Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Big Splash!

This is Ayden in the bath the other night! He was cracking me up! The bathroom was wet everywhere when we were done! He loves the bath and loves to splash!! When you ask him if he wants to take a bath he gets a big smile on his face and starts to wave his hands like he is splashing! (ignore my voice :))

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ayden's First Steps

Just yesterday Ayden started to take steps on his own around the house. His record is 5 steps. I decided to try to get it on video this morning. Brett is at baseball so I was on my own so they are not the best.

Monday, June 28, 2010

11 Months Old!!!

One year ago I looked like this...

It is so amazing how much difference a year can make!!!

This past month has been a fun one! In the past month we had to adjust to not having two great girls over everyday! Cedar Falls school got out in early June so we had to say good bye to our friends Ellie and Jordann who spent every day with us. I miss how Ayden would get so excited when we would hear them at our door! He would light up and crawl quickly to the door! We really miss our friends!

We were able to take a mini vacation with our friends the Hoffert's to Omaha! I would recommend this trip to anyone with small kids! Emily and I took the kiddos to the Children's Museum and it was amazing! The boys went to the College World Series. The kids had sooo much fun! I have never been in such a cool place and even Ayden, who was only crawling, could enjoy!! The next day, which was fathers day, we went to the Omaha Zoo! What a great day to spend with Brett!!! It lightly rained the whole day but this zoo was great! Most of their exhibits were inside and outside so we were able to see all the animals we were hoping to see! Ayden's favorite were the loud monkeys and the sharks and fish. Again, this was an amazing trip that I would do again any day!!!

Ayden has been working on his balance this month. Last week at Brett's softball game he kept letting go of the fence or bleachers and would clap for the longest time. It was so cute and I was so impressed by his balance! He is getting so close to walking! I am not sure if I am ready for a walker but I think he is pretty close! His record is 5 steps by himself!

This month he also stopped taking his daytime bottles. He will drink his morning bottle and his bedtime bottle but will not take one during the day. We have been trying to put his formula in his sippy cup but that is hit or miss. Any advice on this one mamas?

Lastly, this month he has really loved when we sing to him! His favorite songs are "If Your Happy and You Know It" and "Baby Bumblebee". We sing these while we change his diaper and it has really helped him lay still and not roll over! He likes these two songs because he loves to clap and sign hurray! He has also learned how to sign 'all done', 'more' and, 'please! I would recommend baby sign language to any one! It has really cut down on the yells while he is in his high chair! He loves to yell when he wants more and now when he does that we just ask him 'What would you like Ayden' and usually he can tell us.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Boys Play with Make Up Too!

This morning Brett let me sleep in a little but when Brett brought Ayden in to see me he had purple eye shadow all around his mouth! Yesterday he dumped out my make up bag while I was unpacking and I guess I didn't get it all picked up. Oh what fun it is to have a little boy who gets into everything! I will be cleaning up the purple spots on our carpet during his nap :)

Sorry no pictures Brett washed him up before I thought of it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

9 month pictures!

Ayden got his 9 month pictures taken a few weeks ago. He was actually 10 months old but we had to wait till all his spots were gone :)

Again Emily took these pictures! She is so great and they were so fun! Ayden is at such a fun stage where he is very smiley and can't walk (or run) away. :)

If you like these pictures click on Emily link on the right side of the page! Photography by Emily! She is so fun and easy to work with! She does such a great job capturing Ayden in all his pictures!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bath Time!

Ayden LOVES his bath! If you ask him if he wants to take a bath he smiles from ear to ear, and when he hears the bath water run he starts crawling as fast as he can. I hope you can hear it but in this video we tried to occupy him with the cups and then we start the bath water.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Catch Me If You Can!

Ayden's new favorite thing to do it to be chased!! He crawls away quickly and then stops to see if you are following him.

Today he crawled quickly into the bathroom when I was in the kitchen. I came around the corner and called his name. He peeked out just a little from around the doorway and started giggling and hid again. When he peeked out I could only see half of his face. He continued to do this a few times. He then started crawling all the way out then back in as fast as he could. It was the cutest thing ever and I was laughing so hard! I love watching him play little games!!