Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Party

Last Sunday after church we headed to the kids Christmas party and brunch at Ridglea.  That place was a zoo!  We had fun with our friends the Bolgers.  We made some crafts, decorated cookies, wrote letters to Santa, and saw Santa.

The boys wore their Christmas sweaters courtesy of Mimi and I'm so glad we snapped a few pictures before church because it became increasingly more difficult to get photo participation throughout the day.

Love my handsome boys.  Notice there are no ornaments on my tree this year.  No comment.  I just wanted you to know that I know.

When you forget to pack toys. . . teacups!

When asked what he wanted on his face he said a snake, so I insisted it at least be a merry snake!

This is as good as it got for the brother shot.  It was nearing nap time.

Ella throwing me a fake smile.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Aaron - 10 Months

Aaron was 10 months old on the 11th.  I feel like this month has had the greatest amount of change than any so far for him.

After he starting pushing my hand away during spoon feeding 6 or so weeks ago I took it as a sign (duh!) to start just letting him have solids.  He's a HUGE fan!  I started him off on toast - toast with avocado on it, toast with goat cheese, toast with banana.  His favorites now are warm cheese sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls, whole wheat penne with parmesan, and any berry.  He's had spaghetti and meatballs (but mostly just meatballs), enchiladas, green beans, carrots and other steamed veggies of course.  Pretty much we just give him a little of what we're having - like tonight he had a few nibbles of pizza with his veggies.

Aaron has been pulling to standing for a few weeks now.  He is clapping, signing "more", and I have video that might lead you to believe he is saying "dog."  Just yesterday he started pointing, which I am really excited about for some reason.  His chubby little pointer finger is so stinkin' cute!  He's discovered doors and cabinets, too, but is just so taken with the movement of them right now that he's not taking things out of them.

Aaron's a big guy and with just a few exceptions in 18 month clothes.  Jackpot!  Went thru Logan's clothes and because Aaron is bigger, Logan's 18 month cold weather stash is just the right size!

He still takes his paci, and while I 'd like to say it is mostly for sleeping, I can't lie to myself.  I will likely restrict it to the crib after we travel for Christmas.  He has 3 teeth now - two on the bottom and one on top.

Aaron continues to be an easy baby.  He doesn't spit up anymore as of about a month ago, which is great, but he's more of a wiggle worm now and wants to get down and crawl, which makes holding him in public a little more of a challenge.  His new favorite song is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  He waves his arms around when I sing it and claps when I'm done, but at bedtime he just lies there and listens.

Aaron, we're continually grateful that we get to spend life with you.  Your joy is contagious and your cheeks are so kissable!  We are loving watching you soak in the world around you and are looking forward to showing you all of the fun things ahead.  Love you - MUAH!

Sleeping peacefully through the entire cold, crowded, loud brain tumor walk

Post-nap hair

Soaking off your first diaper rash - 15 minutes of entertainment provided by the remains of Logan's balloon sword

Your first spaghetti and meatballs.  So glad you like my meatballs baby!

Here comes. . . 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Aaron's First Haircut

Sniffle. Sniffle.  Aaron's hair over his ears was getting a little out of control, so we took him in for his first trim the day before he was 10 month's old.  I was worried that his hair would look less curly afterward and it does.  He looks a little older now I think, but I was very clear that they were to only cut the smallest possible amount.

Aaron did great in the fire truck seat.  I can't imagine it having gone any more smoothly.  What a big guy!