Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day

Yesterday was Fathers Day. We actually let Stephen open his presents on Saturday because we were tired of keeping a secret. 
Aaron helping take the tissue paper out of daddy's gift. 

He was excited to get Big Bang Theory on DVD

He also got pictures of Aaron holding the letters to spell "dad"

I love this picture. Yes its blurry but I love how they look at each other!

Aaron's new thing is to not smile for pictures. You will see this is a pattern for this whole month. I don't have any with him smiling. 
We spent the day by going to church, lunch at Cap and T's, taking a Sunday nap and then just hanging out as a family of 3


Aaron is a lucky little boy. He has his very own pool at Nonna and Pops. Pops even filled up before we got there so it would be plenty warm for him. We tried it out one afternoon. He had to think about it for a minute but once Daddy got in with him he decided it was pretty fun.

His favorite toy was the dollar store ball. He brought it back home and still plays with it daily.

Had to protect his bald head

Mother's Day

We spent Mother's day on the road. We were in Jackson that weekend spending time with Cap, T and Sassy. We decided to go to church at a new satellite campus of a large church in the area. I love getting to go to church with my parents incognito and just worshiping not as staff members every once in a while. We decided to take Aaron into the service. He loved the music!! But only lasted about 2 minutes into the sermon. Stephen and I took him out where they had lots of couches and tvs so we could watch in the lobby. Perfect! I really had no expectations for Mothers Day so I really enjoyed it every moment just spending time as a family. 

Aaron's official Mother's Day picture. This boy cracks us up!

Raising his hands during the music service

Although this moment is very fuzzy in my memory (thanks morphine), i know that its the reason I got to celebrate Mothers Day as a mommy this year. Thank you for making me a mommy, Aaron! It is so much more than I ever imagined! I wouldn't want to change a thing! (except maybe a tab bit more sleep- just saying). I love you more than you will ever know!


We took Aaron to the zoo. We had so much fun. Probably more fun than he did. Ha ha I had been to that zoo along time ago and we made a point of taking some of the same pictures again. So fun to share memories with your child. It opens your eyes to a whole new world of fun. Love seeing things through his eyes.

T and mommy in the dinosaur egg just like when she was in kindergarden

Mommy and Aaron in the dinosaur egg

Lots to see and explore

Aaron the Zoo keeper

Looking at the giraffe. He rode around like this for awhile. We had to put sunscreen on the bottoms of his feet. 

Cap and T

He loved talking to the bear

The zoo is stinky

My monkeys watching the monkeys

11 Months!

Yea!! Clap for being 11 months old!!

Stats: Somewhere close to 20 lbs  have not been weighed in awhile. Had a foot growth spurt and has out grown most of his shoes.

Diapers: Still size 3 and holding and still using Luvs.

Sleeping: Still going to bed at 7:00ish and sleeping until 6:00ish. Also he is still a two nap a day baby. The naps vary in length depending on the day.

Clothes: Mostly all 12 month and a few 18 month (smaller 18 month) things

Eating: Three seven ounce bottles a day (morning, after afternoon nap and bedtime). Eating three meals. LOVES cheese!! 

Toys you love: Books, his tractor at T's, BALLS (we offically hit that little boy stage. He also can say "ba" when referring to them, he even thinks tomatoes are red balls), anything that plays music

Milestones this month: give high fives, went to big church (briefly) and loved the music, went to the zoo, had our first ER visit, first swim, first busted lip. He is also now saying- mama, dada, bob, ba (ball), boo (boudin), T, nana (banana) and nonna. Waves bye bye. Shakes his head no appropriately (and often)
Swimming at Nonna and Pops

Activities: dancing non stop if he hears music, flushing the toilets, turning on the bathtub water, eating the rocks from T's gas fireplace, throwing tantrums, following simple instructions (bring me the ball, no, etc), looking out the windows, giving kisses only when he wants to

Medical: He had another ear infection this month. Also we were kept for observation on night at Batson because he had a couple "blue" spells on Saturday. Everything checked out fine. We got to see Dr. A and Dr Salazar while there. They were both so pleased to see how well Aaron is doing. Chasing him around a crib with 5 monitor leads was not so fun. We untangled the lines 100 times in the 20 hours we were there. Aaron can now reach the monitor from the cribs there and reprogrammed his once too. We love that Aunt Sassy lives there and was at the ER within minutes of us arriving. 

Childrens hospitals are not child proof

Visitors: We went to Jackson for a weekend to see Sassy, then to Alexandria, La for a wedding and to see all the Pourciaus, then to Alabama to see the Richards and Mays. We were busy buys this month and put alot of miles on that car seat.