Monday, March 29, 2010


Can I just tell you how flippin excited I am for Easter??!! I love ALL holidays, I think it has something to do with my mom always going over the top for all of them, it makes me want to do the SAME for Aiden! So I try. I have been procrastinating getting Easter stuff though. I had BIG plans for his outfit but never got around to ordering off ETSY. Its just so hard to predict what the weather is going to be like!! So this weekend when we were in KC I finally purchased his outfit. It is from children's place and let me tell you I got a steal of a deal on it :) The whole entire outfit (pants, vest, shirt) was $22 including tax! YEA!! I love getting a deal! Thats another thing, I really didn't want to spend a ton of money on an outfit he was only going to wear once. I definitely could have done that, I had my dream Easter outfit picked out for him at Gymboree but it would have been $80 probably. Ummm No. Im proud of my self for having will power and going with the smarter cheaper choice.

So here it is... with his baby blues he is going to look stinkin adorable.

AND... Ofcourse we will all match!! I LOVE matching!! My sisters make fun of me and I dont care. So I was giddy with excitement when I saw mike has a button down super similar to Aiden's and I have a yellow cardigan Ill wear. EEEEK, can't wait!!

We will probably head to Hanover friday night or saturday morning. Im praying every night for no rain. The weather is suppose to be gorgeous all week then rain all weekend. ugh. If for some reason it changes or is even the least bit decent we will have a very fun filled weekend. Hanover has a big easter egg hunt for the kiddos and Washington is having a big bbq, egg hunt and petting zoo with baby chicks and stuff. Aiden will have a bawl!!Then Sunday we'll go to church and have lunch with Mike's whole family.  Im so excited he is going to really get to enjoy easter this year! Im headed to buy his Easter basket goodies tomorrow. I really wanted to get him a cozy coupe but Mike said NO WAY. He said we dont have room for it and Aiden doesn't need it. He is no fun. I think Aiden would absolutely love one! I haven't decided exactly what Im going to get for his basket yet. Probably new pjs, books/dvd, small toys and a little candy. He had reeses pieces on sunday for the first time... he loved them ofcourse. I dont think we'll have time to dye eggs this year but he'll be older next year and will enjoy it more then. We might have to get some though if it rains this weekend and we're inside all day saturday.

I also think im going to hide some eggs around the apartment and have Aiden practice for the weekend... HA!!! He already loves filling his bucket with his toys so I think he'll figure it out fairly quickly :)

Can't wait to post pics after the holiday... stay tuned!!

Here are a few pics of lil man this past week! enjoy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Outside with Aiden!

Aiden LOVES playing outside. Its a knock.down.drag.out to get him inside... seriously. Today we went across the street from our apartment and i let him RUN. Here are some  ALOT of photos. I couldn't choose they are all too cute!

Family Fun!

This weekend was BUSY BUSY! Our VERY dear friends Brooke and Jeremy were in town as well as my siblings Amy and Tony and my niece and nephew. Saturday morning we all headed to Aggie ville for the St Patrick's day parade. Mike had the afternoon off so I was THRILLED we got to do something as a family! We met my dad, brother and sister and the kiddos at So Long. Thankfully they had a spot in the restuarant to we could hang out in there and stay warm before the parade got started. I was having a good time but was also stewing (in mike's language) because it was SO cold out, there were so many people and GOD.FOR.BID they start the parade on time! Everyone gets down to aggieville around 10:30am to get a spot to see the parade which is suppose to start at 11am. Well on saturday it was COLD so all the kids were freezing. It was so sad looking around at all the shivering, red nosed kiddos anxiously waiting for a parade to start and it did... almost thirty min late! By that time aiden was over it and we had plans to go to the ksu baseball game afterwards so it was time to leave anyways.

Aiden did WONDERFUL at the baseball game! He was so good and had all the attention on him in the suite. Thankfully willies has 4 suite passes for the games so we got to go and invite brooke and jeremy. It was nice to enjoy the game in side and out of the cold!

That night we all went to willies to watch the cats. Such a sad loss, I was so pumped for them to be big 12 champions, i really thought they were going to do it! But we're loyal cat fans and are very proud of the team and can't wait to cheer them on in the tournament. We only made it to half time then headed back to our place to let the boys play. They had SO MUCH FUN! It was the first weekend that I saw Aiden have interest in playing with pax. Pax always wants him to play but up until now they just play in the same room but Aiden doesn't really interact... but this weekend they actually PLAYED. It was so cute, they love to chase eachother and scream and see who can laugh the loudest. Absolutely adorable and it melts my heart!

I realized today i took ONE picture of Harper. So mad at myself! She is seriously the sweetest most easy baby. You almost forget she's there ;) She just sleeps and when she isn't sleeping she is just awake and looking around. NEVER CRIES! She is perfect and beautiful and Im having a photo shoot next time I see her to make up for this weekend.

