Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Am I Being Selfish?

Life has been hectic for my Luke and I since we had Avery. With the business taking off in the last year and Luke working like crazy too we've just been stretched so thin.

I was just recently given an amazing opportunity to go to Key West with some friends for a relaxing week in the sun this fall. Luke and I think it will be the perfect opportunity to get away and have decided to go (from Sunday to Friday). The only issue that exists now is whether or not to take the baby. She'll be 5 months old by then. I didn't leave Aiden until he was well over a year old, but I've done a lot of things differently with the second.

My MIL would be keeping Avery (and Aiden) if we leave her here and she watches her full time now, so Avery's very used to her. I could take Avery with us, but that's a ton of extra stuff to bring and I feel like I need this time to get a way, rejuvinate and come home with a fresh mind/soul.

Am I being selfish? I think I'll be fine once I'm there and relaxing but I can't help but feel a little guilty for leaving her so early. With Aiden it's a little easier (although I will miss him terribly too)!

On the flip side, it will be hard to pump for a whole week and then travel home with a ton of milk (but will it be that hard)??

UGGG, what to do?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beep, Beep, WAVE!!

Luke does this thing that absolutely drives me crazy. When we are in the car and he sees someone walking down the road, he'll beep as we pass by and wave the other way. He's done it since the beginning days of our relationship. Now he'll randomly beep at cars, people on bikes and pedestians and wave at them as if he knows them. It's sort of embarrasing.

Today he has turned a new page in the "let's beep at random people" book. He's gotten our son involved. On our way back from Packs this evening (YUM) he got into one of his moods and started beeping at people. He went as far as to roll down Aiden's window and he had him waving at people too. I have to admin, it was pretty funny. Everytime Luke would beep the horn, Aiden would wave and say "hi" as if the other cars could hear him. It was sort of cute.

As we pulled in the drive way Aiden asked if we could go back out and beep at people. (SIGH..what has daddy done)

On another note, the Callas family had a wonderful day! Luke's been working 12 hour days for the last week and a half (he's in training right now) so we haven't had any family time. Today we took the kids to the pool, had a picnic dinner and then went for ice cream. It was so great! Even Avery went swimming today (for the first time). She LOVED it! I LOVE that she LOVED it!

AND....Aiden is putting his face in the water all by himself now. We put a swim belt on him today and he and Luke swam back and forth across the pool. Aiden was using his arms and kicking his made me so proud :)

What a good day..too bad it's almost over!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I went potty....

in my PANTS.

These are the words my mother in law heard Aiden say while he was scrunched into a ball behind the couch yesterday.

We are week THREE of the big boy underwear and things are going great. He's had four pee accidents and most of them were because he couldn't get to the potty in time. Yesterday we had our first "poopy" accident.

It's funny that boys just DON'T care that they have a load in thier pants. If he hadn't said something to Robyn, he'd have continued on his day as if nothing were wrong.

It's hard to get mad when he's been doing so well. I just hope he continues toward becoming completely trained!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I don't want to do it with YOU mommy!

Why is it that our children learn so much better with others? Why do they listen better to others?

I had a feeling this was going to be the issue with Aiden and swimming. When we go to the pool together he just loves to be in the water. He loves the big pool and he loves to swim around but he does NOT like to listen to me when it comes time to lessons. He and a neighborhood friend, Andrew do lessons together and they are both the same exact age (well three days apart to be exact).

Meltdowns have become a regular thing during our lessons.

In the fall, I've decided that Aiden will work with one of my other girls. He's come a long way but I feel like he'll do much better with someone else.

Here are some photos of our last lesson. This one actually went very VERY well!

Friday, August 6, 2010

With a BAA and a MOO and a....

COCKADOODLEDOO...Everybody Promenate Two by Two

Bedtime is one of my favorite times of the day. It's a time where Aiden and I can sit down in the quiet and enjoy time together. He makes me read like 10 books before bed and for the last 3 months we've been reading every Dr. Suess book he owns but we've moved on now (YAY)!

We are now on to the Sandra Boynton collection. One of the books is The Barnyard Dance. It's the cutest book and Aiden can read (or sing) along with me. He knows every word and he just loves to say 'cockadoodledoo'.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our Babies!

Aiden and T sharing some crackers...I'm pretty sure they were also discussing the disadvantages of being 'big' brother and sister these days (Dan had little Liam two weeks ago).
That's my boy jumping off the diving board...momma's so proud!

Me and my baby girl!

Someone's looking a little curious!

Aiden riding on the big ol' John Deer. The boy was in heaven!

Aiden and his new friend Grayson!

They are obviously discussing important matters :)
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I Told You

Ah, the joys of toddlerhood. Aren't they just great?

Aiden has aquired quite the attitude when it comes to almost everything these days. When we ask him to do something the first three words out of his mouth are "I told you" and they are ususally followed by "I don't want it" or "I said NO".

He's 2...he's not supposed to talk back to me like that already.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our Baby Girl

The's so amazing and getting so big. I was cleaning out the garage yesterday and saw the saucer and was curious to see how she'd do sitting in it. Well turns out she loves it, just like Aiden did!! Can't you tell?