Thursday, July 28, 2011
In other news... Aaron has mastered the word "no" and uses it quite often! Sometimes it is very cute, sometimes it's informative like when I ask him a question, and sometimes it's toddler defiant! Here we go... I'm glad he's finally using his words more though. His list of words and phrases is growing almost daily but it still seems a little slow going at times. We are meeting with a speech therapist every two weeks and it seems to be helping. I don't think anything is wrong - just a late talker. I love it when he says mama. He recently started saying "where dada go?" So sweet! He replaces dada with any word he currently knows such as "mama," "bubba," "book," etc. Or sometimes he just says "where he go?" meaning himself! Then he pops up and says, "there he is!" I love my boys so much!!!
Don't know if I'll get to it tonight, but I need to post about our weekend lake trip! Lots of good pics to share. : )
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
This was the phrase I heard when I walked into Ethan's room and saw that Aaron had discovered the magical power of baby powder. That stuff is the coolest ever. When you turn it over and sprinkle it everywhere it's like it snowing and it smells good too! Plus, for Aaron any kind of mess he can make is just awesome!
So I walked in and he froze in his tracks. He looked up at me with the cutest little sigh and said uh-oh. Then he opened Ethan's drawer, grabbed a onesie, and proceeded to clean up his mess. Right idea but wrong kind of cloth! I gave him a damp washcloth and he went to town cleaning up. Maybe I should give him a damp washcloth more often!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
26.25 inches long - 90th percentile
Head circumference...can't remember but 25th percentile
Height: 25.5 inches, 52%
Head: 16 inch, 15%
Monday, July 11, 2011
Plus on top of all of this, I have been finishing up my certifications for teaching my Zumba classes. I now have 5 certifications in all: Zumba instruction, CPR, First Aid, Group Exercise, and a required course for the YMCA call Healthy Lifestyles. Whew! It was 4 days in a row of school basically. But I'm ready to go. I start my Zumba classes this week! They will be every Thursday morning at 10:00am and Friday afternoon at 4:30. Here's hoping to a healthier me and a fun class for others to attend!
Coming up next this month... more birthday parties to go to including Jude and Asher Criger, Grandma and Daddy!! And a weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! Can't wait!
I hope you realize how much your dad and I totally adore you. You are such an amazing baby and I hope that someday when you look back and you read this you will know without a shadow of a doubt that you are cherished. I just finished nursing you and rocking you for a long time. I know sometimes I blog a lot about your big brother but trust me you are just as loved.
I love that you smile more than any other baby I know. And you feel the need to squawk in delight at the most random moments. I LOVE that you sleep all the way through the night. Ever since we put you in your crib to sleep when your older brother got his new bed, you have slept around 11 or 12 hours every night. I love how laid back you are. I love that you have a couple of really long hairs among the rest of your hair that stick up and dance in the breeze. I love your dimples. Your left cheek boasts a dimple every time you smile but your right one only shows up when you are really happy. I love trying to make you giggle so I can admire it.
I love how you watch your big brother and daddy play as if you wish you could join in the fun right now. I also love the way you watch everyone eat and think it's your turn too. Your eyes track food across the table as you drool all over your shirt as if to say, "Mom, I can eat that. Just let me at it, I'll show you." I love the way you find your thumb when you need to sooth yourself to sleep. Someday we'll have to break that habit but right now, it is so adorable. There are so many things I love about you, I could right a entire book I think. But for now, I have some things to do around the house while you and your brother sleep peacefully. Sweet dreams little one.