Monday, June 23, 2008

God Said...

Aidan was having a hard time sharing his toys with a little friend who came to play today. We have been trying to help him have a more generous heart, and create an alternative for the"MINE!!!" that we hear often. I told him that his toys belong to God and since God had blessed him with the toys, he needed to share them with his friend. He replied with: "Mama, God says it Aidan's turn."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dear Daddy...

Dear Daddy,

I LOVE you because:

you give the best hugs

you are my favorite wrestling buddy

you play choo- choos with me

you let me ride my big tractor in high gear

you found my night-night

you let me splash (a lot) in the tub

you take me to Home Depot

you let me eat powdered sugar donuts in my church clothes

you let me feed corn to the deer

you play outside with me, Harley, and Griffin

you're patiently teaching me to hit a baseball even though I'm trying to use the bat as a golf club

you don't care if I get dirty

you make me waffles on Saturday mornings

you work with BIIIIG TRUUUUCKS

you don't care if we're noisy

you love my mommy

you pray with me

you work hard for our family

you make me laugh

you help me hide

you're my best buddy

and you love me!

Happy Father's Day!



Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Not long after we'd put Aidan to bed on the night of my last post, Aaron heard the sounds of toy pots and pans softly clanging in the playroom. He went up and found Aidan very busy with his toys. Aaron told him that he needed to get back in bed and go to sleep. Aidan's reply was, "Not now, Daddy. I cooking!"

Oh dear.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Big Boy/Happy Heart

Well, it's happened. Aidan is officially in his Big Boy Bed. We actually bought the headboard a few months ago when Pottery Barn Outlet had a 70% off furniture sale, but as of last night, we set it up, and Aidan slept in it for the first time in his own room. We had been waiting to move him to it because he sometimes still fights bedtime, and for safety, we didn't want him roaming around the house in the middle of the night if he woke up. This past week he'd been waking up around midnight asking for his "Big Bed", which was the bed in the guest room where we sleep when he's sick. We figured that a crib mattress wasn't made for a 42 lb. 2 year old, and he was probably waking up because he wasn't comfortable. So...last night was the trial run, and it went pretty well except for the first few minutes. Here's the dialogue that took place:

Aidan: (as he opens the door and walks to the stairs) I have a happy heart, Mommy!

Me: I'm glad you have a happy heart, but you're not in time-out. You need to stay in your bed and go night-night.

Aidan: Oh, OK!

Now it's naptime, and so far so good. I still have his crib up just in case! I'm giving up my control in baby steps!

Aidan Michael, its a bittersweet thing for me to see you all snuggled up in your Big Boy Bed with truck sheets. I love that you're so happy and sleeping well, but then I look at your crib and achingly realize that you won't be sleeping there anymore, the bed you've slept in since you were a tiny baby. I'm so proud of the big boy you are becoming, but looking at your baby bed, reminds me of how quickly two and a half years has gone by, and how I need to savor every minute. I love you, big boy, and I love being your Mommy. Don't grow up too fast!


Mommy :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fawns, Farmers, & Fins

It's that time again! Baby fawns are showing up nestled in every patch of grass. Does are hanging out in broad daylight making sure that the evening corn ration hasn't turned into an all day buffet, and boy is it HOT!We have been loving sitting out in the evenings watching the sometimes up to 15 deer that come to snack on the corn we feed them (and sample a few of my plants...).
Aidan, Nana, and I also visited our local Farmer's Market for the first time on Friday. We bought okra, tomatoes, berries, fresh bread, and Aidan especially loved the peaches and peach cider! Depending on what you buy, it can be a little pricey, but we had a great time and bought some great food grown by local farmers. Our Farmer's Market meets every Friday 3pm-6pm in the parking lot behind 1st Protestant Church for anyone interested. We're going back for sure!
On Saturday, we went swimming at Aunt Aimee's pool with Mimi, Pop, Daddy, Aunt Aimee, Grandmom, and Grandad. Everyone enjoyed the cool (cold!) water and watching Aidan play in the waterfall, and swim back and forth to everyone.
Happy Summer from the House of Karrs!