Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aiden - 7 Months


You're 7 months old! You're growing and changing so much every day! Here are the latest stats:

weight: 21.5 lbs (75th percentile)
height: 28 inches (75th percentile
clothes: 6-9 months and some 12 month shirts
shoes: size 3
diapers: size 3
eating/drinking: 6 oz bottles every 3-4 hours and 1 jar of Stage 2 baby food at breakfast (with cereal), lunch, and dinner. You LOVE to eat and your favorite baby food is vegetable beef dumpling dinner (sounds disgusting but you inhale it every time!)
sleeping: no changes to report here....still waking up twice a night to eat. You go to bed very easily (hoping that this lasts!). Just give you the paci and a blankie for each hand and turn on your music and you're good to go!
development: you're personality is really exploding. You are so jolly and funny and you just love to watch your brother run and play. You've figured out that you can move around more so you've started scooting around on your back and rolling to get where you want to go. You love to jump in your jumpie and just crack us up with how serious you look when you're jumping nonstop!

We love you Aiden!

Lake DeGray

We're experiencing a record breaking heat wave. What better way to beat the heat than head to the lake! We took a day trip to Lake DeGray and had a great time staying cool in the water.

We had a great time relaxing in the water. We'll definitely make one more trip before September!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Myrtle Beach

Our travels continued this summer as we loaded up and went to Myrtle Beach for a week with Chris' family. The weather was great and we had such a good time getting to spend more time with everyone.

A rare picture with me in it!

Owen testing out his new water gun

When on the road and you don't have the infant tub....improvise with the laundry basket!

Aiden is in a phase of waking up early in the morning ready to play. Chris took him into the living area to keep him from waking Owen up and snapped some cute pictures of him on the couch

Aiden experiencing the ocean for the first time

Owen and Jacob sharing a laugh

Aiden and his penguin in the pool

Owen and his beloved shark

beach bum
Owen checking out the water

the beach

Owen and Grammy enjoying the water

a cute shot of Jacob and Aiden
Chris, Nathan, and Michael riding the waves

Chris, Aiden, and Papa enjoying the pool

We had a great week at the beach! Thanks Grammy and Papa for another fun vacation!

Owen's birthday - part 3

When we got back home, we had a birthday party for Owen with our family and friends. He insisted on a Spiderman birthday and I think it turned out great!

the cake

the food

Mr. Reed

Grandpa and Aiden
the birthday boy blowing out his candles
Kasey playing in the playroom

opening presents

he insisted on "reading" every card
Aiden enjoying the party

Since his birthday was drug out over the course of a month, he thinks every day is his birthday now and still asks me for birthday cake and presents!


Owen definitely keeps us on our toes. He's got such a big personality and is creativity and imagination are really blossoming. Here are some of his latest antics:

He loves to play with Gary the Giraffe (a gift from our sweet neighbors). Gary is European and usually wears this scarf and hat. Owen decided one day to wear the hat and use the scarf as reigns and ride Gary into the kitchen. Too cute!

One afternoon Owen was in his room for naptime and had gotten quiet so I went to check on him. I panicked a little when he wasn't in his bed so I looked in his usually hiding places but still couldn't find him. I finally noticed the closet doors were cracked and I saw something out of place on the floor...

He slept in there for an hour and a half! We never know what he'll do next....

4th of July

We had a nice relaxing 4th of July spent with family at our house. The next day we decided to get a few fireworks and see how Owen reacted. He loved the sparklers and had a great time waving them around.

Aiden wasn't too amused
All in all it was a fun weekend!

Happy Birthday Owen...Parts 1 and 2

As I mentioned, Owen had a birthday extravaganza this year. We spent his actual birthday with Grammy, Papa, Stacy, Jacob, and Ashleigh. Grammy and Papa rented a bounce house for the backyard for his birthday weekend. Owen and Jacob jumped nonstop for two days and had the best time!

Owen asked for an ice cream cake for his birthday so we all enjoyed this little one from a local grocery store

Owen with all of his Toy Story loot

The next day we all enjoyed a party with the entire family. Here's Aiden with his great-grandmother and Aunt Patricia

Grammy put the chips/dip in a perfect spot for Owen. No one was really paying close attention so he managed to devour most of this by himself!

Owen received more gifts and enjoyed unwrapping things with a little help from Aunt Lizzie

after 2 days of jumping in the bounce naps...and way too much birthday cake...someone was a little tired and cranky by the time we sang Happy Birthday again

everyone gathered outside for cake and ice cream

We enjoyed spending so much time with family and are so glad we could celebrate Owen's birthday with all of you!