Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
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!"
Monday, June 9, 2008
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!