Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Laundry Basket

Sometimes he even has a drink on the ride...uh oh!
Gah...they do not get cuter then this kid!
Just a quick funny story because the picture that goes with it is so precious...our dryer has finally died and until the new one arrives we are doing laundry at my parents. Aidan being the little mama's boy that he is, does not want to be left behind OR get in the car first when we are loading or unloading the basket of clothes. So we have come up with this new way of travel. He absolutely loves it. Enjoy the pics!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Aidan's First Birthday Party!

Banana Pancakes
Getting ready to eat cake!
What a mess!
He decided he wanted to open presents in his diaper!
Being Silly...

Well first I would like to make a shout out to Amanda and Quinn, without them I would not be motivated to update this as much! Ha ha!!!!

So, Aidan is finally the big 1!!! Who really knows what happened to the last year, time really did fly by. When you are watching someone so little grow, it is amazing how much progress they make in the first year of their life. When I realized Aidan had packed on a few pounds, I was okay. When I realized he had doubled in his length, I was still okay. When he began to crawl it got worse, but I still made it. Today, I got the email from baby center that said he is no longer a baby, but a TODDLER, I couldn't take it. The tears just began to fall. What do you mean he's not my baby anymore? Now he's a toddler? I don't want to face the fact that he is growing up to be a big boy so fast. I never would have thought he would grow so quickly. If I could go back, I probably would have tried to stunt his growth. Life will go on, and new and interesting things will happen. Even though I am terribly going to miss the baby days, I can't wait to see him take his first steps, to say "Mommy" clearly for the first time, to go to school and learn and grow up to be a magnificent young man (excuse any typing error, I am in tears). I know, I know. It's only been a year but as hard as that hit me, I have to get mentally prepared!!!

His first birthday was wonderful! One of my best girlfriends Amanda, stayed at the house and we got up at 7:30 (me by choice, her by the noise in the kitchen) and made Aidan banana pancakes. He had never had them before so I thought this would be a nice treat! Well, he loved them! Success! He followed up his pancakes with a ride over to Nana and Grandpa's to spend the day with them at a festival in uptown Charlotte, while mommy and daddy got ready for his party.

Everyone arrived at 5:30. Adam grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and Aidan's cake (made by the one and only Maggie Baucom) was marvelous! He got more than we would have ever expected for gifts. We just want everyone to know how blessed we feel to have such wonderful friends and family in our lives to spend these times with. Without you, the experiences would be half the fun! We hope you all will be around for all the celebrations in our lives. Love you all dearly! Adam, April & Aidan

P.S. I would not leave without posting some pictures!