stores. I ordered a 4T to make sure there was extra room for warm clothes underneath, it's a good thing because it fit just right~!

We spent a Saturday night carving pumpkins with the Johnston family. Aiden wasn't that interested in the pumpkin carving, not fast paced enough for him. He did like getting to spend time with his cousins though! I attempted to carve Thomas the Tank Engine and Nate did some creative carving as well.

The next night we visited the local zoo's Halloween event, ZooBoo, the kids get a trick-or-treating bag when they get to the zoo. The zoo is decorated with characters and such for the kids to see and activities throughout the trick-or-treat trail. We went with my friend Sara and her adorable daughter Audrey, Uncle Dave, Aunnie Missy, Anna, Bradley and Auntie Caly. Aiden had a great time!

Then finally the big day...Halloween through the neighborhood. Aiden did a fantastic job walking around to collect candy from the neighbors who thought he was adorable as Elmo. He even received a special baggie of toddler friendly treats from the neighbors next door. We vistited Uncle Jason's (and Auntie Micky but she wasn't home though), then some friends and off to Grandma's house to show off in her neighborhood. While we were there Uncle Dave, Aunnie Missy, Anna and Bradley showed up to try to scare Grandma, but Aiden knew who they were right away!

It was a great Halloween season this year! Aiden did a fabulous job with all the activities and even though he doesn't get to enjoy most of the treats he received, it was fun anyway :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Aiden's 2 year check up

Aiden did AWESOME at his appointment. Not only did he do well for his flu and hep shot, they also took blood for 24 month lead test. He watched the girl take his blood and didn’t hardly flinch. I couldn’t believe it! He was very curious about what she was doing to him.

After the long doctor’s appointment, we took him to Toys R Us to get another Cars movie (ours is lost), then went to the pet store to get fish for his aquarium. We picked out 5 guppies in bright colors, food for the fish and a few new plants (fake, of course). Nate put the aquarium together when we got home while I made dinner and Aiden obsessively played with his new toys.

Nate basically tried everything to get Aiden to eat dinner so we could put him to bed…bribes, tricks, forcing…don’t mess with a kid who just got new toys.

Aiden will be happy to have an evening with his new toys tonight since we don’t have anything planned.

Aiden's 2nd Birthday

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Aiden’s 2nd birthday. Aiden had a blast!

He woke up the next morning and said “TOYS?”. He had not forgotten all the fun things he got from his party.

When I drove him home from the party, I kept driving around the area for ½ hour trying to get him to settle down and fall asleep. He did fall asleep for a few minutes right before I brought him home, but perked up as I took him out of the car seat. Then it took another hour to get him back to sleep.

After finally getting him down, Nate and I spent the rest of the night getting toys out of the massive amount of packaging the toy companies feel the need to provide for “toy safety”. After we unleashed the toys, I put them all in their own little “tote home” so they are perfectly organized and not all over my floor….yet.

I left the set of Weebles and his Cars racetrack out to play, we’ll swap for new toys in a couple of days.

Poor Aiden went to school on Monday so daddy could fish, that means he didn’t even get to stay home and play with the new stuff. Then after school Mommy and Daddy will take him to his 2-year check up with Dr. Anderson. And after his appointment we are going buy the movie Cars and get new fish at the pet store for his brand new aquarium that Daddy setup. He won’t want to play with all the news toys after he gets fish in his tank.

What an exciting week for one VERY CUTE two year boy!

We really appreciate having the best family EVER!