So. Aiden's favorite story at the moment is Cars. We watch the movie, read the book, and he has several Cars toys. Tonight instead of us reading the story, he read it for us. Here's a little video of Cars, as told by Aiden.
Stories, Tips, Tricks, and trials of a new Stay-at-Home dad.
A place where you will find daily excerpts, stories, tips, tricks, trials and successes of a new dad. Hopefully the content will be fun and enjoyable to read, and with a little luck we can all share our experiences to become better parents.
So they are a little late, but here are the pictures and a video from Aiden's 2 year birthday party. Thanks to everyone who was here, and those who couldn't be here but sent birthday wishes along to the little man. He had a great time, and the party was a bigger success than last year, since everyone got their nap and had more energy this time around. Not to mention the whole being a year older and having a better understanding of what was going on. All of the presents have been a big hit, the t-ball set quite literally a big hit. He took to baseball immediately. Looks like we have a lot of sports to keep up with in our future.
Aiden was a little under the weather yesterday, running a little fever, but his mood was much improved today. We went to the Zoo and he had a blast pointing at all the birds and fish.
We're working on left and right, amazingly. I don't know if kids at 2 are supposed to get left and right yet, but when I ask him to give me a certain foot to put his shoe on he has a better than 50% chance of giving me the correct foot, and it is improving with each time we repeat the exercise. Also working on having him repeat the alphabet to us, with admittedly limited success.
Posted by Mike at 9:53 PM
Today was the day of Aiden's 2 year photo shoot. Mommy scheduled the appointment for 1:30 this afternoon. Aiden, of course, fell asleep on the way to the studio, and was a massive grump when we arrived. It took all we could do to get him to be interested in golfing (his favorite thing and thus the theme for the first round of pictures. Once we changed his shirt for the second outfit, he LOST IT. There was no way he was going to get photos taken. Fortunately, the studio was having a slowish day, so we were able to leave for a little bit and come knack and try again. After getting some Chick-Fil-A into him he seemed to cheer up, and the second round of photos went much smoother.
Thankfully Dan, our Photographer was very patient with us. I am sure they get bad kids all the time, but it just sucks when it is your kid who is bawling. All of the Staff at Portrait Innovations were really nice about it, and at least outwardly smiling, though they may have been inwardly gritting their teeth. The second time out when it was time to pick out the pictures we wanted, he thought that was high time to be running all over the place, which was probably almost as bad for the staff, as they watch a 2 year old zooming around everything, but again, all smiles.
Once again we purchased enough pictures to give one to the entire world. And we got the CD with all of the "proofs", so I can share some of those with you now. They are in reverse order as to when they were taken. Fortunately, even though he was upset in the beginning, the photos in the orange outfit came out just fine!
Posted by Mike at 10:09 PM