Monday, July 28, 2008

Originally uploaded by inning
Yesterday was a really special day for all of us, but especially nice because Junior performed Aidan's baptism.

Junior was the youth director when Andy was in Youth Group at the church, she married us, she led Stuart's funeral, and now she's baptized Aidan. We've come full circle with her at our side and couldn't think of a more perfect person.

Everyone went to Grandma's house afterwards for a cookout that turned out quite well in spite of the thunderstorms.

Family is the greatest, isn't it?

Originally uploaded by inning

Friday, July 11, 2008

You're older than you've ever been and now you're even older, and now you're even older, and now you're even older...

My birthday is fast approaching, something to look forward to. Presents, and special lunch, another memorable year behind me.

Actually I'm looking forward to this year, and being 32. When I was younger (young enough to still be playing with Barbies) I got it into my head that 32 was a glamorous age. All pretty actresses were 32, Barbie was 32, the cool older girl that lived up the street was 32 (poor thing was really 11), you get the idea. I'm not sure what spawned this idea, but for some reason it stuck and so I'm still thinking that being 32 is going to be awesome.

The thing that has really made me feel my "age" was not that I'm now Mom, or that my knees don't really like taking the stairs as much. No it was eating a bowl of Reese's Puffs. Yes, sugar cereal, but that's not the part that made me feel old. On the back of the box was a list of 18 things to do before you're 18. Number one "Ride the world's biggest rollercoaster. Dare to keep your eyes open and hands in the air for the whole ride." Fine fine.

Number 18 on the list? "Reach 18 years of age - yes!! Embrace old age."

Friday, July 04, 2008

7 Months Old! This one snuck up on me!

I've been so busy actually doing things with Aidan that I haven't written about him, so I didn't have most of the post ready to go this time. Once again it's hard to believe another month has passed and he's so different again. Aidan's big milestones this month?

He can sit up on his own
He's working on tooth number 3, an upper one. It seems to be giving him a lot more grief than the others.
He's started scootching backwards on his belly. Crawling is just seconds away apparently.

All in all a very good month. Aidan's really a happy baby and seems to adjust well to whatever we do. He's handled two trips to Baywood beautifully, loves to visit with everyone, and is generally a good kid. He doesn't seem to handle pain very well (i.e. the earlier colic and now the teething) but then again who really handles pain well?

We're off to another festivity today, my Dad's 60th! Yes he's a 4th of July baby, and has (had) red hair, let's all make a joke about him being a firecracker. He's never heard those before.

Happy 4th everyone!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Originally uploaded by lglendinning
This video of Aidan made Flickr's top 500 most interesting yesterday!