Monday, September 29, 2008


A good friend of mine passed away this morning, losing a long battle with cancer. She had seen me through good times and bad, and was a special tower of strength for me after losing Stuart three years ago. Any prayers that you could offer for her family to get them through today and the times ahead would really be appreciated.

We'll all miss you, Mo.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day at the Yard

Today we took Aidan out to his first ballgame. It was a great time! It was Fan Appreciation weekend and all the grounds staff we're over the top friendly. They all loved Aidan and he made out like a bandit! Three baseball cards, a certificate commemorating his first ballgame, the Bird's autograph...and Grand-dad bought him his very first O's cap.

The O's lost, but we all had fun anyway. Next year, more games and hopefully they'll win a few too!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Food Fight

Andy: I could have one of those Digestives before you take them away.
Me: I'll bring you a brownie and I saved you the last of the chocolate ones. These are caramel.
A: So? I can still have one, right?
M: But, they're caramel.
A: I'm sorry, I didn't realize caramel was code for "these are entirely for me"

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Did someone say bike ride?

We're going on our first real family vacation soon and decided to do a little biking while we were at it. Possibly take the ferry to Cape May and bike around town, maybe just stick to the flatlands around Rehoboth, we'll see.

In any case, Aidan needed a trailer, and a helmet of his very own. Check out my little man all kitted out!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Apparently, I really should use more sunblock

A woman at the grocery store today saw the St. Mary's College shirt I was wearing and asked "Oh do you have a child that goes there?" I answered that, no I graduated from there and then chit-chatted about how nice a campus it is, how much her daughter, currently a sophomore, likes it there etc.

This conversation reminded me of a post I published not that long ago.

Except when I went back through my archives to find it to link, the date is from 6 years ago.

This sort of squelches the pithy post I was going to make about how young I look and how could I have looked like I barely graduated a year or two ago and now look like I'm old enough to have a college-aged child?


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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9 Months - 3/4 of a year old!

This month has been packed full of goodness. Aidan's been crawling like a fiend, pulling up on anything stationary, and anything that wasn't! He has a few little "explorer boo-boos" on his head from all the non-stop investigation.

I can't get over how much personality Aidan has. This month has really shown that developing. He has things he distinctly likes and dislikes, which really shouldn't surprise me. His father has strong opinions on most things (Porter? NO! Not really you say!) and even though I tend to waffle a bit, once I've made my snap judgement there's no changing my mind. I forsee a bit of trouble in about 13 years, poor boy . . . poor us.

Those top teeth finally made an appearance . . . did they ever! We waited months and then, boom! The middle two came in a week apart from each other and a week and a half later the two on either side of those poked through the gums. That makes a grand total of six for now, nursing just got a whole lot more challenging, in case you were wondering.

Aidan's clocking in at a little over 21 lbs, 29 inches (yes, yes, I realize that's nearly half my height already, thanks) and the doctor thinks he's doing really well. Always reassuring to hear that from a man with three kids, and 5 grand-kids himself.

Most of all this month I think Aidan has become more company for me. He participates in our outings instead of being along for the ride. I'm overjoyed at the thought of all the things to come. Trips to the zoo, the aquarium, Auntie T's farm to see the goats and's gonna be such a blast.

We also start Water Babies class in about a month, more on that once we start. Our few small trips to the pool were good, but I'm really hoping he'll learn to love the water like me. Some of my best memories growing up were from going to the pool in the summer with my friends.

So, like I said big doings this month. I didn't even touch the fact that he's learned how to use his sippy cup and blow raspberries, just started waving bye-bye, and has started shifting from one hand-hold to another while standing! Whew!