Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On to Seattle

The trip to Seattle was wonderful! Aiden traveled like a champ and even tolerated waking up at 6 to leave for the airport. The flights were not full, so we were able to bring Aiden's carseat on the plane. He loved sitting by the window and looking out. I brought lots of new stuff for him to play with so he was entertained (without technology!) the entire time. During our layover in Las Vegas we let him run off his energy so he was ready for a nap during the second flight. We told him it was time for a nap and he turned his head in his seat and went straight to sleep! The first morning he woke up at 4 with a messy diaper and then went back to sleep until 6 (which was 8 our time). By the end of the week he was sleeping until about 9!! It was great! These pics are at Kerry Park. We took them on our way to Andy's house from the airport. Great view of the city! More about our trip coming soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some Stories

Here are some of the fun things Aiden's been saying lately:

*** A couple weeks ago I picked him up from school and asked him what he had done that day.
A: Time out.
Me: Why did you have to go to time out?
A: Table climbing. (Not surprising!)

Fast forward a couple weeks and we are with my parents. My dad asked Aiden why he got in time out at school. Aiden gave him the most serious look and I know he was thinking, "How do you know about that?". But he answered and said, "Climbing tables." Kid has a serious memory.

*** He tells me all about what he does at school on Thursdays. On the way to school he names his teachers and nearly everyone in his class.

*** If we go in the Post Office to mail something he knows the lady will give him a sticker.

*** We went to my brother's wedding in Seattle last week. Wednesday of the week we ate dinner at his finance's parents' house. They had some old kid toys and some stuffed animals that Aiden enjoyed playing with. We went back over there on Saturday night and remembered almost every toy that he had played with. He asked for each one by name!

*** When he gets out of the bath he says, "Wrap a burrito!". (He wants to be wrapped in a towel like a burrito.)

*** He can sing some of the words to several songs. His current favorites are Itsy Bitsy Spider, My God is So Big, ABCs, The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock, Jesus Loves the Little Children, and Jesus Loves Me. He can say the alphabet A-G and then will fill in letters when I say it with him. He knows most of his colors (still confuses brown, black, and white) and can identify the majority of shapes.

*** We bought him a train whistle while we were on vacation. For a few minutes he couldn't quite get the hang of blowing it hard enough to make noise. Right after he made it whistle the first time he looked at all of us and said (with a big grin), "Take a picture!".

*** He saw cake at Andy and Lisa's wedding and said, "Happy da birthday!".

*** I woke him up at 8:15 this morning to get ready for school. I asked him if he was ready to eat breakfast and go see Mrs. Kim. He rolled back under the covers and said, "No. I take a nap." Kid loves his sleep!

He has really developed quite the vocabulary in the past few months!