March 25, 2008


I am so glad to have the blog updated. We have been having technical difficulties for a while now. Thanks to my dad, I was able to figure out how to fix the issue and now I am happy to report I have everything posted. It was seriously driving me CRAZY, ask James.

As you can see, we have been really busy, and had tons and tons of pictures to post. Aidan is growing and learning new "tricks", as we call them, everyday. My grandparents have been in town this weekend, and he was able to show all of them off. His newest, is one that Haley and Timmy used to do. My mom would ask "How big is Aidan". Then, is was supposed to hold his arms above his head, while we say "soooo big". Finally, after months of trying to teach him, he did it! Yea! A new trick. Now every time he does a trick and I say "yea" he claps. I clap when he does something good, and he is catching on.

Anyways, enjoy all the updates. You might want to sit down and grab a cup of coffee, or wine, whichever you prefer. It will take a while!


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We were lucky to have beautiful weather for my mom's group's family Easter Egg Hunt. Since taking the group over last fall, we have had several successful family events. The Easter Egg Hunt was held at Pullen Park in Raleigh. It was the perfect location for lunch and the egg hunt. Haley dressed up as the Easter Bunny and played the part well. She received TONS of complements and was so good with the kids. Each age group had their own hunt, so even our babies were able to participate. Here Aidan is finding his egg's. (Warning, I was a little camera happy as I am borrowing my mother in laws AWESOME camera. This pictures are beautiful!)

My favorite!
No this one is....

Haley hiding the eggs. She made me laugh so much with her body language. Look how she is standing. So Haley....

Hmmm, I wonder who his dad is.
Aidan decided he wanted to stand all by himself. This is new! We could not believe how long he stood there. I think he forgot that no one was helping him once he had the egg's in his hand.

Let's see if I can grab another one!
Needed a little help with this tree.

Aidan visiting the bunny.

Aidan and his friends with the bunny

One Year Old Pictures!

March 22, 2008

Aidan's First Birthday Celebrations!!

Happy Birthday to my baby boy! He is one!!! Wow, that is crazy to say. What a great year. It is hard to believe how much he has grown and changed since he was born, a year ago. So far I have loved every age, it just gets better and better.

Playing basketball with daddy.

Standing like a big boy!

Aidan's birthday morning, before daddy went to work!

Aidan at his birthday playgroup, the first celebration. We had 15 babies there from our group, that came to celebrate with him. We went to the park and played and finished the day off with cupcakes!

Are all thoses for me?

He didn't know what to think when everyone was singing to him.

James parents and sister Julie came into town that weekend for Aidan's family birthday party. On Friday James took a half day and we took Aidan for his first trip to Hooters.

'Sorry, I only date Hooter's Girls"

The princes throne.

Meredith, Marshal, and Peyton came to celebrate too!

Playing with wheels again...

Still playing with the wheels....

Getting ready to eat. James grilled and I made a few sides to go with it.

He found some new wheels.

Starting to look like mom at all? All anyone sees is James, but mostly Corey.

Aidan's first birthday cake. When I ordered it I told them to do something special for a boy's first birthday. They said sure, we do them all the time. This is what I got....

Time for presents. Glow worm from mommy and daddy. (Just like his dad)

He got a puzzle and bath book from Aunt Julie, Uncle Brian, Lauren, and Daniel. Aunt List sent him a cool ball toy that he can actually get into and some bubbles. Nanni and Papa got him a walking lawn mower and a bath toy. Grammy and Papa got him a wagon and some clothes. Aunt Haley painted him a sign for his door that is so neat! His uncles gave him money for his piggy bank, a cup with his name on it, and cheerios. He also got a fisher price farm from mommy and daddy. Thanks to Aunt Diane for his rocking angel fish! What a great birthday!