Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Break

Aiden's first Spring Break didn't go quite as well as planned.

Uncle David and Aunnie Missy booked a poolside room at a hotel with a mini waterpark. Unfortunately, the pools were not heated....AT ALL.

My little fishy wouldn't even dip his toe in the water it was so cold!

Gavin did go in a little, Jayden thought it was the best and swam the most, Anna and Brad were in and out of the water.

Gavin and Aiden got to enjoy a warm bath since the waterpark didn't turn out, they had fun anyway - and it got a little messy in the hotel bathroom with them splashing around.

Uncle David took the two boys for a walk around the hotel. We got to enjoy some snacks...Erica, that isn't a loaded sugary cookie in Gavin hand...really.

Then it was time for dinner, Uncle David got us Pizza.

The boys were great together - and it helps to have awesome cousins to hang out with!

It was a lot of fun none-the-less and better than Aiden sneaking off to some wild party week in Mexico...which is what Auntie Caly did :)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Playing at Great Grandpa Swanson's

Auntie Debbie was out of town for the weekend, so Erica and Gavin came to stay with Grandpa.

Aiden and I took the opportunity to spend time with Erica and Gavin...and, of course, Great Grandpa Swanson.

Gavin and Aiden used to spend everyday with Great Grandpa Swanson, you can tell they really miss being with him.

Dave, Missy and the kids joined us to hang out.

We even braved the cold wind to take the kids to the playground, but that didn't last long.

It was much nicer in the warm house...chillin' out. And a great day to spend together!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter at Johnstons

It was fun to see everyone at Easter. Aiden not only had Anna and Braby to play with this time but also Gavin, Anthony and Lincoln too. He's a lucky kid!

Hoppy Easter Everybunny!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Morning

We did Easter morning at home just Mommy, Daddy, Aiden and Reilly.

Aiden woke up to a trail of Easter eggs leading to an Easter basket in the living room. I think the video says it all...

It was so much fun!

There will be video posted too...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pre-Easter Swimming

Yep, that's swimming Easter weekend in Minnesota....obviously indoors. Tons of fun to hang out with cousin, aunts, uncles and grandmas!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Our little Leprechaun...Aiden!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Coloring Easter Eggs

Getting ready for the Easter bunny...thought we'd do a few eggs to help 'em out.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The fall...

And I'm not talking about seasons :)

Wednesday night while I was making dinner and Nate was caring for the front yard, Aiden wanted to watch daddy so he crawled up onto the end table that is next to the windows to see the front yard and at some point was either trying to get down or lost his balance and fell of the table.

I heard the fall and cry so I rushed into the living room and slipped on a toy so I went down too and proceeded to crawl to Aiden from there. I was concerned Aiden hit his head so I scooped him up to check his head and comfort him all the while not realizing his lip was bleeding. I yelled for Nate and then noticed lots of blood by his mouth. Aiden punctured his lip with two of his teeth.

Of course, I totally freaked out and wanted to rush to the ER but my laid back husband was trying to evaluate the injury first.

After cleaning Aiden up the injury wasn’t as bad as I thought and Nate was able to calm Aiden pretty quickly. We checked his head more and saw the wounds on his lip weren’t very deep (not enough for stiches).

So Aiden got to spend the rest of the night laying on the couch with mom or dad that night(we switched off), watched his favorite movie (Cars) and ate grapes.

I was really more worried about a concussion then anything.

Aiden seems to be fine now, except for a slight twitching of his head every once in a while....just kidding.

I see a future of many injuires...Aiden is just like his Dad when Daddy was younger.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A playdate with Brennan

Daddy called and wanted to go watch the hockey game last night with the boys so I decided to ask Brandy and Brennan if they wanted to come over to have dinner and play.

On our way home from daycare I was telling Aiden that Brennan was coming over to play with him and Aiden was getting more and more excited the closer to home we got.

What Aiden wasn't quite as excited about was having to "share his toys". He liked seeing Brennan but I think he preferred that Brennan bring his own toys to play with.

And poor Brennan was so frustrated with finding a "new toy" to play with at Aiden's house and then Aiden throwing a tantrum because he didn't want Brennan to play with the toy.

It was quite the evening and a big lesson in a boy's life, one that I want to make sure the Aiden fully understands - especially being an only child.

A few things that did go over better were dancing to music, playing instruments and looking at cars.

Maybe some neutral playdates will help with the progress of this relationship, going to the park or mall play area where no one has to sacrifice their favorite toy to a friend :)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Toddler Bed update

So the toddler bed didn't turn out to be as good as Aiden thought it was.

Aiden slept in the toddler bed for two nights and woke up both nights scared of monsters.

He has gone back to the crib feeling safe and secure.

The funny thing is that I remember reading about transitioning to a toddler bed and finding out what kind of kid you have...the one who loves the freedom and gets up at any time in the night to play or explore...or the kid that still has the crib mentality and needs you to get them in the morning never venturing off the bed.

I found out that my kid is the one that has the crib mentality and wanted me to get him in the morning when he woke up. I thought for sure he'd go wild with some freedom!

We'll try the bed again in the future, I'm not going to push it if he's not comfortable.