Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This may be a long one

It has been much too long since my last post but we have been enjoying some beautiful Oregon summer and have been on the go daily with little time at the house. So, I will attempt to update on all the excitement with this post and hopefully maintain it a little better from here on =-)

Aiden has been quite the character lately. He seems to grow up more and more every day! He has a funny personality and demeanor which makes each day exciting and sometimes difficult. I try and remember how lucky we are to have such a well behaved toddler but it is difficult when you are trying to tell him to stop doing something and he replies with "No mommy, you stop that right now". But I will say one thing for sure...he LOVES his little sister!!! She has him wrapped around his finger for sure. She barely makes a fuss and he tells us to "help sister" and if we are busy, he will do it himself. I don't think I could tell you how many times he has said "Mommy, sister needs binky" or "Madison is hungry, feed her mommy" LOL I am so happy that he is protective of her and look forward to watching their relationship as siblings grow! With all this nice weather, Aiden has gotten in lots of park time and working in the yard with daddy. He is so happy when he is outside I am sad to think of what winter will have in store for us...

Aiden at the park with Riley in the firetruck. What is so cute about this picture is that Riley's dad works with Nathan and very well could work as his captain when Nathan is an engineer (the way the boys are sitting would be the same if that were to happen lol).

We also took Aiden with us to our last dental cleanings so he could check it all out. He has been going with us since he was born but he got to "ride the chair" this time...he wasn't so sure at first but seemed to like it by the end!

I also have to share this funny story. Aiden loves to build things with his blocks. He tells me he is Bob the Builder lol!! Anyways, he is getting so smart (knows colors, shapes, numbers, letters, ect) but I am seeing things he does that are too much like Nathan and I...mostly OCD type things haha. The other night while I was doing dishes, he came and said "mommy come see. Aiden is Bob the Builder!" and this is what I found...

Yes, the blocks were lined up that neatly and he had put the color coordinated frogs on all by himself! It makes me such a proud mommy!

Madison is 3 months old already!!! We just got her monitors in the mail today so she will be sleeping in her own room tomorrow night =-) She is an awesome sleeper (just like her big brother was). She will eat around 9 or 10 and go right to sleep and not wake up until around 5 or 6 to eat. She will go back to sleep until around 8 when Aiden gets up so I can't complain! She also takes her longest nap when Aiden is napping so I can grab a break usually too =-) She is such a happy little one. She could sit for an hour at a time and just look all around as happy as can be! When she wakes up in the morning and I go get her up, she always greets me with a huge smile. She loves to watch her brother play and her eyes just light up when he is around. My bet is she will also be a thumb sucker since as soon as she loses her binky, she searches for her thumb. she has been sitting in her bumbo chair the last couple of days and really likes being able to see things from a new view.

She also started rolling from belly to back about a week and a half ago. And has already started to get her first tooth!!! She has been a drool factory lately but I didn't think she would really get teeth already but sure enough, she has a white bump just about to break through. =-) She loves to smile and I am so excited to see her smile with teeth lol

She still does a lot of sleeping so I should post a recent sleeping picture too =-)

Nathan and I are both doing well. I have been walking with the kids a lot and enjoying our short and sweet summer. Nathan has been working lots (as usual) and been putting up a new fence in our front yard. It's still in the works, but looks great so far!! Pictures will come soon =-)

This last weekend we spent an afternoon at the coast. My camera stopped working after just a few pictures so I will work on getting those soon too (which is why the photos on this post suck...they are from my cell phone LOL)