Monday, September 18, 2006

Beautiful Dreamer

This is what happens when a toddler decides to transition from two naps a day to one... the mind is resolved to stay awake during lunch, but the body lags behind in the actual execution of this new plan. I'm sure it will catch up eventually, but for now it's pretty entertaining to watch the struggle!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Aidan's 1st Haircut

Well, Mike finally got his way. I loved Aidan's messy baby hair, but Mike was positive it was starting to resemble a mullet. So today, on Mike's birthday, we took Aidan to a cute place called Cookie Cutters haircuts for kids, and came home with an entirely new toddler - yikes!

He got to sit in a little fire engine chair, and they put on an Elmo video for him to watch, which really did work, he was only upset about half the time. Here's his mostly unsuspecting before photo:

And here is Aidan starting to realize he wasn't comfortable with the situation:

This is where he is completely positive that he hates what's going on:

Here the very patient and extremely quick stylist is trying to finish up, after I swooped in to help hold him tight since he decided he was so unhappy he was just going to get up and walk on out of the salon:

And here's a picture of him in the car after he stopped crying!

And finally, here's how he celebrated his new haircut while mom ran to the store and dad was getting ready for work:

All in all, a red letter day. Aidan even drew all over a homemade card for Mike's birthday, since he's now figured out what pens and markers do (Aidan, not Mike). He even scribbled with his left hand, people.

What a birthday present for Mike!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Anna's case of slackeritis...

I am pretty embarrassed right now, since I have been so ridiculously awful at posting this summer! I started selling lia sophia jewelry, which I love, and that enabled me to quit my "real" job (yay!) and Mike worked all sorts of wonky hours because his work is hiring so many new people that the new hire classes he teaches are at all sorts of odd hours to fit more classes in.

Not to mention Aidan's kicking out butts as far as our energy goes! He's walking, and talking... (if anyone's keeping track he says no, duck, cat, bus, light, and clock) and basically growing into this whole toddlerhood thing. He's mastering the art of food-throwing and tantrumizing, and if my family's karmic wishes come true, he'll be holding his breath until he passes out in no time (seriously mom, it's not that uncommon! I read about it in "What to Expect the First Year" I promise!)

So we've been keeping pretty busy lately. We've had plenty of time for playing in the sprinkler...

and playing peekaboo with the shower curtain...

and learning all about the wonderful sounds things make when you hit them together...

So you can see we've had our hands full. I do apologize for my serious case of slackeritis, and I hope it's not chronic! :)