Saturday, January 31, 2009
When I came home, ALL of the laundry was done, and not just done but put away as well. We had ALOT of laundry and were a little behind in doing it.
He had washed all of our sheets and remade the beds.
He knew Aidan would be sleeping in our bed, so he put Aidan's pillow there, along with his binky bear, tubby bear, and little bunny. He didn't just toss them on the bead either - he laid binky on the pillow and the others right next to it.
He folded Asher's blanket into a triangle (I think he was showing off with this :) and laid her pink binky bear on her little pillow.
The dishes were all washed, the kitchen cleaned, and the counters wiped off.
He had also gone to the store a couple of days ago and bought groceries for us and was even excited about these cute new little tator tots for the kids.
I am so so blessed to have the best husband in the world who is the best father in the world to Aidan and Asher.
I love you honey...
Aidan and Asher with Hannah Montana, also know as Meme...
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I do have to say we have been very blessed to have people that take such good care of Aidan. First Miss Claudia did an exceptional job from when he was a baby to 3 years old, and he learned so much when he was at her daycare. Now he has 3 amazing teacher's Miss A, Miss Coker, and Miss Mackie (in alphabetical order as to show no bias) that do such a great job with him and his quarks. I dropped him off this morning at school and he was throwing a fit. I had to go so I set him down and he flopped on the floor. Miss Coker looked down at him and said, "we'll ease into it," meaning they were going to give him some time to get into a mood to participate in class with the other kids. I laughed to myself and thought 'perfect.' I know how difficult he can be sometimes and they are very patient and understanding with him. For that matter the entire class that they teach of teacher's kids and kids with special needs. I know that I couldn't do it so kudos to them (and to all teachers, especially my wife, for that matter).
"Is it snow time?"
Aidan with Maddie, his field trip buddy. I was very surprised that he let her come up and hug him.
"Now what do I do?"
Aidan having fun. That is Miss Mackie in the red jacket, one of Aidan's teachers.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Aidan reading a book to Ashy.
This is Aidan and his class carroling in my class. Notice EVERYONE else wearing their cute Christmas aprons and hats, singing, and ringing their bells. Notice my adorable son, standing there quietly, not doing any of those things...
Aidan loves to climb on and wrestle with Daddy. Although he is not a huge rough houser and never has been, he has always loved to have that special boy time with daddy wrestling around. Tickling is usually involved too. He loves playing outside on the playscape Daddy and Grandpa built, and also has recently enjoyed playing soccer outside. He kicks the ball into the fence or the goal and says, "Score!" Maybe soon we will be brave enough to sign him up for soccer.
Right now his favorite colors are, "silver and golden," which is a big change from Meme's favorites (and in turn Aidan's favorites) of purple and pink. Daddy is happy about this change.
Aidan loves Dora, Nemo, Diego, Backyardigans, and most of all Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He still has his fascination with little things and can often be found with a marble, pebble, or small treasure of some kind in his hand or pocket.
Aidan is a gift from God, in many ways the opposite of his sister, a feisty red head, a loving son, and a huge blessing to his Daddy and me.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
One of the last nights with the paci.
Asher's cheesy grin on the pooh train from Uncle Zach (still a favorite).
Asher's hip hair today. Tiff loves being able to do her hair.
Asher having fun with Champ.
Asher climbing up the 'rock' wall on the playscape and going down the slide. Our little daredevil is growing up so fast. Please excuse her outfit, it was a 'quick let's go outside and play' and we couldn't find any of her girly jacket or hat.
Friday, January 9, 2009
We went outside and played in the snow as soon as we could get bundled up!
Uncle Zach, Aidan, and Uncle Kaleb were all building a snowwoman.
You can actually see my son's perfect aim in hitting Meme with a big snowball.
Warming up with Meme and Uncle Kaleb after playing outside.
Note: If you are wondering about the pink bra on the tree, you will have to check out my mom's blog to find out the reason! http://zanygus.blogspot.com/
We were also able to see my mom's side of the family including Uncle Gordon and Aunt Mary, Logan, Tyler, Aunt Brenda, Kaitlin, Joey, Great Grandma Gus, and Uncle Timmy.
Great Grandma Gus babysat the munchkins when we all went bowling.
This trip was truly one filled with play! We played:
We also played: Blink, Poker, Texas Rummy, Buggy Bingo, BINGO, and the crane game.
Asher with Zeus
New Year's Eve was great! We allowed Aidan to stay up until midnight and the little guy actually made it until 12:26 to be exact. He was in a great mood almost the whole night, and play right along with us until the ball dropped. I knew he was getting his second wind when he was literally running from one end of the house to the other with his footy pj's on, his glowstick "belt", and a little smile on his face. He had a ball.
It was so great seeing everyone and our best trip ever to moms!
"Ayudame!" (Help Me! in Spanish)
Aidan will ask for help with something, we'll help him, and then he'll say, "Thanks, nice to meet ya!"
"I love you the whole world Mama!" or "I love you my sweet little Mama" (He is so so loving sometimes and gets on a roll where he will tell me he loves me and hugs me over and over again while he is playing.)
I will ask him how school was today and he will say, "Fabulous!" (This phrase was coined by Meme!)
When we were driving back past the St. Louis arch he said, "Is that where Jesus lives?"
He has also nicknamed his sister Cherry, and I can't remember exactly why...
"Bruba" (Whenever she sees her brother - he makes her smile every day! She actually wakes up in the morning saying this and reaching for his bed.)
"Gog-gee" (Doggy - She is fascinated by any and all dogs and loves to pet and play with them if they will let her)
"Mama and Dadda" (of course!)
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Mommy, did Santa come last night?
I could not believe this picture ofmy 2 sleepyheads turned out so great! It is a rare moment these days to have them both looking at the camera and smiling at the same time. Aidan and Asher have enjoyed dancing to country music in our living room holding the big Mickey and Minnie. It is so cute! Daddy is reading all about the best gift of all - Jesus!
Gator Golf has been a lot of fun, even though we don't really "play" the game, we more just play with the game. Aidan loves it!
Aidan is fascinated with little things to hold. He has moved on from acorns when he was younger to dice and marbles.
Asher is looking closely at the first jewelry she has ever received! Brother also got her a cool glittery bracelet for Christmas.
She is "all dressed up" in her jewelry, looking cute with her Daddy.
Aidan is playing with his little dinosaurs that Ashy picked out for him. Well - she was at least in the cart when mommy picked them out!
This marble racing game is pretty fun, although Asher wanting to play with the marbles makes me a little nervous.
Aidan and I snooping for presents.
Matt wearing two of his presents at once, his Vikings hat and a new tie.
Great Grandma and Aidan playing tea party with Asher's new tea set.
Asher did join in the fun when she saw big brother doing it.