Sunday my dad made us all a seafood feast. We sat around laughing and talking and it was so much fun. I miss family dinners SO much!!

On another note it was also daylight savings. Aiden adapted very well and im super pleased. He even slept time 9:15 this morning. I ofcourse was at work at 7:30 but mike let me know the news. I was so jealous of them getting to sleep in! Mike is on spring break this week so him aiden are getting a lot of quality time together. I love coming home to the both of them and a clean apartment and being able to run errands ALONE after work if i want! We'll probably head to El Dorado or Hanover this weekend to give my a mini vacation before school starts again monday. He's itching to golf with the boys and i think he deserves an afternoon of male bonding. From now until graduation in may (yea!!!) he'll be super busy with grad school,  CPA review,  CPA exam and then starts his new job... CRAZY! We're so proud of him :)

Enjoy the pics from our weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Catch up!

WOW I have been such a slacker lately!! I dont understand why I can spend so much time reading others blogs but can't spend fifteen/ twenty minutes updating ours! Honestly I have been trying to figure out photoshop and trying to give our blog an update and let me tell you its HARD! I have had such sweet people helping me and giving me advice on figuring out photoshop and I still dont get it! I did a blog header for my sister and one for me and Im not thrilled with either! Can you tell im super frustrated... I deleted EVERYTHING on my page. Don't worry its just under construction for now!

So here's what we've been up to lately...

Two weekends ago we busted out of Manhattan and went to El Dorado and Wichita to visit my sisters. Amy had a lot going on but we still spent plenty of time with her and the kids. During the day my mom, sister sarah, me and Aiden were in Wichita and we went shopping and got Aiden's 2nd hair cut. Sarah had googled kids cuts and found a neat little place. (Can't remember the name!!) Aiden did really good. I realized once we got home that im not thrilled with the cut at all but  it was still a fun experience and Im glad we went!!

Aiden did not have a single nap all day long! He was such a trooper! I got him some cute summer outfits from Old Navy, some flip flops (which he LOVES) and some new tennis shoes. About the tennis shoes... when we were driving to El dorado Aiden was getting alitte squirmy so i reached back in the back seat and jiggled his foot to make him laugh. When i grabbed his shoe i realized his poor little tootsies were at the very tip of his old shocks! Poor baby! He must have recently had a growth spurt because the shoes fit fine not too long ago. So I was freaking out and felt horrible even though Im sure he was fine and didn't even notice they were getting to small, but i did and made it my mission to find new ones. The ones I really loved were pumas at Von Maur. They were adorable but of course they didn't have his size. So we found some shocks (cousin Pax has the same ones!) and got them instead.
Out with the old (left) in with the new!! (right)

We had dinner at willies in El dorado that night then me and my sisters hung out when the kids went to sleep. Amy made us a nice breakfast the next morning then we headed back to manhattan. Great Weekend!!

Poor Pax was just trying to give his cousin some love but Aiden was NOT having it!
Me and Sarah always have so much fun dressing Harper when we're there. She is SO adorable, look at them chubby cheeks!

This past weekend Aiden FINALLY got to go spend the weekend with Uncle Joe and Aunt Alissa. Third times a charm! The first time we tried Aiden got sick, the second it snowed so we were so happy it was nice and he was healthy and got to go! Mike's parents went as well so they came through manhattan friday night and picked him up. I did some shopping that night with my sister sarah and went to dinner with friends! It was fun!

Uncle Joe is amazing and LOVES aiden so much!! I think Aiden had a great time and I know he wore Joe and Grandpa don out! Grandma Linda and Alissa were pretty tired to from shopping all day :) So sad I couldnt go and shop with them! We can't wait for Joe and Alissa to give Aiden a little buddy to play with, hopefully it will be sooner than later... hint. hint.

Thanks for taking such good care of him!! You guys are the best and we love you!!

Here are a few other randoms of Mr. A

LOVED Pax's shades!

Changing the channels...little stinker.

He has really taken a liking to his ELMO lately! Thanks auntie sarah!

The climbing has gotten WORSE! He is on everything now. His favorite is climbing up on the big brown chair and getting whatever we have laying on the ledge. And he can now get up on the chair and bang on the lab tops. This time though the chair was pushed in and he got stuck. I was in the kitchen doing dishes and he started whimpering, i found him like this. Im sure it wont be the last time he does this!!

Im VERY excited for this coming weekend! Amy and the kiddos are coming to visit. We're all going to the St Patrick's day parade in Aggie Ville then to the KSU baseball game with our friends Brooke and Jeremy! This will be Aiden's first game and Im so excited. I promise to not wait weeks to post again and hopefully ill have a new blog layout soon!!